Show Me a Halloween Mantel DIY

Show Me a Halloween Mantel DIY

Mantels and fireplaces are great areas to decorate for the Holiday season!

Theme: Halloween, this years color story for Halloween is orange and black, with a pop of black and white!

This white-painted fireplace and mantle show off the Orange and Black used in Halloween decorating!

The heart of the home the fireplace is a great place to decorate for the Halloween season

The heart of the home the fireplace is a great place to decorate for the Halloween season

A great base for the mantel decoration is a garland to work in and out of the Halloween decorations.

Start with a Twister grass garland and glitter ball garland.

Start with a Twister grass garland and glitter ball garland.

Using two garlands twisted together is a great backdrop to the Halloween blocks, pumpkins and candle holder. I like to use a group of three.

Next add the finishing touch, ribbon.

3 ribbon patterns combined in a half bow are a great finishing touch to the mantel garland.

3 ribbon patterns combined in a half bow are a great finishing touch to the mantel garland.

easy 1,2,3 half bow

Halloween Bow Mantle 4 WM

Make a loop of orange and black, and add a stripe black and white ribbon loop, secure with a floral wire, tie a strip of Black and White polka dot over the middle.

Make a loop of orange and black, and add a stripe black and white ribbon loop, secure with a floral wire, tie a strip of Black and White polka dot over the middle.

Wire the half bow ties into the garland, wire on the Polka Dot Bats and the Halloween mantle is complete!

 Scare up these Halloween ingredients at your favorite haunts  Show Me Decorating or Miss Cayce’s NEW location, 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland, Texas

Happy Halloween decorating y’all!

Becky & Kathy

Show Me a Personalized Fall Fireplace

Show Me a Personalized Fall Fireplace……as easy as 1,2,3!

The heart of the home, the fireplace,  is a focal point for seasonal decorating.

This beautiful Country French home is no exception.

Beautiful mantel "before" Show Me Decorating Fall DIY transformation

Beautiful mantel “before” Show Me Decorating Fall DIY transformation

Take a look at your everyday decor and edit. On this mantel we removed the candle sticks, bowl, frame, tray and glass candle holder. The rooster and potted topiary stayed to be part of the fall decorating.

Now it is time to select the fall decorating items. A green garland traditionally used at Christmas is a great base to start with. Wired fall garlands can be layered and wired in, no glue needed. We call it making the garlands one!

Green base garland, twister grass garland in fall colors and a fall leaf garland.

Green base garland, twister grass garland in fall colors and a fall leaf garland.

Twister grass fall garland is layered first, use green wire branches to twist on.

Twister grass fall garland is layered first, use green wire branches to twist on.

Next layer on a fall leaf garland, using green branches to twist on

Next layer on a fall leaf garland, using green branches to twist on

Now it is time to put the garland on the mantel.

Show Me Tip: Measure your mantel to determine how many garlands you will need for your Fall DIY. Green garlands and some novelty garlands are 9′ long.  Next decide how you will attach the garlands to the mantel if it is not wide enough for the garlands to lay on top. You can use nails, tea-cup hooks, wire and even C-clamps.

We used 1 of each garland for this decorating Fall project.

We used 1 of each garland for this decorating Fall project.

Half bows work well in garlands and are easy to make.

Half bows work well in garlands and are easy to make.

The half bow made out of wired ribbon coordinates with the fall color story.

The half bow made out of wired ribbon coordinates with the fall color story.

The Fall Fireplace mantel is completed with a Harvest sign, and metal pumpkins.

The Fall Fireplace mantel is completed with a Harvest sign, and metal pumpkins.

This garland could also be used on a buffet, bookcase, or as the centerpiece for your dining table.

Celebrate the season  and decorate key areas in your home for family and friends to enjoy. Choose quality ingredients, wired garlands and florals, Wired ribbon, and focal points to make a statement. Personalizing an item with the family name or initial adds a personal touch. Edit everyday decor leaving complimentary items that coordinate with your seasonal decorating.

This beautiful Country french home welcomes in the cool crisp air of fall and celebrates the harvest season. How will you decorate and celebrate?

Happy Fall Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Show Me Bountiful Fall Blessings

Cooler Temperatures, Warm colors, and pumpkins! It’s time for Fall! You can decorate now and leave up until Christmas. Whoo Hoo more bang for your buck.

Fall Decorating, Fall Doorway, Fall DIY Decorating, Autumn Decorating

Scarecrows, Pumpkins & Burlees Oh, My!

Are you wild about Mesh? Or nervous about how to use it? We love it when it’s used in moderation and doesn’t overwhelm. Mixing orange glitter mesh and burlap mesh adds a great fall texture and color to this doorway. A quality 9′ faux green garland is a great base to layer on your fall decorations. (reuse with a Christmas theme) Attach screws into brick mortar or wood framing and leave in so you are always ready to create a grand entranceway!

