10 Spooktacular (Quick) Halloween Mantels
Dress up your fireplace with this creepy yet stylish decor.
For those last minute decorators, we're less than a week away from Halloween and time's a-ticking to get your home looking festive and ready for your party guests.
Don't let any space go undecorated - including your mantel. These easy DIY projects won't take long to make and will add just the right amount of spooky style to your fireplace.
Classic Orange + Black
Nothing says Halloween quite like orange and black. Using a free printable banner and step-by-step tutorials for 3D pumpkin art and ghost candles, you can easily recreate this traditional mantel. You won't need a ton of craft supplies to get the look.
Chic Black + White
Instead of the traditional orange and black, opt for the timeless color combo of black and white this Halloween. Transparent white fabric, black chain garland, two black vases and two metallic candelabras adorn this white mantel. To complete the look, add paper bats and a spooky ghost to the mirror using washable paint or window markers.
Bring a dose of glam to your mantel with these glittery spiders and faux webs. Adhere the webs to white tulle or cheesecloth then drape over the mantel to get the full effect.
Creepy Black + Red
If you're looking for a creepy, yet chic way to decorate, consider using black and red decor. Start by draping a sheer black cloth over your mantel and fill in with red roses, dripping candles, skulls and red roses. Use apothecary jars with coordinating decor and hang up this "bloody" banner to add the finishing touch.
Glam Glitter + Lace
Looking for something chic, yet budget-friendly? We've got you covered. This second stylish option for an all black-and-white mantel features a black glittery witch, black lace candles, a black and white banner and glittery spider webs. Who said you had to sacrifice style on a budget?
Create a blood dripping effect with white pillar candles, a deep red taper candle stick and a lighter. This super easy project will look great paired with red roses and placed on top of old books.
Cloche Bell Jar
Keep your display simple with pillar candles, moss and cloche bell jars. Antique items, small stone busts and taxidermy are all great options to put underneath the jar.
Bell Jar With Stone Bust for Halloween Decor
Found in craft stores and wholesale floral markets, a cloche or bell jar is a tall glass container available in a variety of shapes and sizes that's used primarily to keep dust off objects. Great choices for Halloween bell jar displays include taxidermy, stone bust bookends, antique dolls and toys, and vintage laboratory or surgical equipment.
Add an eerie vibe to the fireplace with painted black branches, black candle holders and a faux raven. Complete the dark look with a sign that reads "Nevermore" as a nod to Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem.
The Raven Inspired Fireplace Mantel
For an ominous look, HGTV fan michellelouise22 placed a black raven and spray-painted tree branches at the center of her fireplace mantel to represent Edgar Allan Poe's poem, The Raven. She made the "nevermore" sign with vinyl letters, and the black candleholders and miniature pumpkins give an extra dark touch.
Putting together a banner or garland is a great finishing detail that ties together the style of your mantel. All you'll need for this simple project are paper wheels, adhesive, paper letters and ribbon or twine to string together the banner. This idea can be easily personalized to say any Halloween-themed phrase you'd like.
Mini Bat Pumpkins
Make an arrangement of these cute mini bat pumpkins to line across your festive mantel. Customize each mini pumpkin with a face using a piece of chalk or a chalk pen. Now you have the option to change the faces whenever you want.
Make it: Mini Bat Pumpkins
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>