Erosion Bundle Halloween Crafts

Back in August, I made an erosion bundle which spent close to two months braving the elements outside in my garden. Not sure what an erosion bundle is? Have a look at this post to get a clearer picture.

When I finally went out to collect it, my biggest fear was finding it filled with potato bugs and worms, sucking back those juicy orange slices I included. Turns out it was bug free, and had morphed from a colourful collection of random things, to something you might find in a landfill site. The oranges had decomposed, plenty of stains were now on the fabric and paper, but some things simply hadn’t changed at all. More perishables and more time would have created better results, but there was still plenty to work with for making a Halloween sign and a collage.

This is what the erosion bundle looked like after almost two months outside:

Halloween Sign

  • stretched canvas
  • paint
  • sand
  • white glue
  • glue gun
  • erosion bundles items

Making a Halloween sign is a great way to use the contents of this bundle. They’re a little dirty and creepy looking, which makes them perfect for the occasion. When you bring the bundle in, it might need a few days to dry before you’re able to use anything.

A stretched canvas provides a great base for whatever word/words you choose to make (eg. “Haunted House” “Happy Halloween” “Enter At Your Own Risk”). If you want to add a bit of texture, apply white glue to some sections of the canvas, using an old paint brush. Sprinkle some sand on top, shake off the excess, and allow to dry. Cover the canvas with paint. Halloween colours like orange or black will work best. Finally, play around with the bundle items to create nicely layered letters, and glue them on.

Collage

  • canvas board
  • erosion bundle items
  • Mod Podge
  • paint brush

In keeping with the Halloween theme, this collage is designed to look a little unsettling. Begin by covering a canvas board with a thick layer of Mod Podge or white glue. Use the erosion bundle items to create an interesting layout, with lots of layers and overlapping. When everything is in place, cover the entire thing with a thick layer of Mod Podge. It really does end up looking like a very icky pile of garbage, forever immortalized on a canvas board. It’s messy and goopy to make, but that’s exactly why it’s fun.

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9 responses to “Erosion Bundle Halloween Crafts

  1. Great Idea! I’d never heard of an Erosion bundle before, but it’s perfect for Halloween crafts, that’s for sure…thanks for sharing at our Linky Party too!

  2. That sign is so unusual and super cool! I’m off now to read more about these erosion bundles!!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  3. I’ve never seen an erosion bundle before, but this looks pretty cool! Thanks for linking up at Submarine Sunday!

  4. CREEPY!!!! But in a good way 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  5. So cool! love learning new things each week from you! This is just awesome. Thanks so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. 🙂

  6. Only you could make something really classy out of a mess like that! I’m a little squeamish to attempt this myself, but your creativity has me in awe! I waited for this post since the day you “planted” your bundle and didn’t know what to expect, but “wow!” Like I said, it looks like a gallery piece that would cost big bucks! Love it!

  7. How neat!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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