The spider was a rusty metal item at Michaels. I sprayed it gloss black, same as the branches. I like the gloss finish combined with the matte book pages. The fab wire bird nest is a "scrap" piece Jen sent me. She sends me lots of "scraps" that are AWESOME! I clipped a black bird on the nest. The branches are stuck in floral foam in the pumpkin. Covered with a piece of burlap. I frayed the edges of the burlap and used the leftover stringy pieces in the wire nest.
The skull - I like the skull. It's a paper mache form I picked up at Michaels. (where else?) and decoupaged it with patterned tissue paper. I love the idea of a creepy skull with a baroque pattern - it just works for me. The skull was a kraft color as was the tissue paper. The black baroque pattern was printed on the kraft colored tissue. I want more of this tissue!! Only 2 pieces per package. It will be used wisely.