Quick and Easy Halloween Mantel

Yes, I’m backing up to Halloween after a Christmas post but you haven’t seen my Quick and Easy Halloween Mantel.

Mantel half
It is pretty simple this year.

trophy with pumpkin

You saw a photo of the trophy I purchased on Etsy in an earlier post.  I’ve been looking for trophies for a while and this is the first one I found at a good price.

Halloween BirdsThese birds took the place of the ghost banner that I made here.  My granddaughter didn’t like the ghosts but you really can’t see the birds against the stacked stone fireplace.

trophy & urn

The black urns were a Hobby Lobby purchase when they were 50% off.

Skulls and urn

You’ve seen this skull vase filler before.

Skulls in vase

It’s my Skull Vase Filler Pottery Barn Style.

Halloween Mantel

I used my B O O letters tied together with raffia from last year but hung them in a jaunty way. Hanging them this way was a bit of an accident but I liked it and left it this way.  This whole mantel came together in about 10 minutes.

Please be sure to come back tomorrow when I am sharing more Quick and Easy Holiday Décor and More.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail on the right, so you will never miss a post.  Thank you for visiting.



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