Have you heard on the news how much people spend on decorating for Halloween? It is on the top five list of most expensive holidays if you can believe it. So when Barb of The Everyday Home Blog organized the Dollar Store Spookatcular Crafts Blog Hop I jumped on board. I decided to show you how to dress up your chandelier for Halloween on the cheap.
I love the chandelier over the kitchen table. It is so enjoyable changing out the shades based on the season and the placemats I use. Obviously, for Halloween, I get out the spider web placemats and pull out the black napkins and shades.
Now I didn’t want to commit the black chandy shades so this is a very temporary look. I bought everything at my Dollar Store that is within walking distance of my house. And only spent $5.32 for this spooky look. That includes the big spider and clip bats that I didn’t use. I put them in a centerpiece.
After a few false starts, I figured out how I wanted to do this. I bought decorative mesh in silver. To my eyes, it represents a spider web. It also picks up the silver from the placemats.
I used clothes pins to hold the decorative mesh on the shade. Cut off a piece of the decorative mesh so enough overlaps. I didn’t measure. I had 1/8 inch black ribbon so I threaded it through the top of the mesh. This keeps it on the shade. What I did was slightly gather the ribbon, tie a knot and then a bow.
I tried using glue dots to secure plastic bats and spiders to the mesh. At dinner time spiders started dropping down on me :). The lights warmed up the glue. Time to try the glue gun. I took a thin piece of cardboard and put it between the mesh and shade. Then dabbed on hot glue. Now I will let you know if that holds but so far it is good.
It is amazing how a simple and easy craft can dress up your chandelier for Halloween on the cheap. If you like the little skeleton I show you how to make it here. And doesn’t my kitchen look Spootatcular?
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