A giant bowl of wispy punch is certainly festive, but a true ghost-host offers their guest customized cocktails that suit their own tastes. Here's a few ideas to get your fall festivities popping.
Garnishes: ANY mixed drink can get a scary-fun makeover with a frightful garnish. Simply mix up drinks per usual, but sink one of the following into your highball or martini glass:
- Plastic spider rings
- Gummy worms
- Novelty eyeballs … Continue Reading
Bella Dia shares a very clever way of making a perpetual jack-o’-lantern out of a fish bowl. All you need is a round fish bowl, some orange and yellow tissue paper and some Modge Podge. The procedure is so simple, a pictorial tut is really all you need! Via.
Apply yellow tissue paper with Modge Podge to the face area and let dry.
Cover everything, excluding the pumpkin's features, with orange tissue paper. Let… Continue Reading
Perfect for your haunted Halloween party, these spider web balloons–complete with spiders–are clever and easy to make with just a few supplies. Their ‘secret ingredient’ is something called Hi-Float.
Along with the Hi-Float, you’ll need:
11-inch clear latex balloons
Some small rubber spiders.
Clips or plastic disks to seal the balloons.
Air or helium (the second of which is optional)
To make them:
Head on over to… Continue Reading
Okay, so maybe the example 'ghosts' aren't terribly spooky, but this two-way haunted mirror is a mighty fine idea, and looks like a blast to build. it works like this: "The mirror is really a box with a two-way mirror on the front. Inside the box are models or other renderings of ghosts. Since the inside of the box is black, the two-way mirror reflects the room normally, but when tiny lights hidden inside the box are… Continue Reading
Can’t stomach the sight of blood? Consider this Bloody Vinyl Tablecloth exposure therapy. The perfect table topper for your upcoming Halloween bash, the tablecloth is available through frightcatalog.com for a reasonable $8.99. An equally bloody alternative is the Bloody Hand tablecloth below. A flimsy store-bought version will set you back 4 bucks, but some fabric paint, an inexpensive fabric table cloth and some willing naked… Continue Reading
Autumnal and Adorable!
Indie Fixx highlights this tutorial from Liquid Paper for making perfect fall pumpkins from orange pom-poms from the craft store. Just, please, don't attach them to the back of your ankle-height socks.
- Orange Pom poms
- Green embroidery floss
- Liquid fray check
A few days ago a storm blew through and left behind a plethora of fallen branches and twigs. As I set about to tidy up the yard the other day, I noticed some particularly fine specimens, and since I hate to see good twigs go to waste, I decided to make something out of them: A witch’s broom.
I started with a straight-ish 5' long branch, roughly the circumference of a broom handle. Now, you might think a broom-head made of straw would… Continue Reading
The other day while at Target, I overheard a boy say to his mother, “Can we buy a Halloween costume this year?” To which his mother replied, “After Halloween.” Ahhh, a woman after my own heart, shopping for the holiday after it’s over thereby scoring some sweet deals. But who wants to spend cash on next year’s Halloween? To get something new (to please the kids) and free (to please your pocketbook)… Continue Reading
Just in time for spooky Halloween crafts, Bernat has introduced their new worsted weight glow in the dark yarn. To make your photo-luminescent experience even more fun, Bernat also has some free knit and crochet patterns to download like the knitted 'boo' bag pictured above the glowing crocheted star below.
Get a jump on Halloween (my favorite holiday!) with these jack-o’-lantern and skull-shaped pancake molds. The non-stick 4 3/4" by 6 1/2" molds, which are designed with special knobs that let you change the their expressions, are sold in sets of two for $19.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
Everyone loves the festive touch of hanging stuff from the ceiling. But the premade, disposable options are, well, disposable, and well, ugly. Handmade paper garlands are a much better option, but if you're making the effort, why not go all out and create a fabric option, which can be used again and again with no tearing, ripping, or crinking...well, maybe a little crinkling, but nothing a hot iron and a few seconds can't fix. And what a… Continue Reading