I love easy Halloween Decorations, especially when I’m rushed for time getting ready for a Halloween party. This Chalkboard Table Runner took me about 10 minutes to make. Most of my supplies came from Target, making it easy to pick up everything you need in one stop.
How to Create a Chalkboard Table Runner
Lay out your roll of chalkboard paper the length of your table and trim to fit. Secure the chalkboard paper in place with doublestick tape.
Carefully place the washi tape on your chalkboard paper. I found the Washi tape a little difficult to work with, maybe because I was rushed for time. I decided to go with 2 strips of Washi tape at both ends of the table runner, and then 2 more dividing the table runner into 3 equal sections. Go to town with your chalk marker! It’s that easy!
Draw Inspiration from Pinterest for Your Halloween Chalkboard Decorations
Since I was a bit rushed for time (I made the chalkboard runner 2 hours before the party), I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. I’m pretty good at freehanding designs. I found it was easy to freehand a design instead of drawing it in pencil first and then tracing the design.
Where I thickened part of the design, I went over the design again when the chalk marker had dried. This prevented the design from looking too faded. I also found that simple fonts like elementary-school cursive and printing looked better than the block letters.
If you need help with designs and fonts, check out my Chalkboard Board on Pinterest. I’ll be adding Thanksgiving and Christmas Chalkboard inspiration as I find it.
No Halloween decoration is complete without a spider and its web! Spider webs are super easy to draw as are spiders.
I had the most fun drawing the hat! I drew it freehand from a pin I found on Pinterest.
Drawing outlines of letters allows you to have some fun adding in Halloween creatures like spiders, bats, jack o’ lanterns, and witch’s hats.
I wasn’t as thrilled with my block lettered “Boo.” This type of letter would look better with chalk that smears.
To finish the Halloween party table, I added candlesticks from Ikea and candles from Target. This simple display gave us plenty of room for the 3 dinner entrees and side dishes, along with the plates, napkins and silverware.
Find more Halloween Recipes, Crafts, and Decorating Ideas on my Halloween resource page.
Did you see my 10 Minute Halloween Wreath with Chalkboard Flowers?
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