Halloween Decorating Ideas

If you are down to the wire to get your Halloween decorations out or just looking to step it up for your upcoming Halloween party or if you are hosting a costume party – I’ve got six amazing Halloween decorating ideas and Halloween fireplace mantels that will make you want to rearrange your hearth for the coming spooky festivities.


The carved flames on these pumpkins are stunning but easy enough to create yourself!  The layered spooky framed art over the hearth makes this fireplace mantle fun and whimsical too.

All that glitters is the theme with this Halloween fireplace set up – including the black glitter painted skeleton.  It totally works- when the lights go out everything will shimmer in the firelight and light up some candles at night for even more sparkle.

If you are short on Halloween decorations and time, this simple fireplace mantel setup is perfect.  Only a few basic decorations adorn this fireplace for black and white elegance.

In case you have not noticed, the Halloween trend this year is pose-able skeletons.  The human size skeletons are so versatile and you can really get creative with setting them up in funny scenes.  This steampunk themed fireplace features a repetition of over-sized skulls and a unique letter banner hanging from a shower curtain rod.

So there you have it-six creative Halloween decorating ideas to help you get your fireplace ready to greet your guests at your spooky soiree!

If you are still in need of Day of the Dead and Halloween decorations at a great sale price to store until next year, be sure to stop by any of my shops for some last minute Halloween deals –





Click here to visit all my previous –  HALLOWEEN THEMED POSTS  if you need some additional quick Halloween party table setup ideas, like this one below –

Plus I have a round up and how to for using paper plates for easy party table backgrounds – HERE

Have a safe and fun Halloween!



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Halloween Ghost Lollipops

How to Make Halloween Ghost Lollipops – Quick & Easy Tutorial

I am sure you have seen these Halloween ghost lollipops on Pinterest and other websites but I wanted to share my sparkly version and the easy instructions for making these little adorable Halloween lollipop ghost treats!  Let’s get started! Gather your supplies.


  • Scissors
  • Dum Dums suckers (or any brand of round suckers)
  • White Tissue Paper
  • Tulle Fabric (or any white fabric)
  • Baker’s Twine (or thin ribbon)
  • Stickles Glitter Glue (Black Diamond)


Once you have all your supplies, this project only takes about 15 minutes to make 12 or so of these cute ghosts.  I promise, this project goes fast!  Which makes it a great treat if you are under the wire to get some favors or treats made for a Halloween classroom party!

Step 1:  Cut all your fabric and tissue paper into small rectangles, or you can cut them into perfect squares- I preferred mine to be a little uneven so they would look more like ghost sheets. Also, if you don’t have any white fabric or tulle, you can actually use white paper towels to make these as well.  Since I used a sheer sparkly tulle fabric, I wanted to cover the colorful Dum Dum wrappers, so I used two layers of tissue paper wrapped around my suckers first.  Also, cut your ribbon or baker’s twine into about 6 inch long strips.

Step 2:  Hold your sucker upright and lay your piece of cut fabric/tulle on top of the sucker. Once you have wrapped your Dum Dum top, cinch the fabric around the base of the sucker, where it meets the stick and hold firmly and lay your sucker flat and tie up the base with your ribbon or twine and tie tightly with a bow. I used a baker’s twine with a metallic silver ply, for an extra shimmer in the bow- but you can certainly use thin ribbon in any design or solid color.

I tied up all my suckers all at once to make the process go faster, before I started adding the faces.  You can actually give these little ghosts without faces too-

Step 3:  Next, uncap your Stickles glitter and add your two eyes and mouth to the front of each tied up sucker.

TIP:  I created my long faces of my ghosts by adding a large dot and then using the end of my Stickles tip, I pulled the glob of glue downward.  This gives your ghost faces a droopy and ghostlike appearance.

That’s it!  Three steps and you are done.  Let your Halloween ghost favors dry overnight and they are ready to go.  I love this project because there is no baking and no sewing and kids love them too.

These would look great poked into a Styrofoam block and displayed standing up, as cupcake toppers or fill up a Halloween decorated basket with these adorable ghosts.

If you need more Halloween inspiration, click – HERE for all my previous Halloween ideas here on the blog.

Be sure to stop by my Etsy shops to get your last minute Halloween decorations and home decor-







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