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Hey, it's Chelsy, with a Y! I am a wife to my sweet prince, and mother to one spunky little princess and one handsome little ham of a prince. Painting is my drug of choice. Wine is good too. I'm known to speak without thinking and eat to much chocolate. I love meeting new people, and learning new things. So this is my journey through some not so glorious moments, some not so intelligent thoughts and some possibly crafty ideas.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Our {not-so scary} Halloween Mantle

BOO! Did I scare you? No? Hmmm...Then our mantle won't either. I wanted people to know that Halloween had certainly arrived in our house, but not at the expense of frightening the bejezus out of a toddler! Now, before we get to the pictures, let me warn you that there is one scary element to this post which is my photography skills. I hope you don't have nightmares but if you do feel free to call me, I will sit up with you!
Here she is in all her glory. I tried and tried to get rid of that glare and it just wasn't happening! I used the tutorial from Crafts and Sutch for the spider web and the spiders are cut out of black cardstock. The sign is from the dollar store, I cut off the string that was on it and used ribbon instead. My "Spooky" banner is treat bags from Wal-Mart, and green scrapbook paper. I'm kinda ghetto and don't have a printer right now, so I traced the letters right off the computer screen and traced them backwards onto the scrapbook paper and cut them out. Then I just punched holes in the corners and tied it all together with ribbon. And stuck it up, quite literally...yeah... so... I seriously just taped it up there ;) You can't tell though right? Ok, nevermind, I don't want to know.
I call this "Ode to Dollar Tree"
The skeleton in the jar was whole at one time, but I took out some aggresion on him, he said it was ok. I threw in the spanish moss to keep him warm at night. The candles just have scrapbook paper wrapped around them and they are sitting on top of upside down martini glasses.
The blocks are from last year, but you know the drill... cardstock, modge podge, yada, yada, yada. Daddy, Mommy, and Baby mummy are candle holders wrapped in gauze. The candle holders came in a pack of 3 for $1, and the gauze was $1. I glued beady eyes on and pulled some of the gauze over to make them look a little more "mummy-ish"

These happy pumpkins are perched on candle sticks, they light up but there was already enough glare going on in these pictures I figured I should quit while I was ahead. The witch is one of those sun catcher things that I painted when I was in junior high, I tied her to an empty frame and stuck her on top of some books for height.
This sweet little spider is a pom-pom made from leftover yarn I used for the spider web and pipe cleaners, but don't tell her that, she thinks she's a diva! I curled some orange ribbon for her to rest on and stuck her in a martini glass. (I don't know why I have these martini glasses, but I found a box of them when I was cleaning my craft room! Who knows what I was thinking when I bought them ;)

What do you think? Want to see more? Well...okay, since you asked so nicely.

This is the shelf above our tv. Nothing really to explain here, just cuteness!

The candle holder is a glass vase glued onto a candle stick from the dollar store. I added some faux leaves to the bottom and tied a scrap of fabric around it.

Finally the coffee table and end table. Don't you love my orange silk scarf? It was my grandma's and I just can't bear to keep it in the closet, so she moves around alot!
That's about it, Happy Tuesday!


Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love that you created a giant spider web as your focal point! What a fantatically creative idea! Thanks for linking up :).

The Throne Family said...

So cute, Chelsy! Will you come do my mantle? Haha, maybe we will get into the Christmas spirit a bit early and decorate my mantle when you come down for Halloween!

Tanya said...

Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog! I always hope to inspire Fellow Bloggers, Friends and Family!