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Monday, October 15, 2012

{Halloween} Black & White Mantel

Hey, hey, hey!!! How is everyone today? I hope you had a fab weekend. Mr. SP and I had a date night planned, but ended up glued to the couch completely sucked-in by a Homeland marathon. Wowza...do you watch that show?! We're not done with Season 1, so don't tell me anything!

The Halloween fun continues today....and after the Front Porch, the next best place for holiday decor is the mantel! Keeping with the bat theme, I used items from around the house to create a spooked-up mantelscape.

Halloween Mantel ~ Hi Sugarplum

I didn't want to permanently mark these faux pumpkins, so the letters are formed by wrapping black yarn around straight pins. It's not much different from my serial killer penmanship actually.

Halloween Mantel ~ Hi Sugarplum

The silver candlesticks are left tarnished because I'm too lazy to polish so they look abandoned, and filled with black and gray tapers. I added some books to create height on the ends, and just turned the spines around to keep with the monochromatic look.

Halloween Mantel ~ Hi Sugarplum

We made the garland by cutting bats cut from scrapbook paper and stringing them on thin ribbon. We used the same template as the Front Porch bats, and added googly-eyes because I'm obsessed with them.

Halloween Mantel ~ Hi Sugarplum


Halloween Mantel ~ Hi Sugarplum


Halloween Mantel ~ Hi Sugarplum

A few black crows from the dollar store are sprinkled in, too.

Halloween Mantel ~ Hi Sugarplum


Halloween Mantel ~ Hi 
Sugarplum

I think this is my favorite mantelscape to date! It's amazing what you can create with just a few supplies and items around your house! Some simple changes spooked-up the bookcases, too.

Books wrapped in craft and lacy scrapbook paper, skeletons as bookends, and more spiders and googly eyes.

halloween vignettes


halloween vignettes


halloween vignettes


halloween vignettes

Having these fun touches around the house is just adding to the kid's excitement. The one thing I won't do yet, is buy the candy! If the trick-or-treaters hope to score at our house, I have to wait until the 31st to buy it. Have you already bought your candy? Is there any left?!

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22 comments:

  1. The bats are great! I have to admit...I don't decorate AT ALL for Halloween. I have a couple of friends that do it up like you do, and I think their houses look great, but I just can't get into it. However, your bats are really making me wish that I had some sprinkled around the house. Maybe next year?!?

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  2. So glad to know that I am not the only one who cannot have candy in her home! Great job on the mantel, it is so spooky and adorable... can something be spooky and adorable at the same time?

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  3. Love the mantel!!! The googly eyes on your elephants are hilarious :D

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  4. I love it! I will be copying some of these ideas, thanks!

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  5. Girl. It looks so good. I scooped up those black birds and have yet to do a thing. I love all of the bookcase touches, too. The googly eyes are killing me. Happy Monday!

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  6. These decorations look great. Very creative and Fun. I Love the fireplace mantel and the black and white color scheme you used - very cool.
    x
    www.homesweetabode.blogspot.com

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  7. The mantel looks awesome!! Love all the spooky details!

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  8. Love all your clever decorations. One of my favorite aspects of Halloween is how simplistic or over the top you can be. These small touches are great :)

    http://kristinpeakeinteriors.blogspot.com/

    -Kristin

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  9. I have a few of those black crows - they are fantastic. I like the googly eyes you put on the skulls.

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  10. That is seriously the cutest mantel ever! Your kids are so lucky to have such a cool mom!

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  11. Awesome!!!! I love all the black and white. Chic and spooooooky!

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  12. I love the mantle- so fun and and spooky. The candles are what really do it for me I think. I'm sure your kids love the creepy skulls though :)

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  13. So fun Cassie! Love the skull in the box and all the googley eyes. I bet your kids love it! I don't buy the candy until the 31st either ~ I have no control :)

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  14. I love the black and white! It looks so classy! I think the bats are definitely my favorite though!

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  15. so many ideas Cassie!!! Love every bit of this Halloween decor!

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  16. So Cute!!! I'm just redoing our familyroom. The mantel and builtin entertainment area is driving me "batty" trying to style. Never been good at that sort of thing. You've given me some wonderful ideas. I am learning this mantel can be dressed up for all of the holidays not just Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration.
    PS...no candy here either until last minute.
    V

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  17. Sheesh, lady -- you are so creative! How do you think of all of the awesome ways to style the things in your home? You are fabulous! Everything looks great, and I especially love that skull inside of the seashell box! Fun!!

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  18. Loving the black and white! I saw this turn your books the opposite way thing a few months back in Anthropologie (of course!) and thought it was genius!

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  19. I can't have candy either! If I do, I'll eat it all (and my kids will too). Love your mantel.The "Boo" on the white pumpkins is awesome. Also love the bats. Found you through A to Z link party. I have a black and white mantel too!

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  20. I love the lace on the books super cute!!! The bats are so cute too. :)
    Heather (new follower)
    Visiting over at http://www.craftycagirl.blogspot.com

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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