Here is where we start with this project. One naked mantle ready to be decorated. But first to remove the hello from the wall..
oh wait, what is this? a hole in the wall?? from the 3m tape that is not supposed to tear holes in the wall?!?!?!
so out comes the spakle. I am getting pretty good at using this stuff because I am me and often have accidents that cause holes in walls..
Back on project mantle after some spackle and painting because I couldn't find the right color to just do touch ups so I had to repaint the whole white square and mantle...uugh!
Anyway so I found these black cheese cloths at the Dollar Tree(.Not to be confused with the Dollar Store or the 99 cent store or any other dollar increment store ( why are there so many cant they all just get along and have the same name so I'm not confused!)) I love these cloths they are fabulous!
I hung up my BOO frames on the newly painted wall and yes I used the 3m tape again! I swear if It gets holes again I am going to write a strongly worded letter to 3m!
I made these a long long time ago but here is a quick summary of what they are made of
3 black frames from Michael's
Grey scrapbook paper for background
white scrapbook paper for letters to be glued to
I found a font that I like and printed the letters off individually @ a really large pt.
I cut the letters out, used as a stencil on spooky scrapbook paper and then cut again...I didn't have my cricut back then!
Then I added some apothecary jars with eyeballs ( wooden balls from Michael's painted like eyes) and old knives and sheep sheers. One of the spooky knives I found in a drawer in the kitchen when we bought this house. It is a creepy old knife!I saved it just because I don't know why but 12 years later it has a purpose. The others I have gotten cheap at antique shows here and there.
I found this mold of someones teeth at the Alameda antique show along with the silverware. I want to find some more of these!
I love these beakers, I bought these through NASCO. But since their is a chance that I might be a cooking up a batch of some good ole homemade drugs with these I was forced to order them online instead of being able to purchase them at the warehouse.. How lame ! Do I really look like I partake in the cooking of illegal substances..Moowah!!??
Omg I love this picture! The wooden box I got at my favorite picking hole for $5 I added the sticker from a pack of Martha Stewart stickers I got half off after Halloween last year. The hatchet was another find in Alameda and the sheers were a gift from a witchy friend.
The stomach I made in my ceramics class not because I wanted to but because the assignment was to make a body part! It finally found its home in the Halloween decorations. I kept the typewriter there?? It just seems to fit to have a typewriter in the fireplace along with a eye chart and a stomach..
Brooms for riding
Here is a picture of the whole thing pretty spooky. I love it and sometimes i have to edit my self on the amount of things I want to display on the mantle but I feel like this is the one time of the year I can be as crazy as I want!
Here is another little something I put together on the kitchen table.
What cha think? Did I scare you? LOL My 3yr old is so confused and thinks we should be going
trick or treating every day because its Halloween time!
Stay tuned I have a quick and easy spooktacular wreath project in the works.