Monday, September 13

Fireplace Mantel Fun for Halloween . . . AND All Fall

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First of all,
if you love Halloween,
make sure and pick up this issue of
Better Homes & Gardens . . .

It has some awesome ideas & has inspired
some of my Halloween decor this year.

I just decorated my mantel for fall.
After Halloween, I can 
make a few adjustments
we'll be ready for Thanksgiving!

I found a piece of wood at Home Depot
and painted it with chalk board paint.

(I probably should have primed it as it took MANY coats to complete!)

What's creepier for Hallowen

I wrote parts of his poem, The Raven,
on my homemade chalk board. 
(Click here for the entire poem.)
I like the creepy crow raven sitting on top!

For Thanksgiving, I'll change the poem
to something applicable for the occasion.

This is the vase that was already on my mantel.
  I just took out the
usual grass & put in these black branches
(really just spray painted from my back yard--
don't you just love FREE??)

HURRY to Costco & get some of these
battery-powered candles 
if you don't already have some. 
They are available right now
in the Christmas section.
I love that they flicker & have a timer--so that the come
on every evening & turn off all by themselves.

They're so great for . . . EVERYTHING!
A lot of churches do not allow fire, 
so I love having these on hand for decorating there.

More fall & Halloween to come!

This project linked to: 

Centsational Girl (I LOVE her blog) 
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