Welcome to the first ever Tennessee Mantle Hop!
We Tennessee bloggers love to decorate our mantles for the various seasons and holidays so we’ve decided to have a little blog hop to show them off to you.
If you’re just now joining in the hop, be sure you visit Gina’s blog, The Shabby Creek Cottage
, for her fun Halloween mantle.
And if you’re new to The Scrap Shoppe, welcome and I would love to have you stay a bit and have a look around before moving on with the hop!
I decided to go with a purple/black/silver/with a hint of orange color scheme for my Halloween mantle this year.
A majority of the items on my mantle are new projects that I made this year.
I’ll give you a break down of them soon as well as show you where you can find tutorials for the projects.
Let’s zoom in a little bit to see a close up of the 3 sections of the mantle.
I got a little sneaky in my decor by using some nontraditional items to aid in my decorating.
On the left side of the mantle, I used a glass candlestick to raise my hurricane glass and provide some height (the candlestick and hurricane are not attached to one another, but I made sure the setup was plenty stable). I also used a small pillar candle for my black cat to stand on.
In the center of the mantle I actually set up two black kitchen trivets behind my silver pumpkin.
On the right side of the mantle, I used a mercury glass votive holder to raise my witch candleholder up so she would be able to be seen above the leaf garland.
List of projects and items on the mantle:
2. Hurricane glass: the witch is a candle that actually has sentimental value. I inherited her from my mom’s Halloween stash. We’ve been together for every Halloween for as long as I can remember! I propped her up on an orange glittery pumpkin. I also cut vinyl bats with my Silhouette and stuck them all around the hurricane.
(you won’t believe what this is made from!)
6. I found the glass bottle for my potions at the flea market. I didn’t even bother to clean them up! I love the old dirty look they have. I found some great potion printables here
and attached them to the glass with Mod Podge.
Printable found here.
I really love how it all came together!
The different banners with the leaves… just so much texture! Which is always good to have in my opinion.
Maybe next year I can figure out a way to disguise that television…
And lastly, I leave you with a little spooky mood lighting for the Halloween mantle.
This string of lights actually has a greenish-yellow tint to them. Very eerie! 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by for the Mantle Hop!