Are you decorating for Halloween yet? Today I have a fun DIY Halloween Mantel to share, that is almost entirely handmade from fabric and other craft items! Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores is helping bloggers get inspired this Holiday Season with Creativity made Simple, a fun new campaign that will bring loads of holiday inspired DIY projects your way over the next few months!
Halloween Mantel DIY
We are having some fun with Halloween this year, and it is in a big part thanks to Jo-Anns. I don’t normally do a lot of decorations for any holidays outside of Christmas, but sometimes you just need a gentle nudge and some inspiration. I have to admit, it was so much fun making this Halloween Crafty Mantel! Not only was I able to get my kids involved in the creation process, but it was all super easy to make, budget friendly, and FUN!
Let me break it down for you…
The Handmade Halloween Mantel DIY, piece by piece:
Halloween Mantel Ingredients:
- Handmade Halloween Tree
- Boo Sign DIY
- Decoupaged Pumpkins
- Felt Wool Eyeballs
- Styrofoam Spooky Eyes Craft
- Fabric banner
- Fabric Wreaths
- Black Cut Out Scaredy Cats
HALLOWEEN MANTEL DIRECTIONS:
- Materials: Ceramic Pot, Ribbon, Fabric, Scissors, Styrofoam insert, Sticks / Branches, Black Spray Paint
- Cut fabric so that it is large enough to go up and around the ceramic pot on all sides.
- Starting from one corner, pull up the edge of the fabric and push inside of the ceramic pot.
- Repeat for all fabric edges.
- Tie Ribbon into bow around outer pot.
- If turning fabric pot into a Halloween Tree, get Styrofoam insert that is the same size as your ceramic pot opening.
- Insert Styrofoam insert into pot firmly.
- Spray paint sticks / branches black from all angles in a well ventilated area (outdoors). Let dry.
- Stick the bottom of your branches / sticks directly into the Styrofoam and you are done!
- Materials: Wood frames (3), White & Orange Paint, Paint Brush, Q-Tip, Black ‘B’ ‘O’ ‘O’ Letters (to fit inside frame), Green Paper, Scissors, Double Sided Tape
- Using your paint brush and white paint, carefully paint the outside of your wooden frames. Let dry.
- Using a Q-Tip and the orange paint, make orange polka dots along the outside of the frames over the white paint.
- Repeat for all 3 frames and let dry.
- Cut paper to fit inside the frames.
- Place paper inside of frames in lieu of photographs.
- Using double sided strong tape, place tape along the wrong side of each letter. Stick letters directly onto the front of the glass frame. And you are finished!
Instructions: Using fabric and mod podge, simply apply fabric directly to plastic pumpkin and allow to dry! For a more thorough tutorial, you can visit Smashed Peas & Carrots:
Felt Wool Eyeballs:
Styrofoam Spooky Eye Craft
Materials: Styrofoam balls, black felt circles with sticky backs.
Instructions: Simply stick the black felt circle directly onto the Styrofoam ball, and you are in business!
Inspired by: Better Homes & Gardens
The one part of the entire mantel that is not handmade, but it could be! Fabric banners and buntings have been around the block and back in the blog world, check out this one by Craftaholics Anonymous.
- Materials: Wire Wreath Frame, 1 yd. Black Felt, 1 yd. Black Spooky Fuzzy Fabric, Scissors, Pipe Cleaners, Ribbon, Small Ornaments and other Decorations
- Cut felt in half lengthwise, wrap both pieces around metal wire wreath frame.
- Tuck felt in at various spots around wreath.
- Cut your fuzzy fabric in half as well, and wrap around wreath until it completes a full circle.
- Using your pipe cleaners, wrap around the entire wreath in various intervals, pulling the pipe cleaner tights and securing together in the back.
- Repeat all around the wreath, tucking under any fabric cut edges inside the pipe cleaner.
- Add ornaments and other decorations to the wreath as desired.
- Add a bow with your ribbon, and you are finished! Hang and enjoy.
Black Cut Out Scaredy Cats
Materials: Black thick paper, Scissors.
Instructions: Simply cut out the shape of a black scaredy cat silhouette and secure to the wall with tape!
Thanks so much to Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores for providing me with a Gift Card to help provide for this fun Halloween Mantel!
Want to see some of the other crafts bloggers are coming up with?
Be sure to check out #spookyspaces all month long on Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest for loads of inspiration to help get you in the Halloween mood. And for your very own Jo-Ann’s coupon, see below…
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…