Planning a Halloween Party? Try Your Hand at This Easy DIY Project

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With Halloween just around the corner, we wouldn't be surprised if all of the cool decorations have already sold out. So there's really no better time than now to get your DIY on. This easy three-step project by Brooklyn-based celebrity event planner David Stark, whose A-list clients include Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, and Mariska Hargitay, to name a few, adds a festive touch to an everyday serving tray in less time than it takes for you to untangle that polyester spiderweb (seriously, though). And, with some slight tweaks, you can even repurpose this tutorial for other occasions by getting creative with fabrics and stencils.

Read on for the full how-to.

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GATHER THE MATERIALS

GATHER THE MATERIALS
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Here's what you'll need:

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PLAN YOUR PATTERN

PLAN YOUR PATTERN
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Place the web pattern underneath the mylar and trace the design with the glue pen. You can make yours as simple or as complex as you like.

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MAKE IT SHINE

MAKE IT SHINE
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Once the glue becomes clear (it starts out as blue) apply the silver leaf and gently remove the excess with the paint brush.

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ADD THE FINISHING TOUCHES

ADD THE FINISHING TOUCHES
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Insert mylar web into the slot at the bottom of the tray and sprinkle with spider confetti, then use your newly decorated tray to serve a cocktail with whimsical spider accents.

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