Halloween Mantel Reveal!

It’s time to show off my Halloween Mantel!!

We don’t do the gore of Halloween – but I like the creepy/spooky thing. ;) This year I’m aiming for a Gothic feel – maybe Tower of Terror inspired?? ;)
I really like how it came together – I hope you do too!!!

We seem to have developed a roach problem.

I think the Beware Pennant really ties in the feel of mantel – the bows look so great with the other decorations!
Let’s check out some closeups!!

I have my Skeleton Cameo Wreath as the center of my mirror, and I have added some lace and moss as the base to all the decorations on the mantel. I have some old milk glass pieces – they fit great with that Vintage feel I was going for.
For the Hurricane of the lamp – my dad had the great idea to make it all smokey and grimey inside. I love the look of it!

I found some super cool pictures at Michaels on sale – they’re the holograms so they look normal or spooky, depending on which way you look at them.

The black candlesticks I found at garage sales last year – I just hosed them all down with Krylon glossy black.
I had seen this shot with all the spiders on pinterest – and I found a package of roaches at Walmart that I thought would give a similar look!!

I have some cheapy dollar store pumpkins that I spray painted silver last year – and a spooky flocked spider has taken up residence with them.
And a dead roach I think.

I have some books on each side covered in Halloween scrapbook paper. That’s the extent of my paper crafting. Fold. Tape. Done. :)

In the corner I have some glittered skulls in a jar with some black netting.

Darn those roaches.
The flowers were white roses that I picked up at the dollar store -I spray painted them black when I painted the candlesticks.

I love how it looks with the candles lit too –

Sooo – what do you think??

You know I make NO claims to being a decorator – so I’d love to hear how you think it turned out!

I’m linking to Sunday Scoop, Today’s Creative Blog, Met Monday, Skip to my Lou, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday,  and the other fabulous parties on the sidebar – make sure you check them out!
I’m also linking this up to Beth’s Halloween Mantel Party and The CSI Project! Lots of inspiration there!!

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  • Reply October 20, 2011


    You’ve got the “spirit” hahahaha
    your mantel looks great bev!

  • Reply October 21, 2011


    This is fabulous! I wish I had room indoors to do something like your display. Tried outside and had to chase half of it down before it hit the next county! Maybe next year. It’ll give me time to think up something for somewhere!

  • Reply October 21, 2011


    I love it, yes I would say you have hit on Gothic. I went with Black and White more then before and have enjoyed it. Your mantel looks wonderfully creepy. Drop by my site for more halloween. Kathy

  • Reply October 23, 2011


    Love the mantel Bev! You always do such an amazing job on everything! This was the top viewed link at So Very Creative last week.

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Jenn H

    LOVE your mantel!! So cute. You really did a great job. Great details and everything!!

  • Reply August 21, 2012

    Ashley G

    I’m getting ready to start collecting things for my Halloween mantel this year and I love yours! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply October 12, 2012


    I think your mantel is amazing!!! Great detail. I REALLY love the wreath. Great Job!!!!!

  • Reply September 11, 2013

    Michele N

    Okay, so I know this was from 2 years ago, but omg I love it. Lil Luna had linked to your spooky gothic wreath which I love, but I love how it all came together. My mantel is seen but always has Nascar diecast on it but the fireplace under it is blocked by a couch, so I don’t get the chance to decorate it, if I could I would definitely do something like this.

  • Reply October 21, 2013

    Cindy Casique

    Fantastic job on this mantel too. I like how creative you are. I love vintage & Gothic type stuff. Once again thanks so much for sharing.

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