Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ten dollar Halloween 'mantel'

 What is a girl to do when she wants to be crafty and add cuteness to her home with out maxing out the credit card?  My answer is the dollar store.  There are so many cute things to be had, it is hard to resist.  I spent exactly $10.00 on my Halloween 'mantel', which is actually the top of my t.v. stand.  I was quite please with myself at the outcome.
 I definitely need some tips on doing mantles.  Mine is entirely too symmetrical!  At least it gets the job done.
Here is where I spent my money.  Two foam pumpkins painted a mix of metallic gold and copper.


 Two glass hurricanes, two black candle holders, one bag of peat moss and one bag of small rocks.
One 8x10 black frame and one black crow.  The cute Eat Drink and Be Scary print was done by my friend Jessica, who has it as a free download on her blog Craftily ever after
This was not part of my 'mantel', but I thought I would share it anyways.  One dollar store hurricane and glass candle holder hot glued together created the prefect showcase for all the yummy candy corn. 
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  1. Fun Halloween ideas! Stopping by from Hodgepodge Friday. Have a good weekend!

  2. Looks great! I'm so jealous that you found a crow. There are two Dollar Tree's near me and neither one has had crow's!! I keep checking, but no luck.

    Stopping by from Flaunt it Friday!


  3. LOVE it, very simple and uncluttered with just the right touches.

  4. Don't you just love the dollar store? You did such a great job decorating for Halloween. Love it!

  5. i think you did great!!! and for 10 dollars shoot... that's awesome!! thanks for sharing.