Halloween vases from dollar store items. This works for thrift store and garage/yard/estate sale items. Look for ornate things - goblets, vases, even chandeliers - and paint black (or orange, purple, or whichever color matches your Halloween theme.
The author says: "I bought cheap plastic snakes at the dollar store, wire, a double banded headband, and a can of gold spray paint. I wired the snakes into a great little tiara and then sprayed the whole thing gold.
Fall Home Tour and How to make bat branches to decorate.
So funny! Really spooky Halloween staircase. It doesn& have to be curvy, either. Straight is fine, as long as the lights are off and the candlelight flickers. It wouldn& hurt to have a recording of eerie laughter at the top of the stairs!