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Halloween Mantel

Here is the beginning of my Halloween mantel.  It’s still got a way to go, but it’s a good start don’t you think?
I’m using the top of my turquoise dresser that sits in my living room.  It’s nice to have a large surface to decorate, but it’s also a challenge to find decorations that fit the scale of the piece.
(*I was given the Doodlebug products to use as part of my work on their design team)
The first thing I did was head out into the hills around my home and collect some branches.  These were from a tree that was already dead. 😉  I had originally thought I would spray paint them, but after seeing the cool gray patina they already had, I decided to just leave them.  I arranged them in a pitcher and added this sweet scrappy bunting in Halloween colors and these fun ornaments using the new Pixies from Doodlebug Designs.
Next, I went out and purchased this haunted house from The Wood Connection.  I used papers and stickers from the new Doodlebug Halloween line.  They are the perfect fit for someone like me who isn’t really into the gory, creepy side of Halloween.  🙂
 The last project I finished was these cute faux apothecary jars.  They are probably my favorite part of the whole display.  I used wooden candlesticks, glass jars and wood finials I found from my Mother-in-law.  I glued the finial to the lid and painted both the lid and candlesticks.  Then I glued the jars to the candlesticks.  

Finally, I used papers and stickers to create the decorations on the jars.  I used paper bands so they can be slipped off after Halloween and traded out for fall/ Thanksgiving and other holidays.  I love a versatile decoration. 
 I’m still waiting for my husband to dig out the rest of our holiday decorations, and I’m hoping to sew a fun runner for the top of the dresser.  But, if this is all that happens this year, I’m still pretty happy with it. 😉
Are you all ready for Halloween or do you still have some digging to do too?

linked up to Look What I made. Think Pink Sunday at Flamingo Toes

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  • Spoolhardy Girl
    October 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    So cute! I love the twigs! I'll bet this gets your little zombies so excited for Halloween!