Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween mantel and other decorations

Okay, you are now going to find out what a sweet tooth I have.  Halloween was my favorite holiday growing up.  Yes, ever more than Christmas.  If Santa would have brought me a giant bag of candy every year it may have been different.  I actually hate being scared and the dark, but the candy trumped everything.  Sadly I was one of those kids that ate most of their candy in one night. Don't ask me why my mom didn't try and stop me.  
Decorating for the holiday has become just as fun over the years.  I've tried to add a few new things here and there.  I like to buy things after the holiday on clearance. 

These little skeletons are one of my favorite things.  I hold my breath every year I put them out.  They dangle over the edge just waiting for my kids to knock them down.  

It's hard to show with the mirrors reflection, but the sign says Beware. 

This is probably a little more spooky than I usually want to go, but it happened and my kids pretend to be scared of it. I made the sign last week and absolutely love it. 

I've painted some pumpkins and got more crows from the dollar store. 

I bought these fun characters over the summer for super cheap. 

Did you notice my absolute favorite decoration?  It's this black cheese cloth. You can buy it at the dollar store now. I've been buying a package here and there over the years from the party store. I think it gives a huge bang for your buck.  I've put it over my mantel, lamps,

over doorways

and mirrors. 



I received this vinyl piece for helping a friend.  I really like it and wish I could use it over and over again. 

I think we have the right touch of spooky but not scary. 

And my rosette pillow is feeling right at home.

Now that decorating is done, I've got to focus on all those costumes. 

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24 comments:

Marie said...

Great job decorating!! I picked up the same black cheese cloth and crows from the Dollar Store...they had some really great finds this year!

Jen said...

Your house looks amazing. I am horrible at decorating for the holidays. I always enjoy seeing how other people decorate though. Maybeone day it will rub off on me.

edyB said...

Terror-ific Halloweeeeen decorations! Love the look!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Totally cute. I'm having a Halloween Mantel Linky Party on Wed. I hope you'll link up and share the spookiness!

Party Box Design said...

LOOOOVE IT ALL!

Amy @ Blowout Party! said...

Wow, I wish I had a mantel now!
So many great touches- I especially love the black cheese cloth, painted pumpkins, and the masked guy in the picture frame!

Benjamin and Jennie said...

I love love your festive home!!!! I'm going to have to stop by when I come back into town next week. I have been at my friends house and there are no halloween decorations. It just doesn't feel like fall/halloween. I really need to feel some festive spirit.

Staci J said...

That looks awesome! the black cheesecloth is just the right touch, love it!! My post this week involves sheesecloth too, how funny:)
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Momma Button said...

How very clever you are! I love that you've used black cheesecloth. The pumpkins are adorable too.

Meg said...

Everything looks great! And a tip for your skellies - try putting a bit of poster putty under their bums. You know, the white stuff that sticks the posters to your walls without the use of thumb tacks, etc. Works like a charm to hold fragile things in place without leaving any reside behind! (:

Krafty Kat said...

Man, I've got to get some of that black cheesecloth! Looks great-spooky but not horrifying!

the cape on the corner said...

love it all! i need to get black cheesecloth, asap! much better than those cobwebs...of course i already bought them b/c i didn't know about cheesecloth.

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Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Yay! I'm so glad you linked this loveliness up for the party! It's fabulous!

Sandra said...

I have never used cheese cloth but I am really like it in black. I like the bat and mask on the old man photo and your cute pillow. Great ideas.

Tony and Kimra said...

it looks great! i think you have the PERFECT amount of orange and the cheese cloth looks wonderful

Kimra
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Kim @ craftyNHmom said...

I read your post earlier (came here from sew much ado) and you really got me moving! I unpacked and decorated for Halloween with my toddler and made his day. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Now all I need is a trip to the dollar store, thanks for that tip.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love everything! I can't even pick a favorite. Well, I really love the skull peeking out of the box. And your mirrors are FABULOUS!!! Wow!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Everything looks spooktacular!!!

Jess said...

I agree-very spooky but not scary! Those are the kinds of Halloween decorations I like! it all looks fab-especially the cheese cloth! awesome!

Lisa's Creative Home said...

LOVE your Halloween decor! Love the glitter sign. Happy Halloween!!!

Carrie said...

Fabulous!!! You did an amazing job!!!! Halloween is the best! :) Yay, Fall! :)

Debbie said...

I just love your mantel and all your fun spooky stuff. DOn't you just love this time of year? Found your blog from the trendy tree house...it's so fun!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your mantle looks great, lovin' the skeletons!

Amy C said...

I am loving the cheese cloth that you used all over on things. I agree, you have just the right amount of spooky, but it's not scary. That's my kind of Halloween decor. :) Your little skeletons are so cute too. Visiting from TT&J.
Amy @ The Happy Scraps

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