The spookiest of seasons is among us, but now, it may also be the most glamorous. If you're planning a Halloween soirée or dinner party, your event can't go without creative decor. So often, however, Halloween decorations are limited to witches and goblins.
Not quite your style? Not a problem.
These beautiful DIY Halloween decorations created by craft stylist Ashley Toth take just a few steps to make, but they will, without a doubt, add an err of unmistakable elegance to your gathering. Halloween may be spooky, but it can still be sophisticated.
Read on for proof.
This Halloween decoration could be mistaken for modern art, so it may just scare you how easy it is to make. Simply use a toothbrush to splatter red paint on white cylinder vases, flicking the bristles of the brush with your fingertips (while wearing plastic gloves).
Apply the same paint-splattering technique to a linen napkin, and complement with gold-accented dinnerware, to create a place setting for a Halloween dinner party.
A sophisticated soirée naturally involve sophisticated drinks, and there is perhaps no better way to spookily elevate your cocktails than with gilded creepy crawlies. Attach plastic bugs to bamboo skewers with hot glue, then use liquid gilding to cover in gold. You may just want to leave them on your bar cart all year long. Remember: Always check the label to make sure the liquid gilding is food-safe if you plan to use the skewers in your drinks.
This wall decor offers an air of mystery and beauty for this haunted holiday season. "What exactly is that?" your guests will ask, all while touching its irresistible texture. Perfect Halloween party icebreaker, achieved.
To create your witchy wallhanging, attach a 14-inch long dowel (painted black) to a rug canvas by looping twine through the canvas and around the dowel. Beginning with the bottom row of the canvas, loop and fold pieces of various black yarns, feathers, felt balls and leather strips through each opening. Final step? Applaud yourself on reaching a whole new level of chic.
Care for a centerpiece that's the nightmare of people with green thumbs? Paint fake houseplants black with spray paint. Allow to dry. Hope this look never affects your real plants. (But secretly plan to keep these monochromatic ones out all year because they're that stylish.)
This Halloween garland makes a "point" to be minimalistic, but all the while adds plenty of appeal to any mantle. Simply cut out elongated diamond shapes from black paper, then fold over a string. Glue together to make triangles.
It's so simple, it could be the result of evil genius. For this scraggly wreath, wire together willow branches into a triangle. Spray paint the wreath black, and practice your evil laugh.
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