15 Spooktacular Halloween Mantles



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spooky halloween mantlesIt’s that time again, time to switch out your summer mantle decorations for some spooky, gory and downright scary ones. Take a peek at these wonderfully imaginative Halloween mantles.

They’ll not only put you in the Halloween mood, but will hopefully inspire and give you some ideas to create your own.

Use rustic elements, like this old window, to create a view into an imaginary scary world outside and to add an aged effect to your Halloween decor.

black and white spooky mantle

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One of the best and easiest ways to create a spooky mood is by literary spelling it out. This ‘spooky’ banner not only looks great but also screams Halloween.

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A little bit of cobweb goes a long way, throw in a spider and you’re done.

spooky halloween mantle

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Even common decorations, like this bird house become sinister when paired with a spooky crow or spiderweb.

scary halloween mantle

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A great way to create instant and inexpensive Halloween art is by printing out silhouettes of animals or people and putting them in a frame you already own. Just place them in front of the photos and once the holiday is over you can remove the prints and display your photos once again.

Another way to create some style on your mantle is by making a fabric or scrapbook banner in Halloween colors.

Halloween mantles with bunting

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You don’t have to go out and buy a ton of stuff to fill your Halloween mantles. Just use items you already own and throw in some icky bugs or old timey portrait photos to up the spooky factor.

elegant mantle for halloween

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Use book pages as a backdrop and to set a vintage or aged scene.

rustic halloween mantle

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When decorating your mantle keep the rest of the season in mind if you don’t want to have to decorate again for fall and then for the holidays. Remove the crows and this mantle decor could easily transition into Fall. Change out the orange accents for red or green ones and you’re ready for the holidays.

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Using natural elements is an easy and inexpensive way to add impact to your Halloween decor. Use a few leaves and Autumn themed photographs and you can also easily transition your mantle into fall.

halloween mantle orange and black

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Get creative with your mantle decor, have fun with it. Make some spooky trees out of black construction paper or create a batty spider web like the one below.

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 You don’t have to use traditional Halloween colors, a simple black and white theme works just as well and even adds a little drama.

black and white mantle

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bats halloween mantle

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Fill in the empty space on your mantle with some old thrift store books and other finds.

thrifty halloween mantle

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Give the impression of a haunted mansion by hanging framed vintage images randomly on your mantle wall.

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Hope you enjoyed the tour and are ready to tackle your own Halloween mantle.


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