ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Holidays and Celebrations»
  • Halloween

Lace Up Your Halloween Decor

Updated on August 19, 2013

A Sophisticated Trend

Black lace is sophisticated, sexy and can even be scary. I remember one of my first costumes in kindergarten was "Bride of Dracula." I wore a black lace veil and felt very grown up!

And, lace is very on-trend for Halloween decor, popping up at several national retailers and online catalog sites. Lace adds a more stylish look, for something in between cutesy-kids and super gory.

So, I looked to my hosiery drawer and notions box for inspiration to create a variety of different, but cohesive, looks for Halloween candles.

Lace trim is very inexpensive in fabric stores, and can be purchased by the yard (or a fraction of a yard) rather than by the roll. Here are just 5 ideas to incorporate lace into your Halloween decorations.

Easy Tricks for Upscale Halloween Decor

1. Wrap a jar candle with lace seam binding; tie in a bow. (Find seam binding at your local fabric stores for a few dollars a package.) Yes, it's very simple but it has a beautiful effect.

2. Wrap a jar, votive cup, or pillar candle with black lace; add a thin orange ribbon. I lucked out and found lace trim with rhinestones already attached. If you can't find blinged-out lace, try adding a few self-adhesive rhinestones for a little shine.

3. Fit a black fishnet knee-high stocking over a flameless pillar candle or a glass candle sleeve. I hit the jackpot and found a pair with lace trim at the top. (These were hiding in my sock drawer!) Add a thin orange ribbon and a vintage rhinestone button for a bit of detail.

4. Alternatively, use lace anklet socks ($5.00 a pair at Halloween stores or over flameless pillars; tie a thin orange ribbon in a bow over the top of the ruffle.

5. For a little bling, and to keep the look from getting monotonous, I sewed vintage rhinestone buttons to a 2-inch band of black felt and secured it directly to the candle with some double-stick tape and a thumbtack. (Note: If you don't plan to re-use the buttons or they are not sentimental to you, use hot glue instead of a needle and thread.)

Putting It All Together

Styling makes all the difference! Group your lacy creations together on a variety of candlesticks. (Hint: Find interesting pedestals and candlesticks at a thrift store and spray paint them with glossy black paint for a cohesive look.)

Complete a sophisticated Halloween vignette with a pewter skull and silver bowls filled with trick-or-treat candy. I found this skull at Pottery Barn last year, but many retailers that feature Halloween merchandise have some type of skull accessories.

Or, group your candles on a table or sideboard and display with pumpkins and Halloween costume photos of your kids, and YOU as a kid, too!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)