AS I CONTINUE my end of year decorating marathon, I’ve turned to favorite standbys as well as new pieces and DIY for this year’s Halloween scheme. I’ve had many a Halloween-themed mantel over the years, each of which featured a lot of color. Take this mantel I did for Halloween two years ago after we’d welcomed home our son earlier in the month.
After developing what I’d refer to as a seasonal infatuation with white pumpkins, evidenced here by one of my many Instagram snaps, I decided to use the snow white beauties as inspiration for my Halloween mantel.
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To start, I draped a spider web table runner across the mantel as a base, then topped it off with a mix of white pumpkins and black Halloween goodies to come up with this chic and stylish mantel.
My skull-topped bottles and other Halloween glassware are from HomeGoods, and I used an awesome craft pumpkin from Michael’s to balance out the vignette on either side. This is the first year I’ve seen these half-pumpkins, and they are the perfect solution if you are trying to squeeze a large pumpkin into a tight space or if you want to hang a pumpkin on a wall or front door.
One of my favorite details this year is the Trick or Treat bunting I scored from the $3 bin at the Target Dollar Spot. I’m also into the white pumpkin in a jar and Harry Potter’s glasses, which my son “wore” last year as part of his Halloween costume.
Most of my attention was devoted to the mantel, but I did add a few Halloween details throughout the rest of my living room.
This cute pumpkin I made from a paper doily (also from Target Dollar Spot), craft paper and curling ribbon is an easy way to add Halloween flair to a mirror or other framed piece. I also sprinkled a few of the pumpkins I decorated with modge podge, wrapping paper and ribbon about the open surfaces.
As always, I updated the sentiment on the chalkboard in my gallery wall. This time I used a mix of curvy and Harry Potter-inspired fonts.
Finally, I added a few Halloween touches to the bookcase in my foyer. My favorite moment out here is where I swapped out the regular foo dog book ends for spooky bottles. The bottle of blood on the right is an easy DIY that you can find a tutorial for here, which would also be an awesome addition to a Halloween-themed bar.
I topped things off with a quirky pumpkin wearing a witch’s hat, because, well, why not?
Happy Haunting everyone!