Friday, 21 October 2011

Complete Halloween Mantle

So, I think my halloween mantle is complete!


We picked up this mantle a few months ago through Freecycle, you'll notice (obviously) that I have yet to come up with a permenant idea for the space, and our "hearth" is a shelf we bought from the hardware store and cut to size so the mantle wasn't simply sitting right on the floor.  Anyway, that big glaring gap is a project for another day ;O) 

Here is the top half, including a few of my blog crafts:  my BOO artwork, Halloween Countdown Blocks, Papier Mache Pumpkin, Spooky Spiders and web.  I decided to off-set the mirror from the centre and quite like it, and my spider is kinda filling the gap above the other half.


The kids and I also make a ghostie garland, and used the leftover bat embellishments from my Halloween Wreath to make a pattern above them.

Here is the lower half, on the "hearth"


A friend of mine was throwing out the little green foot stool, so I thought I would try to make use of it!

You'll notice there is a particular author who is a favourite of mine - with the dust jackets off the colours are nice and muted for the most part, and the books help to fill up a bit of that empty space.


I added some seasonally coloured books on the other side to add a bit of height - the bowl is a papier mache one I made a few years back.





I'd love to know your thoughts on the overall look - I look at it one minute and think "Hell yeah, it looks awesome!" and then the next time I look I think the combo of the top half and the bottom half makes it look too busy!!


I guess now that this is finished, I need to start thinking about Christmas crafts...!

Nikki x

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6 comments:

  1. I love it! I think the black paper pumpkin is my favorite! I don't think it is to busy unless the rest of the room is empty. Even then it would be awesome.

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  2. I'm also thinking of such a mantle for a certain wall in our living/dining room and I love to see what you did with yours. I esp. like the ghost garland and your BOO art work! By the way, we also own all those books by King, and I like this author - or most of what he writes. We have one book shelf that only hold his books.
    Jule

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  3. Thanks Jule, the ghost garland was one of the quickest things we made, and it turned out pretty good! Love Mr King, looking forward to his new book next month!

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  4. Very cute! How fun to get such a great piece for free. Love the Halloween decs, thanks for sharing.

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