Monday, October 4, 2010

Hallo Hallo Hallo-ween Y’all!

Okay, I get it. Enough with the mantel already. But I’m done. You need to know!

halloween mantle

I decided to go with the black and cream theme (rhyme!) this year, but I just couldn’t get it the way I wanted it.

halloween sign

I remembered the ol’ scrapbook paper trick I did a couple years ago, and I knew I had just the paper for it. I simply taped it in the back.

black white candles

Yup. Lovin’ the height it needed.

halloween candles

I found this little witch in the costume department at Target. I think she was only $5.00, but knowing how I feel about witches, she was just the treat my mantel needed! Oh..I took off the ribbon she was hanging from and hot glued her onto some scrapbook paper.

glitter witch

What really makes my mantel stick out from all those “normal” ones is the fact that mine comes with its very own body. Bet yours doesn’t.
 
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Orrrr just a really tired 8-year old who stayed up too late at her friend’s house.  While the picture quality suffers greatly when it’s gloomy out, it certainly affords some spooky mantel time for me. This is my favorite time to revel in the Halloweeniness. (Yes. Made it up.)halloween mantle

For a fun (and relatable) read, go visit Beth’s take on her Halloween mantel. It’s just one more reason I love blogging. We’re states away from each other, we’ve never even met, yet we’re sharing ideas and BFF’ing it up!

35 comments:

Lisa said...

It looks great! The balance between all the elements is perfect. I love that giant witch against the fireplace!

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

It is fun AND looks great which can be hard to achieve. Great idea to use the scrapbook paper behind the witch! :)

Leslie said...

Love it! I think the pumpkin girl is my favorite part.

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I love the color scheme!

Sawdust and Paper Scraps said...

It's perfect!

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

I love the pumpkin witch! sooo cute!
great job on your mantel
gail

Stephanie said...

You crack me up! Love all your new words and how you acquired a new BFF! The mantel looks perfect...leave it alone now! It can't get any better than what it is now.

Joy Just Because said...

Very cute!!!!!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Spooky body on the floor! Eek! haha! I love the mantel! I like the changes you've made. When Beth posted about your mantel, I was like hmmmm Chris changed some things. :)

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Love it, way to go! I especially love the witch you glued to paper..very clever!! Looks like something Pier 1 would charge $40 for, at least.

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Cute! I love the little witch from Target on scrapbook paper, that turned out great. I did black & cream theme on my mantel too! Fun but still looks chic... Stop by sometime and check it out. :)

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Love your persistence! and those candles look great! I am so going to do that!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Chris. Everything looks just perfect. I love your style. I'm crazy about the big spider piece. Did you make that yourself? Great execution of design.

Hugs...Tracy :)

N @ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Black and cream are the best colors EVER!

HouseMama said...

Love it! Two of my FAVORITE blogs decorating together. They both look fabulous and make me want to re-do mine. Ya know...so I can be part of the "in" crowd. :)

Louley's Belles said...

I believe that is the cutest Halloween mantel I have ever seen!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the Halloween decor!

bet1975 said...

so very creative!

Melanie said...

I love it!

Colleen said...

I love the colors and what you used. I wish you could come help me with my mantles! I struggle with them and height of what I am using.

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

I love it (as you well know). However, I think I now need a small child passed out in front of my mantel to fully complete my copycat-look! I have just the child in mind for the job. :) Love you girl!

Liz said...

Oooooww I love it!

Cheryl said...

Your daughter sleeping on the floor is hilarious! Love, love, love the paper-on-the-candles idea!! I will definitely use that one. thanx!!

Erin said...

I love how it ended up!! It's all gorgeous....including the sleeping 8 year old. :)

MaryRC said...

very hallow-chic..

Mindy said...

stop it already, would you??? :) I'm loving the candles, so much! You're good at mantels. I wouldn't say it's my strong point, I always struggle a bit. I always love the things you pull together!

Sarah - Citified Country Girl said...

Your mantel looks great, very festive!

Barb said...

Really great turn out. Don't know how you go from it's great to it's even greater. Really like it alot. Your scale it perfect and I love your Hallo-weenie framed items. So unique. I checked out BFF Beth. I thought I was looking @ one of your own home redo's! Copying is such a compliment.
Love Mom

Kim said...

Your mantel is great. I like the use of scrapbook paper. My favorite is your sitting pumpkin person.

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

This looks awesome! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to come link it to my Halloween party this weekend! whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

I especially love the witch on the scrapbook paper!

Krista

DreamgirlLisa said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I needed some Halloweeny inspiration today too, just about the head to the garage and pull my stuff out!

Midwest Mama said...

That is so beautiful. Love the scrapebook paper ideas. The black and white theme is very elegant.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love your mantel. I love how scrap book paper can make stuff look so much better. I wanted to get one of those witches from Target but I didn't. Now that I've seen what you did with yours, I might just have to rethink my decision on passing it up.

Michelle said...

Wow, I LOVE it. I love the black and white theme!

Gail @ SimplyOney said...

I love it! Your mantel looks perfect! I linked to your post in my recent fall decor post. http://www.simplyoney.com/?p=232

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