Halloween Mantel and Wreath {Tutorial}

Can you believe it is October already? Getting out the Halloween decor was an exciting and depressing mix of emotions. I love the Summer heat and the freedom that we have to enjoy our days without crazy schedules. On the flip side, I love the structure that the Fall season brings along with all of the upcoming holidays and crafts that come along with the holidays. I guess I won’t ever be totally satisfied! One thing to be happy about? My Halloween mantel this year. I love it! It is the first year that I can have a real Halloween display this large.

I find myself walking by and just staring at it. I love how it turned out!
I lined my door shelf with orange polka dot wrapping paper to give it a splash of color and something to build on as a background. I found the lace at JoAnn fabric and taped it onto the wrapping paper. I made the wreath (tutorial is later in this post) and I made the countdown pumpkin as well. The candy corns were a hand me down from my mom. The spider web place mat was found at the dollar store. The trick or treat sign was a Hobby Lobby find a few years ago. The black vase was purchased at Downeast Home a few years ago. The Halloween box was a prize I won from Aunt Elsie’s at Gardner Village. How do you think it turned out?
Now for the wreath. It was so easy!
1. You need…
Black fabric
Black Tulle
Rotary Cutter (optional)
Glue Gun
Mini Witch Hat
2. Cut your black fabric into strips
3. Wrap your wreath with the fabric strips. Glue the fabric down as you go.
4. Wrap the tulle around the wreath, leaving it a little airy and fluffy.
5. Put another layer of tulle where the wreath needs more volume.
6. Place hat and feathers where you want them and glue them to the wreath. Add buttons and accessories as you wish!
What did I tell ya? Stinkin’ easy right!?!
Does your house look spooky yet? What colors did you go with?


  1. Lady Behind The Curtain says

    I LOVE your decorations! Please come over and party with me at Cast Party Wednesday!
    Thanks! ~Sheryl~

  2. So so cute! You have the best ideas and you are so creative! You need to come help me with my decorations. I am so boring. SO BORING. You would probably just die if you saw them. I think they are pretty much all black and white…and grey. hahaha.

  3. Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box says

    That wreath is so spooky! πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up! πŸ™‚

  4. I love everything about this and have *got* to Pin that countdown pumpkin! Love your blog, I’m your newest follower on GFC and Pinterest.

  5. jessica {creative index} says

    very cute! love the wreath and the countdown pumpkin!

  6. Cute wreath! Love the countdown pumpkin!

  7. I love your stuff! You’ve got a great blog and I just became a follower πŸ™‚

  8. I love your black wreath! Witches are one of my favorite thing at halloween

  9. Bookish Times says

    love the photos and awesome blog πŸ˜€ **New Follower**

  10. Jess @ Spool and Spoon says

    I adore the countdown pumpkin! So stinkin cute. (also — thanks for stopping by!)

  11. MommaChelle says

    what a cute cute display!

  12. Katie Drane says

    What a cute idea! You come up with such great projects! I love reading your blog πŸ™‚


  13. Adorable!! Perfect for Halloween! We’d love for you to link this up to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/10/riverton-housewives-round-up-35.html

  14. Jennie Larsen says


  15. So awesome! Here from Under The Table, now following

    xoxo, Tanya

  16. BeanBugCrafts says

    Cute display! Love the pumpkin & your Trick or Treat Sign! Found your post from the Brassy Apple Linky party. Thanks for sharing!

    Anna @ Bean Bug Crafts

  17. The feathers really make the wreath pop.

  18. I love it! Everything about it is so fun and whimsical. If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up to my Pin Party.


  19. thanks for sharing.

  20. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts says

    Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured today! – Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  21. I love the wreath!! So fun! Thanks for sharing your great idea with the ‘Or so she says…’ readers! The newest link party just kicked off today (every Sat. – Tues), I would love to have you back! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  22. This is just adorable and the tutorial makes it so easy to follow. Love it!


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