My kids have been on fall break and we went on a 10 day vacation to Florida, so I’m late with my Halloween decorations this year, but you know what they say!
As usual, I challenged myself to use what I already had on hand. The only purchases I made were the pumpkins.
The candle holders are a part of almost every season’s mantel. I replaced the candles with little pumpkins and just simply (lazily?) sat the candles next to the holders and I think it worked.
The spooky wire tree is a clearance purchase from Pottery Barn many years ago. It originally held little orange votive holders, but a few broke in storage so I’ve used it with silk fall leaves instead and arranged the few remaining orange votive holders on the mantel. The iron bats are also a Pottery Barn clearance find.
The skull came from a light-up, spooky sounding lantern we bought at Target a few years ago. The kids played with it until it fell apart, and rather than tossing the whole thing into the garbage, I saved the pieces to try to reuse in my decor this year. The skull worked into the mantel perfectly, I think!
Do you guys have a serious addiction to Pinterest like I do? I found the idea for painting b-o-o on little pumpkins on Pinterest. These particular little pumpkins came in a kit, six of them, a set of paints and a paint brush. I bought the kit, let my 3 oldest kids each paint a pumpkin (displayed on a shelf over my buffet) and I used the extra 3 for myself.
The iron spiders are yet another Pottery Barn clearance find. I love hitting their after-holiday sales!
And last, but not least, the broom! I love my witch’s broom! I don’t even remember where I bought it, it’s been years. I usually set it in a corner somewhere, but I have a wild 2 year old in the house this year and I worried the broom wouldn’t survive the next couple of weeks if left within her reach. My solution was to hang it right on the mantel in place of garland!
I’m already thinking about the next mantel… Thanksgiving!