Thursday, October 13, 2011
Halloween Lust, Luster & DIY
Ways to Spook Things Up
listening to "I put a spell on you"-Nina Simone
I am delighting in the creepy skulls that would stay on in a prominent place in our home after El Dia De Los Muertos! These fit our aesthetic perfectly and they're cast not real so they're vegan friendly, found objects upcycled and repurposed!
I want to make this or buy it. It's amazing! It was on etsy but I forgot where. Forgive me, please! I am way too busy to focus.
So smitten with black feather wreaths
anatomically correct decorating
A Bit of Freaky Fashion
Who say's you can't dress the part while you are out buying supplies or making these creepy creations? Check out etsy for most of these cool wares all over this post! Google skull, vintage vase, feather wreath or pumpkins and great things pop up. I found some great things under Halloween decoration...etc.!
Some DIY Halloween Inspiration
Throw some black roses in these or stick with the black and white theme and find some white flowers that suit your fancy to display, but display all these vases together for full impact. These have to be in a prominent place on a table with some glitter covered skulls and/or painted pumpkins. I also like the idea of hanging black crows on fishing line and/or using them in a centerpiece on your dining room table with these vases and some dark curly willow branches or maybe dried spiky flowers like thistles. Ghoulish.
Use this print or something else that suits your theme to create placemats or to create seating cards. It would also make fun labels on food at a Halloween party! Simply write what is being served on the corner, mount on a popsicle stick or skewer and put directly in the food on a counter, buffet style. Or use this as a sign to welcome guests. Please don;t hesitate to utilize as artwork in a frame! It can be put on fabric, too! This is a fab idea that can be used with any spooky graphic in a variety of chic and creative ways. The sky is the limit! Play around like these mating birds!
Bedazzled and painted pumpkin perfection! You can do it if I can!
I can paint or stencil. This is way too cool for school!
Who wants to decoupage pumpkins? I do!
I die! This is so major!!! Black glitter everything. It's almost as good as sequined everything! Dope show!
A cool idea from The Martha Stewart Show! It's on her website with video and a tutorial. I would do them all in white or black with white candles or black candles since I want a simple color scheme.
I would probably do this with black tissue paper or paper doilies. I think the vintage creepy factor is what I am going for this year. However, the upcycled coffee filters are pretty cool and have an effect that I like. I also love the idea of a DIY black feather wreath. I love how chic and sleek that look is and black turkey feathers are really cheap! I would go to the fabric district and buy a black feather boa and attach it to a foam, floral frame using floral pins that can be purchased in DTLA in the floral district or at any basic craft store. You have to buy some acrylic paint and glitter anyways. Right? Right!
Supplies That Look Appetizing
Have fun and happy crafting! Happy Halloween! This is by far my favorite Holiday! I can't wait to show you all my tricked out treats and treasures. I am going to make some decorations this weekend and I am going for a theme. This year, I can focus on the home and not my costume since my snow white costume is done. I made it last year. I am going to go as a post-poison apple, zombie state, snow white and the hubby is going as a legalize Dopey dwarf! All he needs is his purple beanie and a pot leaf patch! Too funny! He's very straight laced so it's an oxymoron. Te he!
There's a lot more to come. As a theatre gal, I have a good time with costumes and the whole Halloween "event"! I still have to post a few pre-Halloween outfits, jewelry by a dear friend and some Polaroid play! I will try not to get too bogged down at work, teaching and producing our fall play! I am staying on top of all my responsibilities in order to post! Have fun & Happy haunting!