"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

October 28, 2011

Vampire Coffin Mini Album

My Halloween decor continues today with a cute mini Vampire coffin album.  Perfect for small Halloween photos and mementos.  Here's what it looks like finished:

Here's what I used: a paper mache coffin you can get at an arts and crafts store
A variety of crylic paints, I used black, white and silver.  Also some jewelry findings.

I first painted the coffin black and the side of the lid in silver.  I painted the inside of the coffin in white.  I attached the jewelry findings to the lid.

To create the mini album.  Take the lid of the coffin and use it to trace a template to make the pages for the mini album.  Remember to cut inside the line at least a quarter inch so it will fit in the coffin when done.
Next, fold an 81/2" by 11" sheet of heavy card stock paper (in the scrapbooking section of an arts and crafts store) I used white and gray cardstock.  Place template on the fold.  Trace and cut, this will give you two attached coffins.
cut several this way (ending with an odd number of pages cut; 3,5,7 etc so it will fold nicely on the front and back).  I alternated between the gray and the white cardstock. Next overlap one of the coffins with the next set each time and glue together.  This will give you an accordion type fold on all your pages.
accordion fold:

Here's my finished mini album, I used fancy scrapbook paper to cover the front of the album and I added a label.  I added some flowers for embellishments:

here are the inside pages ready for some Halloween scrapbook paper and pictures:

here's a look with album inside coffin:
side view of coffin:
front view
ThE CouNt WisHeS YOu A SaFe And HaPpY HaLLOweEn!


  1. So do you do one of these every year and safe them for the kids when they grow up? Cool. sandie

  2. OH my, that is so cool Maria! You get into Halloween like me, I just love it! Enjoy!

  3. I like it! If you had a Halloween party, you could make these as party favors!!!


  4. NICE!! Love how you made the coffin, and how the album fits in so nicely! I'm finished with my mini for now, until I add photos, but it's a chunky one! My coffin would have to be pretty BIG! Maybe some kind of a short and fat pumpkin would be better for mine! (0; Have a great weekend, and Happy Halloween! ~tina

  5. That is awesome! Your craftiness amazes me!

  6. you're a magician, Maria!
    That is pretty cool!
    Hope you and your family had a an amazing Halloween!

  7. Very cool. I love it and think I should start paper crafting again.
    Thanks for the inspiration. How are you liking the little cold snap we are having this week?

  8. how cute!!!!
    I love the mini tutorials you give,,,so easy to follow.
    hope you're doing great!

  9. That is so cool!
    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~

  10. Hey! Where are you? Hope everything's ok! XoXo

  11. Always so clever. This is a great mini-album idea. Thanks for sharing. I haven't been to your blog in a while and I thought I was either missing it in my RSS reader or just being a neglectful follower. I hope all is well and you get to post soon. I haven't been able to blog very often either. I miss reading your posts and look forward to "seeing you" soon.

  12. Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!




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