Melissa keeps busy with her little family of seven.
Yet she manages to blog about her amazing projects (click on photos for more details).
She also shares great sales or discounts she comes across at stores she's visited. Thanks to Melissa's heads-up, I was able to snatch this patio furniture set at Target's end-of-summer sale for 75% off!
(It has been raining here all day so I couldn't take pictures of my set.)
Today, Melissa's sharing her adorable Halloween mantel she created for her little ones to enjoy. The floor's all yours, Melissa!
Hello! I am Melissa from 320 Sycamore. I’m honored to be here at 3 Sun Kissed Boys, especially since I have 3 boys of my own!
These boys love spooky and scary and spiders, so we decided to make the downstairs mantel just for them, on a budget of course. You see, here is my nice, non-offensive wannabe mantel upstairs:
The pumpkin topiaries are just some old flower urns I spray painted black and stacked some $1.29 pie pumkins from the grocery store.
The silhouette spiders are Martha Stewart from Michaels big Halloween clearance last year: a dad, a mom, and 5 little ones, just like our family :)
The ghosts were super fun to make: cheesecloth drenched in liquid starch, and then placed over a ball on a stand to let dry and eyes cut from black paper.
The branches are courtesy of some backyard bushes: free! and the stretchable web was also from clearance last year~we put some lights underneath to give it more of an eerie feel.
The boys made the faces on the pumpkins and they are ready to be carved.
Thank you for letting us hang out with you here today, Yanet! You are all welcome to come visit anytime at 320 Sycamore!
Thank you for coming by today, Melissa.
Be sure to visit her warm home at 320 Sycamore where friends are always welcomed!