Welcome to the 2nd annual Halloween Mantel Link Party! If you don’t have a fireplace mantel but still want to join the party, no worries! Go ahead and link up your decorated shelf, sideboard, buffet, tabletop, flat surface, etc.
I’m so excited to reveal my own mantel to you! I wish my pictures turned out sharper, but I did my best in my dark home on this very gloomy-doomy day.
This year, I was inspired by Nester’s recent book page frenzy and decided to incorporate some book page goodness into my Halloween decor. Can you believe that I’ve never decorated with book pages before? And I call myself a home blogger…PFFT! To line the back of my board and batten with book pages, I simply tore out some old book pages and secured them in place with frog tape. I love the added texture and interest it gives the wall.
Below is my cute book page bat garland. To make this, I printed out a bat graphic, cut it out, traced it onto a stack of book pages and cut through them with scissors all at once. Then, I hot glued the bats to a string of ric rac ribbon and hung them in place! Easy peasy.
The spooky trees were created from butcher paper. At first, they looked horrible and kept unraveling. But after some hot glue intervention they started to actually look like a tree instead of a wad of paper. I was going to leave the trees bare but Matt thought they’d look better with some leaves. He was right. I created some book page maple leaves and hot glued them in place.
The cute witch and birdhouse were purchased at Hobby Lobby two years ago on clearance. The crows are from the dollar store and so is the moss. Tip: I just stick the moss back in a plastic baggie when done and bust it out whenever I need to mossify something. Yes..mossify.
Don’t you just love those baby pumpkin/gourds! I find them adorable.
When I was taping book pages to the wall, my four-year old was complaining the entire time, “Mommy, pages from a book aren’t scary. They aren’t Halloweeny either! It looks like boring decorations.” I told him to trust me….and to shush. When he came home from school today and saw the completed mantel he beamed, “See Mommy, that’s what I’m talking about! Crows and bats! Those are Halloweeny.” He is such a character.
My hocus pocus sign also came from Hobby Lobby on 90% clearance a few years ago. I needed something to spookify the hearth and this was just the touch.
And one more full view for you!
Now let’s see yours! Please grab a button and link back to help promote the party and so that others can also join in the fun!
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**Party open Wednesday night at 9pm**