It's time for some Halloween styling! This DIY Halloween table setting took only a few supplies from my home and garden, plus some dollar store finds. See how I put it all together...
Perhaps you're wondering if I plan on having a big, Halloween shin-dig at my home this year. The answer is: no. Then why oh why would you decorate a Halloween table, you ask? The answer is: I was inspired!
I was shopping at Dollar Tree toward the beginning of the Fall season and noticed quite a selection of orange and black things. Not all of them were Halloween items, as you will see. However, my mind quickly put together a Halloween table based on some of the items you see above. So began the start of my black and orange themed Halloween table.
Every Table needs a table runner, right? So I started with a $1 damask black table runner from Dollar Tree and placed it on my table. Now, this table runner could be used for a graduation party, or just a black and white theme. So it is versatile enough to be used past Halloween.
To make the Dollar Tree table runner more spooky, I put some black creepy cloth over the top of my damask table runner.
I also found an orange feather boa and some cute paisley and damask patterned paper plates to add to my Halloween table display.
All of the items I needed for my Halloween spooky table I found at Dollar Tree. Starting at the bottom, I layered my place setting with an orange round place mat. Then I found orange ceramic plates in the kitchen section, along with some black clear glass goblets. $1 each, people! Next, in the party section, I spotted these modern, black and white damask and paisley print paper plates, and some orange napkins, which looked great layered on top of one another. I also found two spotted pumpkins (one is foam, the other, ceramic) at Dollar Tree.
I found this DIY mini pumpkin decorating idea on Pinterest. It looked like a simple and easier way to wrap yarn around a pumpkin. Basically, you take four strips of equal length yarn and twist them together. Then you wrap them around the pumpkin lengthwise, and secure with hot glue. I won't show you all the steps here, but it basically works the same way as my black yarn pumpkin above. Also, I used green mini rope for the stem.
For even more Halloween table fun, I found these two pumpkin items at my local Walmart: A pumpkin butter dish and a small orange pumpkin plate. Both were under $5 each and completed my look. I may use them again for my Thanksgiving tablescape. Stay tuned for that tutorial in an upcoming blog post.
I love how this Halloween tablescape came together. Really, it only took maybe $20 worth of items purchased from Dollar Tree and Walmart. Several of the items are reusable in other areas of my home or for other seasons. Even the paper plates could be used after Halloween. I hope I've inspired you to create your own Halloween table this year, or how to find items that will work for a themed holiday table. For more ideas and Halloween decor please visit my Instagram page. I'd love to hear: what your favorite part of my Halloween table? Please leave a comment below!
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Susan is a Midwest mom of two and lover of all things colorful in the home. She works with homeowners to find their unique style and color palette while keeping their budgets and lifestyles in mind. You can find her hanging out on Instagram at @colorjoyinteriors or Twitter @getcolorjoy, where she shares her latest colorful projects and inspirations.
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