So my kid like so many now, is into Vampires. She recently got a Vampire Doll and wanted a place for her to sleep. Therefore I just had to make her a little coffin.
I did this out of stuff I had laying around the house. Some scrap cardboard and paints mostly. It did not cost me anything because I already had the stuff. But if you had to go buy the stuff if might cost you 5.00 to 10.00. Depending on what you need. The most expensive thing I used was some Gaff tape. But since hubby is an entertainment rigger, we always have this laying around, but a roll of it costs about 15.00 for 60ft. Needless to say I did not use anywhere near that much. You really can use any tape you want, from masking to duct. The paint I used is just acrylic from the local craft store, it costs a few dollars a bottle.
Step 1: Measure Doll
Measure your doll. You will want plenty of leg and head room. Especially if you decide to add a velvet pillow later.
Step 2: Cut out top and bottom
You will need to cut out two of these using a square if necessary. I did not have a square so I used a clipboard that I knew was square and placed it on the straightest edge of the cardboard and then held my ruler against it for getting a clean edge to start with. Draw out your design with a pencil and then cut with utility knife. Be careful and keep fingers away from the cutting area, which is the edge of your ruler. A good thick plastic or metal one works best. Make sure to cut cardboard on a cutting surface, I use a big piece of wood. But you can use a cutting mat if you have one.