Here’s a funny story…so last year when Beth at Home Stories A to Z had her annual Halloween Mantel linky party, I had all the best of intentions of joining in. I was really excited to participate!
1. Just keep stretching.
2. A little goes a long way.
5. And stretch some more.
I blew my own mind.
This year, I’m just going to copy the same set-up as last Halloween. It turned out great, and I don’t want to mess with a good thing.
As soon as I get out to the shed and dig out my decorations, that is. No, I don’t have an actual mantel, but the console near my entry works just the same. It’s super spooky alright, and I even scared the crap out of MYSELF a time or two.
BWAHAHA HA HA!
Here is the link to her scary face: Super Creepy Witch Face
Do not look her directly in the eyes (thank goodness it’s only a mask)!
I also covered a large book with newspaper (it’s Strong’s Concordance…shame on me!) so it fit in with the aged feel.
On a sidenote: If you jumped on the blog crafting bandwagon and fashioned one of those book page wreaths everybody was posting about (guilty), now would be a good time to put a spider on it and work it into your display. You can see mine in the mirror reflection of the last pic, I’ve since given it away but I’m kinda wishin’ I had it back in moments like these. It would look great with some spiderwebs on it too. sigh of regret.
And don’t forget the bag of spiderweb with cheap spider rings; they are a necessity.
True story: a couple of years ago, we stayed overnight at my mom’s house and when we woke up in the morning, we had an eerie “Birds” experience. Just like the movie, THOUSANDS of blackbirds had settled on the ground surrounding the house in my mother’s pasture, on the telephone lines, roofs, you name it. We sat at the windows and watched for-e-ver just waiting for something to happen. And then all at once, they flew away.
Don’t the jack-o-lanterns give off the best glow at night?
We love a good Halloween scare around here, but I promise, no nightmares for the kids! Look at my Ava, I can’t believe how fast a year goes by!