September 26, 2012

A glam Halloween fireplace mantle

My boys have been bugging me for WEEKS now to put up some Halloween decorations. Ever since they saw the animated ghosts and skeletons at Target, they haven’t been able to stop talking about it! And no, I didn’t buy them, or any decorations this year for that matter.
If you remember my post from last year, it was my first go at actually decorating for Halloween. You see, I’m not much of a ‘seasonal’ decorator, (except for Christmas of course!) but as the boys get older, I couldn’t ignore my bah-humbug anti-holiday voice any longer. So I caved and bought some spooky stuff from the dollar store last year and made my very first Halloween Mantle. It turned out pretty good, but this year I wanted to glam it up a bit.
Hellooo pretty gold pumpkins!
pumpkin close up2   pumpkin close up
Bonjour sparkly gold feathers…faux bois pumpkin
faux bois close up  mantle close up
Can’t go wrong with gold branches!
gold branches
Salut Monsuir Crow.
Come back tomorrow and I will show you some more glam metallic   pumpkins and how I made them for $0 by using what I already had around the house.

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  1. That is such a pretty mantel!! I absolutely love the colors you used, so I'm pinning for inspiration when I finally get around to Halloween decorating :) Beautiful!! I'm crossing my fingers you'll share this at my Throwback Thursday party :) I hope to see you there and thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks Britni! Heading over to link up now....

    2. Just stopping by again to let you know I'm featuring you at the party this week! :)

  2. I'm excited to see how you made your pumpkins! Looking good girl!

  3. oh sarah that is fabulous! i love the black and gold- glam and creepy marry happily!

  4. Love your mantle!! Turned out great! I am a new follower! :)

  5. I love it! All the elements work so well together and I particularly like how you added in gold--so unexpected. I found your link at Stuff and Nonsense and I am now following.


  6. LOVE the use of the horror novels! I'm going to have to start doing that for each season.

  7. I love your mantel! I just found you through TT&J! Congrats on being featured!! I'm your newest FB follower!!

    xo, Meredith @

  8. This is such a beautiful mantel and I love the touch of gold. Just stunning! We will be featuring this tomorrow! Have a great week!

    Take care,


  9. i love the black, white, and gold...and that faux bois pumpkin you made! LOOOOVE!

  10. I love your woodgrain pumpkin - so lovely!

  11. Love the mantel you've created! A different look for Halloween and I love it!

  12. Very pretty! I love the gold accents paired with the black. Fabulous job!


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