Jazz the Season up with a Little Hocus Pocus
Add a little magic to your October celebrations with a fun Hocus Pocus Halloween Mantle featuring glittery, bright colors combined with whimsical shapes and unique add-ins.
Let the Magic Begin
By now you know that I’m a die-hard Halloween fan. And frankly, after a blistering summer of roasting road trips and maniacal activity schedules to keep the resident teens entertained, I’m eager for a change of seasons. So when I came across this darling line of Halloween decor from Decorator’s Warehouse, I jumped at the chance to start the spooky season.
Embrace a Bit of Kitsch
As you can see, quirky and bright is the latest trend in Halloween decor. Sure, bats and spiders, and pumpkins feature prominently, but this year they sparkle with glitter and neon colors ranging from ghoulish electric green to bright pink.
Laying the Foundation
To create this Hocus Pocus Halloween mantle, I used black cheesecloth as the foundation for the mantel because it has that cobwebby haunted house vibe. To add height and focus to the project, I created a vine wreath using black flowers, curly eyeball sprays, glittery pink (yes pink!!) and purple ribbon, and shredded black raffia. I balanced the wreath’s height by propping up two contrasting signs on one side, and an eerie bat tree on the other.
Bright Fun Fill Ins
Next, it was time to fill in the mantel with some more glittery picks, a charming Halloween gnome (or is she just a big-nosed witch?), and of course pumpkins. It always takes me a little time to get things exactly how I want them, so there was lots of switching around, stepping back to check the effect, and then rearranging. But that’s all part of the fun!
I never stop at just decorating the mantel. Adding decorations around the fireplace lends a more complete look. I fell in love with the broom parking sign and knew it would be tall enough to create a focal point on the right side of the fireplace.
Adding a witchy broom and some pumpkins was a no-brainer. But I needed something on the opposite side to balance, but not detract. I settled on echoing the wreath decor by creating a complimentary lantern made with bright ribbon and glittery spiral picks. I love the addition of the second gnome and the unique pumpkins to set the larger item off. Notice I once again employed the black cheesecloth to add that haunted texture and tie the whole ensemble together.
So Hocus Pocus and Alakazam! A Halloween Mantle with magical glam!
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