DIY Halloween Table Centerpieces

DIY Halloween Table Centerpieces
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INTRODUCTION 

Welcome to the DIY Halloween Table Centerpieces article! 

Our goal is to inspire You with Your DIY Halloween Centerpieces! 

We hope to answer Your questions… 

What are some products people are purchasing for their DIY Halloween Centerpieces? 

What are some “how to’s” that are useful? 

What are some trending centerpieces?

Enjoy!


Glow-In-The-Dark Liquid Centerpiece 

Apothecary Jar liquids glow eerie colors! The Black Light illuminates the ultraviolet color reacting liquids inside Apothecary Candy Jars.

Materials:

Glass Apothecary Candy Jars with Lids
Koyal WholesaleeFavorMartOriental TradingWalmart

LED Black Light A19 Bulb 365nm 

Filtered Water (read our product review)

Tonic Water 

B12 Vitamin Tablets

Food Coloring 

Tools:

Nitrile Rubber Gloves (select Your hand/glove size) 

Glass Cleaner 

Mortar and Pestle 

Mixology Spoon WalmarteBay 


To complete this effect, You need of course a Black Light. A true Black Light produces light within the 365nm (nanometer) ultraviolet wavelength range. Fortunately there are many Black Lights to choose from in the marketplace. 

Over the past few decades, the advancements in LED technology, make LED Black Lights now superior, to that of the compact fluorescent black lights, or to the original standard fluorescent black lights. LEDs simply endure for the longest time. 

Thoroughly clean the Apothecary Jars. 

Prepare the Glow-In-The-Dark Liquid. Specific elements appear to glow in ultraviolet light. 

Such glowing elements are certain vitamins. Specific Vitamin A’s, B’s, and C’s, have properties which glow. 

We are using Vitamin B12. Place the B12 Vitamin Tablets into the Mortar, and use the Pestle to crush the Tablets into a fine powder. 

Fill one Apothecary Jar with filtered water. Pour in the Vitamin B12 powder, and mix well using the long Mixology Spoon. 

Another element that reacts well to ultraviolet light, is the quinine crystalline compound, found in Tonic Water. The quinine reflects the black light, making the tonic water glow! 

Pour the Tonic Water into another Apothecary Jar. 

Place a few drops of Food Coloring of Your choice, into the Apothecary Jar. Use the Food Coloring sparingly, as a little goes a long way. 

Mix well with the Mixology Spoon. 

Have fun with the Food Coloring. Experiment with mixing colors and see what happens?! 

For the final Apothecary Jar, further experiment. Try the Tonic Water, Vitamin B12 powder, and the Food Coloring. 

Finally with the Black Light in place, You are ready! Turn on the Light, and Hooray! The Centerpiece Glows-In-The-Dark!


Halloween Spirits and Floating Pearls 

Celebrate the Halloween Spirits with Floating Pearls from Vase Perfection! 

This project may be achieved with 1 or 3 Cylinder Vases.

Materials:

1 Cylinder Vase: 

Vase MarketGlass Vases DepotOriental TradingHobby LobbyWalmart 

3 Cylinder Vases: 

CYS Excel has quality hand blown thick glass vases. The glass thickness is 0.65 cm (0.25 inch)! This is the thickest glass we found. Purchase vases wholesale direct and in bulk quantities. 

Vase Market or Glass Vases Depot to purchase CYS Excel Vases retail individually. 

Koyal Wholesale sells sets of 3 Vases.

Walmart sells sets of 3 Vases: 

15.25 cm • 19.0 cm • 26.5 cm (6.0 inch • 7.5 inch • 10.5 inch) 

19.0 cm • 23 cm • 26.5 cm (7.5 inch • 9.0 inch • 10.5 inch) 

33 cm • 38 cm • 43 cm (13 inch • 15 inch • 17 inch) 

Floating Pearl Kits (Be sure to purchase the kit which includes the Pearls and the Clear Water Beads). The Floating Pearl Kits come as: 

1 Color OrangeBlackWhite 


Additional Halloween Colors to Collect:  Green • PurplePlumLavender. 

or 2 Color Halloween Orange & Black KitBlack & White Kit 

We love the Floating Pearls because they are available in 20 colors, three sizes are the perfect look with no more and no less, the three sizes are provided with each pack (Jumbo • Large • Medium), have a smooth surface with no holes (with the exception of the Orange Pearls), and are solid and durable! 

