Etsy Picks #3: Halloween


I LOVE HALLOWEEN. The way most people feel about Christmas is how I feel about Halloween. Black cats, spells and curses, moon-worshipping... all of my favourite things. We've started putting up decorations in the flat already, and I can't wait to get baking in time for the annual Halloween party extravaganza. To get in the spirit (ha HA, see what I did there?) I've been browsing through Etsy for some suitably supernatural homewares, accessories and decorations for Halloween this year.

I will be going overboard as usual and baking far too many Halloween cakes and sweet treats, but if you can't be bothered spending hours with a piping bag these Zombie Apocalypse Cupcake Toppers are perfect. Just make your favourite cupcakes and stick them on top for instant Halloween treats! I also really want the Rolling Pin with Bats which would make amazing cookies covered in teeny tiny bats, or super simple embossed fondant icing. Yum! And of course I'd need a Beetlejuice Handbook for the Recently Deceased Blank Journal to scribble down all my Halloween recipes in.

As for jewellery, I already own more than my fair share of skull necklaces so I steered myself away from those and towards a couple of cute brooches instead. If you're between the ages of 21 and 30 and claim you've never once wished you could be Sabrina the Teenage Witch then you're LYING. Salem and his sassiness was always one of my favourite parts of the show, so a glittery Salem Brooch would be the perfect way to show my appreciation. Bats are one of my top five favourite animals (fun fact) so I would wear this lovely little Bat Pin Brooch any time of year, but it's perfect for Halloween too.

If sending Halloween cards was a thing in this country, I would definitely be sending all my pals one of these Trick or Treat Typography Cards. One thing that is a little more suited to this country is the Weegie Board (for contacting dead Weegies), which definitely made me chuckle. Aye, Naw, Yer Maw. Usually my Halloween decorations are pretty temporary but when I finally make a start on my Pinterest-worthy gallery wall one day, I'd love to include some spooky prints to have a wee bit of Halloween in my home all year round. I love this inkblot test style Rorschach Wolf Print which looks super cooooool. I want it! I need it! (Wolves also make it into my favourite animals top five). And finally, Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without some skulls. I love these Life Size Skull Candles which look amazing, although I'm not sure I could ever bring myself to actually burn them.

Gillian x


  1. Such great picks! I love that bat rolling pin! x


  2. Love it! Definitely good inspo for our first Halloween party - I especially need that rolling pin....

  3. all of this is perfect !
    Halloween is my favourite holiday :)
    Launa x
    Sprinkles & Ink

  4. Wow, that rolling pin with bat indents! I'm not much of a Halloween person but this post got me quite excited :)

  5. I love those cupcake toppers! Might even persuade me to make teeny tiny gravestones from icing... Halloween baking is the best.


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