Halloween Mantle Inspiration and Dec-O-Ween Blog Hop

Get some Halloween decoration inspiration!  By choosing a color scheme, decorating for Halloween is easy!
Can you believe that Halloween is only a little over 2 weeks away?  This month is flying by!  Since I can only use my Halloween decorations for a limited amount of time each year, I tried to get them up quickly so we could enjoy them all month long.

When it comes to Halloween decorations, I am definitely more of a pumpkins and witches and black cats kind of gal.  I don't do scary or gory, so zombies and chainsaws are definitely OUT.  Over the years, I've realized that I gravitate towards the same colors when I'm choosing Halloween decor: black, white, orange, green and purple.  I've embraced this and so all of my decor for Halloween is in these colors.  I like that it creates a cohesive look on my mantle and I can still be creative with what I choose to put out.

So without further adieu, I give you my Halloween mantle inspiration!

Get some Halloween decoration inspiration!  By choosing a color scheme, decorating for Halloween is easy!

One of my very favorite decorations is my black stick wreath.  I bought it the day after Halloween a few years ago for a huge discount.  The only downside is that it's not very easy to store and over the years some of the branches have broken off.  But I love that the whole thing basically screams "Halloween".  (To me, anyway.)

Get some Halloween decoration inspiration!  By choosing a color scheme, decorating for Halloween is easy!

Many of my decorations around my home and for holidays/seasons are wood.  I love taking something that is unfinished or needs to be repurposed/updated and making it the way that I want.  So it should come as no surprise that I've got some wood crafts thrown into my decorations.  The wooden blocks were made by simply attaching scrapbook paper using mod podge.  I've also made them reversible to get a little more use out of them and my kids like switching them around.  Plus, they are durable, which is a necessity when you have small children who like to "help". *wink*

Get some Halloween decoration inspiration!  By choosing a color scheme, decorating for Halloween is easy!

Get some Halloween decoration inspiration!  By choosing a color scheme, decorating for Halloween is easy!

The little witch pillow in the middle is another one of my favorite decorations.  This is probably because it was one of my first embroidery projects so a lot of love went into it.

Get some Halloween decoration inspiration!  By choosing a color scheme, decorating for Halloween is easy!

One of the more unique or unexpected decorations that I have up is my Halloween tree.  It is feathers attached around a cone with little ornaments.  When I saw it at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago, I bought it right away.  (They have it this year too!)

Get some Halloween decoration inspiration!  By choosing a color scheme, decorating for Halloween is easy!

The black candelabra with green candles is the newest addition to my Halloween decor.  There is something a little spooky about candlesticks but the sparkly spiderwebs on the holder make it fun and decidedly less spooky.

Get some Halloween decoration inspiration!  By choosing a color scheme, decorating for Halloween is easy!

Lastly, I've got my two hurricane vases.  I've filled one with candy corn and the other with black/white balls.  The varying height creates interest plus I can use the vases almost year round by filling them with different objects.

Get some Halloween decoration inspiration!  By choosing a color scheme, decorating for Halloween is easy!

And to make things fun, I put up some "Haunted House" tape across the front door.

Get some Halloween decoration inspiration!  By choosing a color scheme, decorating for Halloween is easy!

If you're interested in knowing where each item came from, I've included a list below and a link where to where you can purchase it (where applicable).

Black Stick Wreath & Holder  |  Rod Works
Black Spiderweb Candlestick Holder  |  At Home
Green Candlesticks  |  At Home
Halloween Feather Tree  |  Hobby Lobby
Orange Stand  |  Hobby Lobby
Hurricane Vases (made by me)  |  tutorial
Embroidered Witch Pillow (made by me)  |  pattern from Pine Needles
Purple, White and Black Blocks  |  The Wood Connection
Pumpkin Trio  |  Crafty Wood Cutouts
Boo  |  Hobby Lobby
Black and White Balls  |  Michael's
Marquee Pumpkin  |  At Home
Gauze Table Runner  |  At Home

Also, be sure to check out these other awesome ladies as part of the Dec-O-Ween Blog Hop!  There are a total of 11 bloggers who have been posting all week about all things Halloween decor.  You're sure to find some great inspiration! 

11 bloggers share their Halloween decor inspiration

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Happy Halloween decorating!

26 comments

  1. The door is awesome, Shani! My son would love it!

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  2. This is adorable! Especially love the black grapevine wreath!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! The wreath is pretty cool, huh?

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  3. I needed this inspo because I'm planning on decorating my bar cart and mantle this weekend and have a pile of decor I don't know what to do with lol!

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    1. Glad I could help! Sometimes it just takes a lot of rearranging until you find something you are happy with. Good luck!

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  4. I seriously can't believe how soon Halloween is! I need to finish up my decorating and our costumes! I love all your decor and can't wait to check out all the other bloggers too!

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    1. I know, me neither! It always sneaks up on me so fast! I'm sure you'll find tons of great inspiration from the other bloggers as well. :)

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  5. I like that it is not scary - it says Halloween without the 'freaky' part. The wreath is really lovely!!!

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    1. Thanks Zan! That's what I was going for so I'm glad it came through.

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    1. Thank you Kim! Your decor is so cute too!

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  7. Everything is so cute! I love the black wreath, and I'm always down for candy corn decor!

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    1. Thanks Falon! The black wreath is seriously one of my favorite decorations. p.s. The candy corn is from last year so anyone who eats it is in for a surprise, haha!

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  8. I also with you on the decorations no scary things will be found in this house! Love all your details!

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    1. Thanks Angela. I've never been into creepy, scary, spooky stuff.

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  9. SUPER cute! I also love Halloween decorations! Unfortunately, I kind of had to skip on them this year because we JUST moved cross country! Im definitely eating up everyone else's as a result!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! A cross-country move is definitely a good excuse to skip out on decorating. ;)

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  10. I can't do the scary either. Like I could handle it for a day but a month would be too much. Love your festive set up!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I'm always happy to find another kindred spirit when it comes to Halloween decor! ;)

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  11. Love that stick wreath! and your door decorations are so fun, too! Thanks so much for joining in :)

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    1. Thank you Gretchen! And thank you for having me on the hop!

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  12. Love the black stick wreath. It's nice that it's not scary but definitely still says Halloween.

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  13. My favorite part has to be that fabulous feather tree. That is soooo unique!

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    1. I thought so too! It kind of reminded me of a raven and the neon colors really popped against the black.

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