25 Halloween Decoration Ideas for a Cute Halloween Mantel

These Halloween decoration ideas are the perfect blend of cute and spooky. Give your fireplace or floating shelf a new look this fall with these easy ways to decorate a Halloween mantel. 

Halloween is almost here and I can’t wait to decorate my home with pumpkins, wreaths, and skeletons. I love affordable DIY decorations so I found 25 cute and spooky Halloween decoration ideas for mantels I can’t wait to share with you.

From black and white Halloween mantels or vintage Halloween mantels to glowing Halloween silhouette mantels and even tomb Halloween mantels, these ideas will bring your Halloween decor to the next level.

No fireplace and mantel? Try one of these mantel alternatives to decorate each holiday!

Check out the Halloween decoration ideas below for your mantel or shelf, and click each link for directions and more details.

Our Favorite Halloween Decoration Ideas for Mantels

Fall and Halloween Decorating Ideas for Mantels Fireplaces and Shelves

Our combination Fall and Halloween Mantel includes flowers, pumpkins, lanterns, lights and a garland — oh, and don’t forget a spooky skull and disembodied hand.

Retro Vintage Printable Halloween Bunting Garland With Jack O Lanterns And Black Cat #remodelaholic

Are you a little bit farmhouse? or a little bit vintage? Why not BOTH with our easy printable bunting garland set! Choose gingham + pumpkins or retro jack-o-lanterns and black cats.

Holiday Countdown Board 02 Halloween

I still love my shelf-sitter dollar store skeleton hack and our printable holiday countdown cards make every holiday even more fun! Between the countdown and the holiday art set (with those spooky watercolor ghosts), you’re halfway to a decorated mantel already! Add this printable Halloween sign, too.

Dollar Store Halloween Hacks And Mantel Decor @Remodelaholic 64

Save the budget for the Halloween candy instead of the decor with these DIY Halloween decorating ideas from the dollar store!

25 More Halloween Decoration Ideas for a Shelf, Mantel, or Console Table

An adorable kids-can-do Spider Garland by Oh My Creative will fit right in with your cute Halloween decorations on a mantel, shelf, or staircase.

Keep it simple and silly with a Dancing Skeleton Halloween Garland and Mantel at Knock Off Decor.

Faux Fall Mantel for DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

Add some modern blue to the mix by using a refinished dresser as a mantel, like Cherished Bliss did with their Fall Mantel {Orange & Aqua}. 

Check out the creepy cameo cutouts on the mantel in this Halloween House Tour by The Kim Six Fix.

Who says Halloween has to be orange? This Black & White Halloween Mantel from The Crafted Sparrow has plenty of monochromatic black and white spookiness!

Vintage black and white halloween mantel | Easy DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

Another not-orange Halloween mantel: This Vintage Black And White Halloween Mantel by Flamingo Toes features some creepy crows and other fun vintage finds.

Hit up our favorite affordable decor spot with this Dollar Store Halloween Mantel from Housewife Eclectic.

I love the old-timey spooky feel of the black and white photos and old books in this Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Mantel from Confessions of a Serial DIYer.

Halloween Crow Mantel Garland Holder | DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

Hang a paper garland or any garland from a set of DIY Halloween Crows Garland Holder by Oh My Creative.

Minimal decor, maximum cuteness with this Halloween Mantel + Free Downloads from IHeart Naptime.

Vintage + creepy come together so well in this Tomb Sweet Tomb Halloween Mantel from Flamingo Toes.

Faux Halloween Mantel with Bats | DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

It all Started With Paint added some easy bat and ravens to create a Halloween Mantel … Er, Fantel.

Create a creepy Halloween village for a Spooky Black Halloween Mantel like Knock Off Decor.

Creating your own Halloween decorations is a great way to make a splash without much cash! See How To Stencil & Distress A Wooden Sign (and My Halloween Mantel) from The Kim Six Fix.

glowing Halloween silhouette mantle | DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

What’s simpler and spookier than a Glowing Halloween Silhouette Mantel like The Kim Six Fix’s?

At Charlotte’s House added spiderwebs and pumpkins to create A Moderately Spooky Space for Halloween.

This Halloween Spider Garland looks so perfectly creepy with the witches’ brews and other Halloween decoration ideas from Design Improvised.

easy to make pumpkin hoops | DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

Quick, cheap and Easy Halloween Pumpkin Hoops — it’s the trifecta over at Hey Let’s Make Stuff.

Can you spy the Halloween decorations in Hawthorne and Main’s Fall Mantel? 

Cockroaches and candlesticks make for a creepy Halloween Mantel Reveal! at Flamingo Toes.

pretty halloween mantel | Halloween Decoration Ideas

Positively Splendid knocked it out of the park with the spidery lace and witches elements on this Halloween Mantel. 

A giant skull is flanked by spooky scientific diagrams in this Halloween Entry Way from The Crafted Sparrow.

Can you tell there’s someone (or something) watching you? My Spooky Halloween Mantel from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.

Pumpkins, cobwebs, wreaths, and a trick or treat bunting come together wonderfully in this Halloween Mantel DIY from Me Sew Crazy.

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DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas for Mantels and Shelves | A little bit cute, a little bit creepy, and a whole lot of Halloween decoration ideas for a mantel, shelf, or console table. #remodelaholic

Originally published 10.07.16. Updated 10.12.19.


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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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