I Went a Little Nuts on My Halloween Mantel

Halloween mantel

So one of the benefits of no Internet or cable over the last couple of days has been lots of free time. (It’s still out. I’m at another coffee shop, which I kind of enjoy, I must say. Repair man coming today. Hopefully.)

I channeled this new found time into Halloween decorating. I have NEVER done a festive mantel for any holiday (other than lining up Christmas cards). And, given the chance, I went a little nuts.

Halloween decor

I got some webbing stuff to hang on the huge mirror over the mantel and taped up a couple of creepy spiders. And creep they do. Massive amounts of tape are not keeping those guys in place and every day they inch a little lower. Seriously, it weirds me out.

bat garland

Silver branches found tucked away in the basement were stuck in vases filled with candy corn leftover from Caroline’s picnic. The Spells, Cures & Potions books are my fave. I covered big recipe books in black construction paper and wrote in chalk (yep, my handwriting stinks).

Spooky pumpkin

Here’s a quick tutorial (with a free download) on how to make your own bat garland!

Don’t you love that spooky shot of the backlit pumpkin? I promise there are no lights in there!

Stephanie

chases 3 small kids and edits Hello Natural


Comments

  1. Susanna says

    THat looks awesome Steph–I think you have an inner interior designer trying to come out :) Please come help me out with your skills!

  2. says

    Where did you get those ancient books of spells, cures and potions? I'm pretty sure the witch down the street from my house has been looking for those. I won't tell her you have them because you don't want her knocking on your door. She's short and she has a broom that's taller than she is! And she uses it to sweep the stoop everyday!

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