Throwing a Halloween party? Be inspired by our devilishly handsome Gothic table decor. Created using a collection of vases, plates and crockery from thrift stores and painted black, our Halloween party has oodles of spooky style without the frightening price tag. You can pick up ornate ceramics from almost any thrift store, flea market or antique shop. Stick to inexpensive pieces with lots of moldings and details. Cover an outdoor table with newspaper or an old dust sheet and spray your items with a matt black spray paint. We would recommend wearing a dust mask over your mouth and nose as well. Note that the painted pieces are for decorative purposes only and you can find black dining plates at Cost Plus or other home retailers.

Once your items are dry, it’s time to set your table. The trick to achieving a stunning set is to mix lots of pieces in varying shapes and sizes. Think about creating height in the center and layer unpolished silver candle sticks, chargers, plates and gauze napkins (we made ours from cheesecloth) on top of one another. More is more as I always say! If you want to include the gorgeous black paper rose bouquet you can find the pattern here. And if you love those spooky paper spiders you can find the pattern here. We also have heaps of other DIY Halloween projects over here. Happy Halloween fellow crafters! Enjoy! ~ Lia