Spend this October working that devilish imagination of yours. Alexa is just days away from unearthing 24 Halloween craft tutorials in 24 hours. That should keep you busy until the Big Day. Alexa says they will be “quick and easy and very accessible projects. I’ll be covering everything from jewelry to decor ideas to fun food crafts to costumes! And all of the projects I make are something you can achieve in an evening, so it doesn’t mean you have to spend hours of labor slaving away on your crafts!”
Reader Debbie also let us know about her 2 newest craft tutorial projects: Crow Canister & Tray, and Vintage Look Halloween Decoupaged Decor. Bust out the glue and be sure to share the photos when you’re done.
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Hey Halloween fiends, it’s time for another contest. Zombie Pumpkins offers its own breed of unique pumpkin carving patterns that are definitely a cut above the rest. Every year many new stencils rise up and the website itself even transforms with a new design and theme. This year’s theme is “Night of the Zombie Pumpkins”. In honor of these recently reanimated creatures, 5 lucky winners will get a full membership to the Zombie Pumpkins stencil library. That’s nearly 200 spooky stencils for your pumpkin carving and other artistic activities.
There are 2 ways to enter the contest;
Head to the Zombie Pumpkins stencil library and pick your favorite patterns. Leave a comment here and let us know which stencils you’re digging like a grave.
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For the most unique and spectacular Halloween goodies you really can’t do better than handmade. The diversity, quality and imagination beats the pants off any of the mass produced Halloween items. Etsy – the epicenter of handmade items sold online – has put together a spooktacular Halloween gift guide that features quite an array of treats; costumes, decorations, jewelry and accessories, toys, cards, spooky art, and even food. Now you can support independent artisans while decking out your haunted mansion in style.
Alexa at SwellDesigner let us know about a weekly Halloween Craft and Idea project that she’s working on this year. She has been posting a tutorial each Tuesday for a variety of Halloweeny decorations and goodies. Here are some great ones;
vintage inspired Jack-o-Lantern decoration
Funny fill-in-the-blank Halloween Cup Labels
Vintage Black Cat Pendant (or use any graphic you like)
Frightfully Funky Feather Wreath (more spooky wreath ideas here)
Martha Stewart style Halloween Pennants
Cute Cupcake Stand made from a used CD
In addition to her own projects, she is now adding a Halloween Crafts and Ideas Roundup that will include other spooky projects from around the Internet. If you’re the DIY type, be sure to check …
There’s always something new going on at Zombie Pumpkins. Proprietor, stencil illustrator, webmaster, and zombie-wrangler, Ryan, is a man of many talents and ideas. Not content to let his site rot like an old pumpkin, it receives a steady creative transfusion every Halloween season. So what’s new at the best pumpkin carving pattern site on the Internet?
Each year a new zombie-related theme for the website is chosen and for 2008 it’s “Night of the Zombie Pumpkins”. As always, there’s an amazing new site design to go with it. It’s seriously worth it to visit the entire site just to see how detailed and cohesive the design is.
Each year Zombie Pumpkins chooses a new charity to raise funds for. This Halloween your purchase of a “Monster All Access” membership will help …
Every home haunter can use help transforming their walls and doors. Faux cobwebs and black trash bags can only go so far, right? Not very many pre-made options exist, and none of them look as cool as these Dramatic Double Doors. Phantom Moose Films shows us an easy tutorial using cardboard, a glue gun and some spray paint. They needed this prop for a castle scene in one of their short films, and necessity was the mother of invention. Isn’t that always the way?
Good luck with the project and have fun storming the castle!