Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hybrid Frankenstein box

Wow...it's been a while since I posted.

I thought I'd share with you a Frankenstein box that I created.

Now, there are a ton of different Frankenstein boxes all over the internet but I thought I'd give making one a shot and share with you how I made mine.

First I started off with Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Top Heavy box template:

I printed the lines onto white computer paper. After cutting out the paper template, I used it as a template to trace around on my black cardstock. Cut and score all the lines of the black cardstock piece.

Assemble using double sided tape on the side tab to form the box. Assemble the bottom of the box - glue the bottom flaps so that you don't lose the goodies that you stash inside!

Paperclip a green digital paper to one side of Kelleigh's template. I chose Elise's Pieces Designs' Spooky kit for the green paper and the stitches in the kit.

I used the transform option in PSE to manipulate the digital paper so that the already-inked sides of Elise's paper lined up with the sides of Kelleigh's template. Next, I added a few digital stitches to my Frankenstein face.

Print the green paper with the stitches. I also printed extra green paper so that I could create Frankenstein's eyes.

Adhere Frankenstein's face to one side of your assembled box.

Create his eyes by cutting out 2 white circles, 2 smaller black cardstock circles and one larger green circle cut in half to form his eyelids. (I used my nestibilities dies and my Big Shot). Adhere to Frank's face - I used my Tombow adhesive tape runner.

For his nose, I cut an oval shape from black cardstock. Add to Frank's face.

I drew Frank's mouth on in pencil and then used a black sharpie to go over my lines.

To create Frank's hair, I eyeballed and cut a strip of black cardstock. Cut some notches in the strip. (This is when I would have loved to have Martha Stewart's drippy punch or grass punch!!!)

Attach Frankenstein's hair to the box.

Hot glue an eyelet on each side of the box (I would have LOVED to have 2 miniature wood flower pots to paint and hot glue for the bolts!! I did that in the past for a Frankenstein glass block light I made - it was perfect!!!)

Optional: I cut a narrow strip of black cardstock and attached it with brads to the top of the box.

Optional: I sewed a button on the back of the box and hot glued gold cording to the underside of the flap to keep the box closed when held by the handle.

Wouldn't he be cute greeting your kids at breakfast Halloween morning???

That's it for me - hope you enjoyed my little Frankenstein box!