How much do you like orange? I can't say I'm the greatest fan, so I thought I'd attempt a non-pumpkin themed Halloween table this year. Below is a quick guide to how to set a similar table yourself. Have fun!
Sparkly do-it-yourself napkin rings
Craft a set of sparkly, festive napkin rings from thick elastic ribbon with FAY&MAMIE’s MIDDAG* napkin ring kit. No sewing required! You simply divide the ribbon into four even lengths and ‘fuse’ the ends together using the especially made fabric tape.
Here is a video showing you how easy the kit is to assemble:
*Midday or dinner in Danish.
Dark, mysterious table runner
An easy why to upgrade your table from everyday to festive is by adding a runner - you can either buy one, or simply make one from a length of fabric (see how in a previous edition of BORD).
Photo: Liesel Bockl, 2021 London, Sheen House Studios.
*Dead* dried flowers bouquet
Decorate the table with a *dead* (i.e. dried) bouquet of flowers in keeping with this deadly occasion!
Buy a fresh bouquet of flowers
Put it on your table - and enjoy!
When it starts looking tired, wrap it in an elastic band and hang it upside down
After 1-2 weeks, most flowers should be dry
Sort flowers (some flowers may not have dried very well, remove those)
Re-arrange bouquet in a vase - and place on table!
Get a hold of some candles in a matching colour to the runner; add a personal touch by painting them, for example, in a dotty pattern as shown above. The dots are easily done using a small round stamp rather than attempting to paint on the candle using a brush.
Non-toxic acrylic paint
Small, round stamp (approximately 3mm width)
Instead of sourcing the materials yourself, consider purchasing FAY&MAMIE’s LYS* paint candles kit.
*Candle or light in Danish.
Complete the table with glowing, golden cutlery complementing the dusty plums, dried yellows and pinks of the table runner, dried bouquet and candles.