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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tutorials for Halloween goodies....

Vintage Pumpkin Tutorial

This "Vintage" pumpkin tutorial puts a classy spin on the usual pumpkins decorating porches, I love the use of sheet music, photocopies of 'The Raven' or other similarly eerie poetry would also be a nice touch. Hunt through your local book exchange or thrift store for old copies of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Pumpkin Craft Tutorial

Lemon-Flavored Eyeballs

What's a meal without eyeballs?! Made from Gelatin, these lemon flavoured eyeballs are sure to go down a treat, take the time to hand paint the iris and pupils to get them looking as realistic as possible and you're sure to have more than a few people pull a face before giving in to curiosity.
Lemon-flavored eyeballs tutorial

Eyeball Necklace

If eating eyeballs wasn't enough, wear them around your neck! This simple tutorial will show you how to make your own eyeball necklace, pair it with a black dress, pointy hat and striped stockings and you have yourself a budget Witch costume.
Eyeball Necklace

Bleeding Candles

Add a spooky touch to your lighting with these bleeding candles from Blue Cricket Designs. Candles, spray paint and thrift store candlesticks makes this low cost and very effective in setting the mood for any sinister party.

Owl Invitations

As always, Martha has some wonderful ideas posted on her website, these owl invitations are just the tip of the iceberg, take a look around the site for more spooky ideas from the Queen of Craft. These invites would also be perfect for anyone planning a Harry Potter theme party at any time of the year, the perfect nod to the Owl Mail delivery system.

Floating Brain

Looking for the just the right beverage to drink at your party? Try this floating brain, using Peach Schnapps, Grenadine and Irish Cream. It looks disgusting and very fitting for any gory gathering. Substitute the peach for Butterscotch Schnapps and you have yourself a Jam Doughnut shot - a highlight of my college days!
Floating Brain

California Roll Costume

Tired of seeing the same old witches, cats and devils on Halloween night? Do something different and come as a California Roll, this full photo tutorial gives you step by step instructions on how to turn some cardboard, packing foam and ping pong balls into a full sushi costume, if you wanted to save yourself some time and skip the roe on the outside, black duct tape would make a great nori seaweed wrap.
California Roll Sushi costume

Amigurimi Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost

Glow in the dark yarn is the perfect touch on this sweet little amigurimi ghost. Although the pattern is written without a base, if you wanted to hang it from any door frames then one would be easy to add, either crochetted or a small circle of felt sewn on just inside the picot would seal it off and keep the polyfill contained.
Stay tuned tomorrow for part 2 of this Halloween Craft series!
Fern Treacy is blogging from Australia. You can check out her fantastic blog here!

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