The Art of Darkness

Even More Stuff I Found While Looking Around

September 15th, 2015 by Cobwebs

It’s time for another bunch of random stuff I want to share but can’t hang a whole post on. Some of them have no attribution, so if you happen to know the source for any of these please leave a note in the comments. (Click to view larger.)

Skull Planter

Succulent Skull

This skull kinda looks like it might be designed to be a flowerpot, rather than just being a repurposed prop, but if you’ve got a prop skull lying around it should work fine. I really like the selection of succulents. I’m not entirely sure about the source since most of the image lookup results are from Pinterest (you guys, I hate Pinterest so, so much. I am sure that “obfuscate original sources” is a core part of their business plan), but a couple of those seem to point back to Frolicing [sic] in the Forest so let’s pretend it’s from there.

Hocus Pocus Nails

Hocus Pocus Nails

I really like the use of glow-in-the-dark paint in this manicure. This design is by PiggieLuv, and there are a number of other neat Halloween ideas on the site; this spider and web design would be a little unwieldy, but it’s really striking.

Tentacle Silverware

Tentacle Flatware

This sea life dining set by Perry Gargano is a mere $240 per place setting. And, sure, if you want to get technical about it, the curve on the handles would probably make these things a pain to actually use, but you can’t beat ’em for style.

Starch Figures

Laundry Starch Ghosts

This is one of HGTV’s Halloween tips (the slideshow format is annoying, but there are some other cute ideas if you feel like clicking through ’em). I have doubts about whether it’d be possible to get these detached from their forms cleanly–maybe if you used balloons and then popped them–but they’re pretty cute.

Jewelry Rack

Jewelry Rack

Posted on imgur by IndustrialStapler. This would be easy to DIY; you could also use it to hold keys.

Octopus Chair

Octopus Chair

This design is apparently by Wendy Olsen. Makes me wish I were better with fabric paint.

Poe Pumpkins

Poe Pumpkins

This is an idea from Country Living; it’d be fairly simple to pull off with stencils, and it’s a nicely elegant look.


Bond Ring

This just made me giggle. (via Tanya)

Monster Shoe

Monster Shoe

There are a couple of additional photos on Craftster. I’m not sure how easy it’d be to cover a pump with fake fur, but these are pretty cute.


Spiderweb Photo Album

This is an embroidered cover for a photo album. It’s a fairly easy design, and if you can’t find a fabric-covered photo album you could use paint or sequins instead.


Photo Tombstones

These are from the exit queue in Disneyland Paris’ Phantom Manor. If you decorate your yard for Halloween, a set of “family portrait” tombstones like these would be a great addition to your graveyard. It’d also be fun to get a set of miniature foam tabletop tombstones (like these; you can usually find them at party stores around Halloween) and use wallet-size photos to make a little “‘Til Death Do Us Part” photo frame.

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