A Fun Halloween Vignette ~ Inspiration and ideas for how to make a fun Halloween vignette using deco mesh, painted and glittered Halloween shapes and an assortment of Halloween decorative themed items. It is a fun project to create with your children!
My daughter, Brittany and I had so much fun creating this Fall Vignette recently! We thought we would work with the same inspiration as the Fall Vignette we made and create a Halloween Vignette since this special celebration is just a couple of weeks away. In case you missed the post about how we made the Fall Vignette, just click the link for My Fall Vignette Just For Fun!
Cost. Creating DIY projects and decorating for fun can get quite pricey.
Use what you have. Make your own. Buy a little something each year and progressively add to the collection. Remember to keep this on the simple side and follow the guideline that ‘less is more’!
Here is a break down of how A Fun Halloween Vignette was made. By the way, Brittany was the key designer and did most of the work. I was the assistant as we worked together on this fun project!
A Fun Halloween Vignette…
As with the Fall Vignette, we decided to have it drape down a section of the staircase. As you can see it is a pretty big staircase so it would have been a huge and expensive project to cover the whole thing. We’ll save that for the Christmas banister.
The table is just an end table that I brought up from downstairs. The black fabric covering is a piece of broadcloth that came from my fabric stash. I bought the large Light-Up Pumpkin at Costco years ago and have set it out every Halloween night ever since. I bought the other pumpkin years ago at an after season clearance sale at Hallmark and the garland was bought at a dollar store. We just plopped a few leaves around the table that we made for the Fall Vignette. When we plug in the Light-Up Pumpkin at night, it really adds to the Halloween ambience in the house!
This chalkboard always hangs in this location. I bought this at one of my favourite gift shops in the Eastern Townships in Quebec. We just covered it with leaves and wrote a Halloween message on the blackboard. The Happy Halloween sign that sits on the ledge was bought at a thrift store several years ago.
Orange Mesh and Ribbons
This is the same orange mesh that we used in the Fall Vignette. We bought it at Michaels with a 40% discount coupon. We bought the purple and black ribbon for this project at Michaels too. But unfortunately, we paid full price.
Black Sheer Fabric
This also came from the fabric stash. I had bought this a little while ago for another Halloween project that I haven’t gotten to yet. I think it will be a project that will have to wait for next year.
Ghosts, Bats, Spiders, Pumpkins, Leaves
This was the most fun part of the project! We used quality card stock, acrylic paint, glitter, glitter spray and gem stickers for the eyes. We made four of each of the Halloween shapes and doubled each one to make it sturdy. We painted one side and used the paint as the adhesive for the glitter and sprayed them with floral glitter spray. The eyes were added on afterwards. Lastly, we left some of the leaves up that were used in My Fall Vignette Just For Fun!
The supplies I had to buy for this part of the project were the purple, white and black glitter and we didn’t have any white paint for the ghosts. The rest of the supplies were part of our craft collection.
Here is a breakdown of the colours we used:
- Bats: black paper, black paint, purple glitter, blue eyes
- Spiders: purple paper, purple paint, black glitter, orange eyes
- Ghosts: white paper, white paint, white and silver glitter, white eyes
- Pumpkins: orange paper, orange and green paint, orange, green and gold glitter
- Leaves: variety of fall coloured paper and glitter
So that’s it. I would say that we made good use of what was already in the house and only had to purchase a few things to finish off the project. The new supplies can be used for other projects and we can make the same vignette next year.
I would also like to say that often with projects like this, the process is just as or more fun than the actual final project. I’ll finish by saying that in this case it was equally as much fun to work with my daughter, Brittany, as it was to enjoy the completed A Fun Halloween Vignette!
I loved how the bats turned out I ended up using them in this Halloween wreath too…
And here is another fun Halloween activity to with children too…
Hope you are inspired!