A number of years ago, My friend, vintage Halloween collector Bruce Elsass, shared his Halloween decor books from the 1920's with me. Looking through these books I was blown away by the creativity of earlier days. I decided crepe paper needed a revival.
Then, with simple rolls of crepe paper creativley cut, I made shaped ribbons, and festooned doilys to make a fantastic table skirt to show off the candy bowl elf! Double sided tape works wonders.
The mantle is an obvious place to play out some Halloween drama. Using Black crepe paper folds ( 2 packages for a bow this big), I fashioned a stylish funeralesque black bow.
You can buy crepe paper rolls and folds at any party store and also find larger rolls in different weights, and bigger quantities online.
With weeks ahead to plan your Halloween event you might want to include some good old fshioned crepe paper ideas in your festivities.
All photography by Michael Partenio, projects designed amd styled by Karin Lidbeck for Good Housekeeping and Country Living magazines.