Vampires can be a real nuisance!
That's why I like to have my trusty vampire kit on hand!
Especially on those late nights
when I am alone working in my garage.
It all started on one fateful trip to Hobby Lobby.
I found this box in the unfinished wood section.
I glued on the cross cutout (also in the wood section) and stained it all.
What inspired me most are this beautiful little bottle and a silver crucifix.
The bottle was in a perfume bottle display.
As for the crucifix... if you haven't been to a Hobby Lobby,
to say they have a lot of Crosses is an understatement!
There are so many lovely ones to choose from. I decided to stay on the simpler side for that.
Garlic, I actually had a fake garlic garland from the dollar store.
I just tore a couple off and tied them up with raffia.
For the wooden stake I used a 1"wooden dowel (below, also in the wood section).
I cut it the length to fit my box, and carved a sharp point.
I almost killed myself several times doing this.
I also used my wood burner to make symbols in the side,
just because that seemed like the right thing to do.
I then stained it and wrapped some twine around the handle and used glue to keep it secure.
I lined the box with cheap velvet wanna be scraps that I had on hand.
If I had it to do again I would buy a stiffer felt like fabric because the floppy velvet was a nightmare!
I ended up cutting pieces of scrap felt and covering them with my velvet.
It was annoying and time consuming but it looks pretty now.
I was just being cheep, but I wont do it that way again.
Oh and i wanted it to have sections for the pieces.
I measured and cut cardboard and covered them with the velvet as well
and then glued them in place.
So there is my Vampire Kit!
Ready on hand in case I ever need it!
Warning: This Vampire Kit may not work on Twilight Vampires!
The best way to destroy a Twilight Vampire,
is to tease them until they develop an eating disorder.
Just kidding....I like to make fun of Twilight, but I don't hate it.
And my nieces like it, so I can't be too mean.