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Eerie and artisanal: Handcrafted Halloween decor
Because there's nothing more terrifying than wading through Etsy during the month of October, I've singled out a few ghoulish handmade goodies that you'll want haunting your home for the long haul.
Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 01:25 PM
It's that time of year again ... yet another cruddy "Paranormal Activity" sequel will soon be hitting theaters, smudge sticks and EMF meters
are flying off store shelves, and yours truly has started eyeing — but not buying — the candy corn selection at CVS (no candy for this boy this year).
Halloween is just around the corner.
Realizing that it's often just as daunting — and time-consuming — to plow through the handmade Halloween decor offerings on websites like Etsy
as it is to go the full-on DIY route by conjuring up recycled milk jug skeletons or getting all Martha Stewart on an oversized gourd, I'm here to lend a non-severed helping hand with a few spooky, standout recommendations.
And I've said it before and I'll say it again: Sure, this is just more stuff that appears in your home on a strictly seasonal basis — unless you're big on skulls — but it's stuff that's unique and produced with care. And perhaps most importantly, it’s the kind of stuff that you probably won't throw away after a couple of years unlike plastic, mass-produced-in-China decorations.
Sugar Skull Pillow Cover by TheWatsonShop @ Etsy
Poltergeist Tangina Psychic Wall Hanging - "This House is Clean" by MamaMinutia @ Etsy
Pennywise the Clown Minimalist Halloween Print by Posterrity @ Etsy
Porcelain Fingers Bowl by Kina Ceramic Design @ Supermarket
Zombie Love Wedding Portrait - Altered Vintage Plate (10.75") by BeatUpCreations @ Etsy
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