How to Decorate a Halloween Table with Thrifted Items

From pumpkins to kitchenware, Goodwill is the first stop I make when I‘m looking for Halloween décor. This year, a tiny purple vase filled with fake flowers at the Goodwill of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio’s Foxboro location sparked an idea for an entire spooky tablescape.

Need some affordable and sustainable Halloween décor ideas? Make old things new again this spooky season and check your favorite Goodwill store for these four essential décor items that can be repurposed all year round!

How to Decorate a Halloween Table with Goodwill finds
How to Decorate a Halloween Table with thrifted items

What Thrifted Items can Decorate a Halloween Table?


I filled the purple vase with black water using food coloring, and placed a plastic skeleton on top to create a bottle of “poison.” I also thrifted orange and purple vases for taper candles, also from Goodwill.  The décor possibilities are endless with vases.


These black wine glasses are possibly the best thing I found at Goodwill this Halloween season.  From fun colors to unique textures, there are dozens of glassware styles to choose from at Goodwill for your décor setup.


Decorating with books is a quick and easy way to add a pop of color or depth to any space. Stack a few books with complementary color schemes, place a candle or vase on top, and you’re set! This year, I used a book about pirates for my spooky display.


Lanterns are extremely multifunctional. They can be hung, placed indoors or outdoors, on a table, stairs, on a mantel or bookshelf. Here, I used them as anchors for my tablescape. I thrifted seasonal lanterns here, but you can easily find neutral lanterns that can be repurposed for décor all year round.

How to Decorate a Halloween Table with Goodwill finds

Now that you know what items to thrift, how will you decorate your Halloween table this year?

Happy Spooky Season!

Dina Younis - Dina's Days

Blogger Bio: Dina Younis

Dina is an award-winning thrift blogger, podcast host, and social media marketing consultant for creative entrepreneurs. The only thing she loves more than thrifting, is talking about thrifting. She shares her thrift tips, finds, and stories on the blog; podcast Allow us to Rethriftroduce Ourselves, and on Instagram @dinasdays