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10 Inspirations For Smashing Halloween Fireplace Mantels

When you think of decorating your fireplace, it’s often Christmas that gets first billing. But, this year, consider dressing up the focal point of your home for Halloween. You can take it in any spooky direction your imagination wanders. There is one caveat, however. If you plan on lighting a fire, keep the decorations away from the flames.

This moody look comes from Home Depot and Johnny Love. If you want to know how you can replicate some of these creepy ideas, click here.

For these ghostly portraits, simply find interesting faces online, print them out and glue them to black construction paper or cardboard that’s been spray painted black or silver.

No one said that eerie couldn’t be contemporary and sleek. Right?

You can start with this black lace cobweb mantel scarf from Party City, then take it from there.

I love this fireplace overflowing with carved pumpkins and candles. So easy to create. If you’ve got young children and pets in the house, consider flameless (battery operated) candles.

Here’s a similar idea, but even easier. Paint the pumpkins, instead of carving. But, I miss the glow from the candles. What do you think? Also, you easily could keep these pumpkins hanging around through Thanksgiving. As long as you don’t need to light a fire, naturally.

Pumpkin garland and a spider-filled wreath. Simple and perfect for a little pop of Halloween.

Love this modern take on Halloween, which shows that you can sidestep the norm with plenty of panache.

These classic harlequin candles, and the whole tableau from Grandlin Road, add an elegant touch to your Halloween mantel. In fact, you could keep those around through the holidays.

A little touch of spook doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style, as you can see by this handsome decorated fireplace that says happy Halloween without screaming bad taste.

Have you decorated your fireplace for Halloween? Come on, brag a little. We want to see. Send your photographs to or post them on Instagram with the hashtag #AJCdiy.

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Laura Fries 4 The Home Depot

October 10th, 2013
4:01 pm

Thanks for including our Style Challenge images in the post! We’re SUPER excited about the great ideas from our bloggers. If your readers are interested, the entire series can be found at

Thanks again for featuring us!

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