Since it is October, I have changed up the fall and added some spook. This is the first year I have really done a Halloween mantel…because this is the first year I have had a mantel. I just LOVE it!! The porch will stay the same, except I have a “trick or treat” sign and I will probably change the chalkboard art. Seriously chalkboards are the best thing ever for someone like me. Love that they can be changed!
Any way, first up is the tutorial.
I made these book page covered pumpkins for fall in general, but then once they were finished realized they would be so much better specifically for Halloween.
I like the look of these and saw the tutorial originally on Pinterest. Here at Urban Daisies
, there are lots of tutorials if you search but…you know what’s one more??
In the future I would use sheet music, or maybe a book that doesn’t have so many swear words! Thanks a lot Dollar Tree book selection!
Book or paper you want to use
Dollar Store pumpkin
1. The first thing I did was spray paint my stems black. Depending on what kind of pumpkin you are using you could do a variety of things to dress up the stem. (yup there is a tupperware full of fries in the background, and dishes. Real life up in here).
2. Once that was dry I tore up the book pages into small random pieces. Then I mixed the modge podge with some water. I did not measure water to glue ratio, I just did a little to thin it out some.
3. I took each paper piece and brushed it with the glue mixture and attached it to my pumpkin in various directions. Continued with this until the pumpkin was completely covered. Sometimes I would also brush the glue mix onto the pumpkin directly to make sure the pages stuck. I did take some breaks to let the pumplin dry a bit. Or else my fingers started getting stuck to the pumpkin.
And here is how they look on the mantel.
|I mixed it up with some Target One Spot pumpkins and rats, spiders and crows from the Dollar Store. I also got the webbing from Goodwill…side note, webbing and moss do to mix!
|I am a pretty big fan of how the Halloween decor matches my regular decor. 🙂
The potion bottles are from the Target One Spot and stuffed with string lights also from Target. The tags are a printable I found on Pinterest. I am not sure who is the original post, but I would love to give them credit, if anyone does know.
I made the crow printable on PicMonkey
I also added a little webbing to my tobacco baskets, getting in the spirit! I hope you enjoyed!
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