Additional Clear Water Beads, should You need more to complete the Floating Pearl effect. 2 PackLarge Event Pack

Distilled Water. Get about two to three 3.75 Liter (1 Gallon) containers. Better to get two or three and not need the others, rather than get one and then find out You need Two or Three. If You do not use them for Vases, You will use the Water for drinking or cooking, Yes?!

Floating Oil Lamp • 3 Set 

Floating Oil

Food Coloring Oil-Based (important to use dye that mixes with oil). 

OrangeBlackWhite 

Decoration / Table Scatters 

Party Favor Gift: 

Small Mason Jars – Bubble Shape to parallel the Bubble Vase. 20 Jar Set.

Additional Water Beads 

LED Vase Submersible Light (no remote necessary) 

Tools:

Nitrile Rubber Gloves (select Your hand/glove size) 

Glass Cleaner 

Measuring Spoons in both Metric and Imperial 

Tiny Jars 30 ml (1 oz) 12 pack to hold all the dehydrated smaller Water Bead colors. Pick up two 12 packs, if You intend to also get the larger Water Bead sets. Or just a 6 pack.

Larger Mason Jars 94.5 cL (32 oz) Jar Set of 12 Count, for holding the hydrated Water Beads. 

Electric Arc Lighter 

Dehydrator and Mesh Screens

1 Cylinder Vase or 3 Cylinder Vases. It is all good! 

If 1 Cylinder Vase, it stands alone and strong. 

3 Bubble Vases are aesthetically pleasing. The height variations balance the centerpiece composition very nicely. 

Clean all 3 Vases inside and out using the Gloves and the Glass Cleaner. 

Prepare the Clear Water Beads. Measure out the appropriate amount of the solid dry Water Beads and place them into the Mason Jars. A little amount of the Beads goes a long way. 1 small packet of the solid dry Water Beads will swell up to approximately 2 Liters of hydrated Water Beads. 

Pour the Distilled Water into the Jars. Sit for 10 hours to fully hydrate the Water Beads. The Jars are simply a temporary holding container while the magic happens with the Water Beads. 

Once completed, begin layering the Vases. Practice on one Vase first. 

Alternate with the Clear Water Beads and the Pearls. Select different sized Pearls as You build. 

After a few layers, add more Distilled Water, and watch more Magic as the Pearls appear suspended,… hence Floating Pearls! 

Continue layering until about 70% is filled. Pour in more Distilled Water so that about 80% of the Vase is filled. 

Each Cylinder Vase has its individual color combination. Such are…   

Orange and Black • Black and White • White and Orange

There is also… 

Orange and Purple • Black and Purple • White and Purple • Orange and Green • Black and Green • White and Green • Green and Purple 

If You are doing 1 Vase, a possibility is to combine 3 or even 4 colors.
Orange Black White • Orange Black Purple • Orange Black Purple Green

Finally top the Vase with the Floating Oil Lamps. The Oil Lamps have inside, the Oil Fuel. Use Oil Based Black Food Coloring to color the oil for a unique liquid Black Candle look!  

Add accent decorations and table scatters around.   

Finally light the wicks of the Floating Oil Lamps. 


Halloween Bubble Vase Water Beads 

Bubble Vases are reminiscent of Halloween Pumpkins and Witches Cauldrons. 

The project looks great with 1 or 3 Bubble Vases. 

The 1 Bubble Vase look will work on most table applications, including a large Dining Table, and if the event is a big occasion, a Greeting Table, Gift Table, Buffet Table, and or Dessert Table.

If You tackle the 3 Bubble Vases, understand it requires an exponential amount more table space. (The topic is much too involved, and will be better covered in another article.) 

Materials:

1 Bubble Vase. Cheap machine made thin glass options are: 

Walmart or Hobby Lobby

(Be sure to support a filled Vase by the base, and never by the rim.)

Quality hand blown thick glass option is CYS Excel Vases. The glass thickness is 0.65 cm (0.25 inch)! This is the thickest glass we found. (Every other brand failed to mention their glass thickness.)

