There are two things that are synonymous with Halloween: spookiness…and candy!
COVID-19 may be putting a damper on your Trick r Treating plans this year, but that doesn’t have to stop you from celebrating at home. This sophisticated candy cart full of spooky sours and creepy chocolates is perfect for adults and kids alike and sure to delight.
We traditionally associate black and orange with Halloween, but I wanted to switch things up to create a beautiful, haunting vibe. To decorate the cart, stretch some cotton spider webs across and intertwine with fresh florals and skeleton heads. We filled beakers and glass apothecary jars with different candies, and stacked these yummy treats from Sugarfina packaged in acrylic cubes.
Tips for using faux spider webs
Remove the entire spider web from the bag. Spread it out to its full length and stretch it slightly width-wise until the fibers begin to separate.
Measure out the length of the webbing you would like to use, and cut it away with scissors. Pull a piece from the web you measured and begin stretching it out, separating the fibers with your fingers until you have a thin veil of webbing with no visible clumps of cotton. The more you stretch, the more realistic your webs will look. Don’t worry about making it too thin – you can layer over it later.
Spread the webbing over the surface you wish to use, and secure with a glue gun or thumbtacks. Layer over each section with more webbing until you’ve achieved your desired look. Optional: add little, fake plastic spiders to your webbing but be careful: too heavy, and they’ll pull down the webs.