With only a few weeks left till the bewitching day, I was faced with a witchy dilemma. I really wanted to buy and make a Halloween Tim Holtz Configuration Box. I had tons of spooky black and orange leftovers from Mike’s and Joanne’s that I had rescued from the discount bin - but no configuration box in sight.
Determined to make some kind of display, I dug through my Crap Stash (yes, I actually have a container I have labeled Crap Stash) and found this small shadow box that I had purchased earlier this year at the Dollar Tree. Not exactly a TH configurations box but I channeled my Fairy Godmother and with a wave of her wand and a few Bibbidi-Bobbidi- Boo’s I created something truly magical! The best part of this whole project is that it cost me zero dollars.
I started out with this plain Jane box – dimensions are 6" wide x 8 3/4" high x 1 1/4" deep. First step was to remove the hardware on the back and then slap on the black acrylic paint. Next I made dividers using a manila folder.
More black paint, antique linen Distress crackle paint, Tsukinek Walnut Ink and Carole's Crafts Shimmer Magic ancient copper (thank you sweet Alyson).
Once it was dry I started decorating. I used snips and snails of MME Lost and Found Halloween that I purchased in August, before the budget went into effect.
The hardest part of this entire craft project? Limiting what I put in the box.
I seriously cannot believe how much fun I had. Who knew that a dollar box could look like this? What are you making for Halloween?
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