Perk up the look of your Halloween bash's serving area with a fun craft project

Perk up the look of your Halloween bash's serving area with a fun craft project

Halloween is a little over a week away, and if you're hosting a party, you only have so much time to plan out your home's decorative scheme in time for the big gathering. Whether you're throwing a standard costume bash or a get-together with a specific theme, chances are your bash will need its fair share of spooky decorations to pull it all together. One area in your home where your guests are sure to congregate is your food serving table, and a Haunted House Table Runner may be a great option to improve the space's visual appeal.

Even if you're not handy with a paintbrush, decorating your table runner will be much easier when you can apply specific graphics with a Tulip® ScreenIt™ machine. This will transfer graphics and text with ease and ensure that you won't have to hand-paint your illustrations. Of course, before you start to apply graphics, use your tie-dyeing skills with a Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™ to add red, yellow and purple hues to your table runner. Work on a specific section at a time and blend together these tie-dye hues to recreate the look of a sunset that will act as a backdrop for your haunted house graphics. When you're happy with the look of your dyes, give the table runner a spin in the washing machine to remove any excess material.

Once you're ready to add the haunted house illustrations, use Tulip Soft® Fabric Paint in ebony to add your main graphic, and then accent your finished landscape with yellow and purple glow hues. This will allow you to add a few embellishments to your table runner and apply specific details where they are needed. Last but not least, if you'd like to add fringe, glitter or trim to your table runner, use Aleene's® Fabric Fusion® Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive to ensure that your craft project will hold up during your Halloween party.

With your table runner finished, use it as the inspiration for the color scheme of your gathering. Place a black and white tablecloth underneath your craft project, and break out matching dishware, plastic cups, centerpieces and anything else you have ready for the occasion. This beautiful table runner is sure to be a hit at your Halloween bash and will allow you to delve into your creative side with some very dazzling results.