Thursday, October 2, 2014

Martha Stewart Halloween Mantel and Giveaway!

A simple Halloween mantel featuring Martha Stewart decor. #12MonthsofMartha http://designimprovised.com

Did you know Halloween is Martha Stewart's favorite holiday? That's probably why her Halloween decor is always some of the coolest at the store. I knew there would be some good stuff in my October 12 Months of Martha box, and it did not disappoint! I decided decorate my mantel in honor of Martha - incorporating the spooky bats, skulls, and gothic labels that came in my box.

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A simple Halloween mantel featuring Martha Stewart decor. #12MonthsofMartha http://designimprovised.com

I tend to lean toward cutesy vs. scary decor when it comes to Halloween decorations, but these awesome 3D skull silhouettes inspired me to go a little spookier this year. I framed the paper skulls in some frames I already had, removing the glass and sticking them to a piece of white foam core (card stock would also work). A little spider web stretched across the frame adds a finishing touch.

A simple Halloween mantel featuring Martha Stewart decor. #12MonthsofMartha http://designimprovised.com

I borrowed these vintage laboratory bottles from Ross's man cave and gave them a Halloween twist with the Martha Stewart labels. Another 5 minute makeover was adding the bat window clings to the big mirror. I love this simple idea that anyone can do!

A simple Halloween mantel featuring Martha Stewart decor. #12MonthsofMartha http://designimprovised.com

While the labels are peel and stick, I left their backing on and instead used removable double sided tape so they could be easily be removed after Halloween (and avoid upsetting the hubby!).

A simple Halloween mantel featuring Martha Stewart decor. #12MonthsofMartha http://designimprovised.com

I replaced the usual greenery in the black urns I keep on the mantel with a "blue pumpkin" and some faux spider web.

A simple Halloween mantel featuring Martha Stewart decor. #12MonthsofMartha http://designimprovised.com

To finish off the display I mixed in a bunch of little pumpkins and draped my creepy crawly spider garland across the front.

A simple Halloween mantel featuring Martha Stewart decor. #12MonthsofMartha http://designimprovised.com

Thank you Martha for inspiring me to come up with a fun mantel this Halloween!

A simple Halloween mantel featuring Martha Stewart decor. #12MonthsofMartha http://designimprovised.com

Now it's your chance to get some Halloween goodies! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter widget below and you could be the lucky recipient of the skulls, bats, and labels I used in my mantel as well as these pumpkin sleeves and pennant pad. So much fun!

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This is post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia as part of the #12MonthsofMartha program. All content and opinions are my own.


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