A Colorful Halloween Tablescape

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Recently, my friend, Ariel from PMQ for two asked if I wanted to join a Halloween tablescape and I jumped at the idea! I love decorating for fall, but since we moved to the middle of nowhere and don’t have trick or treaters, we don’t decorate for Halloween anymore.

My kids are always thrilled when I set the table fancy, but a Halloween tablescape would really delight them. It’s not a secret that I love color. But orange is generally not one of those colors. So, I tried really hard to stick with blacks, whites, and grays.

It looked unfinished though, so color was added!

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DIY Shibori Slipcovers

I found spiderweb placemats at my local grocery store (Wegman’s if you’re curious) and went from there. My table has a walnut top, so I layered it with a white tablecloth to make the placemats show up.

I used my normal white dishes and bamboo silverware that kind of looks like bones with a little imagination. 

Spiderweb Placemats (similar) | Bamboo silverware | Check Napkins | White dishes (similar)

Then I added a runner to add more pattern. I had a vision of skeleton cameo silhouettes. I made the runner with heat transfer vinyl. Tutorial here.

Table runner (similar) | Silhouette cut file

Heat transfer vinyl tutorial

The cut files are from the Silhouette store and I love them so much. My family is represented here (besides the dog.) Wait, is that weird? I don’t think my family will find it weird…

Table Runner tutorial | Silhouette cut file (man) | lady | rose

I used the heat transfer vinyl on some glasses as well. Probably not a project for the faint of heart, but I’ll do a full post on that too. The glasses aren’t perfect, but they did turn out super cool.

Silhouette cut file: skull with roses

Let’s move on to pretty pictures!

Glass skull vase (similar)

Be sure to check out these incredibly stylish ladies!!

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  1. Emy, your black and white table is so festive, and the pops of blue and green make it so much more fun! I pulled my bamboo flatware out because I thought it could pass for “bones” too! 😉 Your table looks fantastic!

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