In my continued effort of ghoul-free Halloween decorations, I wanted a dramatic dining table and buffet. Let me be honest, we eat in here less than five times a year….so go having the table covered is not an issue.
I have had that neat bird cage/shelf thing for awhile. In fact I am not really sure what it is…it was gold, with an Asian inspired print all over it. I used it for Hannah’s birthday party to hold cupcakes, and I knew for Halloween I wanted to use it for glittered skulls.
I first covered the table in a few packages of grey creepy cloth, and added the urn of white sticks from Christmas.
I found these “BOO” letters for $1, and thought I was going to stick them in a jar, when I remembered I had these angels from last Christmas. I took off the colored robes, the white gowns seem a little more Halloween-ey.
I am still not crazy about their faces (although I think they suit Halloween far better than Christmas), but I like the hands. And they hold these letters perfectly!
I made these glass cloches, or antique looking apothecary jars. I was going to put either a small bust or a sea sponge to look like a brain, but opted to print out this.
When I found this cage, it was missing the shelves. In a lazy girls attempt to skip the saw, I cut out some thick cardboard to fit in the spaces.
I covered the cardboard in paper that I dyed and stamped.
I discovered these glittered skulls at the Dollar Tree last year and love them! (Ha! Mostly because trying to contain glitter while crafting is futile, I don’t think HAZMAT could keep it from spreading!!)
A frightful black cat. I am going to post a quick little how-to project on these next.
The dining room buffet. Mostly a random hodgepodge of things from around the house.
A birdcage on a candle stick.
Lots of creepy cloth (Dollar Tree), and a few old books.
A gargoyle who either looks really bored or in deep thought……..he came from the Dollar Tree too.
The pumpkins I painted with champagne paint. And another glass cloche with a print out from here.
More migratory pieces from around the casa…..including a bust from the bedroom, a lantern from the bathroom, and a tray from the kitchen. The Halloween sign I made last year.
It’s surprising how many things could fit a Halloween theme when thinking outside the box. My “theme” is black and white, but I used mostly non-Halloween items, pulling them together with the creepy cloth, pumpkins and the skeleton (keeping it under $3). You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a big impact.
I am a little late….but joining Beth’s Halloween Mantel Party, DIY Show off Fall Festival, Blue Cricket Design, The Shabby Chic Cottage, My Repurposed Life, A Few of my Favorite Things, House of Hepworths, Beyond the Picket Fence, Somewhat Simple, My Romantic Home, and at Fingerprints on the Fridge.