Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Halloween Art

For my Halloween mantel this year, I made this art piece. Super fun and easy.

The frame itself is from Goodwill. It was priced at $9.99, but since it was 1/2 off day, I got it for less than $5. The original piece was rather...blah. :)

Yeah, I think it could use a bit of sprucing up. I took it apart, cleaned it up, painted it with a couple coats of black acrylic paint, then sealed it with my favorite matte craft varnish.

For the artwork itself, I bought a large piece of fine art paper from Hobby Lobby, then cut it to size. The crows and the tree are vinyl wall decals that I purchased from Target last season during their holiday clearance (love shopping those sales!). I pieced the tree together on the art paper, then put the frame back together. I hung it above the mantel with picture hanging strips (love those too).

I think it adds just the right accent for my Halloween mantel.

A super quick and easy project. I'm hoping to make one for each season. Love it!

Be sure to check out the rest of my Halloween mantel too...

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  1. LOVE IT even more knowing it is a bargain transformation! Those are the best! I love our mantel. I gives me fits at times and sits in a state of unrest (and the rest of house borderline state of disaster) until it feels "just right"
    Looks great, here's to hoping to some yard sale treasures this weekend!

  2. Thanks Jen! I'm planning to garage sale again this weekend for sure!

  3. That is so cool! I might try it myself! I love crows - I have 3 that visit my feeders regularly and they're actually very comical to watch! Great job!!

  4. Thanks Cindy! It was fun to make. I picked up another large frame like this one at a garage sale last weekend and I'm hoping to make a fall version once Halloween is over.

  5. Really nice!
    Such a classic look, and I can't believe how simple you made it look.


  6. Love this! I was thinking about doing a black and white art piece for the season and yours looks fantastic. Such a great job you've done.

  7. Working with black and white colour is perfect to make attractive wall, I was done same work before 3 years and sell it in my ebay store. Your work remind my old days.
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  8. Thanks ladies! It was a fun project.

  9. That came out great! Love that you got the frame at goodwill for 1/2 off! I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky from


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