Silly Skeleton Poses on Elegant Halloween Table

Silly Skeleton Poses on Elegant Halloween Table

Remember Stella, the silly skeleton who made quite the splash recently in my silver punchbowl? Halloween-gothic-glam-bejeweled-skeleton-spider

She commanded the spotlight as the centerpiece on my Halloween Gothic Glam Table with Skeleton Napkin Fold.

It was part of the Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop, an annual spooktacular event.

As I was styling and photographing the table setting over several days, Stella continued her antics! It was like a skeleton version of Elf on a Shelf lol.

Every time I returned to the dining room, the silly skeleton had struck a new pose! .She’s such a diva! So, I thought I’d tickle your funny bone by sharing the photos I captured.

Think of it as a Happy Halloween card from me to you — boo!

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Craft Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia & Pumpkin Rolls

Craft Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia & Pumpkin Rolls

Sure to delight and impress Thanksgiving guests, is transforming dough into a bread cornucopia or edible pumpkin-shape dinner rolls!

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For this month’s Craft Blog Hop, I’m sharing how to form bread, roll or pizza dough into fun fall food displays.

It’s surprising fast and easy to do too!

These aren’t recipes, but just shaping and molding packaged dough into iconic Thanksgiving symbols, like a horn of plenty or pumpkin.

And, you don’t have to be a gourmet chef or talented crafter to assemble an impressive bread cornucopia or twist dough into a mini pumpkin!

Let me show you how I did it — even in the midst of preparing a Thanksgiving feast.

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DIY Halloween Skeleton Decor: It’s a Scream

DIY Halloween Skeleton Decor: It’s a Scream

Recently, a number of people remarked on the Halloween skeleton decoration I had taken Mr. Bones from to create a Jaw Dropping Chandelier.

In case you missed it, the decorated light fixture was part of a Spooktacular Skeleton at the Feast Halloween Table scene.

Did you enjoy the tablescape blog hop? Visit many of the other Halloween settings? There were a number with a skeleton theme, and it was fun to see all the different interpretations.

Luckily, I had taken photographs as I deconstructed the It’s a Scream tabletop display. With my own noggin not being what it once was, I wasn’t sure I’d remember how to reassemble it someday, LOL!

So, let me show you how easy it is to create your own Halloween skeleton tabletop display. Use it to decorate a buffet, entry, or fireplace. A smaller version would work well on a coffee table or as a centerpiece.

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How to Make a Floating Teacup Centerpiece

How to Make a Floating Teacup Centerpiece

Back in May, I shared an Absolutely Mad, Summer Tea Party Table. Included in the centerpiece, was a floating teacup floral arrangement. Actually, there were three — because three’s a charm, right?

Several readers asked me to share how I made them.

While planning the Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party, I went to Pinterest for creative inspiration. That’s where I first saw images of floating teacup table decor. “Magically” appearing suspended in midair, a teacup spills a colorful cascade of flowers into the matching saucer below. Perfect to delight guests at a Mad Hatter’s tea party!

Most of the floating teacup pins linked to Etsy shops. One led to a blog post depicting images of the crafting steps, but lacked any text or instructive details.

So, I decided to figure it out myself — via trial and error. It is a little tricky to make a floating teacup. But, I’ve made the process much easier here; by breaking down the steps and providing a descriptive tutorial.

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DIY Alice in Wonderland Cards and Teapot Centerpiece

DIY Alice in Wonderland Cards and Teapot Centerpiece

Today, I’m going to show you how to make an Alice in Wonderland cards and teapot centerpiece.

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During Alice’s trial at the end of the story, the Queen pronounces, “Off with her head!” Alice responds, “Who cares for you? You’re nothing but a pack of cards!”

At that, an entire pack of cards rises into the air, and comes flying down and all around. Alice then awakens to find her head in her sister’s lap, who is brushing dead leaves from her face.

The Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party project was inspired by this scene and a pin found on Pinterest.

But, no matter how much I clicked and searched online, I couldn’t find a how-to or tutorial on creating a cards and teapot centerpiece. So, with a little trial and error, I came up with my own method.

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Quick and Easy Lucky Leprechaun Centerpiece

Quick and Easy Lucky Leprechaun Centerpiece

Several years ago, I came across an adorable garden stake (Tuesday Morning), perfect for creating this Lucky Leprechaun centerpiece for a St. Patrick’s Day table.

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I had to have him, but at first I wasn’t sure how I was going to use Lucky. The weather usually isn’t warm or dry enough here in Pittsburgh to plant anything in my outdoor urns. Since I couldn’t really incorporate Lucky into a wreath either, I decided to make a centerpiece.

At first, I considered inserting him in a small, black cauldron and filling it with gold coins. But, that would mean sending hubby into the attic to root through Halloween decorations in freezing temperatures. Then I remembered seeing other St. Patrick’s Day floral arrangements using a leprechaun’s hat. That’s when I had my eureka moment and headed off to the craft store for supplies.

Here’s my Lucky Leprechaun centerpiece holding court on the Ireland Pursuit St. Patrick’s Day Table. Let me show you how quick and easy the DIY project was to make.

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