This is the second part of our mantle how-tos. If you would like to see part one, go here.
FYI – I don’t feel too well and my daughter didn’t nap this afternoon so this will be short and sweet. I’m sure I will be back and wordy soon.
On Monday I shared how I made the spooky books, the branches and bats, and the banner. Part one includes a free printable of the banner.
Today we’re going to start off with the glittered skull.
I saw several versions of the glittered skull in stores but couldn’t decide which one I liked best so I waited until inspiration struck.
I also bought a foam skull from the craft store for $3.50 (with coupon). Sliver glitter is shown but I also mixed it with equal parts orange glitter once I started. And any good crafting project always uses Mod Podge.
First step: Brush some mod podge onto the skull – I found it best to cover about a quarter of the skull at a time.
Next up, the Three Witches stamp art in the large frame.
As with the branches, I needed some height in the middle of the display so I used a frame I had stored in my closet. The skeleton directly in front of the frame was from a candle party I went to a long time ago.
I contemplated writing the “Three Witches” but decided against it because I was worried I would slant the ends of each sentence if I used a marker. In reality using the stamps presented the same problem. I did end up slanting a bit but I think it looks fine.
I took out my stamps from when I taught in the classroom and went to work late one night. It’s really a simple project but I think the variations in ink make the paper look a little old. This stamping turned out really well when I used it in a Thanksgiving display too.
I created a printable of the same scene which you can download here.
(The large spider web on the left is actually an outdoor light I bought on clearance a few years ago. The “31” is just a quick print out and framed. The haunted house is from a store in Wisconsin which I bought last year during a sisters weekend. The splashes of purple are Mardi Gras beads placed in flower jars.)
I’ll leave you with a quick Halloween joke. Enjoy.
Why was the skeleton afraid to cross the road?
It had no guts…:)