Spooky Halloween display


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Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Today I wanted to share with you guys my spooky Halloween display that I put together over the weekend. I love how it turned out! I wanted to go more SPOOKY this year and kept the colors pretty neutral. As much as I love orange, I decided to leave it out. Black and white never seem to disappoint, do they?

The backdrop I made was pretty simple to make and really does make a BIG impact. Want to make one? Here’s how!



  • Giant black foam board (2.99 at Jo-Ann’s)
  • Old book (great way to recycle one that has been ruined or found at Goodwill)
  • Hot glue
  • Plates (found mine for 1.99 at Target)
  • Vinyl or stencil for the center of the plate

1. Tear pages from an old book

2. Hot glue pages around the edge of the foam board with wripped edge facing out. Then glue pages throughout the middle.

3. Gather plates and hang them up with command strips.

4. Apply vinyl or stencil chandeliers to the center of your plates. I printed a bunch of vinyl chandeliers with my CAMEO but you could also find a stencil and paint a design onto the plate.

After the plates were hung I glued some spiders around the edges and then hung black chains across the top. Then I glued little triangles on the chain to create a spooky bunting which was inspired by Tatertots and Jello‘s chain banner.

I found these cute pieces at Home Goods… love that store!

Can’t have a Halloween display without a glitter pumpkin! ;)

I {heart} Halloween decorations.

SO I’m curious… do you get into Halloween decorating? Are your’s up?

For more Halloween ideas make sure to check out: 55+ of the best Halloween crafts, Framed pumpkins, book page pumpkin and paper pumpkins.


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Monica posted on September 26, 2012 at 8:51 am (#

    Love the backdrop! :)

  2. Heidi Tracy posted on September 26, 2012 at 9:31 am (#

    I absolutely love halloween!! I am digging your decor, I may try and do something similar. I love my cameo and just purchased a chandelier svg! Is this an outside or inside display? And where did you get those awesome black chains?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm (#

      I have this display inside. :) I found the chains at Lowes near the ropes. Good luck!

  3. Amy posted on September 26, 2012 at 10:54 am (#

    Soo CUTE! I need to get mine up! Thanks for the fun ideas ;)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm (#

      Thanks Amy! Just read your post. Hope your little guy is okay. So sad! Let’s start planning the Christmas party, k?! ;)

  4. Carol posted on September 26, 2012 at 11:14 am (#

    Love love love! I’m on a total black and white kick for Halloween too and this is just smashing!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm (#

      B&W is the best color combo! Thanks for commenting. XO

  5. Leslie posted on September 26, 2012 at 11:59 am (#


    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm (#

      Thank you Leslie! :)

  6. Bethany posted on September 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm (#

    I really like this! :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm (#

      Thanks BethanY! :)

  7. Mauri posted on September 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm (#

    So cute!!! I love it! I need to finish my decorations. I made a Halloween wreath that I posted on my blog and went a little more scary than cutesy. You should check it out. I got almost everything at the dollar store (you’d be proud haha). My friend and I made them for a total of like $14 each (which included ribbon-the most expensive part).

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm (#

      Looks super cute Mauri! I love the dollar store!!

  8. karen Weight posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm (#

    love this! The book pages are an awesome background:) The plates are awesome as well!!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm (#

      thanks so much! i appreciate your comment. hope you have a great day! :)

  9. Karyn posted on September 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm (#

    I bought these exact plates with a craftivity in mind! I LOVE your idea! :o)

  10. Sheri allgood posted on October 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm (#

    Love it!!!!!

  11. Faux painting groupie posted on October 30, 2012 at 10:30 am (#

    Excellent work! What a cool idea! Thanks.