Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween Treats

Although Halloween is probably my least favorite of the cool weather holidays, I have found some really nice decorating and craft ideas that I thought I would share with you.
Witches Kitchen : The Aranameurta Blog has a terrifying tutorial on creating your own "Witch Kitchen Jars". These are jars of things that witches would keep around their cauldrons - Garden Gnome Heads, Snake Oil, Skulls, and Nightmare Larva. All you need to get started are some jars, some regular household items or things that you can collect outdoors - leaves, moss, seed pods. The blog post also shows you how to create your own aged looking labels, as well as decorating the bottles. An additional tutorial is posted that goes into more detail about creating shelves to display the jars on, completely with LED lighting. Spooky!
Vintage Halloween Luminary : Nothing says "Happy Halloween" like a flickering candle and grinning Jack O'Lanterns. Here is a Halloween luminary craft that is sure to grace your table, mantle or window sill this year. You can make it yourself with some glass, glue, copper-foil tape, and some spooky vintage images from the early 1900's - when they really knew what Halloween was all about.
Halloween Tree : Do you remember going out before Christmas to pick out the Christmas tree? Searching through dozens of shapes and sizes, to find the one, perfectly shaped tree? Well, picture your search for the perfect Halloween tree: "Nope, not dead enough... Not twisted enough... Not quite ugly enough... " That's what I found myself saying as I hiked through the overgrown acres of a local park. I pulled out plenty of dead branches, but only one was the perfect, gnarled, twisted and very dead branch I wanted for my perfect Halloween Tree. Trust me. You'll find yours, too. And you'll love potting it in this hand-cast Plaster of Paris Jack O'Lantern base. And what's a tree without decorations? Here's a Halloween Witch Ornament, Halloween Clown Ornament, Halloween Pumpkin Ornament, and Halloween Chenille Figures.

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