The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 stop-motion animated dark fantasy musical film directed by Henry Selick and produced and designed by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a resident of “Halloween Town”, who stumbles through a portal to “Christmas Town” and decides to celebrate the holiday with some disastrous and comical consequences. The Nightmare Before Christmas came from a Tim Burton poem written in 1982 while working as an animator for Walt Disney Feature Animation.
Nightmare before Christmas is a great Halloween party theme that is growing in popularity as it is not only about Halloween but also Christmas so your party can be more festive. I’m sure your guests will be happy to get something new for this Halloween, but first about decorating.
Mummy / Vampire, Jack, Ooogie Boogie and Boo are characters of this animated musical and can be easily recreated with pumpkins and pumpkins. Take some paints and strips of fabric to make them and read the entire tutorial in the source.
The king of Halloween Town Jack Skellington can be recreated in these cool string garlands that are perfect for black and white parties. All you need are some balloons, black felt, white thread, and instructions from the source.
Oogie Boogie looks a bit like a light green potato sack and comes from Halloween Town. He has an insatiable appetite for insects. This light green felt monster was made in its shape and is ideal for storing your child’s toy insects, spiders and the like.
This is a tutorial on how to make Zero’s dog house out of the movie Nightmare Before Christmas. In the movie, Zero is a ghost dog, so home is what else? A tombstone in a cemetery!
This is a tutorial on how to make the Nightmare Before Christmas countdown clock. This clock appears in the movie in Halloween Town, but more famous is that it hangs over the main entrance to Disneylands Haunted Mansion Holiday.
The man-eating wreath was one of the horribly bizarre Christmas presents Jack Skellington had left under his guise as “Sandy Claws”. This wreath is based on both the version of the movie and the realistic tooth version in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday.
It’s time to create some of the Nightmare Before Christmas toys, starting with this awesome one: the creepy toy duck! Find a still image shot of the duck from the movie and base your Nightmare Before Christmas craft project on it.
These simple linen bags for favors or candy are reminiscent of the Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Read the source for how to create it easily and quickly.
This is another man-eating wreath, a fresh version in black and orange. The piece consists of black tinsel and an orange, Halloween-inspired ribbon, so cool and atmospheric!
In need of some pumpkins inspired by the Nightmare Before Christmas? Here are two ideas to cut out some pictures from the animated film and paint them. Find out the details to create them.
Here is a cool and easy cross stitch project. The image of Oogie Boogie on the moon is straight out of the movie. The piece was sewn with white threads on black fabric.
The modern peasant style is very popular: it is a fresh take on the traditional rustic style and such rooms look very inviting. If you want to decorate your home with this style, this round up may be helpful: we've put together some tips and ideas for decorating country kitchens.
Colors and materials
Rock a neutral color palette: white, creamy, beige, gray, off-white, tan and other and of course natural colors of wood and stone that may be present in your farmhouse, to be precise, wood is one of the key materials and stone is optional, but it will add coziness. Bricks can also be used to accent walls or create backsplashes. Real or decorative wooden beams on the ceiling are a great idea to bring out the style of the room. The countertops are entirely up to you, although butcheblock and stone are the best matching options.
The cabinets in your country kitchen can be more modern or vintage - it depends on what feeling you want to create. You can easily renovate the existing cabinets by hanging new doors and restoring or replacing the countertops. Prefer neutral upholstery (if any) and whitewashed or reclaimed wooden tables, sideboards and sideboards. A kitchen island is a must for a country kitchen. It could be a large or small piece, a vintage wooden table with a stone top, or whatever item you think is appropriate here. The hood can be clad in reclaimed wood or even aged metal for a vintage feel.
Lights and lamps
You can hang a gorgeous statement chandelier in a rustic vintage style, or at least imitate that style. Accentuate your kitchen island with additional pendant lights and additional built-in lights above the countertops if you want. Vintage industrial lamps can also be a nice alternative to rustic ones, they go perfectly with the country house style.