Halloween mantel + decor

I sort of have a love/hate thing going on with Halloween. It’s my mom’s birthday, so I love that about the day. There’s free candy – what’s not to love about that? But as a hater of attention, I don’t like dressing up and being the center of it. As an adult this is no longer an issue, but I have been talked into group costumes at work, so the feeling is still there. I’m joking, a little, but while I’ve always enjoy Halloween shenanigans, I’ve never enjoyed decorating for it, until now.

My girls love all festive decorations, and I truly enjoy creating the magical feeling around the holidays for them. Plus it’s an awesome feeling to see an idea come to life – and actually look good!

We were completely content with our fun fall decor, but I got an idea for a Halloween mantel design and had to go for it. Once I finally grabbed the fallen tree branch from down the road, it was time to put things together.

I found the seven foot long ghosts, lit-up bunting, and fog machine from WalMart. The candles were from around the house and moved down from the mantel to the hearth. And the grey cheesecloth hung around the chalkboard backdrop was from Dollar Tree.

I spent just under $50 to create this Halloween design. Of coarse, you can cut that total in half if you don’t use the fog machine. Confession: the fog machine was better in theory than reality – the fire alarms went off – not cool.

I found more, very doable, Halloween decor ideas out there, but here are a few to inspire:

By: Create Craft Love
By: Fireflies + Mud Pies
By: The Idea Room
By: The Sweetest Occasion

There’s still time to add a little something spooky to your decor. It’s fun and easy to add a touch of Halloween to your existing fall decor. If you like my mantel design, I would love it if you could Pin it and help me spread the inspiration. Thank you so much for reading my blog – I’m so glad you’re here!

1 Comment
  • Tara

    October 27, 2019 at 3:57 am Reply

    Wow! Looks amazing! So fun!!

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