Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween Mantel 2013

Here is our Halloween mantel for this year . I have changed it 4 times :) and I think its finally where it will stay ! I used a leaf garland, berry garland, purple and black tulle , and black and white check burlap ribbon for the garlands.
I made this spooky banner out of wood pieces and ribbon I got at Joann Fabrics ..

Painted them with chalkboard paint and used chalk to make a #spookyspaces banner ! I glued ribbon to the top of each board , then used a branch from the yard and glued the ribbons to it. This was a really inexpensive project , the little wood pieces are only 79 cents each !
 The pumpkins are real , I needed a couple pumpkins for the mantel and why go buy fake ones when you have 95 of them in your yard ? I painted the stripes with chalk paint and added crystal glitter .. The Boo pumpkin is white and I used chalkboard paint and glitter. The little Boo sign is another wood piece I painted with chalkboard paint. The candlesticks that the pumpkins sit on were orange and black with a Halloween pirate theme , so I painted them with chalk paint ..
 I made the subway art with foam stamps, acrylic paint and puffy paint on an old board.
 On the fireplace hearth I have this galvanized faux olive bucket , filled with branches. A thrifted silver tray , glued to a stick, was chalkboard painted in the center. I am so loving the whole chalkboard craze !
On the sofa table I have a couple candlesticks topped with a velvet pumpkin , and a couple Halloween characters.. A  little blue wooden box holds a book page pumpkin and some gourds .
 My favorite cross stitch is out for the season on a silver tray with a couple little pumpkin gourds..
 I hung the spooky banner I made a couple years ago on my chalk painted buffet.. I used my cricut to make this banner.
 I made this ghost doll , folded her legs up and placed her on this ceramic cake stand. Added a couple glitter pumpkins and a couple real pumpkin gourds ..on a silver tray.
 My Hallmark ghosts came out again ..5 of them for my 5 kids.. I added a chalkboard painted sign ..
 Thanks so much for stopping by ! I appreciate all of your visits and comments !
There is still time to use your Joann Fabrics coupon !
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Valerie Smith said...

I love it. I'm so glad I found your blog a week ago. So can't believe I've missed out on it this long.


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Gabriele said...

What should I say? I think, wonderful is not enough, so I say:
FANTABULOUS!(combination of fantastic and fabulous)
You really have a hand to make it beautiful.
I love to visit your blog!
Greetings from Germany

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow you are so creative and crafty! Love the mantel- the banner you made is excellent! All of your chalkboard creations are great-and the subway art is my favorite! You have a great collection of hand made items. Love the Hallmark ghost display and the cute gourds on the silver tray- the banner plays off nicely on the turquoise chest!

Kris said...

Good morning Priscilla. I love your Halloween mantel! My favorites are the Halloween stitchery, and the cute ghosts!!!! Love it all though!! So fun!!
xo Kris

The Old Parsonage said...

Everything is wonderful! I love all the creative decorative touches!!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol said...

Ah--there's my favorite PS finish of yours, Priscilla!! Why haven't I stitched that one myself yet? It is just adorable--love the plaid border you used, too.

Your mantle and little displays are all such fun! Thanks for the coupon, too :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your little bunch of ghosts are the sweetest! And I love your cross stitch. I know I need to make a banner,'ve inspired me! Have fun!

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! So many great ideas!!!

I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays and would love to have you link your post. The link goes up on Saturdays at 7pm EST.

- The Tablescaper

Barb said...

Your home is just beautiful and so ready for Halloween!

Jann Olson said...

So fun Priscilla. I like the spooky banner hanging down for a change. I love that cross stitch! Your entire home looks so festive.
Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The CSI Girl said...

I love this mantel and I featured your mantel on a Halloween Mantel round up on my blog! You did a fabulous job and I wanted to share it with my readers!


This. is. precious. I found your blog through Brenda's Cozy Little house, and I had to stop by to invite you to the mantel party that I and two other bloggers are hosting this week. It just went live, and we would love for you to join in the fun! I hope you can...

Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

So cute! The subway art turned out great! And, that ghost on your mantle is awesome!