3 Ways to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel for Halloween

Looking for Halloween decorating inspiration? We dressed a fireplace mantel in three distinct styles — spooky, glam and traditional — and didn't spend a lot of time or money doing it. Pick your favorite, download the instructions and get the look you love this Halloween.

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Stylishly Spooky

It's easy to create a creepy mantel for Halloween. Choose a mantel or shelf in your home and dress it up using red, black and white. Using black shear cloth, drape the display area and then start adding creepy decor. Red roses, skulls and fake bones are all ideas for the perfect amount of creepiness.

Stylishly Spooky

This printable “Beware” banner was made to look like it was written in blood. The black cloth together with the “bloody” banner set the perfect stage for the rest of the creepy decor. Get the free printable template and step-by-step instructions here >>

Stylishly Spooky

These creepy candles are extremely easy to make. You'll need plain white candles and red taper candles. Dripping red candle wax on the edges will make the candles look like they have been drenched in blood. Place them on candlestick holders or on a stack of old books for the perfect effect. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Stylishly Spooky

A large piece of artwork is the perfect anchor for your creepy Halloween display. What says creepy more than a giant skull? It’s easy to make with just a few supplies and these step-by-step instructions >>

Stylishly Spooky

Apothecary jars can be filled with a number of different items that fit with the red, white and black creepy color combination. Deep red apples are the perfect shade of red along with white miniature skulls.

Stylishly Spooky

Carry the theme through to other items on the mantel by adding some spooky skulls and vintage books. When this display is setup, it will feel like you’re in a haunted house!

Dark and Glamorous

This Halloween, create a bold statement with an all black and white Halloween display. What says glam more than black glitter and lace? Start by draping white cheesecloth on your mantel and add some glittery spiders and spider webs. 

Dark and Glamorous

Create a focal point for your display by making a statement art piece. This glittered witch art is the perfect accessory to set the tone for a glam mantel. In just a few easy steps, this witch can be painted and glittered. Get the free printable template and simple step-by-step instructions here >>

Dark and Glamorous

Dress up simple white pillar candles by adding black lace. Simply wrap the lace around the top edge of the candle and pin or glue on the back to add a touch of Halloween glam. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

Dark and Glamorous

This black and white Halloween banner will anchor your display. The fancy font in white on black adds instant glamor. Download and print, then cut using a circle cutter. String the letters together using ribbon or twine, then hang. Get the free printable template and step-by-step instructions here >>

Dark and Glamorous

Glittery Halloween decor is everywhere! Find a few unique items, like these shimmering spiders, to add more sparkle to your black and white glam Halloween display.

Classic Charm

Create this classic orange and black Halloween display with these easy tutorials and ideas. Pumpkins and ghosts make an appearance to add a little fun to the setup. Start by draping faux spider webs across the fireplace and mantel for a spooky look. Pops of orange from pumpkin art and other decorations look stunning mixed with a hint of black.

Classic Charm

This classic Happy Halloween banner is the perfect centerpiece for your display. Simply download, print, cut and hang using ribbon or twine. Get the free printable template and step-by-step instructions here >>

Classic Charm

It's easy to turn standard pillar candles into ghosts. All you need are candles, black vinyl and scissors. Simply cut vinyl into the shapes of eyes and mouths to transform these candles in just a few easy steps. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

Classic Charm

Get creative by making this 3D pumpkin art for your display. With a few supplies, you can make this unique art piece in minutes. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

Classic Charm

Think out of the box when creating additional items for your display. Add vinyl numbers to plain white mugs to display the number 31, in the spirit of Halloween. Another option would be to add the numbers to jars or a small canvas.