Halloween Mantel

by leanneja on October 5, 2011 · 20 comments

in Decorating,Halloween

I love decorating for Halloween. I think it’s the colors.
I love any holiday where one of the main colors is black.

And since I like to switch things up every year I decided to go less scary and more colorful this year.
Last year was skulls, glitter, bats, and black and white. This year is more friendly, less eerie.
But there might still be a touch of eerie. That’s what Halloween is about, right?

I already had everything on hand for the mantel.
I bought the candelabra at a thrift store a few years ago and painted it black.
I didn’t like the way the plain white candles looked so I wrapped them in scrapbook paper.
I love this paper by Fancy Pants Designs.

I don’t remember where I bought everything since I’ve had most of it for so long.
But just by changing the ribbon on a wreath you can change the whole look.
Then I added one of my dollar store crows to the center of the wreath.
I had about 4 of these crows from last year but bought about 10 more this year.
I can’t wait to show you what I’m going to do with all of them.

You can check out the Halloween silhouettes I made here.
The cardboard candelabra was purchased at Michael’s last year.

So that’s my Halloween mantel for this year.
I’m loving a little more color and a little less scary. Although I might go back to scary next year.
And doesn’t it look great against my newly painted wall? Never-mind.
I’ll have to show you the wall later. It’s been cloudy and raining all day.

We are having an awesome turn out at the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party this week.
Go here to check out some great ideas and don’t forget to link up your own projects.
I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on.

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Hookin Up With HOH at House of Hepworths
Pity Party at 30 Handmade Days
Friday Flair at Whipperberry
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Show and Tell at Be Different Act Normal
Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes
Sundae Scoop at I Heart Naptime
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
Weekend Warrior at Ask Anna
Home and Family Friday at Home is Where My Story Begins
Remodelaholics Anonymous at Remodelaholic
Halloween Linky Party at Someday Crafts
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Halloween Link Up Party at Eighteen 25
Halloween Mante Party at Home Stories A2Z

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain October 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I think it’s lovely! I love your framed silhouettes :)
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Kari October 6, 2011 at 4:55 am

Love the shutters!!!!!

Angela @ Our Family Journey October 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Too cute. I love your wreath and bunting. The framed silhouettes are such a neat idea! Saw you at Whipperberry. Thanks for sharing!

Erin{LavenderandLemonDrops} October 8, 2011 at 3:03 am

Love the shutters and the cute framed silhouettes! Great Halloween mantle :)

Rhonda October 8, 2011 at 5:11 am

Love your fall mantel – the shutters are awesome! Visiting from Be Different Act Normal..

Rhonda @ home.made.
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Lindy@itsybitsypaper October 8, 2011 at 6:12 am

This looks awesome. I’d love for you to link it up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.
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Dee October 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

I love this and am featuring it on my blog today. You deserve a shout out!!!
http://ladeedacreations.com/2011/10/saturday-shoutouts-8/
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Brittany October 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I love your mantle! I found you through Be Different, Act Normal. Thanks for the inspiration!

Alecia October 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I love this set up! I’m really into those crows myself. Unfortunately my cat is obsessed with hunting them so I keep putting them higher and higher haha, really cuts down on the options
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Jaymie October 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Love this! Very well done. Visiting from Be Different, Act Normal.

Leigh October 8, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Hi! Visiting from the link up…I love the crow on the wreath; a perfect touch!

taradara October 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I love your mantle!!! I have shutters like those and never thought to use them like this … great idea!
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Anna October 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Beautiful. I love the shutters in the back!

Anna
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Maggie October 10, 2011 at 8:33 am

I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/10/celebrating-fall-with-linking-party.html
Have a great week,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com
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Mique October 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Thanks so much for linking up to my Pity Party last week. Your post had the most views- I’ll be featuring it tomorrow! Love it. xo, Mique
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Rhissanna October 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I love the wreath and the restrained elegance of the mantel. Thank you for sharing.
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CAS October 18, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Love the shutter as a backdrop. The whole black, cream & white is so pretty.

lourdes September 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm

love it where can i get the cardboard candelabra

leanneja September 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I bought it at Michaels a few years ago.

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