Boo! Viewer beware, you're in for a scare! (Remember that, Goosebumps TV show fans?) Maybe I'm showing my age a little bit there. Anyway It's that time of year! Have you started getting your Halloween decor put up??!! If you haven't, you really should get moving on that one because it will be here sooner than you realize. I'll have to say that my favorite type of Halloween decor is a unique combination of steampunk, victorian, and folk art styles---I told you it was unique, didn't I? Combined, the decorations are enough to make you feel safe, but yet you have that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something creepy is afoot. Now, don't get me wrong, I do love it all! Those are just my favorites :) Get your scare on and find yourself some amazing decorations!
Item #1 is from prarieantiques
Alright. These are the most realistic fake fingers that I have ever seen. They're definitely good for adding a scare. These can be used in your wax/tart warmer because they are scented. You have many scents to choose from as well. I'd probably go with the fall or Halloween scents since having these out past Halloween might really raise some eyebrows since they do look so realistic..haha.
Item #2 is from Cre8orsTouch
This is a decoration that fits very well into my Halloween style--the Victorian, steampunk, folk art mix. A lot of the stuff I like is made from paper mache, and this marionette-styled cat is no different. Yes, a marionette...sometime those are just creepy in and of themselves (this is similar to a marionette, but without the strings). I think this one is cute, but still a bit creepy. I'm also loving the vintage/primitive look. The way this was created allows you to pose it to a certain extent, and the head rotates--perfect for making guests feel uneasy.
Item #3 is from WreathStreetFloral
When people come to the door you want something that looks pretty and also shows you're a fan of Halloween. I think this one will do the trick! This wreath is a combination of purple hydrangeas, hydrangea leaves and other greens, skulls, and skull hands on top of a grape vine wreath. At the top is a cotton crushed black ribbon. It looks very Halloween-ish to me!
Item #4 is from DearHenryDesign
If you're sending out invitations to your Halloween party, I think these would be an awesome choice! They are created to be like the toe tags you often seen in morgues--they even have a little blood stain on the corner. They are completely personalized with a cause of death and everything. If these don't start giving your guests the creeps, I don't know what will.
Item #5 is from OrangeJarArt
I have no idea where I think I've seen these before, but I'll have to say that seeing them randomly distributed would freak me out a bit. It would be awesome if they blinked! You'd definitely get some screams going, then! The eyes are crafted from polymer clay (this stuff can be difficult to work with if your do not know what you're doing, so I probably would go a little nuts fooling with the stuff) and then handpainted to look old and dirty. Check out the listing for some ways to incorporate these into your decorations.
Item #6 is from UnearthedSalvage
I saw this and originally thought it was actually intended as a piece of Halloween decor. Nope. It's a real dental model--I guess I'm in Halloween mode now. They're actually dentistry students' models from 2006. It's very neat, and actually looks vintage. Now, I'm wondering where the old molds of my teeth before braces are...hmmm.
Item #7 is from Thebatinthehat
A lot of people I've known hate these things. I've played with one, I'll admit it. They are a bit creepy especially if you've seen the movie Ouija (check that out by clicking the movie title). A lot of the stories I've heard deal with not being able to get rid of the board no matter what you did to it. You could burn it, toss it in a river, but it was always waiting for you somewhere. This candle is the lettering of the board. It's 7 inches tall and has no scent. I think it would be a nice piece to keep the guests at your party feeling uneasy.
Item #8 is from frighten
I'm going to tell you right now that I really and freaked out by nuns. No, I didn't go to Catholic school. I just watched one of The Conjuring movies. See below:
Now that I've officially scared the ever loving shit out of myself by looking at these videos, you can possibly get the benefit of scaring your friends and family. I saw the listing on Etsy and mumbled to myself, "aw hell no," because the picture is just creepy and reminded me of the movie. Get a picture like the one above and frame it...in a Victorian picture frame...that'll leave them screaming and completely creeped out.
Item # 9 is from masonjardecor
How about these awesome apothecary-inspired bottles? They're pretty neat, right? You get the labelled bottles, lids, and labels. You can actually use them to hold adult beverages or you can fill with with water and food coloring for a decorative look. Pick your poison wisely---unruly spirits, troubled waters, or embalming fluid.
Item #10 is from RaggedyRee
I've always liked hourglasses, but they always make me feel like time is running out---and that's the point for further making your guests creeped out. Also included in this listing is a clock that was once a prop. Together, the two really get the point across about time running out. Make sure to put it where you're guests will constantly see it!
Item #11 is from Lot450Shop
Here we have a red Halloween/Fall candle. It looks like a blood candle, but it's really just a blood red soy candle with a wood wick. You can get it unscented or in a spiced cider scent. What drew me to this was how deep of a red the wax was and because of the fake blood the maker put on the side--awesome idea!
Item #12 is from 3Ddreaming
To turn on the lights, you'll have to throw the switch. I really think this is a neat idea, and I've not seen them anywhere else. You can get these for single and double switches, and the base can be chosen to be white. I personally like the gray the best...it's darker and more sinister. My only issue is that I would probably be terribly lazy and just leave it up..haha (the doormat and lights around the door from last year are still there).
For those of you who want to get your DIY on, I've found some cool tutorials for you
#1 This is an underground cell that has been made from reclaimed wood. The lights make it extra creepy.
#2 Try this Candy Corn party mix...It's delish; I've made it for the last two years.
#3 Barfing Pumpkin chip tray--Blue Corn tortilla chips, guacamole, and a carved pumkin.
