A display of apothecary jars in the dining room contains the venomous and vicious. It’s simple to build a haunted scene with inexpensive props and items you may already have. We raided the glass canisters from the kitchen and bath and filled them with specimens.
Similar apothecary jars: Available at Pottery Barn
Burlap bags, tied with rope, spill their contents onto a bottom shelf. Trick your friends (or your ex) with labels bearing their names. We penned our favorites on scrap fabric and attached them with orange hemp stitches.
Bag o' Bones: Available at Grandin Road
Creepy critters stuffed into apothecary jars create a gruesome spectacle: prickly spiders, slithering snakes, and beady eyes. The specimens are readily available online and at discount stores stocked for Halloween.
Spiders and Snakes
Available at Halloween Express
Gnarled branches, anchored in urns, provide a landing spot for a snowy owl. Gather twisted branches from your backyard and arrange in a planter to create this eerie cobwebbed display.