Scary Boo Boo – Mantel

October 11, 2012

The weather gets cooler and in Texas that means EVERYTHING! It also means – it’s time for Halloween!

Halloween mantel 2012 – spooky and scary… But fun and whimsical, too!


Last year I made the spider jar, the scary eyeballs (from here), and I framed two voodoo postcards from New Orleans. And the year before that I made the skeleton wine bottle (refurburishing a wine bottle, scrapbook paper, and mod podge) and folded the pages from a book (idea from this blog). Everything doesn’t have to be handmade – if you see something and like it…buy it! I guarantee it won’t be there the next time! It’ll be spending time on someone else’s mantel…not yours! I bought the bats, the skeleton wine glass, and the crow!




This year I made the fun Halloween garland.



And the scary mummy wreath!


Mummy Wreath Supplies -

A yard or 2 of white cotton material
Spiders and roaches (rats)
Hot glue gun and glue
Straw wreath

Cut material in strips, wrap around the wreath and tie – make the tie offs different lengths (mummy lengths) –
Hot glue spiders and roaches around the wreath -

It was an easy scary-ish wreath for the mantel!


I always have fun planning our mantel – use layers, combine different patterns and textures! Just remember art is subjective – do what you like and it’ll look great!


See you next year!


Disclaimer – lets face it… I’m not a professional photographer, not even with my iPhone and olloclip – the lighting in my family room is awful! And – ok, the fancy LED fish tank lights don’t help much either…


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5 Responses to Scary Boo Boo – Mantel

  1. Pamela on October 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I love it!

    • BeachHouseView on October 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you!

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