Friday the 13th Favorites + Halloween Mantel

Today is Friday the 13th & Halloween is just around the corner.  I don’t usually decorate for Halloween, but I’ve been seeing some inspiring things around the interwebs {ha!} & decided to decorate my mantel shelf this year!  I’ll share my finished Halloween mantel along with some frightening fabric & demented decor finds.  Get ready for some spooky fun!

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Maybe you’re having a deadly soiree & need some “poisonous” party decor…

The coffee mug would be my idea of a Halloween party!  Staying home in my pjs, sipping coffee, & sewing.  ; )  Check out Etsy’s Halloween Shop for more demented decor.

Malicious Mantle

Finally, here is my “malicious” mantle…

I didn’t get to take these pictures until it was dark outside, but it kind of fits the mood!  I used the spooky spider frame I made last year as a center piece & starting point.

There are so many potion labels out there, but I thought these from The Navage Patch were the best.  You can also find so many great ideas for filling the bottles to match the labels on their site!  I tied my labels on with some black & white twine.

Those roses are some I hung up to dry on my porch & sorta forgot about them.  They were perfect for this!  I wrapped a vase in some cheesecloth & rubbed it with some brown ink.

This jar is filled with feathers I plucked off my black feather wreath…

The love potion bottle has a kind of iridescence to it that didn’t show up well in the photo.  I used pulled apart stuffing for the spider silk – of course!  Those fluffy poufs came off of my whimsical Halloween branch project.  They are dust bunnies & you have to watch out or they will take over!  Great for cleaning spells though!  ; )

My tarnished silver candle holder fits right in on this mantle!  The candles have been hanging around in a drawer for many moons…

A little crocheted pumpkin, more potion bottles, & the tarnished silver pen from our wedding round out the look.  Find the free pumpkin crochet pattern at Cynthia Banessa.

I think this mantle is maliciously marvelous!  Hope y’all have a fabulously frightening Friday the 13th & watch out for black cats!  : )

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  1. Monique says:

    Oh my, your mantle looks awesome! You should do parties :)! And I love that fabric you found, as well as the “boo” pillow….are you sure you don’t usually decorate for Halloween? You seem to be a pro at it!

    • Kristie Cook says:

      Thank you Monique! I did used to have Halloween parties when my son was younger. I even did theme birthday parties for him. It’s been a long time though! 😉

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