Sunday, October 14, 2012

Caw Caw! A mantel for the Birds.

Bring on the Halloween spookiness. 
I've been in the mood to make a new wreath but wasn't quite sure what I wanted.
I headed to Michael's but wasn't too inspired. 
Until, I spotted this corn stalk number practically hidden in the back. I loved it!
(Why so hidden?)  I thought all it really needed was some crows. Done!

For the mantel, 
I wanted to use what I had on hand to bring on the scary.
I used old chippy frames, hung and angles with fishing line.

Clocks set at midnight.
A scull bought a garage sale for .50 cents.
scale I picked up for $4 over the summer.
My favorite idea: I used my stash of vintage books to line the mantel
Simply line up open books.  Easy. Not scary. 

Totally fun and different. No hanging ghosts. No witches. 
I tried to keep it simple.

I threw in some clothes pinned reader cards. 
I went through my stack and found words I could play with.
Be careful of  The Thing......

Fun! Boo!
xo Jeanne


  1. wonderful job! I LOVE the idea of the books

    so enjoy reading and seeing what you've been up to.

  2. Oh, I love your mantle! The crow in the corn stalks are great.

  3. Love the mantel. I'm with you; why hide that great corn husk wreath?


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