Coffin Shaped Gift Box for Halloween Rubber Stamping Projects

  • 01 of 06

    Coffin Box Template

    Rubber stamped coffin gift box
    Rubber stamped coffin gift box. Kate Pullen

    Updated to include PDF template

    Why not make a gift box with a difference to stamp for Halloween. This coffin looks fiddly to make, however once you get the hang of the folding you will see that it is very similar to a basic folded box. If you would like to make the coffin larger or smaller, simply change the dimensions. Print out the template onto scrap paper first and practice before using good quality paper.

    The coffin can be decorated with any rubber stamps and stamping techniques that you...MORE like. Stamp the coffin while it is flat and before assembling it.


    • Scrap paper to practice
    • Two sheets of black paper (or color of your choice)
    • Glue
    • Ruler, scissors, pen


    • Coffin Gift Box Template - 1
    • Coffin Gift Box Template - 2
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  • 02 of 06

    Cut Around the Template

    Cut around the template
    Cut around the template. Kate Pullen
    Print out the template. Tip - Practice on scrap paper first.

    Transfer the template onto paper. Cut around the template and cut along the 'cut' lines as indicated in the diagram.
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  • 03 of 06

    Decorate the Coffin with Rubber Stamps

    Fold the edges
    Fold the edges. Kate Pullen
    Rubber stamp and decorate the coffin if required (it is easier to do this while the paper is still flat). Fold along the folding lines as indicated.
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    Complete all of the Folds

    Assemble the coffin
    Assemble the coffin. Kate Pullen
    Make all of the folds. A folding bone or paper folder will help to produce good and firm creases. Score well before folding to get clean folds.
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    Assemble the Coffin

    Assemble the coffin
    Assemble the coffin. Kate Pullen
    Put a dab of glue onto the folds at the one end of the coffin. Fold the flaps under the folds at either side of the coffin and glue into place. Repeat at the other end. Tip]: - A tiny fold at the inside edges at the widest point of the coffin will give a more defined shape to the finished coffin. Make the base of the coffin gift box in the same way.
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    Finish The Coffin Gift Box as Required!

    Finish the coffin
    Finish the coffin. Kate Pullen

    There are many ways to finish this coffin gift box.

    • Tie a ribbon around the edge
    • Rubber stamp suitably scary images onto a piece of paper, color these in before cutting them out and applying them to the coffin
    • Line the coffin with red paper or even fabric
    • Add dots of glitter or other embellishments to brighten the coffin

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