So I was challenged to create a Halloween Tablescape for no more than $10. The catch? You can use items you already have in your home too, OR get creative (read on!). It was a super fun project, super cheap, and my kids actually enjoyed it. I always love when I have something for them to do that doesn’t require precision–because then I end up screaming and no one is happy.
Alright, so let’s break this down…
Step 1: FREE DECOR!
I found these Halloween center pieces at Target that looked like branches, BUT they were way out of budget for this challenge. So, I figured, why not get real branches? And honestly, it looked way better than Target’s when it was done.
Step 2: Make your own Placemats!
Again, the placemats I found at the store were WAY more than the budget I had to work with. So what did I do? I grabbed some wrapping paper and cut out 6 “placemats.”
Step 3: Creating Dimension!
If you’ve read my other post on 8 Tips For A Great Table Display, you know how much I hate a flat table. I grabbed these martini glasses I had already, and stuffed them with “eye balls” I got from the Dollar Tree, and some spider rings I had from an old birthday party.
Step 4: Centerpiece (FOR FREE!)
Ok, I get it looks kinda odd right here without everything around it, but be patient my little grasshopper. I had my son stuff the branches he collected into this vase I already had in my kitchen.
Step 5: Set the table!
Total money spent? $9. I had the plates, silverware, and cups (mason jars) already in my home. Those black bowls were sold in sets of three at the Dollar Tree.
I bought those little pumpkins in a pack at the 99 cent store for a nice fall touch. I bought those napkins in the clearance section at Target for $4.98 (pack of 8).
Lastly, I tossed some cute paper straws into those mason jars. If you’ve read my other posts, you know I always keep paper straws in my home. They’re so cheap, and they really add so much to your table.
Annnnnnd that’s it!
Total new items I purchased:
- $1 Bag of plastic mini pumpkins
- $2 Black bowls (2 sets of 3)
- $4.98 8 Napkins
- $1 Eye ball jawbreakers
Decorating on a budget can be fun right? Bet you never thought you could make a centerpiece from a bunch of sticks in the dirt, did you? Or that you could make a bunch of place mats out of paper? Hope you feel inspired to create your own table, for super cheap. And if you do, please share it with me!