Halloween Mantel

Halloween Mantel

Would you believe that I never had a Halloween mantel before?  I am the person that decks out our mantel for spring, summer, winter and fall, Christmas, 4th of July & even St. Patrick’s Day but have yet to decorate one for Halloween. Well, this year I wanted to be the house with the giant blow up pumpkin in my yard, the mom who dresses up in costume for her kids Halloween parade at 12 in the afternoon just to cheer them on, the house where even the dog is in costume.  So I started small with a Halloween mantel :).

For even more Halloween inspiration be sure to check out even more Halloween ideas from my friends below!

Halloween Mantel

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I decorated our farmhouse mantel for Halloween with homemade bats & candles #halloween #halloweenmantel https://lehmanlane.net

Because, this is the year 2, (TWO) of my kids have decided not to go trick or treating.   “Mom, we are too old,” they said.  Wait, What?!!!

Halloween Mantel
Halloween Mantel - pallet wreath, paper bats and pumpkin candles
Halloween Mantel - candles, clown pumpkin head and sticks
Halloween Mantel - miracle flame candles
Halloween Mantel - candles, sticks

Wasn’t it just last year we were covering brown boxes with aluminum foil and gluing red solo cups and dryer vents to make them a robot costume?!!!

Halloween Mantel

Back when they were little… and dressed like dragons, elephants, and lions… I would put them down to sleep with remnants of Hershey bars still fresh on their cheeks… I used to get really frustrated when at 9 at night my doorbell would ring.

Halloween Mantel - faux bois candle holders with white pumpkins

And just as those little lions and elephants were falling to sleep, there standing at our front door would be that teenage boy (you know who I mean) with their pillowcase in hand ready to say trick or treat still wanting to be a kid.

Halloween Mantel
Halloween Mantel

Well, I wish I could go back in time and give those teenage boys all the extra candy in our house because it won’t be long before they decide they are too old for Halloween.

Halloween Mantel - pallet wreath, paper bats, candles, pumpkins
Halloween Mantel - pallet wreath, paper bats, pumpkins, candles

I surprised the kids with a Halloween mantel.  All 4 of them noticed and smiled :).  It even inspired my two littles to make a few SPOOKY bats of their own for their rooms.

Halloween Mantel - pallet wreath, paper bats
Halloween Mantel - pallet wreath, paper bats

(Bats made with black construction paper, chalk and scissors)

Halloween Mantel - making paper bats, black construction paper

I went with a white, black and orange color scheme.  Super simple :).

Halloween Mantel for our farmhouse
Halloween Mantel for our farmhouse - Sharing how I created this simple Halloween mantel for FREE. #halloween #fallmantel http://lehmanlane.net

I hope this inspires you to create a Halloween mantel at your home and to spend a little more time making a fool of yourself decorating and enjoying your kiddos on Halloween!

Source Code:
Pallet Wreath
Candles and Faux Bois Candle Holders – Balsam Hill 
Pumpkin Head Clowns & Treat or Treat Countdown – Home Goods
Jack O’ Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders – Partylite – (similar to this one, Baidecor Halloween Decoration Pumpkin Tealight Candle Holder
Halloween Mantel

Welcome to our monthly Creative Blog Hop!

This month it’s all about Halloween/Fall Projects where you’ll find lots of inspiration to keep you DIYing for months!  Thanks so much to Janine and Sam for organizing our monthly hop!
Meet your hosts

Tammy @ Hey Fitzy | Mary @ The Boondocks Blog
Janine @ Happy Happy Nester | Carolann @ Sassy Townhouse Living
Norma @ Paint Me Pink | Sarah @ Creative Ramblings
Tara @ Lehman Lane | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom
Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life On The Bay Bush
Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna | Ashly @ Modern Glam
Katrin @ KreativK | Jodie & Julie @ The Design Twins
Kellie @ Gratefully Vintage

Grab some Halloween/Fall Inspiration

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7 Fall Mantel Decor Ideas from our Farmhouse - I am sharing our fall fireplace along with a 6 of my favorite fall mantel decor ideas from the past! #fall 3fallfarmhouse #fallmantel https://lehmanlane.net

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  1. Your mantel is really sweet all decorated for Halloween and the pallet wreath fits in perfectly! My girls are still up for trick or treating but unfortunately here there isn´t such thing. We still do Candy for dinner though 😉

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words about my Halloween mantel Katrin! Candy is definitely my kids favorite part of Halloween :).

  2. Love that your mantel is pretty and light colours. The little pumpkin character is adorable. I think its great that your getting dressed up and participating. So much fun, enjoy.

  3. I get my inspiration from my babies, it’s the reason why I decorate for the holidays. I just love seeing them smile and get excited when we start pulling out holiday decor. I’m sure your kiddos will love it! Your mantel looks so classy and beautiful!

  4. Tara,
    I love your story about your kiddos! Your write is wonderful and you captured past Halloweens so perfectly. Your mantel is gorgeous and I love that your kiddos ended up making some bats for their bedrooms! Happy Halloween! Thanks so much for joining us this month!

  5. I just love your mantel, Tara! All the decor looks so beautiful! My son’s birthday is on Halloween and it’s always been super special for me as well. I love how the kids made some bats they are one of the most awesome decorations I’ve seen this year.

  6. Tara they are never too old to go trick or treating. My kids are 19 and 20 and are going to experience Halloween in the states for the first time. We are so looking forward to it. I had a party for them last year but it’s different here. I’m sure yours will come around as the days get near. And that mantel is like coming home, so sweet and cozy!

    1. I hope your kids have an amazing Halloween Mary! I certainly hope your right and my older boys change their minds about trick or treating! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my Halloween mantel.

  7. Thank you for sharing your mantel for this halloween blog hop. I bet your kids were so excited to see it and I can only imagine the fun the littles are having creating more bats!

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