Egad; it’s another bunch of random stuff I’ve found which 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.)
Although I’m always impressed with people who have the patience and skill to pull off intricate edibles, these pretzels are definitely more my speed. Cute, easy to make in bulk, and simple enough that kids could help.
|Knit Brain Hat
These hilariously awesome “thinking caps” are custom-made by Etsy seller tomspecsdiggs. It might be just possible to DIY something reasonably similar by sewing coils of home-decorating trim to a knit cap.
If you’re having some landscaping done and want to cause some excitement, this would be the way to do it.
|Skeleton Hands Hair Clips
These were available on Etsy but Morena’s Corner has easy instructions for making your own.
|Glow in the Dark Cupcakes
I have mixed feelings about these cupcakes by Hoosier Homemade. Tonic water glows under black light (and it’s great at Halloween parties to serve in mixed drinks or put in a tabletop fountain), but it’s also bitter. This recipe uses it both as the liquid component of the frosting and as a finishing dip, and responding to questions in the comments the author says that you can taste the tonic “a bit.” Adults might not mind, but little kids probably wouldn’t approve. If you’re making them for adults, you may as well embrace the flavor and make Gin and Tonic Cupcakes instead. Then dip as for the original recipe.
Madame Talbot’s Victorian Lowbrow makes a lot of interesting framed curios. This one features coins supposedly taken from a corpse’s eyes, along with a short description of that particular funeral practice. It’d be an attractive and super-easy addition to a wunderkammer or a sideshow-type haunt. (And be sure to check out all of the other curios on those pages; there are all kinds of great ideas.)
|“Hail Santa” Sweater
loveandasandwich made this splendid sweater to wear to holiday parties. It’d be perfect for a company “ugly sweater” contest.
Alexandra Tiara had this listed in their Folksy shop, but it’s been sold. Something pretty close could be DIY’d with wire and patience.
|“Alohomora” Key Rack
This Harry Potter-inspired key rack is available on Etsy, but wouldn’t be hard to DIY with some screw-in cup hooks.
When Geeks Wed did a feature on “half-nerdy” wedding cakes split between traditional icing and fandom-related stuff. This one particularly amused me because the subtext is so clearly, “I want lots of pretty flowers and ivory icing and it’ll be so elegant.” “I’m Batman.”