Halloween Tablescape


Design a modern Halloween tablescape with these easy DIY ideas and items from around your home. Whether you're hosting a Halloween dinner party or simply want to decorate your table for fright night, this is sure to make your home look spooktacular!

You'll need:

  • A Black Table Cloth
  • A piece of modern decorative fabric cut to a large square (black & white striped, polka dots, or other modern Halloween fabric will do)
  • An Iron
  • Cake Stand
  • Black & White Plates (plastic or paper is fine)
  • Silver Chargers (optional)
  • Orange Paper or Cloth Napkins
  • Black Ribbon
  • Six 8 oz Tomato Sauce Cans
  • One 28 oz Can of Whole or Pureed Tomatoes
  • White Paper & Ink Jet Printer
  • Double Stick Tape or Glue Dots
  • Orange Flowers
  • Creepy crawly items like spiders, crows, fake snakes and flies.
  • Small Pumpkins (optional)
  • Six Tea Candles
  • One Silver or Black Pipe Cleaner


  1. Step 1Use your decorative fabric square as a table runner to jazz up your plain black table cloth. For an easy no-sew option, just fold under the edges.

  2. Step 2Now iron the folded edges down and place diagonal in the center of the table.

  3. Step 3Decorate the table with your plates and creepy crawly Halloween items. I used silver chargers, white plates and $4.99 plastic Damask dessert plates from Hobby Lobby. Pumpkins are cute decor on top of plates if you just plan on decorating and not actually eating from this table.

  4. Step 4Tie black ribbons around orange napkins for simple napkin rings.

  5. Step 5Make a gorgeous floral centerpiece with a large tomato can! Get the free printable can label and directions here.

  6. Step 6Download and print this cute sign for your centerpiece! Tape it to a silver pipe cleaner and add to your flowers. Get the free printable here.

  7. Step 7Make these adorable candle holders out of tomato sauce cans! Get instructions and the free printable labels here.

  8. Step 8Don't forget to attach a black crow to your cake stand! Crows always make super Halloween decor!

  9. Halloween CenterpieceJust want to make a beautiful Halloween centerpiece? Try this idea.