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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 . . .
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!
DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints
DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint
Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
Laura Kelly Buttons (from Buttons Galore)
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!
Check these AWESOME popcorn box crafts out!