Friday, April 29, 2016

Cavallini's Darkly Delicate Morbid Wrapping Papers

You never know when you might need to present a friend a beautifully wrapped, slightly macabre gift. I've stocked up on some of these wonderful dark wrapping papers from Cavallini. I know Halloween isn't really a gifting occasion, apart from candy, but I think these papers will come in handy year-round. After all, I have tons of friends whose tastes run to the dark side!

Check out this Cavallini Skeleton Chart wrapping paper at Paper Source or on Amazon. I think this would be great for a nice hardback book on some morbid topic.

Prefer a blue background? Here's an alternate design of anatomy chart wrapping paper at Paper Source.

It's not very often you find spiders on wrapping paper! Here's Cavallini's Spider Chart wrapping paper at Paper Source or on Amazon.

For a darker, more sinister look, how about Cavallini L'Anatomie wrapping paper on Amazon or at Paper Source.

I shudder to even look at this, but here you go in case you like this sort of thing: Cavallini's Serpents wrapping paper, via Paper Source.

Here's a handsome fellow! Skull wrapping paper, at Paper Source.

I'm storing my wrapping papers rolled in a poster tube until I need to use them. I'm sure my cat would LOVE to play with these if he could get his little paws on them!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sugar Skull Russian Nesting Dolls

These Russian sugar skull nesting dolls make me smile. I love their clever spin on Matryoshkas, mashed up with Halloween! They're sold by Rita's Russian Shop on eBay.

Here's another set of Russian sugar skull nesting dolls. This one features more traditional Mexican colors - greens and yellows. I prefer the set with more black and red, personally.

Come next Halloween, I suspect there'll be a set of sugar skull nesting dolls displayed on one of my fireplace mantels!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stunning and Unique Halloween and Gothic Fabrics from The Calvarium

If you're looking for unique ways to decorate your house, fabrics are a great way to go. This is also the perfect time to start putting together Halloween blankets! For me, these fabrics are great inspiration tools that I use to determine what theme to use for my house next year. The Calvarium has amazing Halloween and Goth fabrics that would be great for decor and Halloween crafts and costumes.

This really basic, but awesome Night Hunter border - Ruby Fabric would be great for enhancing your home decor. It comes in all kinds of materials like Cotton, Satin, Canvas, etc. You can also choose how much fabric you would like. I am enjoying this art style which reminds me of Edward Gorey.

If I feel really determined I would use this Scratch Board Skulls fabric to make a curtain. I think this fabric would be perfect for curtains, but of course I would only be able to have them up for one month! I don't think I could get away with it all year!

The Lined Coffins - Calvarium Red would give your house a funky edge! The art that they used for the coffins is pretty basic, but fun at the same time.

What I would give to have this Stripes and Bats - Gray on my walls. It might be the same art style as the first fabric that I showed, but this design is so elegant. I'm sure I could make it work, but for one day or maybe one week out of the year? I don't know if it's worth it, but it is definitely an awesome fabric.

Another fabulous fabric for shades or even wallpaper! The Burton's Vines in Light Grey definitely have a Tim Burton feel. I might be able to get away with these all year round to be perfectly honest. This would also make a very cool design for a skirt or even a tablecloth.

The Vintage Pumpkins are incredibly adorable. This fabric can be used for all sorts of things. The first thing I imagined was kitchen towels or hand towels. These would be very simple and great for enhancing your Halloween house. I can even imagine using this for blanket fabric!

I had to show this Mod Ghosties Fabric because some of us (including me) have to accommodate for the children. The little ones don't necessarily want to hang around or trick or treat at the scariest house on the block. These cute little ghosts aren't as intimidating as some of the other fabric. This would also make an adorable fabric for making cute leggings or a baby onesie.

There are so many options for Halloween fabrics at The Calvarium. What would best fit your style or theme for this coming year? Prepare early! Tell me about it down below in the comments!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Halloween and Horror Shop of the Week: Goblins Hoard

I keep looking and looking to find something that will really wow people during Halloween and I think I have finally found it. These amazing handmade pieces of art by Goblins Hoard would really turn heads. Come and look at what they have in store!

