We're back, as promised, with a gorgeous DIY Halloween centerpiece that is not only cost-effective, but so, so simple to make. Start your Halloween decorating off right with this—one of those dining room centerpiece ideas that's elegant and not too theme-y. The wrapped mason jars are reminiscent of mummies, while the spindly candles blooming out of the long vials are downright spooky and skeletal.
The tools you need to make a DIY Glass and Candle Halloween Centerpiece (clockwise from top): 1) Long candles 2) Some pretty bottles 3) Burlap for the table runner 4) A set of spiderweb placemats 5) Tape 6) Tealights 7) Mason jars of varying sizes 8) Gauze
Begin by wrapping the mason jars in gauze. Use tape to start, but we found the gauze sticky enough to stay without using tape at the end.
Then, unfurl the burlap runner across the table, cutting it when necessary.
Put the placemats in the center of the runner.
Then, place the bottles in the center of the placemats.
Arrange the mason jars across the placemats in between the mason jars. Be sure to pay attention to the sizes of the mason jars—one of our designers swears by only pairing objects of differing sizes.
Place the tealights in the mason jars.
Place the long candles inside the bottle necks. If they are too thick, try twisting until enough wax shaves off to get it in (like sharpening a crayon).
Finally, light the candles.
And you're done! The best part is how the glow gets more lovely (and eerie) as the sun sets. Happy almost Halloween, folks! Get ready for the next part in our series of how to throw the best, nousDECOR-approved Halloween party next week!
From workspaces to lounging areas, these attic layouts prove that perhaps we are totally missing the potential of this space. Read
Want your space to look like a Parisian apartment? How about a loft in NYC? Mark Cutler shows you how simple this is to do. Read