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Creepy Dolls, FREE Coffins… It must be Halloween!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Halloween, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Rhonda’s project that are still available on the new site.

NEW Colorful Coffins FREE Gift!

Do you remember the free coffin gift kits we had last year? That was probably our most popular freebie all year! And… they’re back! Updated this year with slightly different graphics (a vampire, a mummy or a skeleton).

These are just silly fun. Well constructed little coffins, though (and you can paint or paper over the colorful designs if you’d like a different look). Each has a lid and is covered inside and out with printed paper.

There are 3 different designs and each one comes in 3 sizes. The largest is 8-1/2″ tall and the smallest is 7″ tall — and they can be nested.

Learn more (or buy a set of 3)

Bwaahaahaa! Look at this perfectly creepy Positively Do Not Open shrine by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas! First off: I love the GREEN color she painted the new Unfinished Dresser with Many Drawers!

AND the new Creepy Dolls Collage Sheet used throughout is made from photos of dolls in Rhonda’s collection!

On to Rhonda’s intro:

There are physical items in this world, that aren’t just matter, but hold the energy of long ago. You can find them in antique shops or advertised on eBay, but BEWARE! Even the nonbelievers will become believers, if they can get past the horror. Such is the case with this display at Rhonda’s Haunted Artifacts. You couldn’t even pay me to go near it, let alone let the spirits out.

This display, a Medium Frame Shadowbox, is haunted by tiny poltergeists that once inhabited the dolls around them, but are now tiny beings causing mischief and destruction.

As crazy and detailed as this shadowbox looks, it was actually really easy to create. After getting a rough idea of where I wanted to put everything, I used a simple drop of glue here and there to set everything into place. For the drawers, a dab on the bottom to hold into place, and a drop to hold each item in place. No poltergeist will be moving anything in reality.

But on a serious note, most of you know how much I love doll heads. It’s very odd, because I hated all of my mother’s beautiful dolls growing up. They scared the crap out of me. And now I have a studio full of heads, some worn down with no eyes, some with tiny teeth and tongues, and I hoard them, even though I want to use them in my art. And I do at times, but I’m so attached to them all.

Personally, I love all the real dolls gathered around the shrine with miniature versions of themselves inside (see that little guy in the skinny photo at left? His larger version is in the photo down in the Giveaway section). And check out that wide photo below with close-ups… don’t all self-respecting poltergeists keep silverware in drawers… next to a wheelbarrow of eyeballs?

Read more (and see many more creepy photos, including some in the dark with the lights inside the shrine turned on) in Rhonda’s blog post. And here’s a link to her supply list.

And be sure to come back and enter the Giveaway, where you can enter to win tons of goodies from in her supply list!


Hooray for the Creepy Dolls Shrine Giveaway!

This Giveaway starts with these new items from Rhonda’s Positively Do Not Open Supply List:
– Unfinished Dresser with Many Drawers
– Medium Frame Shadowbox
– Creepy Dolls Collage Sheet

Then a few more items from her list that aren’t new today:
– Mini Carved Jack O Lantern (is he throwing up or bleeding in those photos?)
– Mini Silverware – Set of 12
– Polymer Clay Cane – 5mm Halloween Gargoyle

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything I just mentioned!

Plus I’m adding one of the new Colorful Coffins!

To enter the Creepy Dolls Shrine Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, September 22, 2017)!

And tell me: How will you decorate your Unfinished Dresser with Many Drawers? And will you put the dresser inside your Medium Frame Shadowbox or use them in separate projects?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Forsaken Cemetery Giveaway? Babette Metheny! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, September 21st, 2017

40 responses to “Creepy Dolls, FREE Coffins… It must be Halloween!”

  1. love these I probably would use one big shadow box for all of these items

  2. Marykay Chisum says:

    I think it would make a great mad scientists lab cabinet filled with strange and frightening things!

  3. Barb macaskill says:

    If I win the many drawers dresser it will become the star in a scene of Faeriie bedroom chaos! All the drawers pulled out, clothes and unmentionables hanging out and on the dresser, makeup and perfumes falling all over the place! Oh what a mess it will be!but, it will be so much fun creating it! is the way to get in touch with me! 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

  4. Barb macaskill says:

    Or maybe I will make a larger version of the Dybuk case with even more evil spirits in each drawer!

  5. Jennie Ingram says:

    Hmmm…. maybe a fairy potions cupboard!

  6. Karen Wood says:

    I would stain and varnish the dresser for my fairy’s fairy house, but I would use the rest of the stuff for a creepy Halloween display.

  7. Jean Marmo says:

    So very cool! Love the mini pumpkins! Would have him throwing up!

