It’s never too early to begin thinking about Halloween (can you tell I love it), and making a special box for some of those wonderful treasures you’ve amassed over the years, is a wonderful way to start. A few drawings and images, a little Mod Podge, a trip to the dollar store, and you’re all set.
- wooden or cardboard box
- paper to use for collage eg. children’s Halloween drawings, Halloween related images, orange, black and white paper, old magazines
- small Halloween decorations
- Mod Podge
- paint brush for applying Mod Podge
1. Gather some Halloween related images and coloured paper to decorate the box. Children will love making Halloween drawings for this, and old magazines are ideal for finding suitable background colours. Boxes are easily found at dollar stores, and can be made of cardboard or wood.
2. Work on the layout, remembering to cover the sides of the lid with images as well. Once finished, apply the paper with Mod Podge using a paintbrush. Finally, when everything is in place, apply a layer of Mod Podge on top. If you apply more than one layer, make sure to wait at least 30 minutes to allow each one to dry.
Once dry, you can use the box to store all sorts of wonderful things, like candy, Halloween jewelry, or favourite decorations.
19 responses to “Halloween Collage Box”
I LOVE your Halloween box a lot!
Gracias, my dear!
:iked it. And I see it’s easy enough to make. Maybe I’ll do something like that for Christmas. Thanks !
Thanks! Great idea to do Christmas, since its adaptable for any theme.
Halloween is so much fun! This is a great project and it’s fun to see some of my favorite Halloween character’s on your box! Nice project!
Halloween and Tim Burton do go hand in hand!
toooo good! awesome
Lovely idea, I never saw before !!
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Looks like some scary fun! Thanks so much for linking up at After School!
Making boxes with collages is a great idea. I am following you from Crafty Moms Share.
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My 11-year old son would love this box. He’d love every image you chose. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31
Oh, how fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
How did I miss this post? I think kids would enjoy making and storing their own boxes with pictures and keepsakes tucked inside. They’d add to them every year – reliving the fun memories from the previous days. And Christmas boxes too, for sure! Maybe even summer vacation trips!
I love your idea for vacations, like an alternative to a scrapbook. A France box, a Portugal box…