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Coffin Shrines & New Halloween Papers

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Continuing from Thursday and ENDS TOMORROW night, September 25th (2017): Colorful Coffins FREE Gift!

These are just silly fun. Well constructed little coffins, though (decorated with a vampire, a mummy or a skeleton — 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.

And these would be fun to use for Coffin Shrines and Tags like those Design Team Member Nichola Battilana made in today’s featured artwork.

Learn more (or buy a set of 3)

PLUS as I want to capture all the 3D Coffins Nicola used in today’s artwork: ALL Die-Cut Shrines & 3D Items are on sale for 25% off through MONDAY night! More info below!

Coffin Shrines and Tags by Nichola Battilana

I was pleased to find a Half Scale Coffin with Lid in my Alpha Stamps design kit this month. I actually had a few 4 Inch Coffin Boxes on hand already, but this smaller version poked me in the ribs and prompted me to finish up all those bits and pieces.

I am totally for making materials stretch and using every bit and bob. So I decided to use the box part of these coffins as a sort of shrine, and the lids as chunky tags. Two projects, one product. This also means no fiddling or fuss to ensure the top fits perfectly with the bottom. Huzzah!

For the shines… just embellish the exterior, fill with tulle, add a little dude like this guy from Little Darlings Collage Sheet and gussy him up with some doodads from the Halloween Dress Up Half Sheet.

A small bit of moss tucked into the bottom will give an extra something to help your wee person stand sturdy.


The tags are super simple, too (see wide photo below). Assemble, cover exterior, add some trim and some cute Halloweeny images from Halloween Clock Spinners Collage Sheet. Attach a little loop of ribbon and you’re ready to go!

I’ve got a super duper fast video of the assembly of the tag on the far left above if any of that isn’t clear.

Here’s the list of goodies I used for making these cute Halloweeny doodads.

And here’s Nichola’s blog post link for more info and more photos.

Psst: the new papers below, especially the Warm Clothes from Grandma&#39s Attic Ephemera Sheet or The Witching Hour Mini Prints Scrapbook Paper Set would be super cute to use for coffin shrines, too!


 Highlights from the New Goodies! – ALL on Sale!  

Black and Orange Mini Gingham Check Ribbon
Black and Orange Mini Gingham Check Ribbon

Articulated Skeleton - 4 Inch Tall
Articulated Skeleton – 4 Inch Tall

The Witching Hour Images from the Past Ephemera Sheet
The Witching Hour Images from the Past Ephemera Sheet

The Witching Hour Mini Prints Scrapbook Paper Set
The Witching Hour Mini Prints Scrapbook Paper Set


Hooray for the Coffin Shrines Giveaway!

EVERYTHING in Nichola’s Coffin Shrines and Tags Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting a few of the 14 spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway:
4 Inch Coffin Boxes
Transatlantic Travel 6×6 Paper Pad (I love Nichola’s choices of stripes and tiny floral prints as background papers inside the coffins and lids)
1/2 Inch Loop Braid – Black (used as a hanging loop on one of the smaller coffins)
– Double-Sided Silver Moon Face Charms (there’s one on the coffin at far left of the photo… on top of the bow made from some Orange Tiny Sheer Ribbon)

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Nichola’s artwork, which is also all of the Giveaway items!

BONUS: I’m including one of the new Articulated Skeleton – 4 Inch Tall, as I think he’d be adorable posed in one of Nichola’s coffin shrines!

To enter the Coffin Shrines 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, Monday Night, September 25, 2017).

AND tell me: How will you decorate your coffin shrines and/or tags? How will you use them? (Decorate your own house, give them away, maybe hang them from a Halloween wreath or banner?)

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 Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Creepy Dolls Shrine Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Laurie Staffaroni! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, September 24th, 2017

54 responses to “Coffin Shrines & New Halloween Papers”

  1. Susan says:

    So cute! I’ve used the little coffins before and it’s so easy. I’d love to do a little shrine.

  2. Verna says:

    These are great! Coffins are the ultimate scare. I think arranging some decorated in a similar fashion and then placed in a lovely silver serving platter with a sheet of lichen and black glittery trees….. thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Angela Bowling says:

    I love Halloween. There is so much you can do with Halloween decorations and these little coffins are so cute. I love all of the designs you have made. I would give one to my good friend and one to my daughter. They both life Halloween and all the magic associated with that holiday.

  4. Nancy O says:

    I’d make them dark and spooky, then hang them on a large branch painted black – like an easter egg tree – as a table centerpiece.

  5. Barb macaskill says:

    I think a wreath of coffins would be awesome! I would add lots of ephemera, embellishments and figures to the coffins to make them super spooky in a cute way so I don’t terrify my granddaughter! TFS!

  6. Bobbie Kangas says:

    The coffins and skeletons are so cute. The will line the walls of a room for our haunted house so the creatures of the night can sleep during daylight. Thanks again.

  7. I adore these coffins, plus the fact Halloween is my favorite holiday.
    I would decorate each(5) coffins to the max, I’d hang each one off the 5 tall witches hands, put lights behind the coffins, leave them open a bit. Once someone tries to open it a light would turn on and one of your skeletons would pop out.
    Love all your items, so unique.

