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Macabre and Mother Nature-approved: Handmade Halloween decor
On the hunt for Halloween decor that isn't of the disposable, made-in-China variety? Check out these 9 ghoulish handmade goodies that you'll want haunting your home for the long haul.
Tue, Oct 04, 2011 at 08:00 PM
Over the past few days, I've been binging on mini-sized rolls of Necco Wafers (seriously, I need to cut it out or my teeth are going to rot and fall out) and contemplating which cheesy "summer camp gone bad" horror film
from the '80s to add to my Netflix queue (yes, I still have one
). This, of course, can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner.
Without a doubt, the best Halloween decorations are the homemade ones
and the ones created by Mother Nature herself (or my personal favorites, vintage Biestle diecuts
). But what if you aren't keen on gourd displays or simply don't have the time to craft tombstones out of recycled cardboard? Check out these creep-tastic décor items that are lovingly handmade by someone else
Sure, it's just more stuff
that appears in your home on a seasonal basis — although many of these items can be used year-round if your decorating tastes lean towards the macabre ... just hide the skeleton cereal bowls before the in-laws visit — but it's stuff that's made with care by a real person and not in some far-off factory. Additionally, many of the below items are made from natural and/or recycled and repurposed materials. And perhaps most importantly, these are things that you won't throw away after a couple of years unlike flimsy plastic Halloween decorations (my apologies, Oriental Trading Company
Reshape Studio Porcelain Baby Doll Head Candy Dish/Planter and Saucer @ Supermarket ($45)
Recycled Glass Candy Bowl @ West Elm
Papier-Mâché Pumpkins @ West Elm
($12 - $49)
Bats Letterpress Coasters by 12fifteen @ Supermarket
($12/set of 8)
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