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.
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.
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).
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!