CYS Excel to purchase vases wholesale direct in bulk. 

Vase Market or Glass Vases Depot to purchase CYS Excel Vases retail individually. 

Water Beads: Orange and Black. Other possible Halloween colors to combine with are WhitePurpleGreenYellowClear. Buy more if You intend to create Party Favor Gifts. (Learn more about Magic Water Beads…

Jumbo Water Beads variety color pack or individual colors. Included colors are Orange • Black • Green • Yellow

Distilled Water. Purchase at least two 3.75 Liter (1 Gallon) containers. Better to get more and not need them, rather than get one and then find out You need both. If Water remains after the Vases, perhaps the water for drinking or cooking, Yes?! 

LED Vase Submersible Lights with Remote. Large Multicolor with White or Single Small White. Waterproof is very important. The Remote is also important, as You need control access to the light, once it is buried deep in the Vase with Water Beads. (Still no phone app to control the lights… yet). 

Party Favor Gift: 

Small Mason Jars – Bubble Shape to parallel the Bubble Vase. 20 Jar Set.

Additional Water Beads 

LED Vase Submersible Light (no remote necessary) 

Tools:

Nitrile Rubber Gloves (select Your hand/glove size) 

Glass Cleaner 

Measuring Spoons in both Metric and Imperial 

Tiny Jars 30 ml (1 oz) 12 pack to hold all the dehydrated smaller Water Bead colors. Pick up two 12 packs, if You intend to also get the larger Water Bead sets. Or just a 6 pack.

Larger Mason Jars 94.5 cL (32 oz) Jar Set of 12 Count, for holding the hydrated Water Beads. 

Dehydrator and Mesh Screens

Begin by cleaning the Vase inside and out using Gloves and Glass Cleaner. The Gloves keep the chemicals off your hands, and the fingerprints off the Vase.

Prepare the Water Beads, as they require 10 hours to fully hydrate. Begin the process days ahead of the event. If more still need to be hydrated, there is time. 

Measure out an appropriate amount of Water Beads into the Larger Mason Jars. Use the Measuring Spoons as a baseline measurement. So when the second time around, You can fine tune the amount, based on the volume of Your specific vase(s). 

Pour in the Distilled Water. 

Leave the Large Mason Jar lids off, so the jar is open to allow the Water Beads to fully expand. 

10 Hours later… 

Now we are ready to begin mixing the Water Beads into the effect pattern of our choice. 

Toward the beginning of the effect, add the LED Light. 

The Mix Effect to have equal parts of Orange to Black, or what colors You chose. 

The Layer Effect works well with a Halloween Candy Corn pattern. Mix in about 30% Yellow, 50% Orange, and 20% White. 

The Floating Effect uses a few Orange and Black dispersed throughout the Clear Water Beads. You may want to add Orange and Black at the base, to better conceal the LED Light. Here is where the Jumbo Water Beads can really shine, as they appear to hover. 

The Gradient Effect

Whichever effect,… add more Distilled Water. The air gaps between the translucent Water Beads is removed, and thus the light refraction is also removed. So light passes directly through, as the Water Beads and the surrounding Water work as one. 

The Party Favor Gifts are similar, just on a smaller scale. 

Mix the Water Beads in with the Small Mason Jars. Place the LED Light at the top of the jar, and put the top on. 

When Guests are ready to depart the Event, remove the lid. Turn on the LED Light, and gently push down into the Water Beads. Put the jar lid back on. 

After the Event is all done, use the Dehydrator with the Mesh Screens to rapidly shrink the Beads back to their original tiny size. 

Collect, and return to the Tiny Jars. Store for the next time. One of the Magics of Magic Water Beads is they may be used again and again and again… 


CONCLUSION

Thank You for investing Your time with us through the DIY Halloween Table Centerpieces article! 

Hopefully You are inspired to create Your own DIY Halloween Centerpieces! 

We have gone over many products people are purchasing for their DIY Halloween Centerpieces! 

You have seen a few “how to’s” that are useful. 

Plus we have seen a few hauntingly fun trends in centerpieces! 

Happy Halloween! 




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