Signs of Halloween have been popping up everywhere in blog land and in retail stores right now. While my Halloween decor is still neatly packed away in storage I thought it would be fun to revisit a couple of past Halloween posts. For those looking for some inspiration on decorating a halloween mantle (mantel), this post from last year may enlighten you.
This was my Halloween mantel from 2010 ….
Decorating a Halloween Mantle in 2011……
I lost most of the spider webs and added some eerie photos of long lost relatives taken after a night out on the town. AAAAh, although sometimes I feel like one of those ghastly ghouls when I wake up in the morning, they are photos I printed off the internet!
The white Styrofoam pumpkins were Dollar Tree finds that I painted and added some “Spooky” letters to. The vintage skeleton images were from The Graphics Fairy. I printed them on card stock, tore the edges and displayed “as is”. Pretty simple.
In 2012 I went a little more “vintage glam” with a bit of glitter….
It’s no secret that I am a mercury glass fanatic. I am always adding to my collection even though I tell myself I have enough!
I found these beautiful glittered “haunted” houses on clearance at Marshall’s one year after Halloween. I also nabbed a set of three mercury glass macabre votive holders on clearance for $2! You can’t beat that deal with a stick!
The large pillar candles are from Michael’s, bought on sale. I think they look great on my everyday chunky mercury glass candle holders.
The bottle was bought at T.J Maxx and a closeup of one of the $2 candle holders from last year’s clearance bin.
I fell in love with this domed, black glittered haunted house when I saw it at TJ Max. I HAD to have it. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself and at $14.99 it did not break the bank.
The banner is a Do-It-Yourself Craft kit I bought a while back.
And here is the full on view of my Halloween Mantle of 2012. I love the creepy old man. He talks and his black crow sidekick flaps his wings and cackles.
And that, my friends is the end of the tour. Next week I will be posting some more pics of my home dressed up for Halloween (I hope I am done decorating by then!) If you want to tour my home all duded up for halloween of 2011, hop on over to my post A Halloween Home Tour
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