I love decorating for Halloween, do you? I think it’s just a time that you can get really creative with your home decor, have fun with it and think outside the box. I like going a little vintage, spooky using natural elements and not gory. For more ideas you can visit this post Spooky Halloween Pretties & Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Blog Hop Or this post Pretty spooky things… I also created a fun wreath you can see here How To Make A Simple Inexpensive Spooky Halloween Wreath
For this years spooky decor, I went with a vintage vibe. But I also wanted to style the mantel 2 different ways changing out just a few items to give you some options
I started with a basic backdrop using my mirror from everyday, then brought in some branches from the yard and placed a gauze fabric on the mantel.
Then I added crows, real pumpkins, candlesticks and a skull to keep it simple and more natural
On the second one, I glammed it up by switching out to glittered pumpkins and some embellished “poison” bottles.
For the pumpkins, I just brushed on thin glittering glue and sprinkled glitter all around working in sections. Be sure to place paper down to catch all the extra glitter!
For the wine bottles, I removed the labels and added these spooky labels I got from Michaels. However, I don’t think they carry them any longer. I’ve linked a few cute options at the end of the post and you kind find several designs available on Pinterest and Etsy shops you can order or download. Then just glue label onto your bottle and edge it with glitter paint pens. In place of the cork, I used a clump of moss, some sticks and then tied a mini skeleton with some vintage ribbon. Super easy and inexpensive.
I’m loving my table this year. I went with a skeleton theme and added some dry ice elements to give it a ghoulish feel. I purchased the dry ice at my local grocery store. I tried to stay a little with the vintage glam feel but decided to use the formality of the black and not incorporate the glitter Decor.
For the place settings, I used gauze fabric cut into squares as the place mat/base of the plates. Then I used a black charger and an every day dinner plate. To add a little whimsey and pattern I placed a check napkin on the plate to give a little spotlight to the cute skeleton appetizer plates. Next, I gathered up the flatware and tied it up with some gauze and added a skeleton to it.
To create the centerpiece, I nestled a plastic cauldron in the center of a faux feather wreath to give a spooky feel with texture. I placed a glass bowl inside the cauldron and put some dry ice and water inside it. To give it height I put a florist block on top of the bowl and placed a skull in the center. I then tucked a little gauze around to hide the florist block. I love the unexpected pop of color with the orange flowers. One final touch was to add some branches from the yard and place some spiders in various places . I then added battery operated candles to my sconces and placed a skeleton on top then draped more of the gauze over them to tie in the whole theme.
Another fun addition was to hang mini cauldrons from the chandelier and add some dry ice. It gives such a spooky dramatic feel to the whole look.
For more drama, I added votive candles around the centerpiece to give a warm cozy look.
Entry Way Table Vignette
Anther place I added some touches of Halloween decor is on the entryway table. I started by draping some of the creepy fabric on the base then placed an old vintage suitcase on top it. For some extra height I used a white cake plate to house the cloche with moss and glitter covered bones. More branches from the yard create the backdrop and give more texture.Of course I also had to add more spiders.
Next to the suitcase, I just used my everyday wood candlesticks and draped gauze over the top. I also draped a little gauze over the light sconces. Above the vignette I placed a pretty black feather wreath and I love how much more texture and variety it gave to the whole vignette.
Then of course I hung my spooky wreath on the barn door to tie both areas in together. You can see how to make the wreath here. How To Make A Simple Inexpensive Spooky Halloween Wreath
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I hope you enjoyed the Halloween ideas. Let me know what you think and send me pictures if you use any of these ideas, I would love to see them. Be sure to subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already. That way you’ll get an update every time a new post comes out. There will be so much fun stuff over the coming months with all the holidays approaching. I can’t wait to share all the fun ideas I have to share.