Halloween Mantle

I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween.  I have to admit that decorating this year wasn’t high on my priority list.  Having just moved, the idea of unpacking all the decorations just to pack them back up in a few weeks didn’t thrill me.

But my 12 year old LOVES Halloween so we dug out as many decorations as we could find and did put them up.

I didn’t even take down the “decorations” we already had on the mantle, I just tried to make it look like they were part of the Spooky theme.  Haha  (Sometimes I’m so lazy it scares me!)

I bought these black branches from Pottery Barn after season on clearance.  Half of my crows are from Pottery Barn and half are from the dollar store and I can honestly NOT tell which are which.


My Halloween Candelabra didn’t fare too well in the move!  You know, the one I made  last year…that used to look like this.

I don’t think the movers even wrapped it because they took it off the truck like this!

3 strands of beads are lost but I fixed and glued what I could and then added some cute little metal spiders hanging from chains (another Pottery Barn after season clearance item) in the “bare” spots and it’s almost as good as new!

Only I can’t find the candles or the big black cat that were in the original picture.

But that gives me something to look forward to next year!

Happy Halloween (Almost)


Linking to Home Stories AtoZHalloween Mantle party.


  1. Looks GREAT!! Hope your party’s a huge success tonight! Talk to you soon! xoxo

  2. I love the candelabra. Heartbreaking that it got all messed up in the move. At least you were able to fix it…it looks great! Here’s to next year right? :)

  3. Love the tree full of crows. Very cool Sandra!

  4. I’m digging the crow tree! Great job… just think by next year you should be ready to really decorate! :)

  5. Love the Raven tree…..so gonna look for those branches…and love your candlabara….great job! Now I am off to take pictures of my mantle….