Halloween Mantel

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.

{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Steph @ Crafting in the Rain October 5, 2011, 7:04 pm

    I think it’s lovely! I love your framed silhouettes 🙂

  • Kari October 6, 2011, 4:55 am

    Love the shutters!!!!!

  • Angela @ Our Family Journey October 7, 2011, 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, 3:03 am

    Love the shutters and the cute framed silhouettes! Great Halloween mantle 🙂

  • Rhonda October 8, 2011, 5:11 am

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

    Rhonda @ home.made.

  • Lindy@itsybitsypaper October 8, 2011, 6:12 am

    This looks awesome. I’d love for you to link it up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  • Dee October 8, 2011, 11:22 am

    I love this and am featuring it on my blog today. You deserve a shout out!!!

  • Alecia October 8, 2011, 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

  • Leigh October 8, 2011, 9:18 pm

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

  • Anna October 9, 2011, 10:00 pm

    Beautiful. I love the shutters in the back!


  • Mique October 13, 2011, 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

  • Rhissanna October 15, 2011, 9:38 pm

    I love the wreath and the restrained elegance of the mantel. Thank you for sharing.

  • CAS October 18, 2011, 8:36 pm

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

  • lourdes September 20, 2013, 6:15 pm

    love it where can i get the cardboard candelabra

  • leanneja September 23, 2013, 10:36 pm

    I bought it at Michaels a few years ago.

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