It’s time to show off my Halloween Mantel!!
We don’t do the gore of Halloween – but I like the creepy/spooky thing. ;) This year I’m aiming for a Gothic feel – maybe Tower of Terror inspired?? ;)
I really like how it came together – I hope you do too!!!
We seem to have developed a roach problem.
I think the Beware Pennant really ties in the feel of mantel – the bows look so great with the other decorations!
Let’s check out some closeups!!
I have my Skeleton Cameo Wreath as the center of my mirror, and I have added some lace and moss as the base to all the decorations on the mantel. I have some old milk glass pieces – they fit great with that Vintage feel I was going for.
For the Hurricane of the lamp – my dad had the great idea to make it all smokey and grimey inside. I love the look of it!
I found some super cool pictures at Michaels on sale – they’re the holograms so they look normal or spooky, depending on which way you look at them.
The black candlesticks I found at garage sales last year – I just hosed them all down with Krylon glossy black.
I had seen this shot with all the spiders on pinterest – and I found a package of roaches at Walmart that I thought would give a similar look!!
I have some cheapy dollar store pumpkins that I spray painted silver last year – and a spooky flocked spider has taken up residence with them.
And a dead roach I think.
I have some books on each side covered in Halloween scrapbook paper. That’s the extent of my paper crafting. Fold. Tape. Done. :)
In the corner I have some glittered skulls in a jar with some black netting.
Darn those roaches.
The flowers were white roses that I picked up at the dollar store -I spray painted them black when I painted the candlesticks.
I love how it looks with the candles lit too -
Sooo – what do you think??
You know I make NO claims to being a decorator – so I’d love to hear how you think it turned out!
I’m linking to Sunday Scoop, Today’s Creative Blog, Met Monday, Skip to my Lou, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday, and the other fabulous parties on the sidebar – make sure you check them out!
I’m also linking this up to Beth’s Halloween Mantel Party and The CSI Project! Lots of inspiration there!!