It seems like I just finished decorating for fall, yet it’s already time to push those to the side to make way for a Halloween mantle.
I have many loves when it comes to seasons and different times of the year, but I dare say October is my favorite. Ask me again next month and I may say it’s November, but for the moment… October it is.
I have recently found myself trying to be conscious of soaking up every last moment that this month has to offer. One that I love most is driving around almost everyday with the windows rolled down- despite the protests from wind-blown kids in the backseat… I can’t hear their objections anyway, it’s too loud with all the windows down! Actually, I’m kidding, they love it too. We sometimes roll down all 4 windows in my sedan and begin referring to my car as “the jeep”. Not quite the same experience as rolling down the highway in an open jeep, but good enough!
As we drive around I love the sight of leaves blowing in the street and a pumpkin here and there adorning front porches. For the most part, decorations seem to be a little more minimal for Halloween and I like the simplicity of it all. It begins to prepare us for the busy holiday season that will soon be upon us when there is nary an undecorated surface in sight! With this idea in mind, I like to keep the Halloween decorations in my house simple and minimal as well. This is what I had in mind when I decorated the mantel this year.
The framed art in the center is something I use often on the mantle. I change out the art on display for various holidays and seasons. The “trick-or-treat” art was a free printable I found online. I used double-sided tape to attach it to a piece of coordinating scrapbook paper and then used scotch tape to lightly tape the print to the back side of the matte so that it doesn’t slide around. This is such as easy and inexpensive way to change out the look of the mantle on a whim. I have a Thanksgiving printable already lined up behind the Halloween art ready to makes its way to the forefront here in a just a very short time.
Hope you are able to take a pause a for few minutes each day and take in all of the beautiful moments that this month has to offer!