When I signed up for the 31 Days of Halloween the first thing I remembered was a template printout I had for this coffin. I had made one like this several years ago, and it was pretty easy to put together. I adhered a ATC size chipboard as a base to keep it sturdy.
I just finished this one today. I worked on it for awhile, adding something to it as I found it. I made tiny books for the shelves (my first try for those). I found the inspiration for mini books on You Tube. They were time consuming. And I really needed to take more time with them to get them just right. I did get through 6 of them. Whats a Apothecary without potion & spell books!
I put spices and salt in the bottles and adhered the cork lid. Except for one- I added chili powder and water. Not really a good idea if it was to leak or brake! Dry spices work perfect!
I adhered everything heavy with E 6000, great adhesive but it does stink... tacky glue is my go to for everything else. I guess that wraps it up. Oh I did go over the entire coffin with 2 coats of matte medium to seal, before embellishing. Hope to inspire you to make one, you will love it.
Coffin Bookshelf Template Printout by Laura Carson
100 lb Black Card Stock
ATC Size Chip Board Piece
Idea-ology Halloween Paper -Tim Holtz
Halloween Ephemera Pack - Tim Holtz
Skulls- Tim Holtz
Small Potion Bottles
Black Soot Distress Paint
Champagne Gold Watercolor
Tiny Handmade Books
Black Archival Ink
Apothecary Sign Printout by Laura Carson
Spider Web Material
Deco Art Matte Medium
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
Tee (You're Here)