Make This Halloween Tablescape for a Festive Family Party Using Dollar Store Finds

These five easy DIYs will keep the kids from running amok, amok, amok.

Pink Halloween Tablescape With Sponge Ghosts, Cat Punch Bowl, Cakes

Dollar Store Halloween Tablescape

Make this Halloween tablescape for a festive family party using dollar store finds. To make, you will need a flower base and food container, raw wood blocks, a punch bowl, two-wire baskets, an auto oil funnel, sponges, drawer organizer and a terra cotta pot.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

No cauldron potions are needed to whip up the cutest DIY Halloween decor. Watch HGTV.com stylist Cassidy Garcia create five not-so-scary crafts to make the perfect Halloween tablescape using items found at the dollar store.

Boo Banner

Painted Pink Auto Sponges Cut Like Ghosts and Strung Together

Dollar Store Halloween Tablescape

Make this Halloween tablescape for a festive family party using dollar store finds. To make, you will need a flower base and food container, raw wood blocks, a punch bowl, two-wire baskets, an auto oil funnel, sponges, drawer organizer and a terra cotta pot.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials + Tools

  • 5 auto sponges
  • ball fringe trim
  • pink spray paint
  • 1 piece peel-and-stick black craft felt
  • 1 piece peel-and-stick white craft felt
  • low-temp hot glue gun
  • craft scissors

Cut + Paint + Display

Using craft scissors, cut two small v-shapes from the bottom of the sponge (Image 1). Next, spray paint the sponges pink and let dry (Image 2). Use the peel-and-stick craft felt pieces to create the eyes and mouth. Cut out two circular white shapes, two smaller, circular black shapes and a small mouth shape with craft scissors (Image 3). Apply the stickers to the sponge. Then, use a low-temp hot glue gun to add a bead of glue to the ball fringe trim (Image 4) and stick the trim to the top of the sponge (Image 5). Skip down several inches and add another sponge ghost to the trim to create a longer banner.

Two-Step Sucker Stand

DIY Auto Oil Funnel Painted as Halloween Table Decor, Candy Holder

Dollar Store Halloween Tablescape

Make this Halloween tablescape for a festive family party using dollar store finds. To make, you will need a flower base and food container, raw wood blocks, a punch bowl, two-wire baskets, an auto oil funnel, sponges, drawer organizer and a terra cotta pot.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials + Tools

Design + Snip

Use a paint marker to create a modern design on the oil change funnel (Image 1). Then, cut off the top using metal cutting snips to allow a wider opening for more suckers (Image 2).

Cute Chalkboard Menu

Wooden DIY Chalkboard Menu on Table Says Sweets and Treats

Dollar Store Halloween Tablescape

Make this triangular DIY chalkboard with a wooden frame for a perfect tabletop menu.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials + Tools

  • decoupage glue
  • low-temp hot glue gun
  • scissors

Disassemble + Paint

Repurpose inexpensive nursery art into a cute chalkboard menu. First, disassemble the art and frame. Next, trace the nursery art shape onto a piece of black card stock (Image 1) and cut out the shape using scissors (Image 2). For Cassidy’s project, the frame includes a lion head icon that she trimmed down into a modern circle (Image 3). Next, spray paint the frame and small circle gold and set aside to dry.

Reassemble + Glue

Add decoupage glue to the back of the card stock piece and apply it over the nursery art (Image 1). Reassemble the frame (Image 2). Attach the gold circle to the frame using a low-temp hot glue gun (Image 3). Then, add a sweet note with a white chalk marker and enjoy (Image 4).

Spray Paint Color Palette

Gold Plastic Vases, Tin, Pink Wood Letters, Pumpkin on Work Table

Halloween Tablescape Materials

Spray paint a mixture of items to create a consistent theme, like these clear plastic vases, wooden letters and boxes.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials + Tools

  • pink spray paint
  • black spray paint
  • gold spray paint

Paint + Accessorize

Spray paint a mixture of fun items to create a consistent tablescape theme. For this project, Cassidy paints wood letters, a monster foot cake mold and desk accessories pink, black and gold (Image 1). Spray paint basic wooden boxes (Image 2) with black on the outside and pink on the inside (Image 3). Once dry, fill with candy and confetti, then display with other DIY Halloween decor (Image 4).

Easy Punch Bowl Stand

Colorful Halloween Tablescape, Punch Bowl, Vase, Painted Wood Letters

Dollar Store Halloween Tablescape

Make this Halloween tablescape for a festive family party using dollar store finds. To make, you will need a flower base and food container, raw wood blocks, a punch bowl, two-wire baskets, an auto oil funnel, drawer organizer and a terra cotta pot.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials + Tools

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 smaller bowl
  • low-temp hot glue gun

Glue + Enjoy

Use two bowls to make an easy punch stand (Image 1). Turn the smaller bowl upside-down to create the base of the stand and add a bead of glue from a low-temp hot glue gun around the bottom rim. Then, place the larger bowl on top of the glue, bottom-side down (Image 2). Pour in a bubbly potion and enjoy (Image 3).

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Cassidy Garcia turns dollar store items into playful Halloween decorations.

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