This is what happened mid-September (refer to the images below). My husband laughed and reminded me that there were still a few weeks before October would even begin, but I just couldn’t help myself. As soon as stores start filling shelves with black, orange, and white treats and decor, I start brimming with excitement about sprucing up my home. So you can imagine how difficult it is to restrain the urge to decorate the end of August, because that’s about when Halloween begins for retailers. 🙂
Our mantel is the focal point of our living room and home, since you can see it from the entryway, and I love to give it special attention-especially when it comes to the holidays. We spend a lot of time in this room, so why not make it fun and festive? Am I right?
Here’s a break down of the elements:
White candles on black decorative candle holders: These came from Hobby Lobby. I simply wrapped some burlap ribbon around the candles and hot glued it to itself in the back. This way I’ll be able to slip the ribbon sleeve off and re-use the candles for Christmas.
Mummy: This is made from a small scrap of 2×4 wood that I painted white, glued googly eyes to, and wrapped with white gauze.
Mini Pumpkins: I found these at my local grocery store, broke the stem off the bottom white pumpkin, then stacked with an orange pumpkin.
Trick-or-Treat Wood Blocks: I shared how to make these not long ago. Find the tutorial HERE.
Antique Metal Clock: I found this at Hobby Lobby years ago. It sits on my mudroom shelf during other times of the year, but I move it to the mantel for Halloween because it gives it such a neat effect.
Spider Webs with Black Glitter Spiders: I found these at Walmart.
Black, white and Orange Bunting: I made this a while back by simply cutting triangles out of scrap fabric and hot gluing them to some jute.
What do you think?
If we ever move, I already know one thing our new house must have and that’s a mantel. It’s almost more important than extra square footage in my book. 🙂