Dare to scare at your Halloween party with with simple, but spooky decorations.
Get ready for your Halloween party with these easy decorations and centerpieces. Dress up your table, entry way and more with spooky ideas.
Customize a plain tablecloth with spider-adorned ribbons, which can be removed right after the party.
YOU'LL NEED • Silver glitter glue • 2" plastic spiders • Ruler • Scissors • 1.5" wide silver ribbon • Glue gun and sticks • Plain tablecloth
1. Smear silver glitter glue onto each spider to add shimmer. Let dry.
2. Measure diameter of your tablecloth (this project works best on round or oval tables), then add 12 inches to that number. Cut 4 lengths of ribbon to that final measurement.
3. Space spiders 2 to 3 inches apart on ribbon strips and secure spiders using glue gun. Lay tablecloth on your table and arrange ribbon strips on top in a spiderweb pattern.
Make mini bats from clay, then tie them around your napkins as place settings.
YOU'LL NEED • Black oven-dry modeling clay, such as Sculpey • Wax paper • Rolling pin • Bat cookie cutter • Baking sheet • Wooden skewer • Small rhinestones • Silver marker pen • Ribbon
1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Knead a small piece of clay (2" × 2" × ½") into a ball; place between sheets of wax paper and roll out with a rolling pin to about ¼" thickness. Cut out bat shapes with cookie cutter.
2. Place bats on baking sheet. Using wooden skewer, make a hole in each bat at the top of a wing. Press 2 small rhinestones into each bat for eyes.
3. Bake following package directions; do not overbake. Remove from oven; let cool and harden.
4. Write a name with silver marker pen. Cut ribbon and feed through holes. Position a bat on top of each napkin and tie ribbon.
Display dessert on a framed mirror adorned with creatures spray painted sliver.
YOU'LL NEED • Rubber creatures in various sizes • Newspaper • Silver spray paint • Glue stick • Paper plate • Silver glitter • Oval or rectangular 20" mirror with a silver frame
1. Spread creatures on newspapers in a well-ventilated area. Spray them with silver spray paint and let dry. Once dry, turn them over and repeat.
2. Dab painted critters all over with a glue stick and dip them into a plate of silver glitter. Once dry, arrange them randomly around mirror frame.
Decorate a store-bought cake. Place a bat-shape cookie cutter in the center and fill with sprinkles; outline the bat with icing gel.
Use spray paint to dramatically transform silk flowers and a clear glass vase.
YOU'LL NEED (For Flowers) • Rubber gloves • Assorted silk flowers • Black spray paint • Glue stick • Paper plate • Silver glitter • Fake rhinestones and jewels • Glue gun
1. Find a well-ventilated space (backyard or garage), put on a pair of rubber gloves and spray flowers with paint. Let dry standing up or on newspaper.
2. Dab sections of each flower with a glue stick, then dip them into a plate of glitter.
3. Attach rhinestones or fake jewels with a glue gun, if desired.
YOU'LL NEED (For Vase) • Clear glass vase • Masking tape • Newspaper • Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint
1. Thoroughly clean vase inside and out; let dry completely. Tape off outside surface of vase with masking tape and newspapers to protect it.
2. Spray interior of vase following label instructions; let dry. Remove tape and paper from outside of vase. (Inside of vase will look dull, but exterior will be reflective.) Let vase dry for 1 hour before using.
Cut letters from leftover wallpaper or wrapping paper to hang above your table.
YOU'LL NEED • 4" alphabet stencils • Paper in assorted patterns • Pencil • Scissors • Hole punch • Silver cord
1. Use stencils to trace and cut out letters spelling "Happy Halloween" on assorted paper.
2. Punch two holes through top of each letter. Thread each word onto a length of silver cord and hang.
Write spooky, foreboding messages on note cards for your guests and use them to keep your silverware together.
YOU'LL NEED • 4" × 6" note cards • Black pen • Narrow ribbon
INSTRUCTIONS: Write funny fortunes for your guests on note cards. Roll them around silverware and tie with ribbon.
Tuck homemade truffles into coffin-shape boxes for a spooky takeaway.
YOU'LL NEED • Small coffin-shape boxes (skeletons included) • Black or silver spray paint • Glue gun and sticks • Tiny rhinestones • Silver glitter glue • Plastic spiders • Scissors • Construction paper • Craft glue • Wax paper • Ribbon
1. Spray skeletons with black or silver paint. After skeletons have dried, glue on rhinestones as eyes. Smear glitter glue onto spiders. Let dry.
2. Cut paper to fit top of each box, leaving a ¼-inch border on all sides. Attach to box tops with craft glue.
3. Hot glue a skeleton or spider to each box lid (allowing skeleton arms and legs to dangle). Embellish top of box with rhinestones, if desired.
4. Line each box with wax paper and fill with truffles. Replace lid and tie with ribbon.