A Spooky Halloween Table Idea Slideshow

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1. Get Your Supplies Together
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1. Get Your Supplies Together
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Assemble your pumpkins, tape, and paint first. You'll need a day or two to allow the pumpkins to dry, ideally, so plan ahead if you can.

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2. Tape the Pumpkin Stems
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2. Tape the Pumpkin Stems
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To make sure no paint gets on your pumpkin stem, wrap painter's tape around the stem tightly to keep it clean.

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3. Spray-Paint the Pumpkins
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3. Spray-Paint the Pumpkins
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Make sure each pumpkin is thoroughly covered with paint. Let the pumpkins dry, ideally, for two days.

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4. Before and After
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4. Before and After
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It's amazing what a little shiny, black paint can do.

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5. Set a Burlap Runner Down the Table
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5. Set a Burlap Runner Down the Table
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Keep things natural and let the fabric fold over on each other. Scatter the pumpkins along the folds.

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6. Add Candles
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6. Add Candles
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For ambiance, add ribbon-wrapped candles to the arrangement. To wrap the candles, simply cut segments of ribbon to fit around the votives, plus an inch. Use a piece of double-stick tape to secure the ribbon.

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6. Add Spiders
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6. Add Spiders
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For a little horror to the gold and black scene, add spiders scattered around the scene. For a surprise, add a spider on the side of each plate or fork.

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7. Set Each Place
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7. Set Each Place
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When setting each place, keep things simple with white dishes. Place a pumpkin at each place, using a small piece of parchment to protect the plate, if the enamel is a bit tacky.

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8. The Finished Place Setting
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8. The Finished Place Setting
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The gold pumpkin can also double as a place card if you set a small card with the guest's name on top!

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9. The Finished Table
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9. The Finished Table
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Dinner anyone?

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