Making Halloween Everyday with The Witch at OneandSeventy

Halloween in the bedroom and the Gold Spider Canvas

***warning*** This post contains spiders. OK, they’re handmade and they’re gold, but I know how you Sammy-haters can be! Just so we’re clear, this isn’t a post about spiders and neither does it contain kinky horrors. Oh no. We’re not going down THAT route! Not today...

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Harry Potter and the Gryffindor Patch

Halloween is all about magic and Harry Potter is arguably the most famous magical reference this side of Salem. So with the summer holidays upon us and 6 LONG weeks to fill, you might be planning an early Halloween fix at London's Warner Bros. Studios. If you’re a fan...

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It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus

Source Beloved and I aren’t the only ones celebrating a silver anniversary this year. On July 16th, Hocus Pocus will be 25 years old. Can you believe that? OK, it’s not quite the 300th anniversary (325th if we’re being picky) of the Sanderson Sisters' demise and...

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Make your own Medieval Gothic Fairy Door

Fairy gardens are all the rage right now and I do enjoy the whimsy of a fairy door, but I can’t say I’m much of a fan of the cute, brightly coloured affairs you often see. This surprises you. I can tell. My idea of a fairy door is rather more Medieval Gothic in...

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America’s Got Talons – First look Halloween 2018

It's here! IT’S HERE!! Oh, wait. Actually, it’s THERE. As evidenced by these photos from America's At Home Stores, generously provided by my spookalicious Insta-friend Miranda. It’s no secret that when it comes to Halloween, I’d like to up sticks and move to America....

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A Gothic Altered Bottle and its Victorian Altered Box

One of the best things about being a maker is people give you stuff for your projects. Take this Hunter Laing Old & Rare whisky box for example. It was gifted to me during a rather splendid single cask whisky tasting session. Oh, wait. When I say ‘gifted’… Perhaps...

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Creepy Siamese Twins

One of my favourite Halloween makes of 2017 was the zombie Siamese Twins. Sufficiently creepy yet super easy to make, these spooky sisters formed part of a collection of macabre oddities on the hallway console during last year’s Halloween Open House. The individual...

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Chic White Potion Bottles

Halloween doesn’t have to be creepy. In fact, I like a little chic with my celebrations. And what better than some white potion bottles to get the party started? It just so happens that a Love Potion is also a timely reminder of our special wedding anniversary. Was it...

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Light up Halloween Jack in the Box

You’ve heard of a Jack in the Box, well this is my Halloween version. Made from a battered old wicker basket and a foam skull, this simply DIY makes a great static Halloween prop.

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Halloween Countdown Chalkboard

As a passionate Halloween decorator, a Halloween Countdown is vital if I’m to keep track of exactly how much time is left before Witching Hour. I knocked up this project out of a shop-bought slogan sign, after being inspired by my Crafting Soul Sister at Me and Annabelle Lee. Click through to learn more.

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Evil Eye Medieval Ashes Urn

Year-round Halloween inspiration can strike anywhere and this Evil Eye Medieval Ashes Urn looks like it came straight from the BBC production of Merlin.

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I’m Sue ~ a most untypical witch. Welcome to my curious compendium of crafts and home decor, where Halloween is everyday, handmade meets high street and home is crafted with attitude and a sprinkling of magic. Want to know more, including why I sign off my posts with “A hui hou”? Click here.

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