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Adorable Halloween Mini Shrines by Shannon Cooper!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Halloween Countdown Kit, Shannon Cooper, Tutorials

Oh my… Design Team Member Shannon Cooper has made the most adorable little shrines!

Her October Fun Mini Shrines use three of the new shrines — and I adore her little “pipe cleaner critters” she made to sit inside the cubbies!

Here’s some text from Shannon’s blog post:

The inside of the shrines are 2″ x 2″, perfect for a pile of mini pumpkins, a polymer clay candy corn, or how about a zombie arm? Ooooh, zombie arm…

I simply painted the shrines black, papered them, added glitter, and tucked a pipe cleaner critter inside the shrine.

The inside of each shrine was decorated with a black spiderweb paper, then a gathered circle of glittery orange tulle was stuffed in there, and finally my little pipe cleaner dudes were glued in place. I had a few old wooden letters in the stash (the letters for BOO and EEK were long gone) but fortunately I found FUN, painted them orange, and added them to the shrines.

Psst… scroll down just a bit and see the sides of the shrines… I love how Shannon decorated them, mainly with images from the Vintage Halloween Pumpkin Time Scrapbook Paper . And you can see the crepe paper ruff on the middle shrine better in that photo.

Read more in Shannon’s blog post (and as you can see from the photo at right, she includes steps for making the shrines, too). Here’s Shannon’s supply list (plus check below in the Giveaway for another photo and a chance to win lots of goodies to reproduce her project)!

New Halloween Goodies!

From spooky paper (just a snippet from those branches against the moon or cloudy sky would be a good background for an ATC) to tiny poison labels and faux vintage manila tags with old advertising prints, like “Asthma Cigarettes“!

Hooray for the October Fun Mini Shrines Giveaway!

Ok… I just decided: EVERYTHING in Shannon’s supply list is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting a couple of the TWELVE spooky items in the supply list:
Cat on Pumpkin Mini Shrine (shown at left and right)
Halloween Darlings Collage Sheet (for that surprised pumpkin-girl’s head, shown at left)
Bakers Twine – Black (so cute surrounding all the cubbies, including the one shown at left)

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

Note: if an item is duplicated in the Halloween Countdown Kit (included in the Giveaway) and also listed separately in the supply list, I’m just including one of those items.

To enter the October Fun Mini 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 17, 2018).

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

Hey, who won the Paris Painter’s Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Michelle! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, September 16th, 2018

70 responses to “Adorable Halloween Mini Shrines by Shannon Cooper!”

  1. Ann F. says:

    I love Halloween. My favorite time of year!

  2. Nadine says:

    Love all the Halloween projects!

  3. Jo says:

    I love these shadow boxes! The Halloween Haunted House is my favorite!

  4. Pauline M. says:

    they are cute and so easy to do. Make good mantle pieces.

  5. Sharon Bolmey says:

    These shadow boxes are so cute, an excellent Halloween project. I always make something special for Halloween for my friends, they will love these! My favorite is the Haunted House!

  6. Linda B says:

    Halloween is my favorite craft excuse and your supplies and designs make it even more enjoyable.

  7. Nancy O says:

    Vintage & whimsy. These shrines have just the right combination of each.

  8. Debbie Overton says:

    I LOVE this design!! I really liked all the elements to it 🙌

  9. Barbara Souza says:

    These shrines are so fun.The cat one is my favorite.

  10. Debora L. says:

    These shrines are really cute! I like the cat and haunted house.

  11. Barb A says:

    OMG….these are too cute for words…bravo Shannon!

  12. Leslie Hanson says:

    Halloween is the most craftable holiday of the year!!!

  13. LeAnn Aagard says:

    These little shrines are the cutest!

  14. Linda Maher says:

    So absolutely cute!!!! Would love to make these. I don’t have a lot of Halloween decorations anyone and these would be perfect for the season.

  15. Marilyn Ray says:

    I really want to make the shrines. All of them. Halloween rocks.

  16. Rebecca R. says:

    As always!, festive and fun! Thank you again!

  17. KIM says:

    Prefect little Halloween decoration

  18. Diana bittaker says:

    So, so fun! Love them!

  19. Jennie Ingram says:

    Goodness how I always love Shannon’s work!

  20. Birgit says:

    That would be just perfect for Halloween! 🙂 Such lovely shrines!

    Happy creating,

  21. Laura Lomax says:

    Love Halloween so I will try for the free give away again. Wish me luck

  22. Lorna E. says:

    Love Shannon’s shrines! Bring on Halloween!

  23. Chris Hoffman says:

    Love the addition of the cat shrine’s collar. Is it crepe paper? Chris H.

