This Halloween mantel is a little bit spooky Halloween mixed with some vintage Halloween decor with a few elegant Halloween decor touches sprinkled in.
This spooky skeleton Halloween mantel was one of those spur of the moment late night decorating adventures. Sometimes you just have to decorate when the inspiration strikes, and sometimes that inspiration comes at 11pm at night.
When I was first thinking of how I was going to decorate for Halloween, I had envisioned more of a vintage fall-oween feel and it somehow turned into this spooky Halloween skull mantel. I love the way that this turned out! Maybe I will save my Vintage Fall-oween mantel idea for next year! For now let me show you my spooky skull Halloween decorations!
Spooky Halloween Skull Mantel
Putting out some plastic skeletons is about as spooky as I get in the way of creepy halloween decorations. I like more of the creepy eerie halloween decorations over the gory scary stuff. Plus anything scarier then this would probably give my kids nightmares.
I picked up this vintage black metal tray at a thrift store this summer. As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to use it in my Halloween decorations. It is rather large so it was perfect for the focal centerpiece here and adds a nice vintage halloween touch to the mantel.
I also found another vintage silver tray at a garage sale down the road from me. I have been dreaming about finding another vintage tray, I had found 2 a few years ago and envisioned a way to decorate with them, but I needed 3 to complete the look in my head. Now it looks like I will finally be able to do it!
I like using silver in my halloween decorating, it creates an eerie elegant Halloween feel. Which it totally fun and makes for some hauntingly beautiful Halloween decorations. I used some vintage silver in last years Halloween home decor on my coffee table.
Using thrifted and vintage finds is a great way to create some upcycled halloween decorations. Speaking of upcycled halloween decorations, I actually have a few more on this spooky halloween mantel.
The brown amber bottles are all upcycled, some were once held medicine and the larger ones are Starbucks iced coffee bottles that I saved. They were the perfect size for these potion labels. I picked these apothecary labels up from the Target dollar spot, they are metal and really nice. Target Halloween decor is always so cute every year.
I also included some vintage silver pieces in with my Halloween cloches. For one of them I flipped a little silver bowl upside down to serve as the base and the other I used a little vintage silver sugar bowl to create a pedestal Halloween cloche and filled it with Spanish moss, a black feather and a mini skull. My cloche collection is growing and I absolutely love it! Cloches are so fun to decorate with!
This “31st” sign is a semi new DIY Halloween decoration. The sign was one that I bought from a handmade shop and my son colored on it with a permanent marker that he found. He also used the marker to draw a race track on the living room carpet, which is why we installed our DIY plank flooring in the living room. Fingers crossed that that stage in life is over!
I knew that I could give the sign new life so I held onto it and ordered a new one. The original sign had a buffalo check background that I loved so much and I just so happened to have some buffalo check wrapping paper from the Target dollar spot that I picked up last Christmas.
I cut a piece of buffalo check wrapping paper to fit and used some modge podge to glue it onto the sign. Then I took my vintage house numbers and screwed them right to the sign.
A new DIY Halloween decoration for my mantel!
One of my spooky halloween decor favorites is creepy cloth. I love the way that creepy cloth looks draped across my fireplace mantel. It is such an easy thing to decorate with. Drape creepy cloth across anything and it instantly turns into some spooky Halloween decor.
I have used this vintage chicken feeder tray in my home decor all over my house. I think this is the first time I have used it in my Halloween decorating. I used it as a candle tray for my Halloween mantel and it was fun to take pictures with the lit candles and then after I blew them out with the smoke swirling around. Talk about spooky!
Some white mums in some outdoor urn planters covered in spider webs and spiders finish off my spooky mantel decor look. A little of this stretch spider web goes a long way! I bought some spider ornaments from dollar tree and added them to the web for an extra spooky touch. These spiders are much larger then the ones that come with the spider webs.
I kept my current coffee table decor and just added some halloween touches to it by draping some spider web across it all along with one of the big spiders. I layered my easy DIY Halloween table runner under neath it for some more spider Halloween decor.
I will be sharing more of my Halloween home decor soon! I have that fun Witch’s Apothecary Table to share as well as my Vintage Farmhouse Halloween Cabinet! Here is a little look at them now.
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I am so excited to share these Halloween spaces with you!