This limited edition Cold Cast Bronze Cthulhu is absolutely gorgeous. From the pictures, it looks as though the bronze actually changes color depending on the light. This is a piece I would keep on my wall all year round, because it deserves to be up longer than once a year!

I love the latter, but this Unpainted Cthulhu Wall Art is more my style and very elegant. The cool part about this version is that since it is blank you can paint it any way you want as long as you have a way to fire it! I actually enjoy how it looks when it is by itself.

Another cool item is the Pirate Skull Mug. I am enjoying the art which has a Maori-like design. I keep thinking this would just be really heavy! It's stunning, but I don't think I could use this everyday, even though it would be pretty sweet. During Halloween I could probably find a way to put flowers in it or use it as a center piece on one of my tables.

This Pirate Coffee Mug II is also very unique. If I bought both of them I could have a Pirate Halloween party! Can you imagine everyone having their own skull mug? These would be great for beer or mead.

Even though this Cthulhu Ornament is considerably smaller than the rest, I can still use this as a way to decorate for Halloween. I've noticed that sometimes even the smallest little enhancements will make a big difference. Maybe something ultra crazy isn't what you want and just want a few little things. This ornament would be perfect for you!

The only way to describe this Werewolf Vampire Wall Hanging Art Set is WOW! These aren't huge pieces of wall art, but the detail is outstanding. I love the moon background for the Werewolf. You can also buy them separately if you don't want both!

The Unpainted Resin Werewolf and Unpainted Resin Vampire are separate. The only catch is that they aren't finished yet, but that might be the fun part! You could always paint them how you'd like, just make sure to buy the correct paint!

Take a look at more stuff by Goblins Hoard on Etsy. There are many unique pieces that will create a spooky environment perfect for Halloween! Tell me what you think in the comments below.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Awesome Horror Cookie Cutters from the Fussy Pup Monsters Collection

Now that the holidays are over I feel we can get back into the Halloween Spirit! I saw these cookie cutters by The Fussy Pup Monsters Collection and thought they would be awesome for Halloween. Not only that, maybe even for a darkened Valentine's Day get together. I can imagine a pretty horrific set of Valentine's Day cookies with these! All of these cookie cutters are made from solid heavyweight copper, jointed using lead free solder.

I can already imagine using the Walking Zombie Halloween Cookie Cutter as a Valentine's design. You could create it as an overly obsessive husband or a stalker! The Walking Zombie Cookie Cutter measures 3 1/4" X 5 1/2" X 3/4".

I love this classic Wicked Witch Halloween Cookie Cutter. It measures 4 1/4" X 6" which is actually a decent sized cookie. I noticed that people use these as ornaments around their house, which I think is a great idea! I would love to have this little witch silhouette on my wall in my kitchen.

Honestly, I think the Howling Werewolf Halloween Cookie Cutter would make a perfect Valentine's Day cookie for those with creative minds. It wouldn't be the best on it's own, so you would have to decorate it.

Maybe the Spooky Ghost Halloween Cookie Cutter is exclusively Halloween, but I still like it a lot.

This Vampire with Cape Halloween Copper Cookie Cutter is absolutely perfect! I could always get away with a vampire during Halloween and definitely use it again for Valentine's Day. The Vampire with Cape Cookie Cutter measures 2 1/4" X 6" X 3/4", so it's a decent size for decorating.

The next few I know I am thinking about getting for Valentine's rather than waiting. You'll know what I mean in just a moment!

The Screaming Zombie Skull Cookie Cutter is a perfect passive aggressive way of describing your angry ex-husband or ex-wife.

I just want to decorate the cookie that comes from Bride of Frankenstein Bust Cookie Cutter! I would have so much fun doing this, I'm having a hard time not getting it for myself.

It's pretty ordinary, but I know some awfully creative people who could create a masterpiece with this Wolf Head Cookie Cutter.

I need to get the Bride of Frankenstein Bust Cookie Cutter AND the Frankenstein Bust Cookie Cutter!

This Nosferatu looking Vampire Head Cookie Cutter is starting to grow on me. Originally I thought it was boring, but I can see some ways decorating it would make it really cool.

Last but not least is the Witch Head Cookie Cutter.

Thanks for checking out these products from The Fussy Pup Monsters Collection. Let me know what you think about these and how you would use these awesome Halloween cookie cutters in your own gothic home.