There are few things I love more than decorating for Halloween. There is something about spooky skeletons that speak to my soul. It is the time a year I create and post more than any other because I am simply passionate about what I am making. I am SO excited to bring you my first Halloween post of the year.
When I saw these glass coffins on Oriental Trading I flipped. They are so cute! I had no idea what I was going to make with them but I had to have them. When I received them I stared at them for a full week before I realized I would love to combine the fresh and colorful (green moss) with a little macabre.
You will need:
- Hinged Glass Coffin from Oriental Trading
- Green Moss
- Oven Bake Clay in Silver and White
- push pin
Warm up the clay in your hands by kneading it until it is easy to work with. Mold tombstones from the silver that are round on the top and flat on the bottom. The wider the tombstones are on the bottom, the easier they will stand.
Mold bones and a skull. Create the skull by making a slightly elongated circle and then drawing on the face with a pin. The back of a push pin is perfect for creating the eyes on your skull. When you have bones that look like the above, bake them in an oven for 20 minutes at 220 degrees.
Use the sharp end of a pin to write on your tombstones and then bake them as well.
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Fill your coffin about half full with moss and fluff it up.
Place your baked clay around the coffin. Use the moss to help the tombstones stand up. Add your bones and you have an easy and spooky terrarium for the Halloween season.
What kinds of clay items will you make for yours?
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