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Creepy Wrapping Paper

Filexd under: Crafts,Holidays,Misc.,Office,stationary — Tags: , , , , , , — jane @

I usually make my own creepy wrapping paper because it can be pretty hard to find. I did come across this book of creepy wrapping papers that measures 27″ x 18″ with all of the papers perforated for easy removal thats really cool and different. If you have a big gift though, I guess you’re shit out of luck. Get your wrapping book here.

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Baby Head Bowl

Filexd under: Art,beverage,Etsy,Food & Candy,Holidays,kitchen — Tags: , , , , , , , — jane @

Who knew random baby heads and body parts could be so creepy? I found this shop on Etsy called SusanKniffinDavidson. She makes some wonderfully odd ceramic items most notably these upside down baby head bowls. I just love them! I want a whole set. Can you imagine putting these out for your soup at Christmas dinner? They are very appropriate since you are celebrating a birth, but I can’t imagine my parents finding that very funny or anyone else in my extended family for that matter. You can order one here.

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Brain Cupcakes

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When I was a kid we always colored eggs for Easter and built gingerbread houses for Christmas. I always thought we should do something special for Halloween. Halloween was not a big thing in our house and my parents were never interested in doing anything special. For many years my daughter and I have made cookies shaped like headstones, but this year we have something more fun planned. We are making Brains Cupcakes and maybe the Zombie Cupcakes that they also make. Come on people! Start a tradition with your kids and make something special so they will always remember that Halloween is so much cooler than Christmas and Easter. They are available at your nearest Cost Plus/World Market and here.

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Gingerdead Men Cookie Cutter

Filexd under: Arts/Crafts,Crafts,Decor,Fairy Tales,Food & Candy,Holidays,kitchen — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , — jane @

This is the time of the year when everyone is rushing around everywhere trying to get the best deals, buying a tree, decorating, baking etc. It’s a struggle every year to get Christmas decorations that aren’t so damn cheerful. I like Christmas as much as the next person, but you may have noticed that I like things a little more dark. At least I hope you have. Scary daughter loves to make a Gingerbread House every year. I supply her with the kit, but usually substitute the candy and frosting for something more scary. I usually will make small Gingerbread men for her to place around the little house. I’ve tried many different things to make them a little scary, but none have turned out well. Yesterday I found a Gingerdead Men Cookie Cutter on Fred that will be perfect. Unfortunately he is the more traditional sized Gingerbread Men Cookie Cutter. I figure that they will not only be dead Gingerbread Men, but they’ll be giants in the Gingerbread House world. What could be more scary? I think I’ll still make the little ones and they can be running away from the big scary Gingerbread Men. Need I even mention how awesome these guys will be for the stupid neighborhood Cookie Swap?

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Skull Teapot

Filexd under: Art,Arts/Crafts,beverage,Food & Candy,kitchen — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — jane @

Do you remember those dishes your grandmother always pulled out at the holidays? You know the ones. They were always white or cream in color and covered in flowers. I always remember doing the dishes and having to hand wash them because they weren’t dishwasher safe. Ugh. Why did they invent dishwashers if you can’t put all your dishes in them? Why do they make dishes now that are not dishwasher safe? Makes no sense. I can understand the dishes made before the invention of the dishwasher, but now there is just no excuse. Anyway, I now have those dishes and I am turning into my grandmother. Every Christmas and Easter they come out and I kind of feel sorry for Scary Daughter because now she gets to help me hand wash them. Mine are actually quite beautiful and are white with blue flowers. Today I came across this Skull Teapot that I desperately want. It was designed by Trevor Jackson, a Seattle based artist, and can be had for a paltry $1200. It would match my dishes very nicely and I’m sure it needs to be hand washed at that price. It may cause a stir when the extended Scary Family see it which is always fun. My Grandmother may just turn over in her grave, but that’s okay since she’s probably sick of lying on her back by now anyway.

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Creepy Wrapping Paper

Filexd under: Art,Arts/Crafts,Crafts,Halloween Decor,Holidays,Misc.,Office,stationary — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — jane @

I know you guys will read this and start complaining that Christmas is over, but this little project can be adapted for any holiday, so just shut up and read. On Christmas Day a reader named Sara sent me an email with a picture attached. The picture was of a pile of gifts that had been wrapped in the coolest creepy wrapping paper I have ever seen. I then found out her husband actually hand made it. Apparently Sara is a huge fan of the presents in the Haunted Mansion when it’s all done up for the holidays like The Nightmare Before Christmas. Ryan, her husband, took it upon himself to try and recreate the feeling and what you see at the right is the beautiful paper he came up with. All he did was buy some plain blood red wrapping paper and then draw webs on it with a black Sharpie. Tie it up with some black ribbon and you have an all occasion wrapping paper. How cheap and easy is that? I realize not everyone is an artist, but if you search around online there are many drawings available to inspire you and copy. If, however, you are as lazy as I have always suspected you are, you can click here and see a great example. Now you have no excuse to keep bugging me about the lack of good paper out there. You can just make it yourself!

*Thank you so much to Ryan Bray for creating this and Sara Bray for sharing it!

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