The Coffin Wreath on page 52 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog has been a super-popular way to re-purpose the Coffin Treat Boxes into a Spooktacular home decor item you can enjoy for years!
We’ve had a lot of questions about the Coffin Wreath so I made the wreath and thought you might like some of my tips and tricks, so you’ll find the information below.
2 packages Coffin Treat Boxes (24 boxes total) (#150451)
2 yards Basic Black 3/8″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon (#150449)
Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (#150447)
Ornate Frames Dies (#150447)
Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder (#150665)
Starburst Punch (#143717)
Stamping Sponges (#141337) or Sponge Daubers (#133773)
Celestial Copper Delicata Ink (#150707)
Golden Glitz Delicata Ink (#150711)
Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (#150697)
Whisper White Craft Ink Pad (#147277) & Refill (#101780)
Adhesives: Tear & Tape (#138995), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755), Glue Dots (#103683)
Paperboard backing cut into one 1″ x 3″ and 8 pieces 1″ x 6″
Non-Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
Emboss 12 Coffin lids with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder. Assemble all 24 Coffin Treat Boxes with Tear & Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to glue the lid onto each box. Place the coffins in a ring alternating the coffins with plain and embossed lids.
Place the scroll patterned Basic Pattern Decorative Mask over a non-embossed coffin. Sponge a small section with Gold Delicata ink to add more detail to the distressed effect. Repeat small random areas on each non-embossed coffin.
Add Hot Glue (or Tear & Tape) to the long side section of a coffin. Carefully line up the bottom edge with the neighboring coffin and press together while glue sets. Repeat for each coffin until the wreath is complete.
Carefully flip over the wreath so the back is face up. Cut 8 pieces of paperboard to 1″ x 6″. Use Hot Glue to adhere strips at a diagonal across 4 boxes. Add the next strip starting on the last box of the first strip. Create a hanger for the wreath by hot gluing the ends of a 3″ ribbon to a 1″ x 3″ piece of paperboard. Use hot glue to sandwich the ribbon between the paperboard and the back of the wreath.
Flip wreath over to the front. At the bottom right add ribbon and medallion. For the ribbon loop 1 yard (3 feet) of ribbon three times and gather in center to create the top of the bow. Adhere to wreath with Hot Glue. Cut remaining ribbon into 8 pieces that are 3″ to 4″ long. Use Hot Glue to add 4 ribbons angled left at the bottom of the bow and 4 angled right. Create the medallion by punching out a haunted house from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper with the Starburst Punch. Die cut Basic Gray cardstock with largest square Ornate Frames Die. Cut die cut in half and adhere each half behind starburst punch. Sponge edges with Copper Delicata ink. Adhere Starburst over ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals or Hot Glue.
This project isn’t difficult, but it is time consuming. The largest amount of the time was simply assembling the 24 Coffin Treat Boxes. The sponging, assembly, and medallion went together pretty quickly. Total time about 3 hours. Chatty or inexperienced stampers may need more time.
If you would like to create this project with your friends in the Portland Oregon or Firestone Colorado area, contact us!