My Super Simple, No Stress, Spooky Halloween Mantel

Hello friends!  Thank you for coming over today!  I thought I’d share my Halloween mantel with you…my really really late to the party Halloween mantel.

I wasn’t even going to post my Halloween mantel this year because I felt reaaaaaaally late to the Blogland Halloween party, especially with half of my Pinterest feed now in Christmas mode.  But I thought why not?  It was already decorated, and the more I looked at it the more I liked it.  For some reason because I didn’t really spend any money on it, and basically used a lot of the same things from last year, I thought that it wasn’t worth posting.  But I find that the things that we don’t spend a lot of time and effort on (thus less stress) sometimes end up being our favourite things.  For example this mantel.

Simple and Spooky Halloween Mantel {A Pretty Life}

Time got away from me so I just basically grabbed a few things from my Halloween box and added them to my mantel that was already decorated for fall.  Lazy or smart?  I say easy.  😉

Simple and Spooky Halloween Mantel {A Pretty Life}

Nothing says spooky like adding in some crows, eyeballs and spiders!

Simple and Spooky Halloween Mantel {A Pretty Life}

I did buy a couple of things this year because I couldn’t resist these candles and the spiders.  I found both things at Target so they were super cheap.  The spiders are actually what I think pull this mantel all together.  They’re perfectly spooky…spiders in any way shape or form make my skin crawl.  Eeek.

Simple and Spooky Halloween Mantel {A Pretty Life}

So there you have it.  My super simple, no stress, spooky Halloween mantel!

I hope you all have a fantastic and spooky week!  My kids are in big time trick-or-treat count-down mode…and to top it all off they don’t have school on Friday so that should be fun.  I’m predicting a full day of ‘what time is it?’ ‘is it time to trick or treat yet?’ ‘can I wear my costume all day?’ ‘can I have candy?’.  Help me.

Have a great day friends!
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8 Comments

  • Reply Claire October 27, 2014 at 6:51 AM If I only my fireplace looked as nice...
  • Reply Beth Pozzini Putz October 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! My new favorite thing is to mix purple, orange, green and black...I see you have all those colors too❤️
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife October 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM Thank you Beth! I really do love orange, black and purple for Halloween! So fun!
  • Reply Christine October 28, 2014 at 6:13 PM SUPER creative!!!!! luv it
  • Reply Krista @the happy housie October 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM Super cute and fun with all the spiders, Jo-Anna!!
  • Reply Kristen November 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM I'm new to your site and LOVE it! I also LOVE your fireplace! I'm looking to redo mine (currently surrounded by tile) and would love to know what kind of stone is on your fireplace. Thanks so much for any info/suggestions?
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife November 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM Hi Kristen! I'm so happy you found me and my site! :) Our home builder made the fireplace (we're actually the second set of home owners so I don't know much about it). I'm not 100% sure what the stone is, but it appears to be a man-made moulded limestone of some sort. It's not real stone, but it sure looks like it! I'm sure if you mentioned that to a builder/fireplace expert they would know exactly what direction to point you. Sorry I couldn't be much more of a help!

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