A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster!

A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!

Today is all about crafting with popcorn boxes!

My uber-talented friend Laura Kelly – one of my fellow #LaurasAreCool gals – invited me to participate in this year’s Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop Party!

Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop Party Invitation!

She included some fun craft supplies with the invitation and this adorable popcorn box:

A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!

I immediately saw those scallops as the bottom of a dress, and decided I’d make a friendly popcorn box monster! And a female one for girls, because girls rock, right?

So gather your little girls around and see how easy it is to make one of these, then go and pick up some popcorn boxes and create your own friendly popcorn box monsters!

Giveaway alert! There’s a special giveaway at the bottom of this post!

For the body: I painted the popcorn box with several layers of paint until I loved the look of this little she-monster! I began with a base coat of Chalky Finish paint in an aqua shade called Escape. Then I dry-brushed Chalky Finish paint in pink (Innocence) next, just here and there in sections. Next came some black (Carbon) Chalky Finish paint, and then I went back over everything with an almost solid coat of the aqua paint. A touch more pink…and I was happy!

A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!

As this paint dries quickly, you can do this paint-layering step pretty fast.

For some sparkle, and to give my little she-monster a bit more aqua, I brushed on a coat of Glamour Dust Glitter Paint (in Turquoise Sparkle) and let dry.

For the face: I used a giant googly eye, and a black Micron pen to draw on the eyelashes. Her blush was applied with a tiny stencil dauber and pink Chalky Finish paint. Her mouth is a piece of vintage trim that I curved into a mouth using mini Glue Dots to keep its shape and attach it to the box.

A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!

For the arms: I cut out some glittery cardstock, two different sizes on purpose, to make the arms. Once cut out, simply put a few accordian folds in the paper, then secure it to the side of the popcorn box with Glue Dots.

A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!
For the hair: I used white yarn, cut into small pieces, and attached them to the bottom of the box (which is the top of her head) using Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue. I criss-crossed the layers of yarn and glued more pieces on here and there until I liked her hairstyle! Of course she needed something fancy in her hair, so I used a leftover bow from some previous gift I had received. The bow was attached using more Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue. (I’m a total bow and ribbon hoarder when it comes to gifts and packaging!)
A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!
 
For the dress: I attached some pretty buttons (Laura Kelly Designs for Buttons Galore) along the scallops at the bottom. The buttons came in an awesome little package, and I loved how the green shades played off the aqua color of the dress. I added a few light brown ones too, including a cute flower button in the collection.
A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!
For the legs: I cut two strips of pale aqua construction paper and made a bunch of accordian folds for the legs. I attached them just inside the bottom of the “dress” using Glue Dots. The feet are simply two hand-cut rectangle-square-ish shapes cut from the same glittery cardstock used for the arms.
A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!
Almost all of the materials used came from my existing craft supply stash. Use what you have, as that makes it even more fun. This craft is a great way to use up those extra paper scraps and craft supplies!
And now I have a friendly popcorn box monster!
A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!

Isn’t she cute?

11-12-14 update: Thanks to Terri for suggesting the perfect name in the comments below: 
Eye-vye for Ivy, due to her pretty single eye! 🙂 Love it!

Here she is playing outside among the pumpkins . . .

A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!

She loves to stretch her legs . . .

A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!

And now she just waits patiently for Halloween, so she can help give out candy to all of the trick-or-treaters!

A Friendly Popcorn Box Monster craft, part of the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!

Supplies used:
Popcorn Box
DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints
DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint
Glue Dots
Googly eye
Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
Laura Kelly Buttons (from Buttons Galore)
Micron pen
Yarn
Vintage trim
Construction paper
Glittery cardstock
Upcycled bow
Scissors
Paintbrushes

Bazillions of Ways to Upcycle a Popcorn Box!

To see what my fellow crafters and designers have come up with for their own popcorn box ideas, click the image below. You can also scroll down the very bottom of this post to see individual images of the projects where you can click and go directly to that blogger’s project too! Enjoy!



How about a fun giveaway to craft with your own popcorn boxes? And how about a movie gift card too?

Enter the giveaway using Rafflecopter, below. The prize for the contest is a $50 Fandango Movie gift card, a pack of popcorn boxes from World Market and $45 of ILoveToCreate craft supplies to decorate with! Whoo-hoo!

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Happy crafting!

~Laura
     

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Comments

    • says

      Thanks Laura – this blog hop party you put together has been SO much fun! Who knew a popcorn box could be upcycled so many different ways? Obviously YOU did! 🙂