To continue with your shabby chic décor style for Halloween, consider adding a centerpiece to your dining room table. This is great simply for an added decoration, or when you plan to have family or friends over for a fun and festive meal. Here are some different ways to create a shabby chic Halloween centerpiece:
Fill a Planter Box with Mini Pumpkins
When you are short on time, this is an easy centerpiece you can throw together with basic items found at your local craft store. All you need is a long planter box or a platter. The planter boxes are best because they already have a natural distressed look, which is perfect for your shabby chic style.
Now all you need to do is fill it with some mini pumpkins. If you can actually find white and pastel-colored pumpkins at the craft store, even better! Choose enough to fill up the planter box and you’re ready to go.
You can also use small orange pumpkins as long as you add some other shabby chic elements, such as decorating the box with lace or other white fabric.
Set Out Vintage-Style Candle Holders
Another way to have a spooky and shabby chic-themed Halloween centerpiece is to use vintage-style candle holders for the middle of your table. When you use distressed candle holders, whether they are a faded brass that looks worn or distressed and white-washed painted candle holders, they already have that old look to them.
All you need to do is add some tapered candles to them and wrap cobwebs around the base of the candle holders to create a Halloween centerpiece.
Add a Skull to the Table
Skulls are often used in Halloween décor when you want to go more of a scary direction, but like pumpkins and other Halloween themes, they don’t often fit in with the shabby chic look. However, you can change all that with a little paint and patience.
As you would white-wash other items, you can do the same thing with a fake skull! Grab any skull you can find from local Halloween stores, and give it some white paint, making sure you use very light and uneven strokes. This gives it an old look instead of just painting it a solid white color.
Have some bugs coming out of the skull’s eyes to complete the creepy, crawly, Halloween look. Set this in the middle of your table or add some of your old-fashioned candle sticks and pumpkins for a full centerpiece.