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Behind the Scenes : TV Halloween

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I know that Halloween just past, but I wanted to share photos from behind the scenes of our Big Show, the theme being Monsters. Our Art Director, Anduin Havens started us off with sketches for the different areas of the set.

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From there it was a full blow effort from everyone to turn the ideas into reality. A lot of making went into our sets this year. Since paper was a major foundation for almost every area, most of it is very approachable if you think of it in a smaller scale for the home. We are already thinking of how to take the technique used to create the tree tops in the kitchen set and use it for making the garlands for Christmas.

Since we only had two days to install and transform the entire set, a lot of work started a few weeks earlier in the craft work room. The following images start somewhere at the beginning of it getting started and the two days that we got to get it all into place. Martha has some great photos on her blog, and there are additional images in this gallery as well. Hope you enjoy a peak behind the curtain!

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Martha with her Monsters aka The Art Department

Martha with her Monsters aka The Art Department

Comments (9)

  • Great photos. I'd love it if this blog's photos where set up the way the photos are on Martha's blog. Here, each time I click on the forward arrow to see the next photo in the gallery, the page refreshes and takes me back up to the top of the page, so each time I want to look at a photo, I have to scroll down to the photo. Its kinda tedious and I often give up on looking at the photos. Martha's site doesn't do this. Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Thanks Kelly - we are in the process of changing our photo gallery set-up - it will be improved shortly.

  • This is amazing! I haven't been able to watch the show yet (I'm in Canada and unfortunately they stopped airing it on CBC recently so now I can only watch online) but I did see some photos on the Martha blog. It is SO neat to see all the creative work that went into the set. Great job!

  • Hi Hosanna, I watched the show online amazingly beautiful, the buffet was spooky delicious. I loved it all. You all looked great. Thank you Craft Dept.
    Best Regards to all

  • this was a terrific episode- the most successful Halloween show yet i think. It looks like an amazing amount of work. I particularly enjoyed the costume designer - such a quirky and interesting guest. Congratulations Craft Dept!

  • when i visit my sister in florida i watch your shows. my sister just rang me to tell me about the paper christmas tree. no cutting and no gluing only folding, i love doing anything to do with crafts, but i cant get the tree up i would love to make one for my grandchildren, they think i am a magic nanny, but they are only 8, 4, and 2, and i love them to bits

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Mary,
    here is the link to the magazine trees:
    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/magazine-christmas-trees?comments_page=3#conversation-container

  • PLEASE::: I need to know how martha made some paper bats for hollween! I am getting married & need to strat my invites, I want to put the bats into them but can't find how they were made any where! Thy were 2 paper cut ot bats, elastics & a paper clip!
    please can you help me? Andrea

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Andrea,

    Took some searching but we found the old info, and and a page was created for it. The photo does not match, but the instructions are there. hope it helps!
    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/flying-bat-invitation

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