It's September, which means it is time to decorate for fall & Halloween! (I catch a lot of flak in my house for how early in September I want to start decorating, but it's my favorite season and I do what I want! )
The first thing I do when staging a mantel is get the basics arranged. I have a small cabinet filled with books (Goodwill finds - $.50 to $1.00), to help add height to items and add color and interest. For Halloween, I use spooky titles and colors! And who doesn't like sparkly skulls in a jar??
Once the main content is arranged as I like (varying heights, small vignettes), I start to add some details. I decided to go with some spooky spiderwebs and this fabulous bat garland I found at Hobby Lobby.
A good start, but it needs more fullness. So I grabbed my bag of fall stems and started layering them, along with some battery operated candles. (These have a remote control, so I can hide them under the leaves and still get them to work.)
Got a side-eye from this guy!
Here's a bright view.
Completed mantel with the candles 'lit'! Hope you like it!
More Haunting Halloween Decorating Ideas!
- Books (Goodwill)
- Spider webbing/spiders (Amazon)
- Battery powered candles w/remote (Amazon)
- Floral stems (Hobby Lobby)
- Bat garland (Hobby Lobby)
- Existing decor (My stash! :))