Every year I try tp come up with a new invite for our annual Halloween
party. This year it was “ Twisted Fairytales” I did a little research on the internet found a cool leathering technique and went to town.
I have to say I think this year might be my favorite.
It was a little tedious but really not hard, just time consuming. A lot of painting and gluing but I love the results.
Step 1: Outside of the Box
For this first step I used Paper Mache books,
small plastic bats,
small plastic skeletons,
metal corner décor
Mod Podge ,
Metallic paints of your choice,
I wanted to create a skeleton fairy for the front of the cover, so I cut the wings off the bat clued them to the front of the book then glued the skeleton on top of the wings.
I then took a sheet of tissue paper and crumpled it up. I spread it back out and used mod podge and glued the tissue paper inside and outside of the book. I used my brush to dab the clue around the skeleton fairy so that it would mold around it.
Here is the link I got my idea from , I used tissue paper instead of paper towels.
I let that dry overnight I then painted the inside and outside in a black acrylic paint.
After the paint had all dried I used a hot glue gun to trace the words “Twisted Fairytale” in hot glue on the top of the book.
Once that cooled I used a copper metallic paint to lightly brush over the raised areas both in and outside of the book.. You can use different color combinations also, i did do some with silver and they were pretty cool also.
I used gold metallic paint to brush a rough lined areas where the pages would be on the outside of the book area.
Next for outside I added the metallic corners to dress it up.
The last step on the outside was to use the copper paint and paint a heavier coat over the words so they would stand out.
Step 2: Inside the Box
For the inside of the box I used some seat cushion foam from
Hobby Lobby, 1.5 inches thick. I cut it to fit inside the box, and then I cut a little notch in the middle of the foam for the vial to nestle down in.
I got some red cloth (Hobby Lobby again) that appealed to me and tucked it around the foam. I did put a dab of glue on the bottom of the foam to hold it in place. The material is just tucked around the foam.
For the vial, I used clear vials from amazon,
some red glass gems in the floral department from Hobby Lobby , black jute, and black and purple glitter from Hobby Lobby. I made a label and printed them on sticker paper to apply to the vial.
Found some great labels here
I layered the black then purple glitter in the vial. I sealed the cork with some hot glue, and wrapped the neck of the vial with the black jute. I applied the label, then put a small amount of hot glue on the back of the vial and put it in its little home on the fabric wrapped foam.
I printed off my invites and chant on antique paper from amazon
and cut them to fit . I mod podged the invite to the inside cover of the book and put a small amount of hot glue to hold the chant in place below the vial.
For the invite i got some great ideas from the Halloween Forum in their theme room.
for the chant I just looked on Pinterest and found some i like and modified them to fit what i wanted.
Step 3: The Final Product
If you liked this instuctable check out my other invites from past Halloweens
creature survival kit
Crack Me Halloween Invite
Game Of Thrones Halloween Invite
This is an entry in the
Halloween Contest 2018