Artful Halloween: 31 Frightfully Elegant Projects by Susan Wasinger is about escaping the commercialism of Halloween and making your own Halloween decorations that draw on the creepy cool history of the holiday. Wasinger presents readers with instructions and examples for 31 handmade Halloween crafts that save money and give your festivities a personal touch.
Wasinger introduces Artful Halloween with her own take on the creepiest holiday. She rejects the plastic decorations and and cliched costumes sold in every party store for a creative, personalized approach to Halloween decorating. She insists that her Halloween crafts be not only haunting, but also beautiful. Drawing on spooky sources of inspiration like Medieval weapons and alchemists’ labs, Wasinger sets forth her ideal of Halloween crafts that express the eerie essence of Halloween while still adding a bit of elegance to the home.
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