The kids have been requesting scary decorations for the house, so I started with the mantel. I decorated it while they were sleeping. They were so excited when they woke up!
Let me start by saying that The Dollar Tree is a great place for inexpensive finds when decorating for Halloween!
To recreate this mantel you’ll need:
Glass jars, creepy crawlys, sticks, skulls and Spanish moss.
I had these glass cylindrical vases that I filled parfait style with moss and mini skulls I scored with a coupon at Michaels. Then, I strategically placed some spiders.
These great rats are from the dollar store. Oh, and they squeak!
Ricardo got some great whiskey in this bottle, I got the bottle! I used a candle and dripped some wax on the ledge and hot glued a spider to the outside.
Eerie sign and crows are both from the dollar store. Sticks are from my yard!
I got these bat adhesives from Joann’s on clearance last year.
This picture is from the dollar store…
…see how it changes, so cool!
I love how the spiders appear to be crawling out of the jar! It was just a leftover spaghetti sauce jar and I sprayed the lid black.
To attach the spiders to the mantel, I used a hot glue gun and a prayer. To try and prevent the glue from peeling off the paint, I placed a bead of hot glue on each spider and let it cool until it was almost dry. Then I stuck it on. Hopefully they come off cleanly!!
Larger containers with skulls and spiders.