This year for Halloween, I wanted my mantel to tell the story of being inside a dark and dreary scientist’s lab. I love going for authentic looking, non cheesy decorations so I started my search through the thrift stores. I was mostly looking for erie pieces, beakers and anything that had an industrial feel.
While beakers were hard to find, I ended up just using neatly shaped glass bottles and fish tubing. I found a nice site for inexpensive beakers here but never actually used it.
While most everything came second hand to me, I did make one awesome purchase to complete the look:
A 3-D printed switch plate! You can get yours here.
After assembling and rearranging everything, here is the final look:
For an extra punch, if you have a black light, fill your beakers with tonic water. You will end up with a neat glowing liquid in the dark!