Irresistible Ink: Halloween Temporary Tattoos
He just might be the owl who stays all winter. This winged creature certainly ties into the nighttime imagery of Halloween but also makes for a pretty, multiseasonal focal point. The drawing is mounted onto foam board, positioned on a branch, and suspended with monofilament. Try it as a centerpiece or on a sideboard.
This Place Is Bugged
Finally, a costume that fits in your purse. Print out these dragonflies and butterflies beforehand. They’re so easy to use that you can apply them between work and the party (in the office bathroom, no less). Mix up the motifs as you wish -- any of the clip art in this story makes a fast, convincing tattoo.
Swooping in on the Sweets
Vultures in flight call to mind the imagery of both classic tattoos and macabre Halloween. Here, they’re used as playful decorations, alighting (via monofilament) on a display of treat bags—an apt setup for a Halloween party or around the candy bowl on Halloween night.
Spindle tripod table, $495, michelevarian.com
More Than Skin Deep
The spider-and-vine design has been custom-printed with edible ink on a thin piece of fondant placed on top of a buttercream- frosted sheet cake. Heighten the drama by slicing a piece and adding a dribble of raspberry jam.
Custom frosting sheet, from $20 each, kopykake.com