I am still in the process of decorating my mantle because I simply love love love having the ability to start decorating for the holidays. Being low on cash I decided to use what I had on hand.
- 3-4 cardboard boxes like frozen pizza or cracker boxes
- stencils of a bat, rat and raven printed off the computer
- black paint -I used spray paint because that's what was on hand but acrylic will work
- electrical tape or string to tie your animals together and string on the mantle
I traced the stencil onto the cardboard boxes and cut them out. I ended up cutting out five bats and only one rat and one raven because they were just a real pain in the butt. Of course that could be because I only had kid scissors to cut them with.
Once they dried (mostly) I strung the bats together with electrical tape.
I decided that the rat and raven could be used elsewhere on the mantel.
Your imagination is your limit. You could do pumpkins or witch's hats.