Step 2: The Coffin Body.

The templates for this project are all attached as JPEG images, CorelDraw files and SVG files. I've even added a PDF file for gmjhowe. Use whichever version you like to produce and print a copy on A4 copier paper or light cardstock.

You can colour the plain template with pencil crayons, sharpies, or whatever you like, or you can use your favourite graphics software to add texture to the template - woodgrain for the coffin, stone for the headstone.

Cut out both pieces along the solid outer lines.

Crease along all the dotted lines. Practice-fold the pieces into shape before gluing.

Glue the triangular tabs, and fold into shape - each tab glues under the next quadrilateral.

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when my hamster dies- god forbid- i whant to make one for her
You might need to scale it up, unless she's a dwarf hamster...
My hamster Claymore is Syrian but im pretty sure i can squish her in she wont mind when she is dead<br>ps: i see you know youre hamster breeds <br>pss: search Claymore the hamster on facebook and you will see her fan page<br>she has 50 fans! but u probably dont care
A hamster with fans?<br><br>Isn't the internet a wonderful place :-D
the best!
I was thinking of making something like this big enough to house a few knits that I made for a cousin who lives on the East Coast.You think these things are mail safe or should I pack it in another box?<br />
Obviously I will be using cardboard, but I was just wondering if odd shaped things like this could be mailed or would I have to put the coffin box inside a larger regular box?<br /> <br /> <br />
Heavy card, strong glue, make the glue-tabs larger and pack the contents well and it should* be OK.<br /> <br /> I have had all sorts of shapes of package in the post - as long as they were firmly packaged inside (bubble-wrap, screwed up paper or packing peanuts filling all voids), then they arrived safely, although sometimes with the corners a little squished.<br /> <br /> At the same time, it also depends on the mail-man - my contact lenses arrive in a good strong rectangular box, which happens to be a fraction of an inch thicker that the height of my letter-box.&nbsp; Our usual postie pretty well mashes the box to get it through the hole.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <small>*insert disclaimer of choice.</small><br />
This is exactly what I was looking for! MWAhahahahahahahaah. .. . . .
does any one listen 2 System Of A Down
System of a down is awsome
I saw something like this on ravensblight.com
kiteman can u use duct tape
It won't look nice if you do.
no PDF for step 4?
Oops! After Christmas - I'm away from my files at the moment.
kk i can w8 lol
I'm gravely concerned about what my boss might say.
This is one where you look at the picture, and you just know Kiteman is going to make a BUTT-LOAD of puns...
Which picture?
The one where you click it, And it takes you into the Instructable.
Great work kiteman! no pdf files though?
*rolls eyes* I'll see what I can do.
Done - see step 2.
Nice one, I have no problems opening the svg in illustrator, but most people are used to PDF files
And I have now learned a new skill as well!
for tombstone too? I made it!!!!! I really made it!
great :P more stuff for me to do (and more stuff to go next to the paper catapults I made
i would fold the design so all the lines aren't visible other than that, nice!
That's easy to do - just fold it the opposite way - but I'm more interested in the making than the decoration, so I like to see the construction lines. Plus, if you decorate it, the lines become much less visible.
oh, well i just usually make a habit with my paper craft to hide the lines or else its obvious that i don't know how to follow them with my scissors.

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