Grace from PoeticHome.com used black chalkboard paint on hardback books, then hung them above her mantel. R.I.P on the books in chalk is just genius! She also used a repurposed architectural salvage sign to cast an eerie glow. Love this!
Here she used black tacks to write letters on pumpkins to spell out complete words. So clever.
You can see more of her Halloween decorations at PoeticHome