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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Spooktacular Halloween Party

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Sep 23, 2014 2:57:00 PM

Spooktacular Halloween PartyHalloween might be over a month away, but if you host a big party, it’s never too early to start planning the details. Over the next few weeks, I’ll show you several DIY Halloween projects to amaze and scare your guests!  

Start by layering orange and black fabrics on a long, narrow table. Check out the linen department at Goodwill for unique finds. The orange “table cloth” is a vintage curtain and the flocked polka dot overlay is a shower curtain. Each was only $3.99.  

Spooktacular Halloween Party
Spooktacular Halloween Party

Continue building up the backdrop for your decorations. A wood trellis with old paint is a spooky alternative to a tombstone. Stretch fake spider webbing across the front and add giant spiders and it starts to look really creepy. The candy dish ($1.99) is shaped like a spider web too.

Spooktacular Halloween PartyWhat’s a party without food? I made my own tiered serving tray with pewter plates, candlesticks and a scalloped metal/glass stand ($.99 - $3.99). Use heavy duty glue to attach the pieces together. Look for items that have seen a better day. The more beat-up looking the better.  

Now that the foundation is done, next week I’ll continue with simple DIY décor projects.

Stay tuned…

Topics: Halloween decorating, Halloween decor, halloween party, Merri Cvetan