Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Handcrafted Apocalyptic Roundup #2: The Zombie Invasion

Though I often think of my love for zombies as a separate entity for my love of the apocalypse, really, who doesn't love a good zombie apocalypse? Here's a selection of 8 handcrafted items. .  .that you could possibly even create yourself if you have the right skills.

Emergency Zombie Defense Station by Bunny in a Bear on Craftster. Looks good, and amusing too. .  .I'd be tempted to put real weapons in it though. Like a stick or something. You know, just in case.

Spanish Inquisition, Zombie Apocalypse, whichever. Love the Monty Python Humour in this (dare I say?) cute brain embroidery by amber656 on Craftster.

So this looks like it might be a stencil, and therefore something I could make. Nope. It's a QUILT. I'm way too impressed with this Zombie Girl Quilt from graverobbergirl on Craftster.

Mm, BRAIIINS. . . on Cupcakes. Red velvet cupcakes with a brain mold on top and a bit of "blood" by OhThat on Craftster. I bet I could make these, but I would never have come up with the idea myself.

Return of the Living Dead tin with zombie marble magnets by MissingWillow on Craftster. Marble magnets are pretty popular in the Craftster world, and there's a good tutorial for them here. They end up looking very nice, and aren't very tough! I've made some that on tacks as well as magnets.

Springtime zombie hand embroidery by supervelma on Craftster. Perfect for the season.

Half-mannequin to torso zombie! Okay, I can't actually picture myself being able to reproduce this, but I'm sure someone who is crafty with an airbrush (?) could. This is by KRIS-13 on Deviant Art.

Stencilled shirt by teriyakimoto on Craftster. Stencilling (with freezer paper) is one of my favourite crafts. It took me a little while to find a tutorial, since I've just been doing this for years! But here's a pretty good one.

Oh, and just for fun. There is an amazing zombie wedding cake under this link!


  1. Hey Jess,
    You missed:

    I thought about buying it and then taking it to my twins house, putting it in the garden at night and then letting him discover the delights. Alas with him having a 4 year old and as well as a six month old, thought better of it.


  2. FT: I've seen that one before, but totally forgot it.

    "Livy": I know. . . I do too! I've been thinking about making myself that shirt (and.. um.. this one:, and the cupcakes would be so fun for something.

  3. Those are awesome! I love the cupcakes and the zombie wedding cake is just too funny. Thanks for sharing the fun. :)