Cutest, Creepiest, and CHEAPEST Halloween Tablescape

3 Materials
45 Minutes

I wanted a fun and unique Halloween tablescape this year, but I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg! (Come to think of it, an arm and a leg on a table would make for an interesting Halloween tablescape... 😂) I found some inspiration in one of my mom'sagazines and I started my hunt outside for the perfect branch.

First, I measured my table. To get the end result, you can either find one very long branch, or you can get multiple and lay them end to end. I knew I wanted one similar branch, so I set off with that in mind.

Luckily, a neighbor lost a pretty big branch from a tree so I asked them if I could steal it. They of course said yes, and so I brought home to spray paint it black. Spray paint your stick(s) according to the directions on your spray paint. Do it outside and away from your home. I chose a matte black, but any black will do. Let dry.

Once your branch(s) is dry, lay down a fun and festive table runner (so you don't damage your table under all those branches). This will be your base layer of your tablescape.

I started out with a centerpiece. For the rest of the decor, I used my own Halloween decor that I already owned. This pumpkin cauldron was the perfect cross because cute and creepy and I thought a pop of color in the middle would be fun.

To the left of the cauldron, I used a cheap old with hat. I placed the hat where the branches would kind of surround it because I wanted things to mesh with the branch. I wanted to utilize the space for a seamless look, and I think by filling in the gaps with decor, I was able to do this. I added some pumpkins and a skull to add cute and creepy elements.

I thought this side needed just a tad more detail, so this spider up went perfectly with my spider theme.

On the right side, I added a pumpkin made of bones and a cute little haunted house sign. I wanted to keep this side a little more simple.

I found these amazing candles at Joann Fabrics this season, and knew they would be perfect for my creepy green candle stick holders.

For the last touch, I added some 3D spiders to make the space come alive and keep with the theme.

With the final touches complete, my table is done!

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  • Maggie Maggie on Oct 06, 2021

    First where did you get the runner? I thought I got into the whole Halloween thing but you have gone the second mile.....Love it!!

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