What do you think?! I really had so much fun decorating this mantle. I took all my fall decorations down, except the antique window frame. I added the two scrap book paper pages in each corner of the window, and then used some black cheese cloth that I got at the Dollar Tree, to drape behind it.
I already had this chandelier candelabra, and I decided to add it to give the mantle a haunted mansion type feel. The crows are all also from the Dollar Tree, except the bigger one with it's wings spread. That one was a tad more expensive, and it came from Michaels.
I bought these white pumpkins in a bag of mixed pumpkins from Tom Thumb (also Randalls) and just wrote on them with black sharpie. You can probably tell that I did not use a stencil or anything since my letters aren't all uniform. Meh. When I make things for myself for the house, I'm a little more lax about it being perfect. It's only when I'm making the things that I sell that I make sure every little thing is in the perfect place. But just for myself... I'm a little lazy.
Can you tell that I love that chandelier just a little?
I made this little frame last year, and it is so simple. I bought the frame at the Dollar Tree and sprayed it white. Then I cut a small piece of burlap, and used a rubber stamp that I found at Hobby Lobby. I dipped it in paint, and then stamped it on the burlap. Done and Done.
And I really love the little pop of orange that the antique book brings. At first I just wanted to stick with black and white and neutrals, but I tried it out to see how I would like it, and it just worked.
For the "Crows Tree", I used a vase I had from the Dollar Tree (no, I am not advertising for them, I just shop there A LOT), and filled it with some Spanish moss. Then I added those three branches that I gathered from around our neighborhood.
And that's it! What do you think of it? Is this your first year decorating a Halloween Mantle, or have you done several?
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