Everybody knows I like Halloween. It's my favourite holiday next to Christmas and Taco Tuesdays.
Last year for Halloween I couldn't find anything appropriately creepy for a doormat in stores or online so I made this Halloween demon doormat (and showed you how to make it too).
I mean, that guy looks genuinely disturbing.
I didn't want a happy Halloween mat with a cheerful, smiling witch. Halloween witches should look like they just swallowed a cupcake made with lungs and bile, not a fistful of Ecstasy. A smiling witch, I mean honestly.
Personally, I like my Halloween decorations to be closer to something that might prompt a search warrant. They should be a little alarming and full of creep, but an elegant creep, like my doll body parts under glass.
Commercial Halloween decorations have been reduced to two categories:
a) so cute the sweetness makes you sick
b) so gory the oozing guts make you sick (think misshapen heads with eyeballs dangling from those cords that are supposed to hold your eyeballs in your head)
I'm not opposed to gore, but I am opposed to cute for Halloween; it feels unnatural; like vacuuming.
So I spent last weekend scouring Amazon for my kind of Halloween decorations because friends don't let friends buy stupid stuff.
And because it could be said that buying any plastic garbage Halloween decorations is stupid stuff I specifically scoured for items that work well for Halloween but aren't necessarily Halloween decorations, so they can be left out all year.
Some of them are a bit weird to have out all year long but that's what will make them great. Every house needs 1 piece of weird - because weird is usually unexpected and always interesting.
I'm going to continue to add to this list which you can find on my Amazon storefront so check back every so often over the next couple of weeks.
If you buy anything by clicking one of the links, I will make a monumental commission from Amazon. If you wash your face I'll make a commission from Amazon. If you drink a coffee I'll make a commission from Amazon. If you breathe I'll make a commission from Amazon.
Sorry. I said my wishful thinking out loud.
I was *just* about to buy the Ouija board doormat on Amazon.ca for myself, but in Canada it's $70, not $25. So - there might be a DIY Ouija board doormat in our future.