Receiver beware…

Perusing the wonderful Martha Stewart’s site for Halloween inspiration, I came across some fun and original DIY ideas aided by Martha’s easy to download templates [with this potential postal strike however, you might need to send them by Owl Mail. Hee!].

These ‘Message in a Bottle Invitations’ are so pretty yet sinister, Make these using big or as small medicine bottles and filling with tea stained messages using these templates. These would be great for placing mysteriously on a work colleagues desk.
Witches Tea Stain
Witches Invites

These creepy ‘Mad Scientist Invitations’ are created using floral or plastic test tubes, plastic bugs and a childlike splatter method. See here for full instructions.

These clever ‘Skeleton Invitations’ are created using simply thick card, a skeleton template and silver or white ink pens. Oh and pins so their arms jangle about!

These menacing looking ‘Owl Invitations’ are created in much the same way as the skeletons, except echoing with the frightening sound of whooshing wings instead of knocking bones!

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

2 Comments on Receiver beware…

  1. Rohini
    Monday, November 2nd, 2009 23:45 at 11:45 pm (8 years ago)

    Hee, hee! If you laughed at that, you must be as tired as I was when i wrote it! Glad to see you’re having some down time catching up on blogs though. x

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