That's all I have for you today my spooks! I hope you've enjoyed this Horror-filled Halloween Edition of this week's favorites. I know I've gotten several ideas for decor and for DIY. Let me know if you like the DIY inclusion and your favorite Halloween items/ DIYs in the comments below :) Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists so love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! It's time for another Weekly Wednesday, and this week it's a Christmas theme!! Que bells and Christmas music. We're just a short couple of weeks away from this wonderful holiday, so I hope you all have your decorations out and ready...if not I've got some ideas for you!
Item #1 is from eugenie2
I love how big these stockings are. No, you wouldn't have to fill them up completely....make it like a hunt for the gifts. The fair isle print is another thing I'm loving recently. I didn't use to be a huge fan of it, but it definitely has grown on me. There are several design options/combinations available and embroidery is free!
Item #2 is from JolieMarche
It's so neat how the pillow cover has a stamp in the corner! I love that it's not a cartoon print and is a more natural picture of the Christmas tree. I feel like it makes it have a more classic look to it. There are no zippers to this baby...just an envelope closer, and it comes in three separate sizes....the pillow form is not included, but there is a link to where one can be purchased.
Item #3 is from GFTWoodcraft
These are so dogon cute!! These little Santas come in a set of 6, 8, 10, or 12 and are a variety of shapes and sizes. The faces are hand painted and are cut from hardwood branches. These would definitely be cute to have staring at you on Christmas morning as you open your gifts!
Item #4 is from GoldenDropGarlands
I must be living under a rock because I have never reakky seen this lovely garland! I'm liking it a freaking lot! The texture just looks amazin. The balls are made of sheep's wool and are about an inch in diameter. Another great thing about these is that there is a loop on the ends that allow you to hang the garland from nails....and (since there are no knots tied) you can space them out a bit for your own unique look! I may have to get some of these just as an everyday decoration...haha.
Item #5 is from MadeInBurlap
If you're like me and don't have a tree skirt, this is a very elegant one that would go great udner any tree. Before Christmas my cat always lays under the tree and continues to do so after the gifts are there...it's a cat thing... ;) And if your kitty is white then you're in luck! This skirt is white with an oatmeal pom pom trim and a ruffled burlap edge. I think the combination of colors is perfect and really represents the whole idea of rustic.
Thats all I have for you this week my lovely readers! I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did browsing Etsy. The year is almost over...can you believe it?!?!? It's gone by so fast. Before you head off, drop me a line in the comments about what you'd like to see for the new year on the blog! Yep, it's time for new starts and revamping---I welcome your ideas! Now, head over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
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Hello, everyone! I hope you all are doing well and not eating too many jelly beans like me! I'm a jelly bean freak. Anyway, Easter is just around the corner, and if you've not gotten your decorations out (or if you don't have any), I've got some fabulous links for you!
Item #1 is from therustygoose
I chose this little chick decoration because it's so freaking cute! I'm also a huge fan of the distressed look as well. This little cutie is made of 2 inch thick wood and measures in at 7.5 x 5.75 inches. Not too tiny, but not huge either. It comes with pink ribbon, but there are other options to choose from. Love this little shelf sitter :)
Item #2 is from SugarTreeDecor
Oh...this wreath. I like it because it's not like most wreaths you end up seeing around Easter time. You've got your bunny in the middle (love the glasses; gives him a sophisticated look), hydrangeas, peonies, a few eggs, and what else? CARROTS! The combination of the different prints of ribbon flows really well with the theme of this wreath and to top everything off--a "Happy Easter" sign. If you have the space between your front door and storm door (unlike me) or don't have a storm door, this is a fantastic wreath for you!
Item #3 is from thelittlegreenbean
I couldn't do an Easter post without including a banner now could I? Nope. Each pennant is made of burlap, and is wither a carrot or bunny. The bunnies have a cute little cotton tail, and the carrots have raffia for the leaves. These won't come off easily because they are sewn onto the twine. At the end there are 3 feet of extra twine on both ends. Too cute! The bunny pillow is also listed in her shop if you want to complete the look!
Item #4 is from UkrainianEasterEggs
Let me tell ya'll now. I saw this egg, and my mouth dropped because I thought it was so GORGEGOUS. Look at the tiny, tiny details on this egg (it's a chicken egg, so you know how tiny these details are). The entire piece is handmade (well, except for laying the egg, but you know what I mean). It has been emptied, washed, painted with hot beeswax, dyed, and sealed. I don't know how many of you have tried to blow out the contents of an egg through a tiny hole, but believe me, it isn't easy. I tried it before, and I had to give up. The process these artists go through is so intricate and is not for the patience-lacking. This specific type of egg painting is called Pysanky. Those that do this are extremely talented and drawers, designers, and painters, and I'm so glad to see that this traditional way of painting eggs has been passed down and maintained throughout the generations! Below is a video showing how this is done!
Item #5 is from BonjourLuna
I don't know what it is about fabric carrots, but I love them! They're just too cute. The maker of these carrots uses cotton fabric and polyester filling. As an option, you get to choose what fabric you want your carrot made out of (1 of 3), but if you're buying more than one, you can mix and match or go with just one print. I personally like the mixture of prints because they do go so well together. You can use these a number of ways: shelf sitters, basket fillers, bowl fillers, or whatever else you can think of. I could honestly see these being used in the summer as an addition to a indoor gardening sign!
Item #6 is from KatandCoCrafts
As I said earlier, I'm a huge fan of distressed things, and this Easter Bunny sign fits the bill. Pink is definitely not my favorite color, but the maker of this item is willing to work with those of us who aren't "pink fans" and change the color! The sign is 7.25 x 7.25 inches and 3/4 of an inch thick. The bunny itself is really cute, but the vines add a little more visual interest to the piece along with the distressing technique.
Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.