Growing up, I never loved the idea of Halloween. My parents enforced rules about what we dressed up as and my mom, being her thrifty self, insisted on putting our costumes together. No store-bought costumes for this family. Each year, I was some version of a gymnast, cheerleader, or princess and I always just felt so awkward and embarrassed. Dressing up just isn’t my jam. On top of that, I don’t do scary. I think the scariest movie I’ve seen is Titanic and that’s not even technically a scary movie and I was too scared to even finish it. I’m still not Halloween crazy, but I figured I’d try my hand at creating a Halloweeny table setting. Using only things I found around the house, I ended up with this:
I find it hilarious that I had every. single. one of these items and didn’t spend a dime because I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to find anything. I laid out the tulle and cut a little longer than the length of the table. Twisting the tulle helped give it volume. I started by placing the center silver candle stick and worked my way out. I switched out pieces until I had varying heights and a mix of black and white. One thing I’m currently loving is mixing metal finishes. That was such a design faux pas, but it’s definitely in style to decorate with both silver and brass/gold. My favorite thing on the table? The gold-rimmed water glasses that I scored for 50 cents from the thrift store! It’s the little things.
How do you decorate for fall and Halloween?
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Michael’s- chargers, striped straws, polka dot flowers, black tulle
Home Goods- sparkly hands & pumpkin, white candles & skull candle
Kohl’s- silver candle sticks
Goodwill & local thrift stores- gold-rimmed glasses, black candle sticks & spray painted silver vase
Joann’s- white flowers
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