DIY Halloween Décor: The Black Widow's Table

A spooky centerpiece illuminates the night with succulents, spider webs and handcrafted lamps.
spooky centerpiece

spooky centerpiece

A very creepy crawly table.

A very creepy crawly table.

This year was a good one for spiders in the garden. Their population was robust and I enjoyed greeting spiders of all shapes and sizes as I tended to plantings around their webs. This year the spiders served as my inspiration for some DIY Halloween décor.

Combining spiders and my love of succulents, I came up with a fun and easy Halloween centerpiece. I played on the words "black widow" and incorporated black floral lace.  I love to create centerpieces that can go from day to night, and this one is no exception. Flickering candlelight makes for great ambiance. The shadows cast from the candlelight through the lace and succulents add yet another layer of spookiness. 

The height of the black widow lamps means they will take center stage. I surrounded the lamps with assorted spiny succulents and embellished the table and plantings with fake spiders and spiderwebs. 


  • Glass vessels
  • Black lace
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Newspaper
  • Candles
  • Assorted succulents
  • Fake spiders and spiderwebs

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Halloween Centerpiece How-To

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Make this eerie-meets-elegant centerpiece for Halloween.

Gather Your Supplies

For the lamps: clear glass vessels / black lace / Mod Podge / foam brush / scissors / candles / newspaper. For the tablescape: succulents / fake spider webs / assorted plastic spiders.

Measure the Lace

Lay out your newspaper. Wrap the lace around the glass vessel to determine the amount you will need. Allow a couple of extra inches for overlap and trim off the excess.

Adhere the Lace

Use a foam brush and Mod Podge to adhere the lace to the glass. Wrap and trim the lace as necessary as you work. Once complete, set aside to dry completely.

Mix It Up

For a different look, cut the lace into strips and adhere those to the glass. You may cover the entire glass or only a portion of it: the design is up to you!

Set the Mood

Add candles to your lamps and arrange potted succulents around the lamps. Next, add the fake spider webs and spiders. I used flameless candles since I can leave those unattended, making them perfect for a Halloween party.

Finishing Touches

Don't overlook the tabletop: add some spider webs and spiders to the table too.

Light Up the Night

This tablescape transitions into the night, casting eerie shadows of lace and spiny succulents on surrounding areas. 

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