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Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! We love decorating with fun and spooky decor! I love that I can let my creativity flow in any direction because, after all, Halloween is about fun and fantasy! I am so lucky that I have access to amazing Halloween supplies at Dollar General right across the street from my neighborhood!
My Top 6 Dollar General Halloween Decor Picks
- Black Glitter Tip Roses and Skulls
- Peel and Stick Gems ( great for decorating your skulls, pumpkins and more!)
- Napkin Rings (in gold or silver) but I’m personally digging Gold!
- Black Spider Web Table Cloth
- Chargers (in gold or silver)
- Bag of Skulls
- Lighted Pathway Twig Decoration
What do you think? I kind of love it! Okay, I really love how it all turned out. And now let me help you re-create this look! Make sure you purchase all the items listed above and then go through your vintage and collectible items to pull the whole look together. Also grab some pumpkins in different sizes as you’ll need those for that bright pop of color.How to Make a Spooktacular Centerpiece…
- First you will want to grab some gold spray paint and take your skeleton head roses to a well-ventilated area. Spray paint each skeleton head and watch them shrivel. I really like the effect that happened when I spray painted the Styrofoam heads.
- Next, find a small rectangular container or box and insert pieces of Styrofoam. I always use pieces I find in appliance boxes.
- Push the Lighted Pathway Decorations into the Styrofoam. I used 2 sets of these to create a full look and at $6 each I couldn’t pass these up!
- Finally cut the stems off of the skulls and roses leaving a few inches. Then stick them into the Styrofoam around the edge of the box.
- Lastly, take some black gauze, tulle, fabric or ribbon and cover up the Styrofoam inside the box.
Oh and by the way, these twigs light up! They give off a mystical glow at night! The ambiance these create are totally spooky!
How to Make a Skull Head Napkin Ring
Jude and I had so much fun blinging out these skull heads and transforming them into napkin rings!
- You will need 4 bags of skulls. Only one of the larger ones comes in each bag, but hey they are $1 each and you can use the little ones for other decor!
- Prime the skulls with a plastic priming spray paint, let them dry.
- Next spray paint the skulls a fun, funky color… like purple… let them dry.
- Using the Stick on Gems you purchased at Dollar General... start blinging your skulls out.
- Grab your box cutter and cut a U shape on the back of the skull to create a tab
- Squirt hot glue on the inside of the flap the quickly insert the napkin ring
- Press the tab down to adhere the skull to the napkin ring.
Tips for Setting a Spooktacular Table
- Use a light-colored tablecloth as your first layer on your table. I had a new drop cloth which worked perfectly on my huge table.
- Place the black spider table cloth across the middle of your table. I like the scrunched up look but you can spread it out in any way you would like.
- Place the gold chargers at each chair. I had antique chargers of my own, however the Dollar General has awesome gold ones that can be used instead of antiques.
- Place black napkins inside of your skull napkin rings and place these on top of each charger.
- Use glasses and fill them with brightly colored water. These are so fun when the light hits them.
- Vintage items such as old books, decanters, and silverware add to the interest of a Halloween tablescape.
- Get creative and try different items out.
- Vary the items in height to add interest and depth.
Don’t forget to add pops of color with different sizes of pumpkins. You can place them at different heights and levels to really brighten up the table!
Now all you need is some spooktacular recipes. You guys know that I am no chef, so I will be heading over to Dollar General’s DG Easy Meals page to get some ideas! I’m so pleased the Dollar General is so convenient and easy to shop. I love being able to pop in and get all of my supplies, decor, and food from one store without having to walk through miles of aisles! Head on over to Dollar General and try out some of these ideas for making your own Spooktacular tablescape. Then show them off on Dollar General on Facebook and Dollar General on Twitter .
Kathy Groah says
LOVE the centerpiece! Can’t wait to get off work and stop by my Dollar General!
Lesley Warren says
Thanks Kathy. They have the branches in orange too!