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!!
nicole @ Scrap Me Baby says
Looks great! I think the smokey hurricane is awesome:)
Jennie Larsen says
LOVE IT BEV- LOVE!!!
I am so into the BLACK AND WHITE HALLOWEEN. I too, bought that awesome scrolly frame with the haunted image. I am going to spray paint it glossy white after Halloween.
GREAT JOB ON THE MANTEL.
GIRL! You’re my kinda Halloweener!
The smoke in the hurricanes is genius. So cool, goth, and contemporary. Love it.
Although…the roaches are giving me the heebie jeebies…but I guess that’s the point, right?!
This is absolutely incredible! I love it!!! You did a great job :)
Michele @ The Scrap Shopp says
I am DIGGING the black and white!! Fabulous reveal, my friend! Those glitter skulls almost look like they’re melting. â™¥ And those roaches? Ew! Love the upside down “dead” ones!
Michelle @ If Toys Could Talk says
I love it! It’s a wonderful grown-up way to decorate for Halloween. And I must admit, the roaches are probably my favorite part. :) I’ve pinned one of your photos for future decorating! http://pinterest.com/iftoyscouldtalk/halloween/
Karren Haller says
hey there stopping by to see what you have going on, WOW great mantel, ich the bugs. Great creativity!
Melody M. Nunez says
I’m with you on spooky versus gorey!
It’s FAB. Great job, Bev! :o)
Love it!!! I wish I had a mantel to decorate….I need a shelf…hmm. But I think you did a five star job on this.
[email protected] says
That rocks! I really love it. Those roaches are SUPER creepy – perfect for Halloween…but really creepy !
The Answer Is Chocolate says
Oh it’s fabulous Bev and it all ties together so perfectly. Oh man those roaches though! EEEEEEEKKKKK.
Laura @Ms Smartie Pants says
How cool! I love all the little touches, smokey glass AND so wishing I had kept my grandmas white lantern now! I wish you had shown the beware banner a little closer and if I am being totally honest,” the bows are distracting to me, so dark and that is where my eye went first, but there is way more cooler things to look at! ” :) she said with respect and love of your craftin in her heart! :)
Thanks for the feedback Laura. :) I posted about my pennant banner here: http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/10/gothic-halloween-pennant-banner/ – you can see some closeups in that post.
You just took Halloween decoration to the next level, seriously!! My favourite is Hurricane of the lamp :)
Kei @ Unfortunately Oh says
I do so love your mantel! It’s spooky, but totally classy too :D
The pictures and spider are creeping me out more than the roaches! lol I love how it turned out!
Debby Messner says
You did a good job on spooky……..those roaches are scary.
Creepy! (Oh how I hate bugs!!!). I love the starkness of it all, though. And that banner – so wicked cool!!!
Michelle L. says
I love every freaking bit of this, but ESPECIALLY the roaches!
LOVE.IT.ALL. Not sure how a halloween mantel can be both beautiful and spooky, but you pulled it off my friend :) LOVE those pictures from michaels…Im going to have to stop by there tomorrow!
Eek!! Those roaches take it over the top. Fabulously ooky!!
Beautiful so wish I had a mantel again to decorate love everything you did and the wreath tutorial is fabulous!
This is all amazing. Your mantle is gorgeously spooky!! I love those pictures from Michaels. Had them on my wish list but the budget is too tight. Maybe I’ll be able to get them on clearance. That would be fun.
Kim @todayismysome-day says
This is great! I really love the smokey glass and of course the wreath. BUT, the roaches are creeping me out! I live in South GA, where those things are rampant and we call ’em Palmetto bugs! They are horrid little creatures that will fly at you if you happen upon them at night! Ick!
Super creepy Bev! UGH, the roaches are making me itch. Hehehe
Lorrie Everitt says
this is awesome! thanks for sharing!!
Oh my goodness i LOVE IT! out of all the holloween decorated mantels i’ve seen yours is by far my favorite!!!!
I’m also a new follower! I’d love if you’d follow back!!
Oh, Beverly! I am in LOVE with this! I want you to box it up and send it to me. RIGHT. NOW. FANTASTIC job!!
oh my this is super creative and amazing!!! i think the roaches are stinking CREEPY-ah they make my skin crawl!! but i love this despite that :)
that is so cute. a little gore, without being uber-gore. i love the glittery skulls in the container (and, my mommy brain quit working and i can’t think of what the “glass container” is called). great job!!
Fantastic Halloween post! It turned out great . What a spooky idea.Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)
Well done! Your mantle makes me smile with all the special details and extras. I’m loving the contrast of black and white this year, too, tho I don’t have a great fireplace to decorate. I’m making do! So what do you have planned for Christmas? Would a black and white Christmas be too plain? Hmmm.
Vivienne @ The V Spot says
I love it! I want you to know I clicked on the thumbnail at Rook 17 because it caught my eye… I did not know this was you until I got here. In other words, it looks FAB! Love, love, love that dead roaches. Gah!
I love the black/white decor! Very lovely! I seriously jumped and got chills with that roach close-up… those give me the eebie jeebies! :)
Absolutely GORGEOUS Bev!!! I love the black and white!
This came out great!! I like the color scheme and I love the netting on the mirror! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/bedazzle-me-monday-4.html
I think it’s stunning!
Spooky fun, totally looks like the haunted mansion at Disneyland! Fantastic job!
Cat Martin says
Great job! Love all the black and white Gothic look. Dad was right love the smokey look of the glass. Thoses roaches are loving it too…lol….
Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 says
Bev, your mantel is exquisite! I was over at the CSI Project today and clicked a few of the entries that caught my eye. I was tickled, but not surprised, when this one turned out to be yours, my friend!
I especially love the roaches and the creepy photos!
You’ve got the “spirit” hahahaha
your mantel looks great bev!
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!
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
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.
Jenn H says
LOVE your mantel!! So cute. You really did a great job. Great details and everything!!
Ashley G says
I’m getting ready to start collecting things for my Halloween mantel this year and I love yours! Thanks for the inspiration!
I think your mantel is amazing!!! Great detail. I REALLY love the wreath. Great Job!!!!!
Michele N says
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.
Cindy Casique says
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.