Halloween Mantel Decor: a moon shaped wreath, and flying black butterflies with lots of pumpkins and lanterns are perfect for Halloween.
This Halloween I thought it would be fun to add some Halloween decor to the fireplace mantel. It’s perfect for Halloween movie watching. And even though it’s perfect for Halloween and a little spooky, it’s also really beautiful too. If you’re looking for that balance of spooky decorations but still really beautiful, here’s some inspiration for you and some Halloween mantel ideas you’ll love.
I’m joining in with some of my favourite bloggers today as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series. Be sure to check out lots more Halloween decorating inspiration at the end of the end of this post and follow the links to all the other posts.
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Your fireplace is the perfect spot to add some indoor Halloween decorations to your fall décor. Add a sprinkle of the holiday season living room style with your favorite Halloween mantel decorations. The first things we started with to decorate the top of the mantel was making and hanging this beautiful Halloween wreath.
The wreath is a fun DIY. You can read all about how I made it from a dollar store round wreath form, and transformed it into this fun moon wreath for Halloween. Check out the full tutorial to make the Halloween moon wreath here. This new wreath makes the perfect focal point. I had so much fun making it, it’s truly one of my very favorite holiday DIYs ever.
The wreath set the colour scheme for all our Halloween mantel decor ideas. I used black, with some pink, peach, and white for a scary vibe.
To hang the wreath I used a simple 3M hook attached right to the mirror. Look for one that holds the appropriate about of weight for your project.
When I made the wreath, I added some black paper butterflies for a spooky look, and decided to cut out some extra ones with my Cricut, to decorate the mantel with as the perfect finishing touch to the wreath. You can find my free black butterfly cut file for cricut here. I attached the butterflies to the mirror using some scotch tape, and was sure to fold the wings outward to create a more 3D effect. Be sure to group the butterflies so that they’re all flying at about the same angle in the same direction for the best look.
I really like the black butterflies, but if you prefer you could use some black spooky bats here instead. Pick up some dark bats, or cut them out with your Cricut machine, and attach the paper bats in same way I have attached the butterflies. Another fun option would be some cute creepy spiders and spider webs.
I love using a garland on a fireplace. To create these Halloween garlands, I hung a few different pieces of yarn, black lace, fringe, pom poms, and felt ball garland in black and white, with one strand of pink pom pom yarn. It was really simple to hang them with a couple command hooks. The best part about this garland is it’s not specially Halloween. Use the neutral ones any time of year, or raid your ribbon or yarn basket. Layering different textures in the garland helps create a cozy home feel, even for our spooky mantel.
Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and More Pumpkins
The rest of the mantel is decorated with pumpkins. There’s a mixture of real and faux pumpkins here. I love using real pumpkins, but remember that indoors they can go bad fairly quickly. A tip is to cut a small piece of parchment paper and layer it under your real pumpkins. It won’t show, but it will help protect your home from any damage. .And we used white pumpkins, pink pumpkins, and peachy orange pumpkins to go with our spooky Halloween mantel color scheme perfectly. We combined large, small, and mini pumpkins in our farmhouse Halloween mantel display. Some of the faux pumpkins weren’t the right shade of pink to match the wreath so they got a spooky makeover with some spray paint.
I also added in a couple black lanterns -because they seemed perfect for Halloween. Any black candle holders would work well. I love using my regular home decor pieces in a seasonal look like this one. No need to always buy new holiday themed pieces, when you can shop your house and find things simple items like white candles, old books, book pages, lanterns, string lights, and black candlesticks that you already have. Once you get your creative juices flowing you realize you can use lots of existing decor in new ways for a fun way to decorate your Halloween mantel.
Touch of Whimsy
I also added a simple letter board saying “making magic” and a disco ball to match the ones in the wreath. I always like to add a few fun things to create a bit of whimsy as a final Halloween touch. Another great option might be to add a witch hat, or magic wand.
It’s really a pretty simple Halloween mantel, but I love how it turned out. And it looks so beautiful and spooky at night with the candles lit. It’s a really fun addition to your haunted house this fall season. It’s the perfect place for watching scary movies, eating Halloween candy, and snuggling in your favorite throw blanket.
With this Halloween mantel decor, life really is a party!
More Halloween Decorating Inspiration
Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Fall Seasonal Simplicity Series: Halloween Decor Ideas! Be sure to check out all of the great ideas for Halloween and fall decor by visiting these posts. All the links are just below the images.
Harry Potter Themed Halloween Decor Ideas at The Happy Housie
Outdoor Halloween Decor Tour at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
How to Decorate Your House for Halloween at My Sweet Savannah
Spooky Halloween Decor & Mantel at Tatertots and Jello
A Halloween Home Tour at A Pretty Life
Halloween Mantel Decor at Life is a Party
Decor Ideas For Halloween at A Pop of Pretty