Halloween DIY: Mantel & Spook Banner

I put up my mantel decorations today, and completed another item on the DIY decoration list - the spook banner. (Here is where I got the idea - I loved Leanne's banner, found on Pinterest). I'm really quite happy with how this turned out.


The Halloween wood block set was from Target. They only had two left, both had been opened, and one of them had perfect letters but a bad witch hat, the other had a perfect witch hat and not so great letters, so I swapped the witch hat out and took home a perfect set.

The ghosts are two ceiling fan frosted glass shades picked up at Lowes for about $5 each. I used a black sharpie to make the eyes and mouth. Then I added a flickering pumpkin led light from Michaels to each one:

The black candelabra and black candles also came from Target. $15 for the Candelabra, and just a couple of bucks for the candles.

(This picture was taken before I added the banner). Meant to show off the wire creepy tree we bought last year but never really had a use for. I bought it from this lovely lady, the sister of a coworker.

Finally one thing I did with my banner that was different from the inspiration pictures was to use eyelets to attach the string. I didn't have small clothespins and I liked the eyelets better anyway with the black cord.

Oh, and the gray fabric was from Dollar Tree!

So far this project was the most fun, but I have a few more to go, so stay tuned!

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  1. This is amazing!! Looks like a freakin Martha Stewart magazine spread! SO cute, all of it!!

  2. Thank you! :) I am so, so happy with it!

  3. The banner turned out adorable. I love the way you hung it.