I needed a clean slate to begin the transformation so I removed the bird art and moss balls that I featured in my Simple Spring Mantle.
I added a piece of gauzy fabric across the wooden mantle to give it a creepy texture.
I replaced the bird art with tile-looking art overplayed with chalk art with the word "spooky". I created chalk art using the same technique I detailed in a previous post, Framed Glass Chalkboard. That post gives step by step instructions on how to create any type of word art in chalk. Here are the basics:
- print out the words you want in font and size of your choice
- dry fit words to your chalkboard
- rub backside of paper with chalk
- place in position on chalkboard using a little washi tape to hold it in place
- trace letter design
- remove paper
- fill in with chalk pen
I replaced the moss balls with white pumpkins. You could leave them as is or you could distress them with burnt umber and black glitter paint.
I placed black glitter branches in front of the art and peeking out around the potted pumpkins.
Lastly, I sat a small skeleton adjacent to the art work. He's looking toward the television which kinda makes me laugh. He's probably watching football (Go Texans!) or ESPN. I do live in a house full of boys after all!
Creamy Gauze Fabric - World Market (Halloween area)
Black Glitter Branches - World Market (Halloween area)
Small White Faux Pumpkins - Michael's
Burnt Umber, Black Metallic paints (Folkart Brand) - Michael's
Chalkboard - Michael's
Chalkboard Pen, Chalk - Michael's
Small Black Skeleton - Target
Don't forget to look a discount off coupon for Michael's. I get weekly emails for both Michael's and Hobby Lobby each week which always includes at least a 40% off coupon. Sometimes even 50% off.
Have a spooktacular time creating
your own unique mantle design!