Halloween Shelf


We are interrupting this regular scheduled party broadcast to interject some holiday fun.  I have realized that my holiday decorations are seriously lacking.  That does make for fun though as I try to find cheap ways to decorate.  This is our Halloween shelf or mantel or fantel whatever you want to call it.  We are still in the middle of our fireplace remodel so this is going to have to be our mantel a little longer.

To make the picture, I took 4 pages from an old book and glued them onto a piece of cardstock.  I cut out a black paper crow and dark grey branch with my Silhouette and then I decoupaged them onto the book page backdrop.  It was the last thing I did before I called the shelf “done” and when my oldest daughter saw it she said that the shelf looked “too scary now”.  I think it is just right.

The pumpkins were the only things that I had from my previous Halloween decor. I had a whole box of them but somehow only 3 survived the move. I wonder where the other ones are…

I am not really big on creepy things and I hate scary movies so this skull was a big step for me.  It does add a spooky touch though.

So there we have it. The Halloween shelf is finally done.  At least I made it before Halloween actually arrived.  I do have some more Halloween posts to do and then I will get back to the Strawberry Shortcake Party!

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  1. i love your halloween decor! esp the white and black color scheme! your poster book backdrop reminds of edgar allan poe’s the raven!

  2. Love the bird! I tend to skip most Hallowe’en decorating (my kids are still very young0, but I’m getting inspired to do more. So much fun!

  3. I love the Raven on the old paper. I was something like that on Pintrest and have been dying to try it. Your mantel looks beautiful!!

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