Every year I decorate my mantle for Halloween, and for different holidays too. I feel that decorating the whole house could be overwhelming so I choose one area to focus on. It's usually Halloween decorations on a mantle in our living room.
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For Halloween, it usually includes bats, spiderwebs, and all other spooky stuff. My kids love Halloween and as always so eager to help me. You'll see it especially obvious in 2020 ahha.
So let's take a look at Halloween mantle decorations that I made over the last 3 years in this house.
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I went with the simple theme and was so intrigued to paint the pumpkins. I chose matte moody colors and I quite liked the look. I soaked pumpkins in vinegar and bleach so they would last longer and they didn't disappoint. I think they lasted for well over 3 months till I finally decided to throw them away🙈 Not everything went smooth and you can read here what I'd do differently if I painted pumpkins again 🙂
I also made this fun ghost garland from napkins and classic paper bats. you can find all the details here.
Please, also look at that super creepy pumpkin with spiders crawling on it!
The best part about all this decor is that it's made on the budget using recycled materials!
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Last year I used most of the decor that we already had but spiced it up a bit with more stuff from the Dollar store. We added more bats and the overall mantel looks more gloomy and spooky. I also added colorful pumpkins that my daughters painted haha Just to break up the black a little.
Pampas grass that you see I found on the side of the road and happily brought home. So whole decorations didn't cost me more than $10. It's a win in my book!
This year we went with a spooky Halloween village theme. I wrote in full detail how I made it in my blog here. But it was super easy! Just a little bit of black paint, flickery candles, and the spooky village were ready.
We also added hats that I ordered from Amazon. I used a fishnet thread to attach it to the hooks on the ceiling. These are my favorite go-to hooks that I always use for decorations.
I also made spooky ghosts from the pile of wood that I had laying around. I think they are great haha
My kids are so excited for Halloween and keep changing their outfits ideas. My 5-year-old wants to be a witch and 3-year-old a skeleton ;D
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What year decorations are your favorite?
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