Were you a Such the Spot reader last year? If so, you might remember me posting pictures of my rather lackluster Halloween mantel. I was happy with my other decorations, but the mantel? Not so much. And I wasn’t willing to shell out any additional money on jazzing it up. The good news is that I’ve remedied the situation for this season. You see, I’m one of those girls who slowly but surely adds quality pieces to her holiday decoration collection. Last year, I focused on and budgeted for adorning my dining room shelves. This year, the mantel gets some love. I thought I’d share my update with you.
Here’s what the mantel looked like last year. It features a rag garland that I whipped up, a candlestick and a few fake pumpkins.
Here is how I managed to plus it up this year.
Would you like a closer look?
Cute, right? I thought it was just the right amount of spooky. I’m not big on the macabre. I love how colorful it is. The color palette inspiration came from last year’s rag garland. This year, I created a new Halloween subway art to go along with it.
If you like it, well, you’re in luck because I’m sharing it as a free Halloween printable. Simply download it and then upload it to your favorite online photo printer. Easy peasy. The download can be accessed by clicking: Spell
And, to satisfy your curiosity, here is the breakdown on what it cost me:
Not exactly cheap, but I’m okay with under $100 for decor that will last years to come.
To refresh your memory, here is what the rest of my spooky decor looks like.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our little tour. Happy haunting!
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