Tuesday’s Space – All Hallows’ Eve

My son’s favorite holiday is Halloween. He loves it more than Christmas. He has been obsessed with the costumes, decorations, and legends since he could talk. He’s never been very scared of it and has always had a very good grasp on imaginary vs. reality. He is a creative soul with an amazing imagination. To celebrate him, I started my decorating a bit early this year. Kari over at U-Create┬áturned me onto the printable graphic site by The Graphic Fairy. ┬áThis is an amazing site filled with all kinds of printable vintage images and crafty inspiration. I scrolled through the pages and pages of images and found the perfect shots for my mantel.

I started this mantel with a $2.00 thrifted mirror. I painted the frame a glossy black to hid the wear. What I like about this mirror is that it is very old and casts a rippled image, making reflections just a little off. It sets the tone for the spooky display. I then rounded up all the unused frames in my house and printed different skull and bone images from the Graphic Fairy to create an overall theme.

I dug out an old Styrofoam skull that we have had for years and adorned it with a black crow. I added one image with a vintage “trick or treat” message for some color in one of the larger frames. The cracked paint on the frame lends even more creepy to the collection.

Finishing everything off, I added some faux Chinese Lanterns with fall mix and an orange light up tree to reflect off the mirror. Lastly, I added two tall candles on either side of the frames to light during the town’s trick or treat night! We have other areas of the house I decorated as well, but this is by far, my favorite!

How are you decking your halls?

4 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Space – All Hallows’ Eve

  1. September 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Oh my gosh! I love this, so creative and fun, my kiddos would love this…All I’ve done so far are the couple of pumpkins We grew ourselves on the front porch.

  2. September 28, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Thank you Angie! Be sure to post a link here when it’s done! I want to see!

  3. September 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    My oldest son has always been into Halloween as well. Now that he’s a teenager, he’s into UFOs and the paranormal so be prepared! This reminds me that I need to get out our fall decorations soon – we don’t have very many, but it’s always nice to deck the halls with a few festive items!

  4. September 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks for the warning Tonya! We have to be proud that they have such great imaginations, right? Can’t wait to see your fall decorations!

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