Halloween Decor: Create a mad scientist’s Labratory¬†

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 added touch, I added a shadow box frame with a serum inside, lab coats hanging around the house and some custom creepy art for the mad scientist. 

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!


Like the lobster? This was supposed to be a brain, but as I didn’t have one, a glowing lobster seemed the logical choice! ūüėÄ

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