We’re big fans of Jessica Rust designs — in fact her personalized birch mugs are one of our go-to wedding gifts — so we are tickled to see she has come out with a special edition plate in honor of our favorite season. Introducing, Mr. Crow. As Jessica explains, “he came into our life last Halloween just for my children’s school Halloween Party. I liked him so much I just couldn’t say goodbye.” You can personalize it with your own customized “boo!” or just leave him to speak for himself. $70 for four dessert plates. $5 for customizing.
Is there anything spookier than a condemned, empty house? It’s where all sort of creepy crawlies can hide and spin their webs in the shadows. You never can tell just what is hiding in the dark- maybe a shambling zombie or a portal to an unspeakable, Cthulhu-friendly dimension (don’t you just hate those?). My imagination tends to run away with me and that’s why just this sign printed out and stuck on someone’s front door would scare me worse than a thousand fake spider webs. Visit Brooklyn Limestone for the simple, but effective download.
While you have your printer fired up, take a look at these other free Halloween printables:
- Creepy Halloween labels from Funkytime
- Spooky transfers for treat bags from Love. Obsess. Inspire. by Oscar+Emma Designs
- Apothecary jar labels from LifeArtCollide
- Halloween Bingo from The Crafting Chicks
- Spooky owl invitations from Martha Stewart
- Monster coloring book pages from Better Homes and Gardens
If you’re just getting around to planning a party on Halloween, don’t fret. You can send one of these gorgeous e-vitations by John Derian on Paperless Post. With a beautiful turn-of-the-century vibe, they feature antique inspired drawings of skeletons, owls, bats, vultures, ravens and other creatures that look like they stepped right out of a Poe short story. Because these are so lush — complete with envelope, themed liner and personalized invitation — they are not free. At about .50 cents an invite, they are worth it to make an impact. Plus, Paperless Post makes it easy to keep track of who’s coming and who’s not. The only pressure is to create a party that’s spooky cool as your invite!
We spotted these cheery jack-o-lanterns in the window of a local store and thought they were too clever to pass up. We hunted them down online and discovered they were made by an awesome little company in Pennsylvania, called Meadowbrooke Gourds. Owner Benjamin Bear comes from a long line of farmers, and these beauties are raised and created in their own shop. Made from Goose Gourds, the lanterns have a hard, durable shell that just begs to have a face on carved into it! If you’re interested in trying to make your own, be sure to visit their generous tips page, that gives advice on growing, drying, cleaning and crafting a gourd. Being non-farmers ourselves, we’d rather just buy one. Prices range from about $30 for a small lantern to $60 for a bigger version. Most come with an electric light inside. Visit gourdshop.com for the full range!
One of our favorite printing studios, Sesame Letterpress, has just released a deliciously macabre line of paper products for the Halloween season. Their Bags of Mystery will elevate any treat offering into a keepsake ($12/6), while these spiderweb coasters ($14/8) are must for any Halloween-themed cocktail party. The skull journal ($15) will help keep track of the guest list — and ghost tales.