Picture Perfect Halloween Mantel Idea

Go batty for this Halloween mantel decorating idea

When it comes to decorating a Halloween mantel, you can cast a bewitching spell all season long by curating simple decor in a memorable way. Start by draping gray and black gauze over the mantel shelf; it allows for simple decorations, like bat cutouts and photo booth frames, to look both spooky and stylish. Read on to learn more on what makes a Halloween mantel display so wickedly dashing.

Picture Perfect Halloween Mantel How To



  • Gold photo booth frames
  • Bat cutouts
  • Gray gauze kit
  • Real or faux pumpkins
  • Halloween props
Photo booth frames

1) Photo booth frames

Empty frames are trendy in mantel displays, but nails leave holes when the season is over. Just use tape to hang these gold photo booth frames above your mantel.

Add texture

2) Add texture

Drape gray gauze from a Halloween gauze decorating kit down one side of your display. Use the included foam tape to attach the glittery bat cutouts.

Create a sense of depth

3) Create a sense of depth

Add more bats! These cardstock cutouts have spooky red eyes, and can be folded gently away from the wall to create a 3D "flying" effect.

Fall decor elements

4) Fall decor elements

Carefully select the items for your mantel; less is more! Include touches of fall, like real or faux pumpkins, to elevate the elegance.

Halloween props

5) Halloween props

To keep things classy, trade the bloody props for sleek and shiny crows or a bouquet of dark flowers with subtle hints of bone.

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