I have had the design for my Halloween mantel swimming around in my head since the end of July! I bought an old wooden window (glass pane intact) at a garage sale and the idea just kind of grew from there.
In keeping with the Edgar Allen Poe theme, I brought the ravens indoors.
The focal point of my mantel is the old window (stay tuned for the tutorial tomorrow!). It was a labor of love and pain.
My second favorite part is this beautiful vintage Halloween banner that I found at Joann Fabrics.
The letters are sparkly and the small orange rhinestones add just enough accent.
Next I filled in the mantel with bits and pieces of my Halloween decor. I threw a spiderweb over some of it for an old dusty haunted house effect. Then I glued the left over spiders to the pumpkins.
I’m really diggin’ the vintage-y feel of the decor this year. My usual Halloween-style is more whimsical/glam. But I just love how it turned out!
Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide! Google