It is spooky season! I will admit that I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but I will decorate a bit for my kids. I have decorated using the traditional black and orange color scheme before but have found I prefer to keep it to black and white Halloween decor. Over the years I have collected some fun decor items that I can reuse in new ways each year. I like to keep things simple.
I started growing white pumpkins several years ago so I always had plenty for my fireplace mantel and front porch. They can even get reused for Thanksgiving decor later. Whether they care cascading down your porch steps, sitting on your Thanksgiving table as a centerpiece, or on a spooky Halloween mantel in your living room, they are a great versatile item to have.
Black Crows * Paper Bats * Skull * Cauldron * Cloche * Creepy Cloth * Spiders *Candlesticks * Books * Potion Bottles
I cut out some black bats out of cardstock paper and glued them to some wire. I attached the wire to a black metal house so it looked like the paper bats were flying out of the chimney. It was as a cheap and simple way to visually take up a lot of wall space.
I love this black gauzy fabric. It reminds me of a mummy or maybe old spider webs. It easily drapes over the mantle, TV, or even a dining room table as a Halloween table runner.
I order these crows from Amazon a few years ago and love adding them to my mantel. What is more creepy than a black crow?
Since my candle sticks are black, I opted to add white candles. But if you had brass candlesticks, black candles would be a nice choice. I light mine until they get all drippy. I like the look of the wax spilling down the sides.
Last year I made this Halloween sign to cover the TV. Halloween signs are a fun way to add some wall art and fill in big areas. It was a fun DIY project to do and you can see the tutorial HERE.
This year instead of bats, I decided to have black spiders crawling up the wall. It made me think of the classic movie Arachnophobia! I don't like most scary movies, but that is one I will watch.
You can buy inexpensive small skulls, a skeleton hand, or full white skeletons at any big box store. They creep me out so I just use one and call it good. Sometimes I put it on a pedestal and under a cloche.
This year I added a black cauldron. For the photoshoot I added water and dry ice. If you are having a Halloween party, this would be a nice touch. The little spell book I ordered this year goes well next to it. I spray painted some vases and glass bottles I already had on hand to look like the spooky ingredients for the spells.
I think next year I will ad a cute Halloween banner that hangs on the mantel. Maybe it will be little ghosts!
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For someone who doesn't really like Halloween, you sure did a good job. The mantel looks great!
Thank you Beverly! :)
Black and white is a great combo for Halloween and spookiness. I love everything you created! Visiting from Gluten Free A-Z Blog