Every October I love to add a little touch of halloween into the house by adding some spooky or festive decors. As someone who wasn’t much of a autumn / winter fan the festivities it started as a way to just lift up my spirit as the weather got colder. It’s definitely a happy distraction to think of decor themes, and to work on some crafty DIYs whilst sipping some hot tea. For this years theme, I decided to go for a spooky, quirky and super fun witches table. As I was researching halloween decors I came across a few ideas that I thought I could definitely create with some clay and paint and got to work. This year I wanted to try something more than a simple aesthetic pumpkin decor. Read on to find out more about my spooky decor.
” Stocks of Magic Veggies”
When it came to the witches magical stocks of potions and ingredients I wanted to do something a little different. Instead of doing the classic spiders and lizards, I went for some magic veggies stacked inside black wood casings. I chose a deep aubergine color with some gold trimmings for the pumpkins which i trimmed down to fit into the cases. I also happened to find some fake acorns at the dollar store which i also painted gold and stacked the cases on top of each other.
“Living Eyes Bottles & Brain”
One of my favorite and suprisingly easy DIY so far. For the living eyes I collected some glass bottles and used a wood clay to make the eyes. I recommend spray painting your bottles black, then to mold the clay onto the bottle. No glue necessary for this as you mold the wood clay onto the bottle it will dry on! I started by cutting out a flat eye shape, layering a big ball that i cut flat on one side then added a piece that looks like a half moon shape to create the lid, you can paint your eyes any color you want to give it your personal touch. As for the brain, I simply used an extra fake pumpkin which I trimmed flat on one side, covered it in paper clay. Draw a line down the middle and start making worms with your clay and lay it out onto your base in a slightly symmetrical wave. I recommend looking at some pictures of halloween brains to get the look. For my brain I wanted a zombie like green color, So I painted a base of light green, and then filled in all the nooks with a darker green. I added some pink and red throughout the brain to give it that slightly alive look to it. And don’t forget to finish with some glossy top coat for that fresh look!
To put it all together I picked some things around the house that made me think of a witches den. My concrete Rhino from Zara home , a shark jaw that I got at a flee market (similar here), my antique Chinese vase were some of the feature items I used . I also filled a extra wood casing with gold Christmas fern and some Japanese grapes, and styled some water with green food coloring in a small champagne glass. All laid out on one of my cheap backdrop cloth in orange shimmer. The key when putting together this witches table is to add height and dimension to the space.
I hope you enjoyed this decor post and it inspired you for this Halloween season. Stay spooky and see you in another post soon!