Today is all about crafting with popcorn boxes!
My friend Laura Kelly invited me to participate in this year’s Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop Party!
She included some fun craft supplies with the invitation and this adorable popcorn box:
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!
DIY Friendly Popcorn Box Monster
DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints
DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint
Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
Laura Kelly Buttons
Micron black pen
Popcorn Box Monster 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!
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.
Popcorn Box Monster 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.
Popcorn Box Monster 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.
Popcorn Box Monster Hair:
Popcorn Box Monster Dress:
Popcorn Box Monster Legs:
Here’s my friendly popcorn box monster!
Isn’t she cute?
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 . . .
She loves to stretch her legs . . .
And now she just waits patiently for Halloween, so she can help give out candy to all of the trick-or-treaters!
I hope that monster’s friendly, because it’s way too cute to be scary! Love your project.
Allie, Chaska Card Company
Definitely a friendly monster Allie! 🙂 Thanks so much!
She is so stinkin’ adorable! #laurasarecool
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! 🙂
So cute! Girl monsters gotta have a name though… 😉
You’re right Terri. I’m going to work on a fun name for her!
Well seeing as how she only has one eye……may I suggest Eye-vye (Ivy)? hehe
Eye-vye it IS! Love it! 🙂 I’m editing my post to add in her name! Thanks so much!
Adorbs! Love it.
Thanks Carol! 🙂
Aw, she has a name! Haha, sweet lil Eye-vye.