a mantel “for the birds”

You may remember that I love to decorate our mantel for the various holidays (remember this post).  Because Halloween is upon us, I’ve been busy creating a spooky mantel scene “for the birds.”

a mantel

I started by layering the mantel with these black feathery picks…I love the touch of orange sparkle.

a mantel

a mantel

An antique wood framed mirror hangs just above the center of the mantel.  A dark branch with a small black bird perched on it is a perfect accent.

a mantel

These gray lanterns look great on the far sides of the mantel.  They help to set the spooky scene with the black birds.

a mantel

a mantel

Of course with all the birds, we need a birdcage!  This white wire one makes a nice contrast with all the dark colors.

a mantel

a mantel

I like how this white owl is watching over the room from his perch.

a mantel

I mixed in some white candles with various heights among the black birds.

a mantel

Of course, every mantel needs a banner!  I thought the font in these scrapbook letters would be perfect.  Add some cardstock in coordinating colors and patterns and some bakers twine to string it all together.

a mantel

a mantel

a mantel

a mantel

a mantel

Are you ready to see it all put together?

a mantel

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