I have two words for you.
This treat is at top of the list of reasons everyone should love Halloween. Right after Reese’s Pumpkins. I would have gone with a Reese’s Pumpkin theme for the Halloween mantel, but I couldn’t figure out how to dip the entire area in chocolate and peanut butter.
And it sort of seemed like a waste of good chocolate.
So, candy corn it was.
The mantel got a little Halloween update for October. The best part – they were really just a few adjustments and some editing of what was there.
The DIY candy corn pennants were pieced with fabric and then quilted. (Full instructions are here.) I grabbed the bats at the dollar spot. I could have made them, but that would have taken more effort than I currently
Then, I updated the frame with simple candy corn stripes. I just flipped the plywood over for a second look. The best part, I can flip the board to go back to simple neutral stripes.
These Jack O Lanterns are concrete lanterns I picked up at Home Depot. They are also reversible in that the back is just a pumpkin. I like to find items that have a little longevity. I made the Ghosts and Goblins sign a few years ago when I hosted a fundraising sign making workshop with my friend Jen at Onion Grove Mercantile.
I painted the simple leaf on canvas – nothing fancy. The antlers were a wreath from Pier One. I heard that if you don’t have antlers in your fall decor, you are actually kicked off the Internet. It’s law.
And in case you think I have it all together. This is what happens when I’m taking pictures of the mantel. Shirtless Henry is literally running circles around me at all times.
It’s a glamorous life I lead.
You know, red carpets. Photo shoots. And shirtless preschoolers.
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