22nd Day of Halloween

First up teaser time:

Remember to stop by Annette’s to see who yesterday’s winner was.

I know I promised the second part of the Scissor Crypt tutorial today and you are getting part two. But when editing the photos I realized I had a zillion, in the interest of keeping this at least within shouting distance of sane I will break part 2 over two days. The final part 3 will appear on Saturday.

Complete listing of materials can be found here. And by clicking on Tutorial over in the side bar you will find Part 1.  And away we go…

Take your painted & waxed coffin, lay on top of comic book board or other thin poster board/cereal box material and trace around it with pencil.

Measure the thickness of the walls, on my coffins they were approx 1/4″.

Draw a 1/4″ smaller coffin inside your tracing.

Mark the widest part, this helps you keep the shape the correct size at the most important point.

Cut out, test for fit. It’s not going to be perfect, a tiny bit at a time trim down the parts that are a little too big. You want the fit to be comfortable, not snug – maybe shoot for a 1/8″ of wiggle room all the way around. Do NOT drive yourself trying to make this perfect – I swear to you it does not need to be. The padding and the fabric are going to hide all of your imperfections.

Now it fits, and you see how that line is at the widest point.

Test on the other side, no problem, if it fits on one side it fits on the other.

Now that it fits, this is your master pattern. Write this side up on the side that was facing you when you did the test fit.

I was making more than one box so most of the pictures that follow show assembly line production. You will need two tracings of the master pattern for each coffin. (Note: Save your master, this way if ever want to do this again you won’t have to bother with this fussy step.)

Because I’m paranoid I test fit my two tracings. They were fine.

Now cut out a piece of the 1/2″ foam that’s big enough for both your tracing to fit on. NOTICE TRACING! You only need one foam padded piece per box.

MOVE EVERYTHING OUT OF THE WAY. Lay your tracing on newspaper and spray with the adhesive spray. Try for a moderate amount, but I’ve never found myself spraying too much or too little. It’s forgiving stuff.

PRESS the tracing glue side down on your pre-cut foam. Let it sit for 5 minutes to set.

Cut around the tracing with scissors. I use kitchen shears, but regular sturdy paper scissors should do the job too. The foam cuts easily. Again, don’t worry about perfection – the fabric will hide any imperfections.

All cut out. Remember 1 crypt = 1 foam piece.

Cut out a piece of quilt batting (I prefer cotton, and I do think it is the better choice for this project) big enough to fit your tracing.

Spray the tracing with glue just like the previous piece, press glue side down onto batting, let set for 5 minutes and cut around it just like before.

One last test fit. Sure enough they fit.

Saturday will be covering with fabric. Lots of pictures, but really not that much work. The longest part with be making your master pattern.

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37 Responses to 22nd Day of Halloween

  1. Melissa C. says:

    Shocking, I could probably handle this project. Note probably.

  2. Kathy K says:

    Candy corn! Yummm. Please enter me for day 22.

    Thank you for the tutorial. I might have to give that one a try one day.

    katkiley @ aol.com

  3. Grace says:

    You are fantastic to put up this tutorial…I can not believe all that you have done so we can make this! Thank you Thank you….I probably will not get it made for this Halloween, but I will make and save for next year. Again, thanks for the fun contest….oh, by the way, I do like candy corn…..

  4. Rachel says:

    Yummy teaser!!! I tried getting supplies for the scissor crypt, but unfortunately, no stores around here even carry the little coffin!!!!!

  5. Christine says:

    This looks super easy!

  6. Kathy A says:

    Candy corn – yum! Very clear tutorial – nice work girl!

  7. Kat says:

    I can’t wait to get to the craft store to make one of these! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Please enter my in the drawing – perhaps the 22nd time is the charm?


  8. Erin says:

    Entering for today.

  9. Laura says:

    I just realized I haven’t had any candy corn this year. I must remedy that immediately. Please enter me for today.

    Cute coffin project!

  10. Blu says:

    You make this tutorial sound easy! Why am I terribly suspicious?

  11. Ulla says:

    Count me in today!

  12. Dawn in AZ says:

    Please keep me in the running for Halloween’s drawing.

  13. Jill says:

    Good old candy corn! Yum!

  14. Lisa Russell says:

    Entering for today — and I LOVE the candy corn and your coffin tutorial! Very nice!

  15. Cindi says:

    Thanks for the Tutorial..and candy corn in my fav.
    Please enter me for today’s draw.

  16. Teresa S says:

    Please enter me in today’s giveaway.

  17. Sandy T says:

    Love candy corn!!!! count me in for day 22.

  18. Karri says:

    Candy Corn, one of my favorites! Please enter me into today’s drawing!! Also, loving the coffin tutorials!!

  19. Nia says:

    Please, count me in for today’s giveaway! 🙂

  20. Katrina says:

    Mmmmm…candy corn… The tutorial is awesome, Missy! I can see myself applying it to other little containers! Good luck everyone!

  21. Terri says:

    Loving the tutorial! Please enter me for the candy corn 😉

  22. Daffycat says:

    Mmmmm, candy corn! I loves me some corns! Enter me today!

    Like you, I test and re-test and fiddle and check. That spray adhesive is awesome stuff. I use it all the time. Thank goodness for your info on how to make the pattern. This would come in handy for any box project. Thank you!

  23. Cathey says:

    Great tutorial!

    Please enter my name in the drawing and I have your link on my Blog 🙂 Thank you!

  24. Cheryl says:

    Candy corn is one of my favorite things. Yummy. Hope the winner enjoys. I’m anxious to get my crypt supplies and make a start!

  25. Eileen says:

    Yum! Entering! 😉

  26. Amanda says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. Please inlcude me in today’s draw too.

  27. Mary Jane says:

    Please include me in today’s drawing!

  28. karrie says:

    Please add my name to today draw.
    Your tutorial sounds easy so far, I’m definitely going to try it myself.

  29. Kati says:

    Please add my name into today draw! Many thanks especially for the tutorial, I am defintely going to give it a try if I can find the little coffins!

  30. Diana says:

    Thanks for the tutorial.

    Guess I’ll have to go and have some corn candy after that picture you included today. Hard to stop eating it once I start.

  31. Lisa V says:

    Pls include me in todays draw.
    LISA V

  32. Miriam says:

    Please add me to today’s drawing

  33. Stasha says:

    Thanks for the tutorial – Please enter me for today.

  34. Miriam says:

    Thank you for the tutorial…please add my name to today’s drawing

  35. Colleen says:

    Candy corn. Yum!

  36. Reba Scott says:

    ADORABLE! It looks totally do-able!

  37. Silverlotus says:

    Please enter me for today’s draw. (It’s my turn to win, right? lol!)

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