The Art of Darkness

Stuff I Found While Looking Around

November 19th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Here’s another bunch of random stuff I’ve found which I want to share but might not be able to 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.)

Bat Cake Pops

Bat Cake Pops

This kit is by wholesaler BrandCastle and is available at Amazon. The price is fairly reasonable, but if you wanted to DIY them (or make more than the kit contains), you could use Bakerella’s cake pop guide and print the little paper wings on a computer.
Ouija Placemat

Ouija Board Placemats

These are available on Etsy, but they seem to be just a plastic-laminated paper printout. A set of fancier ones made with custom-printed fabric (or embroidered if you’re feeling really ambitious) would be a great hostess gift.

Ghostly Chandelier

Neither Google Image Search nor TinEye could find any matches for this, so I have no idea where it came from. The kindly-looking specters appear to be soft-sculpture of some kind. It’d be a heck of a room accent. (Hat tip to Kathy)
Spider Slippers

Spider Slippers

Virtually every site with this picture is a humor aggregator, so I can’t provide an original source. I desperately want these to be a real thing, but I’m pretty certain they’re just a ‘shopped photo of a real tarantula with added googly eyes.


These altered lawn flamingoes are by Halloween Forum member Tannasgach. I’m sure they’re meant to be a Halloween yard decoration, but if it wasn’t for their neck ruff being fragile I’d be happy to leave them up year-’round.
Zombie Pincushion

Zombie Pincushion

This easy felted pincushion was made by Craftster member Supervelma. If you aren’t a fan of zombies, you could use a simple gravestone instead.
Petal Pumpkins

Petal Pumpkins

These are sold by Grandin Road and like so much Grandin Road stuff they are insanely expensive (originally $99 each, now on clearance for $59; oh my stars) and highly DIY-able. This is like, half an hour with a fake pumpkin, a bunch of silk flowers, and a glue gun.
Ghost Caught on Tape

Ghost Caught on Tape

This made me laugh and I’m not even going to apologize.
Bat Cheese Balls

Mini Batty Cheese Balls

These are the cutest li’l party snacks ever. There’s a recipe here, but you could substitute whatever kind of cheeselike substance you want. The blue-corn tortilla chips make great wings.
Eye Book

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This is a work by German artist Hubertus Gojowczyk. It’d also make a darn fine spellbook prop and should be reasonably DIY-able with a thrifted book, a pair of taxidermy eyes, and an Xacto knife.

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5 Responses

  1. Fiend 4halloween Says:

    I’m going to summon the Etsy shop and pick up some of those GREAT Ouija placemats, thanks for the heads up. Now about that chandelier……. Great post, full o’ goodies. Thanks again!

  2. Goth Gardener Says:

    I love everything… sigh.

    Thanks for all your links!

  3. xJane Says:

    a thrifted book, a pair of taxidermy eyes, and an Xacto knife

    It’s snippets like this that keep me comin’ back!

  4. Laurie Brown Says:

    Okay, I want those place mats and I’d kill for that chandelier!

  5. KG Says:

    Love the Flower Pumpkins, such an easy idea. I like any craft I can do with a glue gun. I’d probably sneak some spiders in there though.

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