Would you believe that I never had a Halloween mantel before? I am the person that decks out our mantel for spring, summer, winter and fall, Christmas, 4th of July & even St. Patrick’s Day but have yet to decorate one for Halloween. Well, this year I wanted to be the house with the giant blow up pumpkin in my yard, the mom who dresses up in costume for her kids Halloween parade at 12 in the afternoon just to cheer them on, the house where even the dog is in costume. So I started small with a Halloween mantel :).
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Because, this is the year 2, (TWO) of my kids have decided not to go trick or treating. “Mom, we are too old,” they said. Wait, What?!!!
Wasn’t it just last year we were covering brown boxes with aluminum foil and gluing red solo cups and dryer vents to make them a robot costume?!!!
Back when they were little… and dressed like dragons, elephants, and lions… I would put them down to sleep with remnants of Hershey bars still fresh on their cheeks… I used to get really frustrated when at 9 at night my doorbell would ring.
And just as those little lions and elephants were falling to sleep, there standing at our front door would be that teenage boy (you know who I mean) with their pillowcase in hand ready to say trick or treat still wanting to be a kid.
Well, I wish I could go back in time and give those teenage boys all the extra candy in our house because it won’t be long before they decide they are too old for Halloween.
I surprised the kids with a Halloween mantel. All 4 of them noticed and smiled :). It even inspired my two littles to make a few SPOOKY bats of their own for their rooms.
(Bats made with black construction paper, chalk and scissors)
I went with a white, black and orange color scheme. Super simple :).
I hope this inspires you to create a Halloween mantel at your home and to spend a little more time making a fool of yourself decorating and enjoying your kiddos on Halloween!
Candles and Faux Bois Candle Holders – Balsam Hill
Pumpkin Head Clowns & Treat or Treat Countdown – Home Goods
Jack O’ Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders – Partylite – (similar to this one, Baidecor Halloween Decoration Pumpkin Tealight Candle Holder
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This month it’s all about Halloween/Fall Projects where you’ll find lots of inspiration to keep you DIYing for months! Thanks so much to Janine and Sam for organizing our monthly hop!
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Tammy @ Hey Fitzy | Mary @ The Boondocks Blog
Janine @ Happy Happy Nester | Carolann @ Sassy Townhouse Living
Norma @ Paint Me Pink | Sarah @ Creative Ramblings
Tara @ Lehman Lane | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom
Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life On The Bay Bush
Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna | Ashly @ Modern Glam
Katrin @ KreativK | Jodie & Julie @ The Design Twins
Kellie @ Gratefully Vintage