This colorful candy Halloween mantel was inspired by Nerds and SweetTarts. It combines the fun candy colors with a few black and white pieces for a festive mantel. Best of all, it can later be handed out to trick or treaters or enjoyed by you!
I’m so terrible about photographing and getting my home decor up on the blog within a reasonable time frame! Here we are, the week of Halloween, and I’m just now sharing my mantel. It’s been decorated since the beginning of the month, but I just never bothered to share. Which is weird because I actually really love this mantel! It may be one of my favorites that I’ve ever done. I always let symmetry, what people will think and practicality get in my head and I end up overthinking and am never 100% in love with what I come up with. This year I committed to 2 things: spend a minimal amount of money and HAVE FUN! The result was this fun, colorful candy Halloween mantel.
Jesse’s latest hobby gave me a lot of fun colorful backdrops to choose from. He’s been creating abstract art in a variety of colors, so I just picked from one of his 50 paintings in the garage. I tried to find the ones that reflected the colors of Nerds and SweetTarts the most, but they aren’t all the same color or style to keep it visually interesting. I’ve been really into layering art for the backdrop of my mantels because it adds so much dimension (and, of course, color!)
All of the decorations for my colorful candy Halloween mantel either came from Target or At Home, though I did make a few of them several years ago. I’m a fan of buying seasonal decor on clearance and saving it, or buying smaller items at a cheaper price in general. None of the items are online anymore, but here’s a list of where I got everything anyway so you can be on the lookout next year. (From left to right):
Green pumpkin – Dollar Tree foam pumpkin (I painted it all green so it wasn’t bright punch-you-in-the-face orange anymore.)
Black and white mini pumpkins – Target Dollar Spot
White pumpkin with sprinkles – At Home
Colorful mini skulls – At Home
Trick or Treat sign – Target Dollar Spot
White pumpkin with long stem – Real from a local pumpkin patch
Grey ceramic mini pumpkin – Target Dollar Spot
Black glitter pumpkin – Target Dollar Spot
Green ceramic mini pumpkin – Target Dollar Spot
Bat and ghost garland – The bats and ghosts came from JoAnn Fabric, but I made the garland
Check out some of my past Halloween mantels here: