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Halloween Vignette

Halloween Decorations; cast iron vases

Halloween is just around the corner and I hope this display gives you some Halloween decoration ideas.   It is one of my FAVORITE holidays.  I pretty much love every bit of it, from gaudy plastic spiders to sophisticated decorations.  Costumes! Candy!  I could go on and on.  This particular vignette was going for an old-timey, sophisticated macabre.

Halloween Decorations; cast iron vases
Before you make hot-glue spider webs read further down this post.

The cast iron vases were created from two cheap glass vases.  You can see the tutorial for faux cast iron here.

Detail of Halloween hot-glue spider web

I added an old picture, and lord my Mama would smack me, but I can’t remember which relative this is.   Surrounding it are spider webs made from hot glue.  I thought I was a genius making all those strings…  And I was EXCEPT, marble is porous.  And the tabletop is marble…  *scrape* *scrape* *scrape* Make sure to attach the hot glue to items you know will release the glue easily.

Idea for Sophisticated Halloween Decorations
Check out how well the faux cast iron finish on the vases matches the real cast iron table!

Topping it all off is my lovely bouquet of dead daisies.  The whole display makes me feel like someone left these fresh flowers by a lovely picture and then abandoned them for 100 years.  I love that dark Halloween feeling!  Must be a closet goth at heart.

Tutorials Used

Faux Cast Iron Finish 

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11 thoughts on “Halloween Vignette

  1. I love this! And so will my daughter who is a Tim Burton fan. It has a kind of creepy spooky vibe to it.

  2. I love it and I especially love the term “sophisticated macabre”. Totally stealing it. Thanks for linking up :)

    1. :). I am often afraid people think I am serious. A lot of my writing is very tongue in cheek and meant to be kinda silly. Sophisticated macabre falls under that category.

  3. I love how hauntingly simple this is! Well done! :)

    1. Thank you for the complement!

  4. This is spooky and creative, love it! Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

    1. Thanks for dropping by and thanks for hosting!

  5. Visiting from Katherine’s Corner. What a beautiful table display! And I totally agree that the theme reminds of a place forgotten :)

    1. Thanks for dropping by!

  6. What a fun and scary Halloween vignette. It’s very spooky

    1. Thanks! Nothing like a bouquet cut fresh from the garden. :)

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