Sharing all the Tips & Tricks for Ideas of How to Create a Fun & Easy DIY Halloween Mantel for a fireplace that your kids will love complete with classic Halloween decorations, jack o lanterns, candles, pumpkins & bats.
Would you believe that I never had a Halloween mantel before?
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 our living room fireplace. 🙂
For even more Halloween inspiration be sure to check out even more Halloween ideas from my friends below!
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DIY Fun & Easy Halloween Mantel Ideas
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This year 2, (TWO) of my kids have decided not to go trick or treating.
“Mom, we are too old,” they said.
Wasn’t it just last year we were covering brown boxes with aluminum foil & gluing red solo cups & dryer vents to make them a robot costume?!!!
Back when they were little… & dressed like dragons, elephants, & 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.
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.
Well, I wish I could go back in time & 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.
I surprised the kids with a Halloween mantel for our living room fireplace.
All 4 of them noticed & smiled. 🙂
It even inspired my two littles to make a few SPOOKY bats of their own for their rooms.
How to Make Paper Bats for a DIY Halloween Mantel
(Bats made with black construction paper, chalk and scissors… super simple!)
I went with a white, black & orange color scheme.
Super simple & classic for a DIY Halloween Mantel. 🙂
I hope this inspires you to create a DIY Halloween mantel at your home & to spend a little more time making a fool of yourself decorating & enjoying your kiddos on Halloween!
by Tara Lehman
Don’t forget to pin & save our DIY Fun & Easy Halloween Mantel!
Source Code for the DIY Halloween Mantel
Pallet Wreath (see the STEP by Step Instructions HERE)
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
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!
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