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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spooky Halloween Mantel

So Halloween is in a few short weeks. And it is about time I started posting some Halloween decor.

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.

Linking to:

Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello

Home Stories A2Z

Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts


  1. So cool! I love the Spooky sign and the mantel scarf is to die for! I also want your lanterns. Those are just perfect!

  2. Spooky...I love the mantle scarf, that is so cool, Kim!

  3. Once again, a FABULOUS job decorating the mantel! I love your letter "art", and you have the perfect frame for it. The old books add just a touch of warmth to your vignette. LOVE it all!

  4. You know I saw that fabric at the dollar tree and wondered what I could do with it. I love what you have done and think you should keep it that way. I am a new follower from Whatever Goes Wednesday. Vicky from

  5. I knew you would do something fabulous, Kim. You are always so creative. Great job! ~ Sarah

  6. No one does Halloween like you do, not nobody not no how! Love those black vinyl trees too... they're sooo spooky!


  7. oh my ..can't decide which one i love more! they're BOTH soo gorgeous! i'm pinning away here! merci for sharing them! sigh...

  8. I love this Kim! I pinned the mantle!

  9. oops, I meant I pinned the new mantle, I love the other one too! Gonna pin that too!

  10. You have an amazing Halloween mantel! I called mine Spooky Mantel too!
    Love it!

  11. Everything looks great on your mantel. Been waiting for you to post for-ev-ah....needing some inspiration! My favorite things are the 'spooky' sign and the medallion, but the Wal-mart trees are cool, too. Can't remember if you're on Facebook, but if you are, you should 'like' the page Anna Lemons Jewelry (met her through blogging). She did some paper book trees for Christmas that are SO you!

  12. Great job, it looks GREAT! I wish my Walmart had trees like those!

  13. Love your Halloween decorating the limited palette, everything. The mantle scarf is terrifice.Well done.

  14. Love your Halloween decor. Those crows! Wow, great job:)

  15. I love the spooky letters. Thats a neat idea

  16. I love your mantel. The spider candle holder was a great find!


  17. You are right... last year's mantel was great...but this year's is greater!

    I absolutely love that mantel scarf!!!
    I've been waiting for your Halloween posts to start and I almost missed this.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  18. Love your Mantel!! I featured it today on my Friday Favorites. Come check it out :) Happy Friday to you.

  19. That's great! Such good re-use of materials too!

    If you'd like to participate in another linky on a similar topic, please visit our blog - I just posted it today.

    Love seeing the contrast between 2010 & 2011.

    Pam Hoffman

  20. Your mantle looks amazing! Wow! I love the bat lace and your SPOOKY letters all framed up! So cool!

  21. Love the Spooky Letters! It's something on my list of things I want to do.


  22. Simply Spooktacular!
    Kindest regards,

  23. I love your mantel. I think my favorite is the spider candle. They didn't have those at our Michael's. I got some of those same lanterns at Lowe's. I even posted on painting some of them different colors. I love how you saved the Christmas item and redid it for Halloween. Great Job!

  24. Oh my word... I hope you don't mind me featuring your mantel for this weekend's SNS Halloween linkup... no one does Halloween like you!!!


  25. Great Halloween display...just the right amount of dark, drama, scary and wonderful!

  26. Love your mantel, wish I had one! I also used black this year for Halloween, I really like the contrast. I'm wondering how to work the black into my Thanksgiving decor now.