Last week I visited Kate over at Oh Write because she posted a really cool picture of her fall mantle. I then followed a link on her blog to a Fall Mantle Party at Nester Place. From there I visited site after site of amazing Fall or Halloween themed mantles. This all got my creative juices flowing and here's what I've done so far. (Goal here is also to keep things on the cheap. Going to need some spending money when I'm in Chicago.)
This sort of scary house was something I bought years ago when Stinky was little. This was back when he was a joy and treasure. You know...before he became a teenager. (OK...I'll stop beating that dead horse).
Cute, but a little corny maybe and as I'm not a huge fan of scary Halloween decorations, I decided the place needed a little updating to welcome the Fall season.
Using some acrylic paint (20% off at Michael's), I now have this cute little house.
I plan on writing "Welcome" down the sign on the front door. Just waiting for the paint to dry completely. I'm pretty happy with it. I know the freehand windows are kind of funky, but I think it gives the place character. (That's a nice way of saying, I suck at drawing.)
My next project utilized these frames on sale at Michael's for $4.99, plus I had the 20% off everything coupon. I just used a couple of my leaf stamps and made some art. Simple, but pretty I think.
I hope to have the mantle actually done sometime this week, but I've got a few more things to make.
Again...Happy Fall Everyone.