Turn that lovely dining room into a bewitching boneyard! Create this "spooktacular" table if you dare!
What you need:
Start by cutting the burlap in wide strips. Layer them on the table. "De-bone" the skeleton. Then randomly scatter the bones throughout the center of the table, tucking bones into and under the burlap. Spread moss around the bones and scatter dead leaves. To achieve a sense of foreboding eeriness, stretch thin strands of spider webbing from the corner of the table up to the chandelier or hanging fixture. Encase the chairs with the webbing, too. Create creepiness by hanging spiders from the webbing, suspending bats in flight, and scattering bugs on the table.
Cover the windows with inexpensive black fabric or paper — the goal is to create a very dark room.
Using foam core, sturdy posterboard, or cardboard, trace the shape of a tombstone and cut it out with a serrated knife. Use textured spray paint to create a granite-like tombstone. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly. Then, use black acrylic paint to scratch in scary epitaphs, such as "R U Scared," "C.U. Soon!," and "U.B. Next!" Attach tombstones to the backs of the chairs using tape, or cut small holes in the sides of the tombstones and insert pipe cleaners through the holes and around the chair rails.
Black paper plates are the perfect match for this table, as are ghoulish goblets and black utensils. Dinner will never be the same!