Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween mantle.

Halloween isn't one of my favorite holidays. I love pumpkins. I love candy. I love little kids in costumes. But scary movies, giant spiders, skeletons and snakes aren't really my cup of cocoa. I'm guessing that as our family grows I'll have to get used to it (Halloween is a big deal for the little guys. Free candy! Duh.) Which is why I debated back and forth whether I wanted to even decorate for Halloween or just stick to an all-inclusive "fall" decorating scheme. Ah, decisions, decisions. About halfway through October I decided to cave and decorate for Halloween. Which gives me about a week and a half to enjoy the decorations before it's time to decorate for Thanksgiving. Oh well :)

I found some cute pumpkins and painted "Boo" onto them and threw them up onto the mantle. They looked lonely, so I found some orange and black felt and made a banner. It still looked pretty sad so I looked around for some cute Halloween printables. Megan, at balancing home made these cute printables. So I had Chuck print it at school and I put it in one of my yard sale frames. 

I also found these cute printables:

I thanked my lucky stars that my wine-drinking family gives me their old bottles for my decorating purposes, then slapped on those printables!

I scrounged around for some black and orange books and ta-da. Finished. A whole 8 days before Halloween.

Happy Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. I'm impressed Em! I like the decor a lot....which is pretty cool because I don't usually enjoy much about halloween except candy!


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