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This week we feature some crafty Halloween wedding ideas for the DIY or budget-conscious wedding plans.

For more Halloween Wedding ideas, please refer back to my articles “Halloween Wedding Tips Part 1: Scary Spots” for a list of spooky locations for weddings and “Halloween Wedding Tips Part 2” for some cake ideas, a cool ice sculpture, and some great video clips.

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Decorations

Candy-filled Ornaments

You can hang on branches, cluster them together to make a focal point above the dance floor or head table, or use them to spookify an existing chandelier. Instructions and supplies at the Michael’s website.

michael's.com

michael's.com

Halloween Wreaths

Use a grapevine base or spray-paint a holly or evergreen wreath black (or another creepy color). Use a glue gun and floral wire to attach decorations. Here are some examples – you can hang them up or use them as the base for table centerpieces.

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ishouldbenapping.com

Banners

Cut out letters from Halloween paper (look for pads of mixed designs for scrapbooking or Halloween wrapping paper). Use letters of different styles and sizes and stick two one or two colors, or use a multicolor paper and stick to simple lettering. String the letters on twine or eyelash yarn.

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knittingyarnmarket.com

Pumpkins

Use pumpkins as lanterns rather than lights or candle holders – they can be used as centerpieces or any where in the room. Consider painting pumpkins gold and silver for a look that works with a formal evening reception. You can also carve your names into pumpkins, the date, or even your faces if you’re very talented!

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countryliving.com

Eat Drink and Be Scary

Creepy Cocktails

The Black Shadow

This drink is sort of green and cloudy -just what every ghoul wants for her wedding toasts! You can get the recipe at in-the-spirit.co.uk.

www.in-the-spirit.co.uk

www.in-the-spirit.co.uk

Bloodshot Eyeball Drink Garnish

Check out the garnish on this cocktail from the geniuses at Finlandia. To make ice “eyeballs,” peel radishes, leaving thin streaks of red skin on to represent blood vessels. Using the tip of the vegetable peeler, or a small knife, carefully scoop out a small hole in each radish, roughly the size of an olive. Stuff a green olive, pimiento side out, in each hole. Impale the eyeballs on a suitable stir stick (like the pitchfork one below). You can also turn the eyeballs into ice cubes: place one radish eyeball in each section of an empty ice cube tray. Pare the radishes down a bit to fit, if necessary. Fill the tray with water and freeze overnight.

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