The Art of Darkness

Still More Stuff I Found While Looking Around

January 20th, 2016 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.)

Tarot Collar

Tarot Card Collar

This is another custom job by Nez of Darkspectre Custom Couture, featuring real tarot cards.

Coffin Shelf

Coffin Bookcase

Found via Jes, this was originally posted on Imgur. MAKE has instructions for building a coffin bookcase, if you’re feeling ambitious and want to try something similar.

Butterfly Clock

“Time Flies” Clock

This awesome wall decoration is by Mr. Kate, and there’s even a tutorial. I love the black butterflies, but this would look great with bats, too.

Signpost

Spooky Signpost

This would be a neat outdoor Halloween decoration. I can’t find the source for this one, but there are easy directions for a somewhat similar one here. You could also make a lightweight prop version with insulating foam (the sort used for prop tombstones) and a long piece of PVC pipe.

Spider Seal

Sealed with a Spider

This is attributed to the Zakka Life blog, but I can’t actually find it on that site. It’s certainly easy enough to DIY; just drip some sealing wax on an envelope and press in a fake spider before it cools. These are obviously too fragile to go through the mail, but they’d be a neat touch on hand-delivered party invitations.

Obi Wine Kenobi

Obi Wine Kenobi

This isn’t goth, it just made me laugh. The little glowstick lightsaber is the perfect finishing touch.

Cheesecloth Frame

Halloween “Wreath”

This was made using an old picture frame and some dollar-store decorations. The netting appears to be cheesecloth.

Cheesecloth Lamp

Halloween Lamp

Similar idea to the frame above, and using the same gauzy fabric. This is a five-minute way to add a little Halloween ambiance to a room.

Baby Caterpillar

Baby “Allo! Worm”

This was made by Wa’Ou Creations, and there’s even a video tutorial. This is so stinkin’ cute.

Bottle of Boos

Bottle of Boos

This appears to be an empty bottle turned into a light, but it would also be fun to paint on a bottle of wine or other spirit before giving as a gift.

Doily Webs

Lace Doily Spiderwebs

Here’s another super-simple decorating idea, turning inexpensive crocheted doilies into elegant spiderwebs. Instructions are at What a Bloom.

Goth Angels

Dark Angels

I always enjoy seeing twee little figurines get a gothy makeover. There’s a tutorial at The Anticraft.

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3 Responses

  1. Fiend4Halloween Says:

    Thanks for sharing these ideas and links!

  2. Laurie Brown Says:

    For reasons that elude me, it never occurred to me to put black gauze over the lampshades.. it’s really cool looking!

  3. Mim Says:

    Oh, that Allo worm! So cute!

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