Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 25 of Halloween Projects: Drac-In-A-Box / My Sheri Crafts Halloween Challenge and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

For Day 25, I have a project that I really like to share with you.  You have all heard of a Jack-in-the-Box, but have you ever heard of a Drac-in-the-Box??

To make this, I started out with a small white gift box.
I decorated the box with various bat stickers all around and on the top.

Next, I took a strip of black cardstock that was 2 inches wide x 12 inches long and folded it accordian style.
I then used the Paper Doll Dress Up cart to cut a face using the blackout feature at a size 7.53Hx3.19W and I cut the Dracula hair to fit the face.  I added google eyes and painted on purple eyelids and added the fangs.  Once the face was complete, it was hot glued to the first fold of the black paper and then the bottom of the accordian folded paper was hot glued into the box.
Now to make the handle, I took a small wood piece and one of the mini spools that I have been using and hot glued them together, painted them black, and then hot glued to the side of the box.  The accordian folded paper allows you to push the head down in the box and when you open it, he pops out.

I am also entering this into the My Sheri Crafts Challenge this week which is to make a Halloween Project.  You can find their blog here:
I am also entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut Frighten Me or Not Challenge.  You can find their blog here:


Audrey Frelx said...

Jean, I love, love, love it!!! And I love the name "Drac-in-a-box!!! Only you!!!

Glad you're back, hope you had a great time!

Rhonda Emery said...

wow how cool you really come up with some great ideas. this is the cutest.

Scrapping Cat said... cute is that??? Adorable

Kate said...

This is adorable! I love this "Drac" in a box!!
Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week!

Sherri said...

How that dracula! Spooktacular project!!! Thanks for playing at FCCB!

Michelle said...

very cute idea!! love it
Thanks for playing at the FCCB!

BrendaB said...

LOL! Drac-in-a-box - that is fabulous!

Lisa said...

I love the bats on the box.