Do you have a dining room table? Do you eat at it or do you use it for laundry, or puzzles, or decorating? We usually do not end up eating at ours. We spend the majority of our meals at either the kitchen table or the patio table. Occasionally when we have guests, it will get used, but just day to day, it sits there, collecting dust.
Because it doesn’t get used much, that allows me to play around and decorate it without having to constantly rearrange decor to make room for food, or clean messy spills off of the placemats!
This Halloween inspired tablescape was fun to create…using some things I had from previous years along with a few new things. It was inexpensive, which I appreciate considering I like to change things up from year to year. I used what I had and then supplemented with a few extra things I picked up this season. I have linked similar items at the bottom of this post for your convenience.
The runner down the middle is a few sheets of creepy gauze I picked up at Dollar Tree. Over that, I laid a spiderweb runner, which I got on sale last year after Halloween. I actually had to overlap two runners to cover the length of my table. The ends of the web were sticking out because of the stiff fabric, so I tied a piece of black yard to the end and then taped it to the underneath side of the table. This worked like a charm! Sometimes I feel like MacGyver when I pull off tricks like that!
I used the same candlesticks I have had for years, and added some spiderwebs, topped off with a skeleton head on each one. A couple of pumpkins we picked up from the pumpkin patch over the weekend had to be spooked up a bit with some spiders. And a string of LED twinkle lights and some tea light candle holders sprinkled throughout help fill in the blank spaces and make for a fun ambiance at night.
Last year, I used buffalo check scrapbook paper for my Christmas tablescape, and it worked out so well! I loved the personality it added to my table and it was such an inexpensive pop! I decided to try the same thing again this year with black and white striped scrapbook paper. I picked it up at Hobby Lobby for $0.69 each! You can’t beat that! It was getting lost on my dark table, so I added some orange napkins that I had on hand. This helped add color to the table and tie it all together.
The white and black dishes are from Dollar Tree and the pumpkin plates are from Target’s Dollar Spot. And the spiders are a nice Halloween touch, thanks to Walmart.
So tell me, do you decorate for Halloween, or just stick to fall decor? I enjoy decorating for Halloween. And fall is such a long season, it’s nice to change it up half way through…out with the white and black and in with the reds, yellows, and browns! This year I think I am leaning towards non-traditional fall colors…so stay tuned!
If you make a Halloween tablescape, share it and tag me! I’d love to see what you create!
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