My Spooky Halloween Mantel

Spooky Halloween Mantel

I really love Halloween.  Love, love, love it.  Decorating is so fun, the costumes are fun and who can’t love all the candy (except maybe my pants…oh well, that’s what elastic waistbands are for….)!

Not that long ago I made up my mantel for fall, but with Halloween so close, it’s now time for the house to be spookified! As you may remember from my Halloween Vignette, this year I am loving all the glitter and glam decorations! And I realized that I was in need of a few things for the mantel!  So off with my coupon, and to Michaels I went!

I was immediately drawn to the black and purple glitter…too too fun! But I also always try to ‘shop’ around my house when decorating. I used a lot of Halloween decorations I already had, mixed them up with some new things, and kept a lot of the same things I used to decorate for fall.  Easy on the cheque book, and practical.

So here’s a little spooky tour….

Spooky Halloween Mantel

Notice my glammed up white pumpkin?  I also used pumpkins from my fall decor.  The orange and white are perfect colour additions.

Spooky Halloween Mantel

‘Eye’ see you!  Hilarious!  I found the inspiration for these eyeballs from BHG.
We love them, however there is an in-house debate about whether they look like eyeballs, or something else…hmmmmm

Spooky Halloween Mantel

 I couldn’t pass up these pretty glittered candelabras! They are perfect for Halloween and I love the purple gems hanging from them! I’m loving the pops of purple glitter for Halloween! Spooky and sparkly! And don’t you love the labels on the candle holders?! They are Martha Stewart’s Halloween bottle labels from Michaels.

Spooky Halloween Mantel

Spookified my window with some webbing and a creepy crawlie!

Spooky Halloween Mantel

Simple.  Just the way I like it!

Happy Halloween Decorating All!


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29 Comments

  • Reply Barb October 13, 2011 at 2:08 PM How gorgeous and fun is this!
  • Reply Jilean October 13, 2011 at 3:51 PM Passing on a blogger award! http://babyonboard11.blogspot.com/2011/10/awards.html
  • Reply rachel@Acts of Life October 13, 2011 at 5:50 PM This is so fun and festive love it! I love the candlebras. You did a great job. :)
  • Reply Ali Richardson October 13, 2011 at 6:48 PM Awesomely spookified!!! I love it all! I am in the more-is-more camp when it comes to Halloween :)
  • Reply Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR October 13, 2011 at 10:19 PM Hi Jo-Anna! I just saw your post on Inspiration Friday. What great Halloween decor you have! So festive! I am now your newest follower and I hope you will follow me, too! God bless you!
  • Reply FABBY'S LIVING October 13, 2011 at 11:53 PM What a great mantel, I love it, such great things like the candelabra. I'd like you to come over to my dinner table too. Have a great weekend. FABBY
  • Reply Marianne October 14, 2011 at 1:45 AM I just love what you've done to your mantel, it's so much fun. We're Halloween lovers over here also. I'm now your newest follower!
    Marianne :)
  • Reply Mary October 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM I love what you've done with the mantle. I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. This is my first visit here and I really enjoyed the time I spent reading your posts. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary
  • Reply The Vintage Farmhouse October 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM What a boootiful mantel!
  • Reply Jen@eighteen25 October 15, 2011 at 4:04 PM love all of it!! and i vote the "eyeballs" look like eyeballs. loved those when i saw them in the BHG magazine!! thanks so much for sharing with us!!
    jen :)
  • Reply E @ Act Fast Chef October 16, 2011 at 11:40 AM I love this!!! I especially love the eyeballs and the pops of purple :)
  • Reply Heart Strings and {love} Buttons October 17, 2011 at 12:47 AM that is so stinkin' awesome!! it is the best one i have seen! i love your ideas!! =)
  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner October 17, 2011 at 10:47 PM Love your mantel! It looks great. I really like the sparkly purple at Halloween too. That's why I did my wreath like that. =)

    ~ Catie
  • Reply Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma October 18, 2011 at 3:15 AM Glitter makes every holiday from Halloween to Easter, better.

    I think a trip to Michael's is in order tomorrow once I drop the Moose at PreK...

    Love the eyeballs!
  • Reply Nichole F. October 18, 2011 at 4:35 PM I love the eyeballs! That's such a neat idea, I'll have to remember to do that next year! The whole mantle looks great too!

    Coming over from http://chasing2monkeys.blogspot.com
  • Reply Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry October 20, 2011 at 2:54 AM Lovey Love... the eyeballs are my favorite!
  • Reply Kelly Marie October 20, 2011 at 5:19 AM Great Mantel. Love your fall one too.
  • Reply circadee.com October 21, 2011 at 9:03 PM That window just works with so many different seasons and looks. Love it!
  • Reply Chris October 22, 2011 at 1:52 AM Hi Jo-Anna, what a great job you have done with your Halloween decorating. Let's hope the weather holds up and we don't get any snow, LOL I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and hope to visit often. Please drop by my blog and perhaps you will follow me also. I would like that. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Chris
  • Reply moonsword September 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM Brilliant! Your glammed up pumpkins are the best use for fancy old stockings I've seen...hurray for recycling! I love your eyeballs on the wall. Maybe dipping the top half in paint to give them eyelids, or adding giant sets of false paper eyelashes would clear up any, um, ambiguity about what they are. ;)
    Thanks for sharing! I found you via Today's Creative Blog...cheers!
  • Reply Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com October 4, 2012 at 3:48 AM Fantastic job! My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.
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