Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Halloween Mantel (Fake Mantel)

Yesterday, I showed you my cabinet door turned Halloween Sparkle Sign, so today I'll show you a few shots of my TV armoire top, all decked out for Halloween. We don't do a whole lot for Halloween...I'm not into spooky-scary stuff. I'd rather save my celebrating for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But I do put out some fun pumpkins, and the girls spend the whole month dreaming of trick or treat candy and their costumes. Here's my fake Halloween Mantel
Halloween Mantel Decorating (Fake Mantel), from Serenity Now

If you're a long-time reader, you probably recognize the pumpkins. I didn't spend anything on my vignette this time. I decorated the monogrammed and polka dots pumpkins a few years back, and they still look cute...so I still use them. I'd love to be able to purchase new decor every season, but we don't have any seasonal decor storage space left in our attic. And half the fun is using what you have and changing it up!

As usual, Emma the Pomeranian followed me into the family room. How could I not include her?
Halloween Decorating (Fake Mantel), Serenity Now blog

The black tinsel cat is a favorite of Natalie and Michaela Byrd's. I gave him a bow to match the ribbon on my Halloween Sign
Halloween Decorations (Black Tinsel Cat), from Serenity Now

The "trick or treat" candy corn sign was a clearance find a few years back, and the Target Dollar Spot bucket is filled with mini pumpkins. Tip: stuff the bottom of the container with newspaper or a plastic bag and you don't have to add as many pumpkins!
Painted Pumpkins for Halloween, from Serenity Now

I used the little white chair to hold their homemade trick or treat bags, but may move them to the knob on the sparkle sign:
Handmade Halloween Trick or Treat Bags, Serenity Now blog

I think Emma will wait here all month until those bags are filled...
Homemade Trick or Treat Bags, Serenity Now blog
Halloween Mantel Decorating (Fake Mantel), from Serenity Now

Do you decorate for Halloween?

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  1. Amanda I love your fake mantel. I have been wanting to dress up the table in front of my tv like a mantel for a few years, but I never seem to get around to it. Maybe this will be the year:)

  2. Love it! My favorite is that tinsel cat too! Looks very retro!

  3. I love that Trick or Treat sign and the pop of purple added to the decorations. It looks so fun and festive!

  4. Another great look for your fake mantel! You do a great job of layering things up there.

    I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who doesn't get into spooky-scary stuff. I used to feel strongly opposed to the spooky stuff. Now my feelings are more ambivalent--but it's not something I particularly like, so I just don't go there. Too much fun stuff for a need for spooky stuff, if you ask me. :)

  5. That cat is just so cute :)


  6. This looks awesome and so festive. My favorite is still your mod podge cat project. I'm trying to think of a way to make that idea Thanksgivingish.

  7. Very cute...and especially Emma! I'm not into Halloween either, and with the kids all gone I don't have to decorate anymore. But yours does look great!
    Debbie :)

  8. I'm a huge fan of the polka dot pumpkin. This looks great. Your "mantel" always looks so festive. I love it.

  9. Your display looks great and it's in a spot where you can really enjoy it and that the kids can't rearrange.

    I don't like scary Halloween decorations, only the cute ones. I haven't had the energy to get any Halloween things out this year.

  10. Who says you need a fireplace to have a mantel! What a fun and festive idea - even Emma approves!

  11. So clever to fake your mantle! Love the polka dot pumpkins and handmade treat bags! Don't you just love all the fun fabrics in the stores today to decorate for the holidays! Shared this :)

  12. how smart is that to put it on top of your armoire? :) Love it...so adorable!!

  13. So adorable! I love that you decorated the top of your armoire!


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