By Samantha Grose, Designer, JP&CO: A residential construction firm delivering a personalized home, an enjoyable process, and a remarkable pace.
Instead of buying the cheap, expected decorations from a store this year, I decided to dig up some unique DIY ideas for decorating my table this Halloween. Read below for ideas that are easy to do and will bring your Spooky Party or Dinner to the next level.
Display black candles of all shapes and sizes down the center of your table or over your mantelpiece in a line or organic-looking clusters. For an even more gothic look, consider spraying candles with silver or gray spray paint like the ones pictured above. (image: marthastewart.com)
Move the pumpkin from the front step to the table and reinvent its function in an unexpected way. Hollow out the pumpkin like usual, but instead of carving a face and filling it with candles, place a vase inside the pumpkin and fill it with flowers. The center of your table could be filled with one large pumpkin or multiple smaller pumpkins. Visit realsimple.com for more instructions. (image: RealSimple.com)
Instead of presenting candy in bowls and baskets, fill apothecary jars with different types of sweet treats and place them in the center of your dining room table for a fun and colorful pop. You could even consider hiding little fake creepy crawlies in your jars to spook and surprise your guests. (image: loricurie.wordpress.com)
Perhaps you’re interested in a table centerpiece that’s half creepy, half cute? If so, this adorable and unique creation of root vegetable ghosts might be the perfect display for the center of your table. Click Here to learn how the team at Martha Stewart used daikon radishes and turnips to turn common edibles into a work of art. (image: marthastewart.com)
Consider filling your flowers with creepy crawlers! Take a normal bouquet and transform it into a creepy infestation that’s perfect for your tabletop. Buy a cheap bag of little black bugs and cover your flowers and parts of your table with them to create the effect of a chill-inducing haunted castle. (image: marthastewart.com)
Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for JP&CO.