One of the reasons why I was tempted to buy the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge was that it has a few interesting 3-D projects including a coffin-shaped favor box. Of course when I finally decided to order it, it's back-ordered and I'm not hopeful that it'll arrive at my mailbox with enough time left for me to make the boxes. Lucky for me, a search for "coffin favor box" on Bing.com yielded quite few free downloads of the box. I decided to get the template from Martha's site.
I downloaded the 2 free .pdf files quickly and imported them into MTC. I used "Break" and "Delete" to remove the page title. I also had to remove all the score lines because MTC had imported them as solid cut lines.
Because I am nice, :-D I will share the cut file with you so that you do not have to do all the boring Break-Delete work. Just click on this link to download the MTC file. You will need to have the MTC program to open the file. (Edit oct 24/11: .studio file added. Just click here to download. Select the 2nd file.)
I used a double-sided 12"x12" sheet of printed cardstock to cut out both the top and bottom of the box.
Even though I had removed all the scorelines, it wasn't hard to figure out where the folds should be. Just align the two ends of the two adjacent cut lines and crease away.
The bottom is quite deep at 2" so I was able to use my ATG tape to stick the cut sides down. The top is more shallow so I used my Zip 2-way glue pen instead. I placed some clips on the glued sides for a short while to hold down the sides while the glue dries. Did you notice that the clips matched the color of the cardstock? :-D
This is how the box looks like when it's done. Creepy, huh? *shudder*
What shall I put in it? Candies? Lollipops? How about a mummy?
A Musketeer mummy. How fast can you say "Mummified Musketeer"? Haha!
Eek! There's a spider on the Mummy!
I printed a label with LD Frightmare and stuck it on the box.Then I took a piece of kitchen twine and colored it with my Memories Dye Inkpad (Chestnut Brown). I wrapped it around the box, tied a knot, and the project is completed.
The top of the box seems a bit larger than it should be but it did not bother me. If you want a tighter fit, you might want to adjust the template for the top in MTC.
Credit for the mummy goes to Julie of the Paper Jewels blog. My kids and I made a whole army of Chocolate Mummies last year. They were so fun to make! The size of the Hershey's chocolate bar is too big to fit into the box so I made one out of the Musketeer bar instead. If you prefer to put in a Hershey's Chocolate Mummy in the box, just make the necessary adjustments in the MTC file. No matter what you prefer to fill the box with, just have fun making them. I really got a kick out of putting this one together. Have a great day creating!