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Spooky Stuff - Halloween Mantle!

The annual Halloween mantel is officially up!

This year, I used some of the same elements from past years, but also ventured out to the Dollar Store to pick up some new items for next to nothing! I finished it off with a homemade printable in a Gothic frame I bought at TJ Maxx from the clearance section.

I pulled some books from the shelf in the family room, and found the large vase that's sitting on top of the books under the house. I haven't used it in a while and it was this ugly puke green color, so I grabbed some black spray paint and made it "Halloweeny." Items I picked up from the Dollar Store: mini skulls to fill the vases, black mesh fabric, moss and mini pumpkins. I found the black owl candle at World Market, and the bird was from Michael's.

I made the owl art from some images I found online. I think birds just add an extra creepy factor to Halloween - especially owls! Those eyes just give me the willies! To print your own, just click here.

I'm still working on a couple of other decorations for the house...stayed tuned to see what fun and frightening things I come up with!!


  1. Ok I LOVE all of your fall decor! it looks great. I can't wait to see more.

  2. You always have the best seasonal decor!!

  3. Oh wow, that is a fabulous Halloween mantle. So pretty & spooky! And I love the owls. Just perfection.

  4. Oh, I know you are in your glory this time of year! Always love to see what you're working on for Halloween! Do you mind if I make some mentions of a couple of your Halloween ideas in a SoMo post? I'll link back to you so my readers can stay tuned for what's in store. Thanks. Lmk!

  5. Love it. The bats were the perfect finishing touch!

  6. Love it.....I really like the way each piece is interesting as a stand alone then becomes a part of the bigger picture as well. Very creative!

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  8. Your mantel decor is very halloween. Love what you did

  9. I really love the orange splotches of color with the pumpkins. I'm already in the process of getting chimney cleaners to fix up my fireplace so I can plan in advance what I want my seasonal decor will be.


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