Thrifted Halloween Tablescape


Sustainable Halloween Decor Tablescape

Hi Loves,

Have you ever been sucked into scrolling the tablescape section on Pinterest? If the answer is yes, we are soul sisters. I start browsing the app and three hours later (Spongebob voice) has passed. The table setting I created for my little cocktail party was inspired by Pinterest. However, the budget was a thrift store and Dollar Tree budget.  

The table theme was to make your guests feel like it was designed for a witch to mix her potions on or in this case her cocktails. 

Here are the details:

Halloween tablescape diy

Start with a black plastic tablecloth from the Dollar Tree. Protect your table from spills. 

I layered 6 yards of tulle from JoAnn’s ($6.98 or $1.40 per yard). I took advantage of their car side pickup where I paid online and they placed the tulle in the trunk of my car. 

Next, I layered my Target table runner and placed the Target pot with a bat skeleton in the center of it. I like this piece because I have high ceilings, it draws the eye up to the floating candles above my table. Read how to create the floating candles here.

If you have been with me for a while on this decorating journey then you know I have been collecting brass candlestick holders since Christmas from my local thrift stores. I used them in my windows with white tapered candles last Christmas. Now that it is Halloween, I filled them with black tapered candles. I love the dark, spooky look!

Play With Different Heights

My first attempt at creating a spooky tablescape had my decor looking so flat. Everything was at the same height or eye level minus the large pot in the center. I grabbed my old thrifted books and stacked a few piles in a mix matched pattern. Notice how the pages are facing outwards and not the book spines. Having the pages face outward, helps the colors stay neutral, allowing the gold objects to really pop.

Now for the small pieces. I used battery operated tea lights from Amazon and placed them in a mix-match of small candle holders. All of the glass candle holders were thrifted for 50 cents a piece or less. Taking a plastic tea light and placing it in a glass holder elevates the inexpensive candles. Also, the white prayer candles were from the Dollar Tree.

I’m passionate about using everyday items to tell a story versus using ceramic holiday items. Give me a real book and not a ceramic, stacked decor item anyday.

Halloween tablescape from dollar store

Make Your Dreams a Reality With Spray Paint

Did you notice the gold spider, bugs, and chains? All items were from the Dollar Tree. I used Krylon Metallic Gold spray paint to give the plastic a boujee look. I really loved how the details on the spider popped once painted. Also, the black pumpkins I placed around the large vase were from the Dollar Tree. I bought 5 pumpkins and spray painted them with leftover Krylon Flat black spray paint from my wreath. 

The Witch Cocktail book was a gift from my mom because she knows we love to decorate our bar for the holidays.  She purchased the book on Amazon for $16. It is full of 70 seasonal cocktails and has how to make your own flavored simple sugars. I wanted it part of the center of the tablescape since our night was all about cocktails. 

Skeleton Charcuterie Board Details:

The idea for the charcuterie board was from @sarandipityfare. She has a reel on Instagram to guide your placement of all the pieces. I purchased everything for the cheeseboard from Aldi’s. You just can’t beat the price. The skull and bones were from the Dollar Tree.  

I digress but I must share. Sky has true love for meat, cheese, and crackers. We stepped out and she stole the prosciutto cream cheese covered plastic skull. Carried it all the way to her dog bed from the kitchen counter.  Somehow, scavenging the skull she knocked over a dish full of honey, Her ear was soaked in honey. It was dripping from the bowl onto our kitchen floor. She had no willpower against this cheeseboard. 

Happy Halloween! If you go all out for a party, send me photos of your tablescape. I have no clue how to get comments on my blog since it is still under construction. Please DM on instagram. I love seeing your cool creations and thrifted finds.

Until next time, Spread Kindness.



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