  8. Agnes Chrismer says:

    I have my own creepy doll collection which is displayed in my living room year round. The shadowbox would fit perfectly hanging on the beam right next to them. I have several very small dolls that would maybe fit in the shadowbox and little arms hanging out of the drawers of the dresser. I may just have to use a bigger shadowbox. What fun

  9. I would use the dresser in a dollhouse. Those dolls in the display are just to creepy for me.

  10. Anne says:

    I love it’s Halloween time again. I would use the dresser in my apothecary or witch’s laboratory.

  11. K Toews says:

    I think i would use them separately. Love the creepy dolls!
    My mother made porcelain dolls and i have boxes of parts and tons of heads. She made lace collars and finished out the heads and used them as christmas tree ornaments.
    One tree had nothing but heads on it. They lived on a shelf that went around the ceiling in the guest room.
    Not many guests overstayed their welcome.

  12. Sylvia says:

    I think I’d use the dresser, in that same shade of green, in a haunted dollhouse. It needs furniture now that the outside is done.
    I would love to mount a real spiderweb-it’s a little tricky & I haven’t gotten one intact yet-in the shadow box. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  13. Traci says:

    Great project love the creepy doll theme. Love the dresser with many drawers-lots of room for hiding items. >^..^<

  14. Carla says:

    Love all things Halloween! Especially like the dressser….so many places for hiding all things creepy!

  15. Emily Ann D. says:

    I love all this stuff! I’d give the dresser to my friend who is a miniaturist.

  16. Kimberly says:

    I can picture creepy crawlies coming out of the drawers. I think a shadow box is the best way to display these little vignettes because you can anchor all the components together. Also, it can then be convienently hung on a wall or set on a shelf.

  17. chark says:

    fabulous! dolls and a vomiting pumpkin…perfect. I love how you used this dresser…I might have to CASE the idea if I win.

  18. barbj says:

    Great ideas…. Every week we are introduced to new themes…Great Job

  19. Jan K says:

    Wonderful giveaway and I love her creepy doll house! I would use the dresser and shadow box together to make a creepy doll Halloween party!

  20. Jennifer Forish says:

    Everything but the shadowbox will go into my haunted dollhouse!! Its all creepy!

  21. Michelle says:

    I love the dresser! I think I would use them together…..creepy little girls room…with creepy dolls…spiders and such

  22. Marilyn B. Hughes says:

    I would love to use the dresser to make a Halloween cabinet! And yep, I would put it in the shadowbox.

  23. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love the creepy doll heads!! Definitely do something ghoulish!!!!

  24. Karen Mallory says:

    I would save the dresser for a roombox scene but love the creepy doll heads! I have lots of old rust porcelain doll legs and arms and bodies that would go great with the heads!!

  25. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Who could resist opening, in spite of the warning.

  26. will decorate the dresser for Halloween, put all kinds of potions and creepy things in the drawers, etc. then put the dresser in the frame and decorate it with creepy decorations!

  27. Jen R says:

    I think I will go with a black shabby crusty look on the dresser. I would used it in the shadow box too. Thinking a kind of vampira dressing room.

  28. Christi C says:

    I would use the items separately – The shadow bow would be used now, as Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday. I picture all kinds of Christmas goodies hanging out of the dresser, like wrapping paper, fabric, etc.

  29. Jo says:

    I love this project! Want to make one like a little creepy pumpkin doll in a pumpkin patch!

  30. LeAnn says:

    I would use the dresser as part of a witch’s bedroom and the shadowbox for a Halloween scene.

  31. carmen g says:

    I would create a cabinet stuffed with sweet treats and fluffy stuffed animals! Simply to negate the horror that Rhonda’s creepy babydoll and pumpkin rot brought! LOL LOVE IT, Rhonda!

  32. Thalia Kottke says:

    Ooo So hard to decide what to do. The cabinet is so cute!! I think I would use them together and fill the drawers with tiny artist supplies.

  33. Susan says:

    My favorite time of year! This would be great to put in my office.

  34. Debbie S. says:

    I love your creations! Not sure what I would do, most likely use separately. My sister’s Birthday is Oct. 31st. My daughter’s favorite holiday is Halloween. Something for each!? Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Patti Swartz says:

    This is just too creepy! Love all the doll faces and the cabinet!

  36. Rebecca says:

    I would make a creepy, spooky Halloween House and put my dresser inside the shadow box! Thank You!

  37. sheila AR says:

    Rhonda’s project is fabulous! I’m inspired to make a version of my own with the giveaway supplies. The dresser is marvelous and can be filled up and decorated so many ways. I love the use of the items in the shadowbox because it tells or suggests a complete story to muse upon. Also, mixing up the 2 and 3-d items is very fun…LOVE this project and Halloween!!

  38. Laural says:

    A witches dressing room

  39. Mary Mac says:

    Yes, I would use the dresser in my shadow box. I would put cats climbing in and out of the drawers.

  40. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d use the dresser in the shadowbox! Love Rhonda’s project!