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Friday, September 12, 2014

Luggage Graveyard

I was patrolling the aisles of Michaels and came across this piece of luggage that was discounted and saw all the Halloween decorations in the store I thought it would be fun to alter it into a graveyard.

My first thought was to have the lid close but once I started creating trees I knew that wasn't possible. I also didn't want to spend a fortunate on small items but bought what I could like the fence that I altered with ink to distress it.

I did see some small dolls and figured I could make them zombies so with the help of my son I painted them a grayish green and added blood.

The floor of the graveyard is a mix of moss and the trees were created on accident. I combined a bunch of twigs and wired them together. I originally was going to spray paint them black but grabbed a can of rubberizing material that my dh used when I took a pot and turned it into a water feature (we sprayed the inside of the pot to keep the water from seeping out). And I immediately noticed it was not paint but loved the effect so it was a great mistake.

I added bits of moss to give it that aged old tree effect and have to say was disappointed in not finding something better from graves and I improvised best I could.

I plan on giving this to my dd. I think she will like's kind of fun to look at the details.


  1. Super cool, Leslie! Love your zombies and what an awesome accident to use the spray rubber on your trees! :)

  2. What an awesome idea!! So fun and creative...I love the figures!!! :) Evie

  3. OMG! This is so cool! So creative!

  4. This is so adorable! Hmm, maybe adorable isn't the right word for Halloween, but I LOVE it!

  5. Wow, too cute! I used to love making these little scenes (maybe they're called dioramas? I can't remember). Love the details.