Monday, October 25, 2021

Haunted Times Wall Hanging

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 As I was scouring the internet for Halloween miniatures I stumbled across these small {5" x 5"} wooden shadow boxes in a well known large craft store - they also had some other sizes - and the price was so good, I bought a bunch of them. I try to make something 3D for Halloween every year {last year I made a spell book that you can see here} and this shadow box is this years' 3D project.  It's the first time I used one of my new shadow boxes and I had a blast making it! 


Haunted Times
First, I primed the wooden box with white gesso, then painted it black.  While the box was drying I shaped the skeleton, which I got at the Dollar Tree {they are sold in a garland with 4 or 5 of the plastic skeletons tied to a piece of jute. Since the skeletons are plastic, I heated up where I wanted with my heat gun and gently bent him; a plus is that their arms and legs move so even though I bent his legs to make knees the left leg is movable still. This way the box can either be hung on the wall and his leg can dangle, or you can gently put his foot onto the bottom of the shadow box and have it sit on a shelf. I shaped him to be sitting down by bending his legs and I bent his arms to create elbows.  I glued googly eyes to him and set him aside.  I also purchased the hay bales, the silver bat sticker and the background ribbon I used in the box from the Dollar Tree. 


I cut the ribbon to fit the back of the box and glued that down, glued a Tim Holtz/Idea-ology drippy candle onto another hay bale and put some googly eyes on the pumpkin which I sat on some paper leaves from my stash.  The metal letters used to spell out spooky are from Memory Makers, which has gone out of business, they were actually buttons, but I trimmed off the shank.  I cut Happy Halloween from DCWV metallic silver glitter paper using an Impression Obsession die and attached that to the back wall of the box, glued the silver bat under that and added the hay bale with the candle on it to the scene. The last thing I made was the "Haunted Times" newspaper; this is the reason that Mr. Skelly Ton has the googly eyes.  See, he is reading about himself in the gossip portion of the newspaper.  I actually typed up the paper and sized it down to fit in his hands which makes it almost too small to read so I thought I'd post the entire newspaper above.  You will need to click on the image to be able to read it.  If he had lips they'd be open in surprise but he doesn't so let's move on.

Lastly, I glued Skelly Ton on the hay bale, attached the newspaper to his hands and I was done!  I Hope you find this as humerus {see what I did there?} as I do and enjoyed the peek into Skelly's life ~ thanks so much for stopping by and above all, reading the entire post! Christi

Entering my Halloween Wall Hanging in the following challenges:
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, #76 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
My Time to Craft - Halloween or Fall Colors {Halloween}
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes, Option of Orange
Crafty Catz, #569 - Anything Goes w/ Option of Layers
Mixed Media Palace - Mood Board {inspired by all the Halloween-like pictures}
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff, #434 - Halloween or Pumpkins
Love to Scrap, #150 - Anything But a Card
Mixed Media Academy Challenge Blog - Mood board & compulsory item is BUTTONS {word spooky was buttons, I removed the shank!}



  1. Your project is brilliant and a lot of fun too. Vee xx (if this is a duplicate comment please delete not sure if previous one saved :)

  2. Fabulous project and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz hugs Sue x

  3. OMG this is just amazing and so much fun! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Mix It Up!
    Mix It Up
    Please stop by for a visit.

  4. Awesome Halloween project. thanks for entering at Crafty Catz

  5. OH MY - this is absolutely wonderful! I LOVE IT! Thanks for playing along with us at USE YOUR STUFF - DT Gail

  6. You did an amazing job with that shadow box creating a very impressive scene with all those Halloween elements. The Skeleton sat on the hay stack reading the paper really did make me smile. Fun & Fabulous.. thanks so much for sharing @ Creative Artiste and joining our October Challenge.
    Creative wishes Tracey (DT)

  7. spooking cute project. thank you for participating in our monthly challenge at MMA

  8. Wonderful project!Thank you for playing with us in Mixed Media Academy!
    DT Maggie /Margarita Marinova/

  9. Awesome halloween project. Thank you for joining us at the MMA challenge. - DT Priya Satish

  10. Awesome project! Thanks for playing with us

  11. Love it! So cute. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope you will join us again soon. Have a creative month. Judy DT

  12. Merci pour cette jolie participation à notre challenge MMA d’octobre.

  13. Fabulous box. great idea!.Thanks for playing with us at @mixedmediaacademy this month! 😁

  14. Spooky:) I like the idea:) .Thanks for playing with us at MMP

  15. Beautiful project! Thank you for participating from MMP ;)

  16. Spooky and cute! The project turned out great! Thank you for participating in the Mixed Media Place challenge! :)


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