Sunday, November 2, 2014

Black and White Halloween Mantle

Hey!  Sorry I've been away for so long.  Halloween really got the better of me this year!  I made a couple of dresses for my daughters (Elsa and Anna) that took a horrendous amount of time to complete, I threw a party at my house,  we had a trunk or treat and a family Halloween carnival we always put on every year....I was so busy I couldn't see strait!  Another fun fact...we got SNOW Halloween night.  It went from being in the 70s and 80s that week (that day even) to snow in the middle of the night! This was the earliest snow on record for SC.  It blew all of our minds, seriously!

I couldn't let Halloween come and go without sharing my black and white Halloween mantle.  It has been up all "season," but I never found time to photograph it and share it with you.  I started to take it down yesterday and I couldn't bring myself to, without snapping a few shots and showing you guys.  I loved it so much, I wanted to leave it...but that would be weird.  I'm sure I'll love the FALL mantle I have planned just as much!

So, better late than never!  Here is it:

This is just scrap book paper in frames. 

I painted a couple of cheap pumpkins from Wally World and Target

Blurry shot.  My bad. My 11-year-old drew the chalk sign.  It says "creepy."

I painted these goblet votives...They have been painted so many times.  You can see what they looked like before on top of my entryway here.  

I drew on these glasses with a dry erase marker.  They could have turned out better, but it was still fun. 

This was such a fun idea.  I took a glass bowl that I already had and drew on a jack-o-lantern face with some dry erase markers.  Use what ya got! 

So that's it!  Pin it for next year ;)  

I'll see you later with some easy sewing tips...a tutorial for the Anna's coronation dress from Frozen (it's a doozy), some lovely fall decor, and we are having my four year old, Sophie's birthday party next weekend, so I'll be sharing that as well.



  1. It looks awesome! Plus, I love your mantle and the shelves. Need that at my next house.

  2. This is so cute - you did an awesome job :) I love black and white and may have to do mine like this next year.

  3. Love the black and white! Very spooky!

  4. Even though it's Halloween decor, it's still really classy since you stuck with the 2 colours. Nice!

  5. This looks great. I love all the combos of black and white!

  6. I love your creativity, but I have to admit, I love your fireplace mantel even more. It's gorgeous even without any decorations!

  7. Very creative decor. Black and White are such simple yet signature colors for any major decoration

  8. Woah! Very impressive. You truly have a stylistic eye

  9. Very Nice! I'd love to see the pictures of the dresses you made your girls!

  10. Wow! Really nice decor. You did an amazing job. Gave me some great ideas for next year. Thanks.

  11. I've always wanted to do stuff like this, your mantle is really pretty!

  12. Your mantel is EVERYTHING! I did a post about how to spruce up your porch and it was black and white er'thang ;) great minds!