Back in April, I spied this cool ceramic Victorian boot. It reminded me of one I had seen used in a Halloween vignette online. Unfortunately, I saw that cool idea B.P. (before Pinterest) and have no idea where I saw it. *sigh* Anyhoo, this is what was sitting on the shelf at GW for $1.99:
....and here it is today:
I used Rustoleum's Universal spray paint in "hammered" gloss black. Once it dried, I added the arrangement. The black vine branches, striped fabric daisies (with bling in the center!), and green beaded twigs came from Hobby Lobby (40% off) and the glittered spiders ($2.47) and green feather accent ($1) came from Walmart. I didn't use any floral foam since the branches and flowers were wired but I did hot glue the spiders together with thread in between so I could hang them from the branches. The "buckle" is actually a Tim Holtz bookplate. I used a little double-side tape and double, double, toil and trouble, my glam witch boot appeared!
The small round picture frame was a GW find too. It was pretty rough so I gave it a coat of Rustoleum's hammered black paint also. I cut out the witch silhouette using my Cricut and the Happy Hauntings cartridge.
There are two - well, three - more thrifted finds used in my almost-complete Halloween-decorated mantel. The two vintage crystal lamps and the clock:
The lamps were $75 for the pair. I was undecided about them at first because 75 smackeroos puts quite a dent in my thrift cash ...ah, but alas, I went back and bought them. Not only do they work, they are in excellent condition. I bought them at the Family Thrift Store in Richmond. The clock was $10 from GW. It works and the pendulum is my favorite feature! I am not finished with the mantel just yet so there will be more to come.
I'm linking up!
Kathe With an E, You're Gonna Love It Tuesday #25
Cap Creations, Thrifty Love
What-About.co, Showoff Friday
What-about.co, Perpetual Parades, Favorite Thrifty Finds
Sir Thrift A lot: Thriftosaurus
The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday
From My Porch to Yours, Treause Hunt Thursday
Have a great week!