Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

Hello!  I have an awesome project for you today!  Let me preface this by saying that this is a gift for my little sister, who absolutely LOVES anything Tim Burton.  I make most of my gifts for her.  She is hard to buy for and it's just easier for me to make something than to think for hours on what I should buy her. 

Over the years I have made her a Nightmare Before Christmas zipper pouch. She loved it.  Jack Skellington ornaments, a Jack Skellington candle using my candle tutorial, you can find it here.

As you can see there is a pattern.  I have done all I can think of for Nightmare Before Christmas so I thought I would move on to her other favorite Tim Burton movie, Beetlejuice.  

I loved Beetlejuice when I was a kid.  I could not believe that was Michael Keaton, my Batman, as Beetlejuice.  I love the movie even more as an adult because now I can understand most of the jokes.  Ran into that with Wayne's World too.  

So, here is my project for the day.  A wooden Handbook for the Recently Deceased. 

Here are my supplies: Images ( I pulled them from Google), a wooden book ( Hobby Lobby $1.99), Modge Podge,  brown and white paint, scissors, assorted brushes, and some felt.

Start by painting your entire book the brown color and cut your felt to fit the secret compartment in the book spine.

Next, paint the "book pages" a cream color. I achieved this color by mixing a touch of the brown paint in with the white.   I don't have a great picture of that because honestly I forgot. 

Next, take your images, cut them out and using Modge Podge put them into place.  

Go over them with the Modge Podge to make sure they're on there good.  ( Just so you know, I am not the best at using Modge Podge.) Make sure to smooth out any blemishes and bubbles. 

You're done!  I love how it turned out and I know my sister is going to love it. 

Hope you all liked my tutorial.  Also, if you are my sister and you are reading this, stop by and pick this up when you can :)


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