  8. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    A swag hanging on the fireplace would be neat.

  9. Jen R says:

    I would make little gifties for the ladies in my art group!

  10. Jean Marmo says:

    So fun and creative! I think I would make one for each of my sisters!

  11. I would make a steampunk coffin

  12. Rebecca says:

    I would make some spooky, fairy coffins for family and friends!

  13. Kimberly says:

    Oooo, tiny coffins adorning a twig wreath sounds fun!

  14. Karen says:

    Well – these are quite adorable and look like a fun way to go crazy with embellishments and goodies in my stash.

  15. Marykay chisum says:

    I think they need to go in the forsaken cemetery as a new arrival

  16. Laural says:

    I will make a door wreath

  17. Lorna E. says:

    So cute! I think I’d make a vintage Halloween themed coffin for my daughter.

  18. Laura says:

    What a great idea to use these for shrines! I wonder if they’d look good as ancestor shrines? Maybe include some images or bits of things the person enjoyed in life.

  19. LeAnn says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a coffin wreath to hang on my mantle.

  20. Traci says:

    Love the little coffin boxes too cute.

  21. Rise St Arno says:

    I will decorate my black Halloween tree!

  22. Carla says:

    These coffins are perfect for my haunted house!

  23. Kim R says:

    Omg! Think these are my new fav thing! I would go with a dark goth theme and hang them in my window. Maybe add some tiny fairy lights…

  24. Christi C says:

    I would definitely decorate my front window with these little coffin shrines!!

  25. Marilyn Ray says:

    Does coffin shrines are so cute. I would love to make one for every member of my family.

  26. Sandy says:

    These are sooo cute! Would hang them across my window on a string.

  27. Emily Ann D. says:

    Love the coffins! I’d make ornaments for a Halloween tree.

  28. Jennie Ingram says:

    Oh goodness! I’d decorate them for my mantle, which is already black and weathered looking. A perfect backdrop for these little coffins!

  29. Kat Cashwell says:

    Awesome coffins !! Love them!!

  30. Karen Mallory says:

    How cool are these! I think I would decorate them all with Halloween images and make a bunting out of them to hang across my wide door opening!

  31. Char Johnsen says:

    Halloween is my favorite crafting time, love the coffins, I’ll use them for home decorating most likely, or office decorating. Tags could be given away or used on cards so probably would be doing that. LOVE the Alpha Stamps products!

  32. Marilyn B. Hughes says:

    I’d go all out on the coffins with lots of embellishments and trim. I also like to give away what I make.

  33. Gwen K says:

    I love Halloween so much!! We really decorate so these tiny coffins would look adorable on the mantle

  34. Carol Slowik says:

    I would love to make a Halloween Banner with this giveaway!! I would keep it for myself! Love Nichola’s art work!!

  35. I’ve spent the day working on Little Ghouls so this spoke to me. Would love to use the coffin shape for spooky shrines. Great stuff!!

  36. Maria B says:

    I’d make an ornament for my friend who loves Halloween.

  37. Gail S. says:

    Luv those bitty coffins. I would decorate similar and then hang them on my Halloween tree.

  38. Laurie staffaroi says:

    So many ideas!
    I would make coffin ornaments for my
    Halloween creepy, scary tree.
    Make these scary coffins as a take home
    Gifts at our Halloween party!
    Just endless !!!

  39. Janet Tu says:

    I’ve made coffin shrines They’re so fun. I would like to make a display for my mantle.

  40. KIM says:

    Halloween is the best!
    I’d decorate the coffins and give to friends.

  41. I love the banner idea! My problem would be getting so carried away with each “vignette” that I’d never make enough for a banner…

  42. I would make the coffins. I love them.

  43. patti Gwyn says:

    So cute, would love to decorate them. I have so many Halloween ideas.

  44. Peg says:

    I have been thinking a Halloween Tree would be a lot of fun! These would really be perfect ornaments. I love everything Nichola does 🙂 anyway that is what I think I would do with this give away ! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  45. Anne says:

    I love the articulated skelly! I would make them as Halloween gifts for special friends.

  46. Michelle says:

    Love the little coffins!!

  47. Jan K says:

    I love Halloween and this giveaway is perfect for a Poe theme and that’s what I would do!

  48. Jan K says:

    I love Halloween and this giveaway is perfect for a Poe theme and that’s what I would do!

  49. Karen Adams says:

    I would give them to my friends with their treat

  50. K Toews says:

    I would use them as party favors for our halloween party.

  51. Denise Bryant says:

    These coffins are so fun! I love Halloween! I would make a table centerpiece with mine! I’d have some chocolates spilling out of the coffin!

  52. Deborah Cox says:

    How cute are these! I’m thinking of making a spooky tree and hanging the tags and putting the shrines around with some moss.

  53. Mary Mac says:

    Would love to make the shrines and give them for Halloween instead of cards.

  54. Roe says:

    I love anything Halloween. I would love to make these cute little shrines using my families old Halloween pictures.