Halloween Tablescape with Silver Bats Centerpiece

You can set a festive, fun table this Halloween, and make this easy silver bats centerpiece, too!  I found the vase for the centerpiece in a thrift store, but any tall vase you have that’s clear, white, or black will work just fine.  Add some seasonal tablescaping elements and fun party favors, and your family or guests will have a great time.

Halloween tablescape silver bat centerpiece

Silver Bats Centerpiece

First, gather some small, dead branches from your yard and spray paint them black.   You may want to make sure they’ll work well in your container before you paint them.

Now it’s time to make your silver bats.  I only made 10 and I think that was plenty.

1.  Supplies: 1 sheet heavy paper or card stock.  Pen.  Glue.  Scissors.  Paintbrush.  Aluminum foil (heavy duty).  Bat printed from online clip art, or hand drawn, and cut out.

2.  Trace your bat 10 times on the card stock.  Cut them out.

3.  Put a line of glue on one side of cut-out bat.  Spread out the glue with the paint brush until glue covers entire bat in a thin layer. Press down onto a piece of foil, about 10″ square.  Cover the other side of the bat with glue in the same way.  Fold foil over so that the bat is covered on both sides with foil.

4.  Using your fingertip, press firmly all around edges of the foil-covered card stock bat, so that the edges show through the foil on both sides.  Carefully trim the excess foil away, so that your foil-covered bat is free!  You can trace the edges of the card stock with a pen if you need to, it won’t really show once it’s cut out.

Halloween tablescape silver bat centerpiece



Punch a tiny hole with a small hole punch, or carefully with a needle, and tie black string for a hanger.  Hang your bats on your black branches.

Halloween tablescape silver bat centerpiece



The Bootiful Tablescape

This table features some junkin finds and some newbies.  The tablecloth is from a yard sale years ago, the place mats are from Home Goods this season.  White plates: World Market.  Black & white small plates: thrift store find.

Halloween tablescape silver bat centerpiece


The black flatware is from Family Dollar, super inexpensive.  (That’s a nice way of saying cheap!)

The plain white napkins are held neatly by cool lucite napkin rings I found months ago at a thrift store.

Halloween tablescape silver bat centerpiece



The black stemmed glasses are from the dollar store.

The favors on the plates are party crackers I found at Marshalls.  When we pulled them, they went, “CRACK!” and contained a silly paper hat, a spider ring, and a corny joke.

Halloween tablescape silver bat centerpiece



My vintage, in fact, mid-century, item on the table is the pair of candle votives.  They really aren’t votives at all, they’re juice glasses, made by the Hazel Atlas Glass Co.  They just happen to fit tea-light size battery operated candles perfectly!  I have three of these, along with a fantastic juice carafe that matches them, and we always call them the candy corn glasses.  I’ll be showing y’all the whole set in my Junkin Finds – Halloween Edition this Friday.

Halloween tablescape silver bat centerpiece



For this pre-Halloween meal, we had grilled fish, vegetables, and used the little black and white thrifted plates for our dessert: pecan praline muffins.  Yum.

Halloween tablescape silver bat centerpiece


Candles aglow…

Halloween tablescape silver bat centerpiece



I hope you’ve liked seeing my version of a Halloween tablescape, and gotten some ideas that you can use to create your own.

Halloween tablescape silver bat centerpiece


Thanks, Susan @ BNOTP & DDO!

On a quick side note, have y’all seen Susan’s new blog, Denim Do Over?  She’s the author of Between Naps on the Porch, and she’s started a new site for denim projects using your old jeans!  Susan was kind enough to share one of my projects from this past summer, and I’m thrilled that she chose it for one of her first posts, check it out: Denim Do Over


Coming Soon!

Junkin Finds – Halloween Edition

An Autumn Tree Cake – No Cake Decorating Skills Required

If you like what you see here at We Call It Junkin, why don’t you…


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12 thoughts on “Halloween Tablescape with Silver Bats Centerpiece

  1. Hi, Dawn,
    I love your Halloween table! Your “bat tree” is perfect and if I hadn’t completed this year’s Halloween table already, I’d make one myself. But—next year it WILL become part of my table! I love your tealight holders; what a clever way to use juice glasses. Well done! Rosie

  2. I’m quite envious of several things on your table, Dawn, but I think it’s really clever the way you used the candy corn glasses safely with the battery tealights. No heat to crack the vintage glassware — smart girl!

  3. Love the how ‘doable’ this project is. Table is so inviting. Great post! Making it my Pick of the Week from Share Your Cup Thursday. Have a great week!

  4. I love your perfect Halloween table, love the way you used the glasses for candle holders, they are perfect and love each place setting…

  5. Great Halloween table Dawn. I love the shiny silver bats! Thanks for sharing it with SYC. Congrats on having your denim project featured on her first post!

  6. I love how you pull together so many different elements to create a fun and festive table. I’m into those battery-operated tealights, too. With 5 kids, I keep things as safe as possible!

    I would love for you to share your Halloween tablescape at my Fabulously Frugal Thursday linky tomorrow. I know my readers would enjoy seeing how you created the tablescape so frugally.

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