Hey There! I hope you had a wonderful Sunday. I know mine was :) Spent the day listening to these amazing, uplifting talks.
I have been crafting away for the past few days on some easy, fun Halloween decorations for my new mantle. It is so exciting to get to decorate a real mantle for the holidays! Eeek! I am such a sucker for Black and white. It's my favorite...always has been. I have seen some really really cute black and white Halloween decorations out there this year. This front door is one of my favorites.
I just love it!
I am, by no means, finished with my Halloween crafting. I'd say I'm about half way through making decorations....but I thought I'd go ahead and share with you guys what I've come up with so far.
For starters, this fun spider display isn't actually on my mantle. This is above my mudroom entryway.
The large frame is just
The entryway has looked like this for awhile. I took the wreath down and added the spiders. I don't really think I'm going to do anything else to this spot for Halloween.
Here's what I did with the wreath :) (you can see how I made this wreath here)
I hung it on the back door and added some black and white ribbon....and two skeletons.....KISSING!!!
:) :) :)
You have no idea how much that just tickled my funny bone! I think it's awesome. Skeleton LOVE!
Next little thing I made is a quick, fun Halloween embroidery. I found this embroidery hoop in my stash of craft supplies, threw in some white felt, and stitched up this cute little ghost. It was basically free handed, but I did go in with a pen and make a few faint dots in places as a guide.
I darkened the edge of the embroidery hoop with a sharpie, slapped a bow on that bad boy and we were in business. It took five minutes and it was free :)
Here's the back. I just trimmed some of the edges and then taped them down.
Here he is chillin on my mantle with his rat buddy.
I found this web bowl at the dollar spot at Target.
I thought it would be much better in black....
I made sure to do this in my side yard this time. Less noticeable.
Lookin good on the shelf. Still not sure what I'm going to put in it....if anything???
This is a cute wooden box I've had. A friend actually gave it to me. I just decided to cut out a skeleton out of felt and tape it to it. It was pretty easy. You just make a large lightbulb-ish shape out of the white felt for the head, then a couple of small Mr. Potato-head-ish shapes out of black felt for the eyes, another very small heart shape out of black felt for the nose....glue them on....and then I drew the mouth with a sharpie by copying a clip art of a cute skeleton online. I added the orange bow tie, because, well....it suited him.
bottom shelf....I don't know. I'm still working that one out. it won't be staying like that....and that's a furry black owl if you were wondering.
I can not wait to get the rest of my decorations finished and then to share the finished product with you all! I'll be steady working on those for the next few days, as well as starting to make my girls' Halloween costumes. Elsa and Anna it is...and I'm going to make them from scratch. Wish me luck on that endeavor.
Oh, and I do promise to get a tutorial up for how I built this fireplace very soon :) I'm a busy lady, but I promise it's coming!
Take care and happy crafting!
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