Halloween always brings out the creepy-crawlies, but you might not expect the creepy, crawly Halloween dining room decor you’ll find here. Holly Wade, of Revamperate, is always up for a creative project. For her challenge, Holly created a slightly spooky, mostly creepy-crawly display, perfect for a Halloween dinner party.
This is Holly’s contribution to our Halloween Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a mystery box of Home Depot Halloween decorations, and she created this hair-raising scene.
Halloween Dining Room Ideas
With Halloween just around the corner, The Home Depot challenged me to spook up my dining room with a few of their fun Halloween decorations. My aunt was nice enough to let me use her dining room as my Halloween headquarters because my little apartment just isn’t as attractive. Halloween is her favorite holiday, so she goes all-out dressing up her house, and especially her front yard, for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Plus, she has this great candle-looking light fixture above her dining room table that dims, and it seemed like the perfect setting for this spooky dining room décor challenge.
One of my favorite pieces from The Home Depot was the purple LED Lighted Mercury Glass Skull, so I made that the centerpiece of the table, complemented by two Halloween lanterns to make the setting symmetrical. I laid out a big piece of quilt batting torn up to look like spider webs underneath the skull and lanterns and added a couple of flocked spiders on top to finish it off. I realized after I set it up it actually looked a little bit like smoke instead of just web when you look at it from far away, which looked really cool with the lights dimmed.
Now this was my favorite part! I used large plastic chains to dangle from the faux-candle light fixture, weaving through it a bit and using some tape to attach the chains to each other. When I pulled apart more quilt batting and laid it over the chains and fixture, the spiders fit right in, and some I stuck into the chain. I used varying sizes of spiders throughout the webs, and when the lights were dimmed all you could see were the outlines of the spiders, which was really creepy.
Lastly, I took advantage of the large cabinet behind the table to set up more spiders. Honestly, nothing creeps me out more than spiders, so I used A LOT of them tangled in quilt batting webs to spook up the place, and I intertwined small purple lights in the web. I also removed most of the items on top of the cabinet to make some space and added two of these creepy witch hands pillar candles. To make them more visible on top, I added books underneath, which made them the perfect height for the cabinet and they were easy to see then.
I loved how many light-up things there were! When I turned the lights off or, even better, when I dimmed the lights, the room looked so spooky with the creepy lighting of the lanterns, skull and everything. My mom was visiting when we set up the dining room, so she and I had a blast decorating early for Halloween!