Spooky & Elegant Halloween Centerpiece

Elegant Halloween Centerpiece | DIY Halloween Decorations

I’ve always enjoyed Halloween, but having three toddlers gets me exceptionally excited for the holiday! The girls can’t get enough of the spiders our next door neighbor has “crawling” on the front of her house. Now that I’ve started decorating for fall & we’ve approached October, it’s time to infuse it with a few Halloween decorations. I started with a simple DIY Halloween centerpiece that I used for dinner with friends last week. I’ve always wanted to line my flower beds with kale in the fall. The varied green & purple coloring is vibrant & beautiful. For now, it’s a beautiful addition to our dining room table, until I’m ready to redo our garden beds. I found a glitter styrofoam skull & in 10 minutes, created an elegant Halloween centerpiece that now doubles as a planter for our front porch. Here are the easy DIY details:

Supplies:

skull

knife

drill

plant

Tutorial:

  1. Carving a styrofoam skull is a lot like carving a pumpkin! Insert the knife straight down.Easy DIY Halloween Decorations | Skull Centerpiece
  2. Pull the knife up & down while turning the skull in a circular motion to cut out a “lid”. Easy DIY Halloween Decorations | Skull Centerpiece
  3. Put your knife in the center of your “lid” & pull out to remove. Easy DIY Halloween Decorations | Skull Centerpiece
  4. Using the knife, shave any excess styrofoam to make your hole deeper & wider, if necessary. Easy DIY Halloween Decorations | Skull Centerpiece
  5. If you plan to repurpose the centerpiece as a planter, create a drain drilling two holes from the bottom of your hole to the base of the skull. This will allow your plant to properly drain. Easy DIY Halloween Decorations | Skull Centerpiece
  6. Plant your kale or plant of your choice! Easy DIY Halloween Decorations | Skull Centerpiece

Elegant Halloween Centerpiece | DIY Halloween Decorations

Easy DIY Halloween Decorations | Skull Centerpiece

Even better that it can be repurposed on the front porch!

DIY Halloween Decorations | Front Porch Planter

DIY Halloween Decorations | Front Porch Planter

DIY Halloween Decorations | Front Porch Planter

Later this week, I’ll be sharing the Fig & Proscuitto recipe I made for dinner & the more of this Halloween table setting. Do you decorate for Halloween?

Julie

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