Fall Decorating, Decorating with mesh

Work mesh into garland with small poufs and attach by twisting the garland’s branches over like a twist tie.Fall Decorating, Fall Doorway, Fall BowsHalf Bows are great in a garland

Mixing ribbon colors, patterns and textures creates interest.

Fall Decorating, glory haus, Burlees

Give Thanks for Fall

Burlap mesh in green and natural is added next, overlapping and switching back and forth. Mesh curls are created by cutting shorter lengths of mesh and rolling up. Burlees and metal pumpkins are used  as focal points, followed by half bows. Wire in shatterproof balls (in coordinating colors and varying sizes and textures) Next add the floral stems of glitter leaves and pumpkin picks.

Fall Decorating ,Pumpkins

Fall Close up

Welcome Fall with Show Me Decorating! We love @GloryHaus Fall Burlees and the pumpkins come in different finishes. All decorating ingredients available at ShowMeDecorating.com or at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Tx

Happy Fall Decorating Ya’ll,

Becky and Kathy

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store NEW location

1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland Texas 79701

Show Me Decorating isn’t Scared of Halloween

Decorating for Halloween can be scary, but with

Show Me Decorating it’s fun!

halloween decorating, Halloween decor, Halloween Ghosts, Halloween Pumpkins, Halloween Garland

Stop staring at my Pumpkins

Becky loves to decorate for all of the seasons and holidays. It begins with a theme (Halloween) and a color story (orange, black and white). Ghosts, Pumpkins, and Boo take center stage for Halloween, but notice how the black and white pops out! This year Halloween is taking place in stages so be sure and follow us on facebook and pinterest to see it evolve!

This entrance is perfect for an over the door garland. Here it is before-

Doorway Before

Doorway Before

Did you know you can use your green garland from Christmas as your base? Save yourself some $$$-then add in fun decorative Halloween garlands!

Halloween Decorating, Halloween DIY Decorating, Halloween Doorway

Start with good quality green base garland then work in decorative garland. Make it one with the garland then layer another ball garland on top

Halloween Decorating DIY

Add shatterproof balls in 3 colors and 3 sizes

Place like items first alternating placement and location. We like to use florist wire to attach items securely to the base garland.

Halloween DIY Decorating, Halloween Decorating

Ribbon tied in half bows, then gather ingredients with fun signs, ghosts, and pumpkins

Won’t those trick or treaters love coming to this house!

Decorating Ingredients available at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Tx or online at ShowMeDecorating.com

Green Garlands secured end to end then attached to the entrance by wiring onto the permanent screws in the brick mortar.

Black and orange twister grass garland

Ball Garlands

Shatterproof balls in 3 colors and 3 sizes, 8mm, 6, 5mm

Pumpkins

Boo signs

Ghosts

Happy Halloween!

Happy Decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

P.S. check back for new additions…. as this porch goes from plain to Boo!

Spooky fun!

Show Me Happy Halloween Party!

The house is decorated and now it is time for a party and Trick or Treaters!!!

I wanted to share pictures of my Halloween house decorations!

Welcome to my home!

I love pumpkins and mums because they do double duty! I enjoy them for Halloween all the way thru to Thanksgiving! I decided to create a pumpkin patch in my flower beds and left my mums in pots and added the pumpkins in with the plants left over from summer.

My wacky witch wreath on the front door!

Welcome trick or treaters! I am more fun than scary. I love the pop of Black and White!

My fireplace before

My Fireplace after

The orange pumpkins glow on the mantel with their foil finish! notice the same candle sticks and orange candles? Not everything has to change out! I love double duty decorating!

My piano top is a great place to showcase my smiling pumpkins!

My chandelier is spooked up with Black glitter garland, witches arms and a big black spider!

Rebecca adds a table runner to be the base for the Dept. 56 Halloween Village display

Now the fun begins with the spooky set up! Base to add height.

Rebecca gets started

We use 2 houses, trees, and accessories to create a spooky scene!

Rebecca checks lights & mechanical pieces to be sure all is in working order as she sets up!

We have Fog, and the set up continues

Rebecca loves her Halloween Dept. 56 village! especially the foggy base.

A favorite spot to view the spooky village!

Now we are ready for a party, or should I say parties! Once I am decorated I will host multiple parties, and get double even triple duty from my decorations! Tables, chairs, serving pieces are all ready so let the party begin…….

We are dressed for the occasion!

Fun simple food is the way to go! So many ideas from Pinterest, Woman’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens, TomKat Studios and the list goes on and on! I chose a chili bar with all the fixins!

Check out the next blog for the party food!

Happy Decorating y’all!

Remember, Christmas is creeping up! Be ready, let us help!

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