DIY Creeping Vine Halloween Decoration

Modeled after slightly toxic English ivy, this winding vine looks extra sinister alongside faux snakes and black taper candles.

creeping vine tablescape with black candles
Photo: Frank Frances

Between the slithery rubber snake, black tapers, and brainy-looking cheese, this tabletop is the last word in evil elegance. But the truly terrifying part is the vicious vine, sprouting leaves that resemble black hearts (they're modeled on slightly toxic English ivy). To make it, cut hearts out of black paper, hot-glue them to floral wire wrapped in black floral tape, and wind it along the table to ensnare unsuspecting diners. Looking for more Halloween tablescape inspiration? Discover more of our favorite Halloween tablescape ideas.

Created by Naomi Demañana

What You'll Need


  • Black kraft paper
  • Floral-wire stems (Bright Creations Flower-Wire Stems 16")
  • Black floral stem tape (Paper Mart Floral Stem Tape in Black)
  • Hot-glue gun and supplies


  1. Cut kraft paper into heart- shaped leaves with scissors. Wrap wire stems in stem tape.

  2. Cut small pieces of tape-wrapped wire; wrap around a longer piece of wire, creating small V shapes (like leaf stems). Glue large end to V shapes to make vine.

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