Thursday, October 4, 2012

My science laboratory mantel

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 assemble..
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.






  1. You are so morbidly creepy {in a totally good way} that I am in awe. Oh my gosh, putting out knives and sheers is PURE EVIL GENIUS. I love the new look of of the blog, btw. Very clean and hip. HOWEVER, in your Halloween displays everything just looks perfectly sinister... I'm trick or treating at YOUR HOUSE!

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