Archive for the Halloween Junk Category

My 2017 Reddit Halloween Secret Santa

Posted in Halloween Junk with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2017 by ranranami

Hey guys! This year I participated in the Reddit Halloween Secret Santa (for what I believe makes it three times). He/she made an awesome go of it, numbering as one of my top (if not my absolute favorite) Santas of all the exchanges I’ve participated in. For those of you who’ve never done Reddit Secret Santa (or don’t even know what it is), it’s a great way to give gifts to strangers after only a moderate level of internet stalking, and then getting gifts in return from others. Anyway, I figured I’d share a little of the holiday joy I got this week, and post the photos, but you can also check out the main thank you page here!

 

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Horrorgami

Posted in Fun and Games, Halloween Junk, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2017 by ranranami

Since I promised more craftiness this year, I think it’s about time I make good on my promise. None of these awesome origami designs are of my own creation, but they’re all pretty awesome anyway. Video or diagram, these patterns are sure to help you budget for some last minute decor and have a bit of spooky fun with your kids while you’re at it!

 

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Patterns listed above are, sadly, not of my own creation. I found them at youtube and these awesome sites. If you’re looking for less creepy patterns, definitely check them out: 

– Origami-Fun

– Origami Resource Center

Popcorn Ball Recipes

Posted in Food, Halloween Junk, Media, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2017 by ranranami

Leaving town this weekend, so I’ve got to get this one ready for you guys fast! Halloween is an epic time for all things sweet and/or spooky, but sometimes chocolate just doesn’t cut it. You want something more substantial, yet easy to transport without getting your fingers coated in delicious salty butter grease. So, why not try a couple of popcorn balls? It’s got the best of all the candy food groups: salty, sweet, compact, and classic! So, without further ado, check out some awesome recipes I found by amazing creators!

Halloween Bath Bomb Recipes

Posted in Fun and Games, Halloween Junk, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2017 by ranranami

There are two times you’ll find yourself routinely soaking in boiling water: when you’re in the process of becoming a delicious stew for your friendly neighborhood cannibals, and when you’re just in the mood for a nice bath. Me, personally, I like my baths hot enough to turn me lobster red. As far as being prepared for a meal goes, I’d like to at least thing I didn’t get the same kind of crustacean treatment, but you can’t always pick and choose. Cannibals probably don’t like the taste of bath salts, bombs, or soaps. Even if the smell is incredible. Then, when it comes to having an amazing soak in your bathtub, those things can get so darn expensive! 8-12 dollars just for a bath? Surely you want something more out of it than a half hour soak. That’s where these awesome crafty recipes come in, just in time for Halloween season….they may only last for a couple of minutes, but they sure are fun to make.

Be sure to check out the other amazing videos from these creators if you liked their spooky selections. They really are all pretty awesome.

 

Vintage Halloween Postcards

Posted in Halloween Junk, Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2017 by ranranami

Do you smell the pumpkin spice? The perfumes of the melting wax? The crisp, clean folds of fresh envelopes? No? Well, it’s no wonder. Most of these pumpkins are far too old to smell, and whoever heard of putting a postcard in an envelope? Nevertheless, tis the season, and just in case you’d like to send a love one some carefully penned spells for ‘All Hallows Eve’, here are some fantastic old postcards to scrawl them on. Note that a vast majority of this art is by the very talented (late) Ellen Clapsaddle, one of the most magnificent postcard and greeting card artists of all time.

 

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Halloween Cross Stitching

Posted in Fun and Games, Halloween Junk, Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2017 by ranranami

Gosh, my crafts section sure looks pretty empty. How about we spruce some things up this month with a few crafts? This year, our method of choice isn’t going to be your traditional pumpkins and knives, but needles, scissors, magnifiers, lights, fabric, and grids.

Alright, alright, so maybe it’s not as simple as most crafts. In fact, the patterns I drew up today aren’t terribly simple either, and may not be for the faint of heart. BUT they sure are fun to look at! Don’t worry, guys, if you’r not a cross stitcher there will still be plenty of fun stuff to do this month. Junk for the kids, cocktail ideas for the adults, movies, comics…etcetera. Hey, it’s October! That’s what this blog is all about!

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Halloween Cocktails

Posted in Halloween Junk, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , on October 21, 2016 by ranranami

As the end of the month grows closer, and you’re panicking about exactly which recipe to choose for that perfect punch, or how on earth you’re going to figure out ways to incorporate as much variety as you can into some spooky delights, have no fear. These awesome youtubers are there to help you out.


And by the way, if you’re under 21…you can still make some awesome spooky drinks without liquor. In fact, some of them actually tend to taste better that way, anyway. IF you’re still absolutely convinced you need that flavor in some of your drinks, talk to your parents about rum extract for the cocktails involving rum. It will impart the same taste without the side effects. Cheers, and as always…Happy Halloween.