  24. Christi Conley says:

    I adore your Halloween creations 🙂 My favorite time of year ~ xo

  25. Kat Cashwell says:

    I just live Halloween!!!! These are adorable & just ordered the set! Can’t wait to receive them!!🎃🎃💀💀

  26. Jean Marmo says:

    Simply darling! I could use some new halloween decor! Something like this would be perfect!

  27. Dianna says:

    Meow purrfect! I love the cat on the pumpkin shrine. It would be the cat’s meow if I win! Halloween is my favorite season to craft and decorate.

  28. Jen R says:

    These are so cute! I love the vintage look.

  29. Lauren says:

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! These are adorable.

  30. Virginia Smith says:

    These are adorable! I would love to make them to display for Halloween this year!

  31. Catharine McCammon says:

    Oh boy! I’ll paste a happy dance picture of my kitty cat Orange Puss in the box and a picture of me in my queen robe. This will fit nicely in my grand babies Trick-or-Treat bag! Whopper!

  32. Bonnie Baity says:

    Love the mini shrines and Halloween!

  33. Pauline P. says:

    I can’t wait to decorated for Halloween. Would love to have the mini
    shrine in my decorating.

  34. These shrines are awesome. ‘Love the Halloween and vintage decor!

  35. Karen Mallory says:

    These are so darling!! Love the mini shrines. Time to create for Halloween!

  36. Celia says:

    So happy you are featuring more with the new Halloween shrines…I already have my Halloween stuff displayed and am making more…… addicted?

  37. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love the shrines!

  38. Traci says:

    Giving me lots of ideas for the 3 cats shrines I already purchased. Love Shannon’s idea for the shines. >^..^<

  39. Carla says:

    Love the shrines! Love all things Halloween!

  40. Debbi Decker says:

    These are sweet! Halloween is the best time!

  41. Gail Shenberger says:

    The shrines are adorable . I need a set for my mantel !

  42. Katherine Tatman says:

    Ok, the little haunted mansion shrine could BOOT be any cuter. I love the addition of the twine on the inner rim of the projects

  43. Judy Liddington says:

    Love how the boxes are done inside, and the surprise of the adorable vintage papers on the outside. Perfect!

  44. Winnie says:

    This is very cute, I love pipe cleaner dudes.

  45. Roe says:

    The shrines are the cutest Halloween craft I’ve seen out there this season. I love them all.

  46. Jeanine says:

    I absolutely love the vintage Halloween collage sheet! Too bad I just placed an order. My next order will have to be sooner than I had planned! Love all things Halloween!

  47. Kathy Valent says:

    You have the most awesome things, always something new and exciting to see.

  48. These are adorable and I love Halloween. I love everything

  49. Congrats Michelle! Love the Halloween shrines, so “fun”

  50. Judy Goodwin says:

    I LOVE THEM! So cute.

  51. Janet Turner says:

    The shrines are adorable. Wht great Hallowee decorations!

  52. Debra J says:

    I’m not a big Halloween fan, but all three of the shrines are so darn cute. I think my friend and I will have to make them all! ;o)

    Worth repeating, So Darn Cute!

  53. Deborah Thomas says:

    I love making these little shrines. I would love having this cute cat in my collection!

  54. These are absolutely adorable! Love the kits!!

  55. Jeri Stewart says:

    Ah 🎃 Halloween……my favorite holiday🧙‍♀️.

  56. Mary Mac says:

    Love these shadow boxes.

  57. Marykay chisum says:

    Adorable cat!

  58. Christy Cates says:

    I adore these shadow boxes! I want to make one with a sculpted jack o lantern pumpkin inside the box and use an electric tea light 😀 These are so great and I love the inspiration I get on this blog <3

  59. Amanda Morris says:

    I have been waiting for something like this! I would love to make these for Halloween.

  60. Denise says:

    Super cute! I love Halloween decor and vintage looking papers, thanks for the chance to win!

  61. Anne W says:

    The cat one is my favorite. Very cute!

  62. Angie M says:

    Ah Halloween, my absolute favorite holiday!

  63. BarbMac Vt says:

    OMG! These are so spookarifically awesome! Love the Raven Paper! It will set the perfect scene for Halloween layouts and I especially love that it uses blues! Smacktacular!
    It would be lots of fun decorating these cool shrines! I have some miniatures that would be perfect inside them! TFS!

  64. Ronda Liebert says:

    That is so cute. I’d love to win this kit.

  65. Denise Bryant says:

    I love everything Halloween, so this post speaks to me! Love the cat mini shrine!

  66. Helga says:

    Halloween – the best time of the year!! What a great way to use up some of those odds and ends that seem to pile up. They will look really awesome alongside my witches.

  67. Jackie says:

    love the black cat; it looks like my cat

  68. Randi says:

    Luv the Halloween shrines, you can’t go wrong with anything Halloween 👻!!!!