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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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Dracula’s Feast ~ Halloween Table Setting

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Oct 21, 2015 5:02:47 PM

Dracula’s Feast ~ Halloween Table Setting

Halloween is getting close! It’s time to start planning table decorations for your big party! I love dishes, especially those made for holidays. But, it isn’t really practical to invest in, and store sets of dishes for every occasion. So, this year I decided to decorate my own Halloween plates. Spider webs seemed appropriate and easy to do.

Look for white plates. This set with the double black rim is perfect. The only other thing you need is a black Sharpie and a picture of a spider web to copy.

You can start the design in the center, but off-set is much more interesting. Make a dot a third of the way from the side and draw radial lines from the dot to the edge. Then connect the lines with curving lines that resemble a web. Bake the dishes in an over at 350° for about 30 minutes. The design will be set. Hand wash with mild detergent.

I covered a white tablecloth with black cheesecloth for a creepy foundation.

Take an orange napkin and fold it accordion style. Hold it together with ribbon. Wrap a bat mask around it. The folds even look like bat wings.

Goodwill’s Halloween department is a great source for accessories.

Black wine glasses are in order for Halloween. I’m always finding them at Goodwill. Scare your guests with “eyeballs” instead of ice cubes and use colored spider rings for wine charms.

Finish off the table setting with candles and vintage cardboard pumpkin candy containers. All you’ll need is black and organs food!

Topics: Halloween decorating, Halloween decor, halloween party, Merri Cvetan, Goodwill home interior expert Merri Cvetan, Halloween

  • Halloween table setting

    This year I decided to decorate my own Halloween plates. Spider webs seemed appropriate and easy to do.

  • Halloween table setting

    Look for white plates. This set with the double black rim is perfect. The only other thing you need is a black Sharpie and a picture of a spider web to copy.

  • Halloween table setting
    You can start the design in the center, but off-set is much more interesting. Make a dot a third of the way from the side and draw radial lines from the dot to the edge.
  • Halloween table setting

    Connect the lines with curving lines that resemble a web. Bake the dishes in an over at 350° for about 30 minutes. The design will be set. Hand wash with mild detergent.

  • Halloween table setting

    I covered a white tablecloth with black cheesecloth for a creepy foundation. Take an orange napkin and fold it accordion style. Hold it together with ribbon. Wrap a bat mask around it. The folds even look like bat wings.

  • Halloween table setting

    Black wine glasses are in order for Halloween. I’m always finding them at Goodwill. Scare your guests with “eyeballs” instead of ice cubes and use colored spider rings for wine charms.

  • Halloween table setting

    Finish off the table setting with candles and vintage cardboard pumpkin candy containers. All you’ll need is black and organs food!