Today in the studio, Kriste and I worked creating two very different Halloween/fall tables. In the one I’m showing today, we went with a black/orange/spooky classic Halloween theme. Neither of us are big on decorating for Halloween, but this was so much fun to put together and we both love how it turned out.
We featured Flapper Black MMS GGG (Miss Mustard Seed’s German Glass Glitter) on several simple projects on this table. We glittered live and wooden pumpkins (found at Target), some clearance plastic crows, pine cones and paper bats that we made into bunting. We made them with the same glue & glitter technique most people learn in elementary school.
Pick something to glitter…
…have some glitter at the ready and work over some paper or a container, so the glitter can be reused.
Brush on a white all-purpose school glue…
…and immediately sprinkle the glitter on.
Allow the glue to dry before handling the freshly-glittered decorations.
We combined all of the creations in one tablescape, which we had a blast putting together. Kriste was doing some last minute bunting trimming as I was setting up the shoot.
And here are a ton of pictures we took…
Kriste opted to glitter the stems and tops of the live pumpkins in a “drippy” style.
…and just dusted the pine cone tips to keep the natural element, but add a bit of moody sparkle.
The bats are just made of black card stock, glittered and then glued to orange twine to make a bunting.
It looked perfect hung over the dental-cabinet-in-progress that we used a buffet.
For the table setting, we used white ironstone plates, linen napkins and some bread boards we made as “placemats.” I found the antique black-handled silverware while shopping a couple of weeks ago and bought them with a Halloween table in mind.
The glass glittered birds looked perfect perched on some antique apothecary bottles I picked up last week.
We used pages from an antique encyclopedia as a “table runner”. Kriste looked for spooky words and images and was especially proud of finding this vulture…
I sprinkled some preserved oak leaves from Wegmans for color and everything came together nicely.
I’ll share the fall table we put together in a few days. I have a lot more to share before we pack the van for the Chapel Market, including the booth setup (aka the “green zone”), a few other finds and makeovers and one of the biggest giveaways I’ve ever had on my blog…