Maggie’s Dark and Moody Halloween Tablescape is a tad macabre with a touch of elegance.
This Dark and Moody Halloween Tablescape is my contribution to the Halloween Tablescape Blog hop hosted by Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate and Decorate. Please visit the other bloggers to see their contributions. Their links are listed below. My table is a tad macabre with a touch of elegance. Perfect for Halloween. I know you’re wondering “who is Maggie?”. Maggie is the Styrofoam head that my centerpiece was built upon.
About a month ago I was inspired by a similar flower covered head that I saw online. Just like desserts, sometimes I happen upon a centerpiece or tablescape that I can’t get out of my head, (no pun intended). When I purchased the head at Hobby Lobby I immediately started calling it Maggie. For no other reason than it’s the first name that popped into my thoughts.
As much as I wanted to jump right in and start painting it, there was a bit of prep required. Even though I purchased spray paint compatible with Styrofoam, that wasn’t the case. The first light spray which was from a distance of at least a foot started to eat through the Styrofoam. Thankfully, it was a test spot underneath. On to plan B. I gave the head to coats of white primer paint. After it dried overnight I was able to apply two coats of the black spray paint.
Adhering the many flowers, picks and stems weren’t as challenging or time-consuming as I thought. Once that was complete it was just a matter of going through my bins and selecting the pieces that would work best for this Dark and Moody Halloween Tablescape.
The black dotted overlay covers the polyester black tablecloth.
Maggie sits in a gold vase with removable poster putty to keep her/it from tilting.
Dollar store skulls flank each side.
The top of this black glittery pumpkin was the perfect spot for a black spider.
What’s a Halloween table without a raven?
I rarely use colored candles but these black tapers add to the mood I wanted to create.
The stack starts with an acrylic orange charger followed by a black dinner plate. A black matte salad plate holds a glittery orange spider. Black polyester napkins hold gold tone flatware.
Finally, a trio of drinkware finishes the table.
If you’re short on Halloween table ideas be sure and check out the Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop organized once again by Chloe Crabtree. It runs from today Oct 2nd and ends on Friday, Oct 7th.
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