Halloween has been sneaking up on me. Between moving into our house, starting a new job, unpacking and travelling, my time for holiday decorating has been limited.
This is the first house we have had a legitimate mantle to decorate and I've been so excited to build an eclectic group of pieces to reside here. With moving comes the purchase and re-purchase of lots of things, leaving my budget for holiday decor, small, and kind of sad.
I was determined to create a fun mantle without dropping $$$. Using many pieces I already had, I created this mantle for less than $20!
My only new purchases were as follows:
- spider webbing and spiders - $2
- Heidi Swapp Marquee Pumpkin - $5
- Eyeball gumballs - $2
- White pumpkins - $6
- Owl ornament - $2
The only item I made was the foil sugar skull print using my Minc foil. I found the free PDF here. Alexis of Persia Lou has a great tutorial for this over on her blog here.
Do you have a place in your house where you decorate for the seasons?
I get to have two Christmas tress this year, and a mantle....you bet I'm excited!