Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween tablescape

I don't decorate for Halloween the way I used to when my kids were young and still at home. But I like the fun aspect of the holiday. And I have some cute decorations that I like to get out every year. This year, I decided to do one table top and a spookier version of what I normally do.

On Pinterest last year, I saw a pumpkin with holes carved in it and rubber rats placed in the holes.
Mouse Motel

I loved the creepiness of it, so wanted to do my own version of it. Cheap is good - off to Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart I went! I found a package of 3 mice, a carve-able pumpkin and some creepy cloth.

I used an apple corer to punch holes in the pumpkin, draped the creepy cloth over the table, set the pumpkin on a stand and arranged the mice in the holes.

Next, I took my Bones, Sticks, and Stones and ghost candle holders from PartyLite and placed them around the pumpkin. Cute!
Bones, Sticks the dog, and ghost candle holders

Stones the cat and another Ghost 

I had a clock that never really kept time - it was always slow - so I placed it on the table (after setting the time for Midnight) and draped it with some fake spiderweb.
Stuck at Midnight

I think it's a cute, scary Halloween-scape. The candles give it just the right touch of eerie glow.

I paid a total of about $5 for the mice, pumpkin, and creepy cloth. I had the rest already. Sweet and cheap!
What have you decorated for Halloween?


  1. Very creepy scary stuff... ewwwwwwwww! Happy Halloween! :)

    1. lol, I know right? My 25 yr old son was impressed I'd put mice in a pumpkin. :)

  2. What a cute Halloween vignette...I do not decorate much for Halloween...always busy with the "fall decor" ....even though the mice are a bit creepy...I love the way you placed them on the pumpkin!!...

    1. Haha, Shirley - yeah, the mice are a little creepy. Fortunately they are small! Thanks!


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