Monday, September 21, 2009

Clip-Art for Fright Night

In the October issue of Martha Stewart Living, I was struck by the number of clip-art craft projects and delighted by the vast array of template downloads available at I've highlighted some of my favourites below. You can download templates and imagery for each of the craft projects below, as well as the instructions, by visiting the following links at Martha Stewart's Halloween Central, where you'll find hundreds of ideas for a festive night, including pumpkin-carving techniques, costume ideas and all kinds of decorations:

I love these paper lanterns with the snake and toad imagery. The imagery itelf is intriguing and can be used for all kinds of crafts not shown in the magazine. I intend to use them in scrapbooking and card-making projects.

A clever way to invite friends to an All-Hallows-Eve soiree! Download the invitations at the links above.

Jelly beans take on an air of slimy, amphibian eyeballs when packaged in a small box labeled as "Eyes of Newt." Pair green jellybeans with yellow, orange or black jelly beans and place them in a small wooden box (available at craft stores) which you can paint an eerie shade of green or black for your guests to take home. You can print as many of the labels as you like to make as many little packages as you like. Simply cut them out and glue them to the lids of the boxes.

Another variation on the paper lantern. See the magazine or the website for all the how-tos!
Hoo-Hoo's coming to your party? Ensure a gruesome guest list by sending out these creepy invites with mobile wings. The template is shown below.

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