Thank you so very much for your kind comments about yesterday’s fantle” ~ faux fall mantle. As promised here is the easy peasy tutorial on how to create your own spooktacular web.
I opened my boxes of fall décor on Saturday and was once again reminded that all of our holiday décor was in traditional harvest colors. I was ready for something new but had no budget. So I spent the weekend painting, primping and giving all of the interior accessories a soft neutral palette.
Afterwards I thumbed through the most recent issue of Country Living looking for a bit of inspiration. I really loved the “Arsenic and Old Lace feature”.
I was inspired since I have an entire trunk filled with vintage and antique handiwork. Now while I didn’t have any old frames lying around I did have a handmade gift that was enjoyed all through the 90’s. (If you’re a certain age you probably had “country décor” too. :) I always thought that the shape of this embroidery hoop was…eerie. So I disassembled the wall hanging and spray painted the hoop black.
I rustled through my doily stash and found an small oval dresser scarf that fit almost perfectly. The lace was sandwiched between the two rings and tightened down. I propped it up against the wall and it was almost immediately proclaimed by Sweet Boy to be “awesome”. Which was quickly followed with “It needs a spider.” Which it DID! I dug around and found an old plastic spider ring and it wasn’t quite… right. I went to Michaels for some other supplies and found two glitter spiders on sale for a little over a dollar. The bonus was that their underbelly’s featured a wee spring clothespin that I easily clipped on to the lace.
Glitter makes everything better.
I thought that a grouping of “wall webs” would be fun. While I was at the craft store I did price embroidery hoops and the large specimens were around $15.00. Holy golden webs Spiderman! So I cruised by Goodwill and found an empty hoop for $1.00 and I will be on the lookout for a few more.
Until then, one is fun.