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To the Nines: Halloween roundup 2012

Leaping lasers, you guys, it’s October. What?! I’m pretty sure it was mid-March when I went to bed last night. Do you feel it? That old come-on-I-JUST-put-my-winter-clothes-into-storage-like-YESTERDAY feeling?

It’s too rainy around here to feel the crisp bite of autumn yet, but the calendar (and by calendar I mean the tool-tip that appears when I hover over the clock on my desktop) says it’s time to get ready for the Holy Festivus of Harmless Nerdy Fun. Quick! To Pinterest!

Because I love a three-by-three grid, here are some shout outs to my top nine favorites in each category (crafts, recipes, and handmade goods) for this year. No costumes, because I’m stumped on costumes at the moment. But I do have a very, very lean pin board with some favorites, if you’re the follow-me-on-Pinterest type.

Crafts, Party, & Decor

Minienco treat boxSpooky spider sacsElegant, creepy centerpiece from Martha StewartDoily spider from Betz WhiteClever bat decor from Dana Made ItGarbage bag spider webs from How About OrangeSpider nest pumpkin centerpiece from Better Homes & GardensCreepy, but beautiful: easy beaded spider tutorialPrintable party invites from

  1. Cute printable mod ghost treat boxes from
  2. Easy spider sacs, perfect for kids from MPMK
  3. Elegant, creepy centerpiece from Martha Stewart
  4. Sweet doily spiderweb hoop project by Betz White
  5. Clever, striking bat decor by Dana Made It
  6. Easy, inexpensive, clever, beautiful garbage bag spider webs  by How About Orange
  7. Spider nest pumpkin centerpiece from Better Homes & Gardens
  8. Glam beaded spider from yours truly, Knuckle Salad
  9. Printable party invites from

Festive Recipes

Creepy eyeball panna cotta from Kitchen Table ScrapsJack-o-lantern peppers from SpabettieKawaii halloween cupcake topper templates from Next to NicxBoozy jello eyeballs from Jelly Shot Test KitchenApple monster from Cute Food for KidsFudge tombstones from Hungry HappeningsGhost cake from Cake TimeCauldron cakes from Pastry AffairDexter slides from Forkable

  1. Creepy coconut-kiwi eyeball panna cotta from Kitchen Table Scraps
  2. Jack-o-lantern stuffed peppers from Spabettie
  3. Kawaii printable Halloween cupcake topper templates at Next to Nicx
  4. Boozy jello eyeballs from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen
  5. Apple monster from Cute Food for Kids
  6. Fudge tombstones from Hungry Happenings
  7. Amazing ghost cake from Cake Time (written in Polish, so arm your Google Translate)
  8. Cauldron cupcakes with marshmallow filling by Pastry Affair
  9. Clever Dexter slides from Forkable


Irresistible Handmade Goods

Handbook for the Recently Deceased from BeetlejuicePumpkin moustache by Sara LukeAddams Family painting by Kittle & CunninghamZompeas by Kittle & CunninghamDon't Blink teacup by Geek DetailsFrankenstein bust by TartamellaNightmare Before Christmas soaps by Cheynne de BoerBloody saw earrings by Mogglepops"Beware of the" by CoolDogDuke

  1. Beetlejuice Handbook for the Recently Deceased by Marty
  2. Pumpkin moustache by Sara Luke
  3. Addams Family painting by Kittle & Cunningham
  4. ZomPeas by My Zombie Friends
  5. Doctor Who Don’t Blink teacup by Geek Details
  6. Frankenstein bust by Tartamella
  7. Nightmare Before Christmas Lock, Shock and Barrel soaps by Cheynne de Boer
  8. Bloody saw earrings by Mogglepops
  9. BEWARE OF THE” sign by CoolDogDuke


Kristina Ackerman

Kristina Ackerman is a busy freelance web designer, living and DIYing with her fella and their little fella in a cute old house in Atlanta, GA, USA.