Carina Gardner Halloween Mantlescape

Halloween Vignette Deco on a Budget. I know…I know that summer isn’t really over, and that we have quite a bit of time to prepare for autumn. But – and you have to admit this right along with me – there is something about sending kids off to school that makes me want to pull out all the fall decor.

I’d like to update some of my decorations this year. Especially my Halloween vignette decor. That’s why this picture of a not-too-spooky vignette by Carina Gardner caught my eye.

Carina Gardner Halloween Mantlescape

I love that this Halloween vignette was created on a piano, not a mantle. Not every home has a fireplace, so it’s good to be reminded of other options in the home that serve well as backgrounds for decorating vignettes.  

The white piano is awesome. Don’t you think the banner going across the front of the piano looks amazing?  

Halloween Piano Vignette Numbered

I’m excited to share five tutorials that I found for items that are similar to the ones pictured in my inspiration photo.  

Follow them to get this look for a low cost.

Halloween Piano Vignette collage

1.  Boo Banner

One of the delightful things about the banner in my inspiration photo is that is so layered.  

Check out the tutorial (and free download) for this banner at My Little Home.

2.  White Pumpkins

Thrifty & Chic white and jute pumpkins

Thrifty & Chic shows you how to paint fake pumpkins white and wrap the stem with jute. Cute!

3.  Painted Piano

Jedi Craft Girl white painted piano

There’s something about the chippy white paint on this piano that makes it the perfect piano for Halloween tunes…and decor!  

Jedi Craft Girl demonstrates how to paint a piano.

4.  Mice Decals

Thrifty Decor Chick rat silhouettes

You can have mice scurrying all over the house with these silhouettes, as demonstrated by Thrifty Decor Chick.  (Print out your own mice from Martha Stewart).

5.  Hurricane Lanterns

My Blessed Life diy hurricane vases

Hurricane vases or lanterns provide a lot of options for fall and Halloween decor.  

Visit My Blessed Life to learn how to make your own.

Have you started preparing for Autumn at your house? What is your favorite spot to decorate for the holidays?

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  1. I am inspired. I am a dental hygienist and this project is a must for my room at the office.
    Kids will love it, but so will Moms and others. Thanks for the great idea.

  2. I love Fall too! We hit about mid-August every year and I cannot wait any longer to begin Fall crafting and going thru my Fall decor. Love the Halloween inspiration!

    xo, Tanya

  3. My 13 year old daughter LOVES Halloween! I am not such a fan–she takes over and throws a party for our family of four. She has used the mice cut outs from MS and they are adorable! She planned activities, decorated with her sister, scary music, and had a treat table. I am happy to let her be creative and take over where I am not too interested! Now– Fall decor puts me in the mood for cool days, change in colors on the trees…ahhh…my favorite season 🙂

  4. Well I’m not sure I’ll be bringing out my Fall deco’s yet, but I know one thing for sure…. we have an old piano like that and it would be awesome painted white.

  5. I have actually referred to my girls quite often over the years as “creative monsters”. There used to be so much creativity and ideas flowing I couldn’t keep up with the creative chaos!

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