How To Style A Not-So-Spooky Halloween Mantel | See in this post how I decorated my mantel to be the perfect amount of spooky.
I don’t usually do much in the way of Halloween decorations. If and when I do, it’s usually just a hint here and there. I know many of you look forward to Halloween and go all out decorating your homes, so I wanted to spread the love here. I did some thinking on how to style a not-so-spooky Halloween mantel and had fun doing it once I decided how I wanted it.
How To Style A Not-So-Spooky Halloween Mantel:
Add items that vary in height and texture
For height I used:
- Church window
- Candlesticks and candles
- Skeleton picture
And to add texture I used all of the above and:
- Spider webbing
- Faux tree branch
- Gauzy fabric
I brought out my old church window and put it on the mantel. These silver candlesticks were purchased this past spring at a local vintage shop – I love how the set is mismatched. I thought they played well with the rest of the decor. The crows were bought a while back at Michael’s as I anticipated doing this styling. You can find something similar here on Amazon.
The human skeleton picture was hanging out at Michael’s. Can you say score for a vintage vibe? I propped this in front of the window for visual interest and set one of the crows on the top. Upstairs (my great big attic), I shopped for other items and found these black branches along with the old chamber pot. I added the branches to the pot and set that on the mantle next to the picture. The little green pumpkin is a faux pumpkin I painted several years ago.
I found the Spooky Virginia book at Cracker Barrel, but if you want to read up on some strange happenings, and other local lore of Virginia you can find it here on Amazon. I bet you can also find a similar book on your state there as well.
Don’t you love how this crow looks like it’s about to take flight? I put this painted white pumpkin on an old wooden farmhouse candlestick and set the crow on it.
The crow looks very stately up there. I added another white pumpkin next to the candlestick to fill in the gap.
Good ole Dollar Store had the spider webbing. The little black spiders came in the package. I stretched it across my reclaimed church window. I stretched it pretty thin because I really wanted it to look as natural as I could get it. Just as if you saw a spider web outside.
I really love the way this came together and almost hate to part with it. I decided to do this Halloween Mantel first since when I decorate for fall I’ll want to leave that up longer. Can you believe fall is officially here in 5 days?
If you like the Freaky Fabric hanging from the mantel you can find some like it here on Amazon. It adds just the right amount of spookiness. I really like how I styled a not-so-spooky Halloween mantel.
How do you all like to style your Halloween mantel? Do you like it more on the scary side or the not-so-scary side?
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