This little coffin, made out of a balsawood-like material, would make a cute jewelry box once I give it a paint job. But the question is, what to paint on it?
Last year they had slightly larger coffins and I painted it all black. This one doesn't have those horizontal bar things, so I think I want to do black and white stripes, and maybe add a cameo from one of my often-unused necklaces.
The inside of the other coffin is black and white flocked damask scrapbook paper, so maybe this time I'll do red flocked or something else? I don't know.
The coffin was only 99 cents (before coupon), by the way, so you could buy a bunch to paint it up in all matter of ways.
These little wood shapes are very cute, and were 29 cents each. I know, right? The other shapes included witches and skulls, but these were my favorites. They need a coat of paint but there are endless possibilities. Don't believe me? Bane of GIY: Goth it Yourself used very similar ones in her Stripey, Batty Chest of Drawers.
Next, in the clearance isle I found these oval plaque things. They're made of a plaster like material, but they would make cute plaques of some kind. These were $1 each and there were a lot of different shapes, but I preferred these.
So, I figured that I would use the little shapes on the plaques. Cute, right? They still need a paint job, though. I'm thinking grey for the tombstone and bat, black and white stripes for the plaques, and maybe some fancy calligraphy in paint pen to make them name plates. Maybe my new roommate next year would appreciate one (hehe.)
And I can even use ribbon from my Michael's haul last year, which I still have a lot of.
But then that leaves the question of what to do with the other shapes. I could make cute and corny brooches, or use them to spruce up my school supplies for the coming school year. Oh the possibilities...
So, that concludes my haul for this year, but I'm super excited to get back to the store with more than a $5 on me and buy some things. Have you guys found anything super great in stores yet? If so, what?
Oh, and P.S., not done listening to me discuss Fatphobia in Goth? I'm a part of Sary Walrus' Plus-size Fashion, Privilege and The Scene With Alt Bloggers series, and my interview went up today! Go check it out! (She called me renowned, shucks.)