I usually can't wait to decorate for Halloween. I normally skip the fall decorating & go straight to Halloween in September. But here it is the middle of October and I'm just now decorating for Halloween.
I have no excuse for being late except that I am a chronic procrastinator. And lazy on top of that. Double whammy.
But I got off my lazy butt this past weekend and did some decorating. Today we will start with my Halloween mantel.
It's pretty black. But I like it.
I started with this bat lace mantel scarf. I got mine from Amazon. Here is the link, but they are currently unavailable. I can't remember exactly what I paid, but it was under $15.00.
Next I added my "Spooky" letter art. I made this a couple of years ago. I still love it. If you want to see how I made it, click here.
I just love making this letter art.
If you want to see more samples of my letter art, you can click here.
I added some creepy cloth from the Dollar Tree to the mirror. Not sure I am completely happy with it. We'll see if it stays.
I added this paper medallion to the top of the mirror that I had left over from last Christmas. And then I added a smaller Halloween one on top that I had left over from a wreath from last Halloween. I had to throw out the wreath after last Halloween as all the split peas kept falling off. But I did salvage the medallion.
I think my most favorite thing on this year's mantel are the black vinyl trees. They came from Walmart and were only $5.00 for the set of two. Love them!
The spider candle holder was a new purchase from Michael's this year. But I did get it for 50% off. So it was like only $4.00. The crows are from last year and came from Tai Pan Trading.
The black lanterns were clearance items from Lowe's earlier this summer. They were $3.00 each. And the white mini pumpkins came from the grocery store. Everything else I already had.
And in case you were wondering what my mantel looked like last Halloween.....
Here you go. I thought this was going to be my all time favorite Halloween mantel.
But I was wrong. I love this year's version even more.
And that my friends, is my Halloween mantel for 2011. Who knows if it will look the same by Halloween. You know how us tweakers are, we can't stop tweaking.
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