Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Faux Mantel with Subway Art

It's been a busy , beautiful weekend here in the Trailerhood . We had parties and company  and family around all weekend. Just the way I like it ! On Saturday everyone left to go fishing ( I do not fish ) so I had the whole day to myself, this doesn't happen often and to tell you the truth it felt a little strange at first. I quickly got over that and decided it was a great day to create.
I started several projects  ( which I'm sure will be future posts ) . And decided to " spookify" the Moon Garden ( another future post ).
Today I am going to share with you my Faux Mantel. Don't you just love the word "faux" ? What a classy way to say fake ! I don't actually have a mantle anymore . But I have a thrift store sofa table that cost me $3 ( even better , well, maybe not , but you've got to work with what you have ) . I just covered it with some of that "spooky" black material from the Dollar store and a spider web runner Em got me on clearance last year at Target.

I love my Halloween tree ! I have it out year round and decorate it for each season/holiday. I particularly like to decorate it for Halloween because I have so many awesome Halloween ornaments.

 The tree was a store display of some kind and I bought it when the store was going out of business. It's one of those finds you can use all the time , I've never regretted that purchase.

I especially love this little Lady . Don't you just love my full figured witch ! I have her sister too, but , the picture didn't really come out ( too much light coming in the window ).

I also love the Free Halloween printable. This is the first time I've ever used them. But what fun . A big thank you to Freaking Craft  for sharing her " Something Wicked " printable with us.

 But I am most proud of the Halloween Subway art that I created myself ! I just think they are so cool and they are all over blogland these days. However , I am as computer challenged as I am photography challenged , I wasn't really sure if I could pull it off. Then I found this awesome blog  The Mother Huddle ( super cute name too) with a fantastically easy to follow tutorial. And I created this one.

Again with the bad photography....GEEZ....

It really was fun to make. I can see myself making a lot more in the future. My sister liked it so well she asked my for the website I found it on!

Anyway.... that's what I created.
 A Faux mantle is better than NO mantle !

I'm linking this post to:
Funky Junk Interiors ( or click on the button on the sidebar)
DebbieDoos ( or click on the button on the sidebar)
Under the Table and Dreaming
( click the button on the sidebar)
Between Naps on the Porch ( or click on the button on the sidebar )
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Vintage Wannabee ( or click button on the sidebar)
Dittle Dattle

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A Creative Princess


  1. I love your subway art. That little pumpkin is so cute too. Thanks so much for sharing. Have fun mingling with the newbie party.

  2. How adorable. Love the sub-way art. Very cute. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  3. Very Festive! I love it!

    Have a Great Week!
    ~Rainey~ @ The Project Table

  4. I just saw your post on Debbiedoo's newbie party! What great subway art you have!! Very cute! I am a newbie and your newest follower. I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

  5. Fabulous Halloween post! Everything looks great. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. Wow... I'm impressed. I don't seem to have enough time to do much decorating. So I love looking at what people accomplish.

  7. You did a great job on your subway art! I still don't know how to create that! Loved the chubby witch! I would love for you to link up Thursday (actually it starts tonight) to It’s a Party!

  8. I am so impressed by ALL of this! Yes, I LOVE the tree! Thank you for sharing this at the "Meet Me Monday" linky party! I love seeing what all of YOU all are doing! Thanks... ; ) Hope to see you again next Monday! Love, Me

  9. I love your Halloween decor! very cute!



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