Ominously Operatic Cutlery Sleeves

Add a touch of Operatic flair to your Halloween gathering by making these simple, yet sophisticated cutlery wraps.


Materials and Tools:

Phantom of the Opera sheet music
2½-inch wide ribbon, cut in 16-inch lengths
paper towels or paint brush
water-based wood stain or antiquing medium
matte clear acrylic spray
invisible tape




1. Cut a page of sheet music in half.

2. Lightly paint or rub the sheet music with water-based wood stain or antiquing medium. The more that you apply, the older and more stained the paper will appear. Lay flat and allow to completely dry.

3. Carefully run edges of the stained paper over a lighter. Do not allow the paper to come in contact with the flame for too long in any one area, just singe the edges.

4. Spray with clear acrylic spray and allow the paper to dry completely.

5. Wrap the paper around your silverware and place a small piece of invisible tape along the seam. Finish by wrapping with ribbon.

Next Up

Ghostly Glove Placecard Holders

Stylishly spooky, these ghostly glove placecard holders are a cinch to make!

Mysterious Masque Invitation

Set a spooktacular tone for your Halloween party by making these Mysterious Mask Invitations.

Pumpkin and Gourd Bowling Set

Create a fun Halloween-style bowling set out of a pumpkin bowling ball and gourd pins. Great as both a yard decoration and party game.

Using a Pumpkin-Carving Template

Our top tips for carving a Halloween pumpkin using a printed template, plus HGTV-exclusive pumpkin-carving templates.

Glam Sequined Pumpkin

Make an ordinary pumpkin sparkle with the addition of sequins or shimmering glass beads.

Shaved Swirl-A-Whirl Pumpkin

Create a Halloween pumpkin that is shaved, rather than carved, for an unusual effect.

Shaved and Carved Harlequin Gourd

Create an unusual and beautiful Halloween decoration by carving a harlequin pattern into a gourd.

Glittering Decoupage Pumpkin

Even the smallest kids can help with this creative decoupage pumpkin because a knife isn't required.

Halloween Decorating Idea: Make a Candy Topiary

Cover inexpensive foam topiary forms with fondant and candy to create a sweet Halloween decoration or centerpiece that kids will love helping to craft.

Make a Headless Horseman Figure for Halloween

Give trick-or-treaters a scare by constructing a near lifesize headless horseman door greeter who points the way to the candy.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.