A Spooky Halloween Table Idea Slideshow
1. Get Your Supplies Together
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.
2. Tape the Pumpkin Stems
To make sure no paint gets on your pumpkin stem, wrap painter's tape around the stem tightly to keep it clean.
3. Spray-Paint the Pumpkins
Make sure each pumpkin is thoroughly covered with paint. Let the pumpkins dry, ideally, for two days.
4. Before and After
It's amazing what a little shiny, black paint can do.
5. Set a Burlap Runner Down the Table
Keep things natural and let the fabric fold over on each other. Scatter the pumpkins along the folds.
6. Add Candles
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.
6. Add Spiders
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.
7. Set Each Place
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.
8. The Finished Place Setting
The gold pumpkin can also double as a place card if you set a small card with the guest's name on top!
9. The Finished Table