Halloween Mantle Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

Halloween Mantle Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven

I love to decorate for Halloween so today I thought I would share with all of you how I decorated my halloween mantle this year. I wanted to keep with the theme of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.  It is a classic poem that is perfectly spooky and creepy for this time of year.

I started off by added some black swag fabric that I found at the Dollar Tree
Halloween Mantle Idea
I rummaged through our garage and found this old window.  It is grimy, dirty and has peeling paint.  I didn’t clean it off or anything just set it on my mantle.
Halloween Mantle Idea
I made these Nevermore woods blocks just for this mantle.  The word Nevermore is from The Raven poem.


I then added some other fun things like a Raven, skull and a wood board depicting a Raven.  I may add some spiderweb and spiders once I have a moment to run to the store, but for now this is my Halloween mantle and I love it!
Halloween Mantle Idea

 Do you decorate for Halloween? Do you have a Halloween Mantle?


Andrea is the owner of Tales Of An Overstuffed Princess. Her greatest joys in life are her two kids and husband, although coffee, reality TV, the New England Patriots and a good book are up there too.
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  1. Wow that looks awesome! We don’t have a mantle to dress up.

  2. we don’t have a mantle but we do decorate for Halloween

  3. I really like that. It’s simple but smart!

  4. Love that you didn’t clean the window you found – how authentic!

  5. I decorate more outside. I love your mantel!

  6. I wish I had a mantle, but that is awesome!!

  7. I so need to copy this! :) I love Edgar Allan Poe. My son did the “Conqueror Worm” for an audition piece recently. And “The Raven” is my all-time favorite poem!

  8. Oooh, so spooky! I love it!

  9. I LOVE it!

  10. That is so creative, love The Raven.

  11. Looks great I love it.

  12. What a great idea!

  13. I don’t decorate inside my home for Halloween any more. Your DIY craft is great! I love the theme.

  14. I really like it! It fits well with an eerie Halloween theme.

  15. Love it!

  16. Thanks Everyone! I am so glad you like it, it was fun to make!

  17. Wow! That is a fantastic mantle display! I decorate for Halloween, but unfortunately, we don’t have a mantle. :( I so miss having a mantle to decorate during the holidays.

  18. It looks SO super awesome! I love the poem and how you incorporated it with this time of year.

  19. Love this! Our place is too small for holding decorations during off season so we don’t :(

  20. That looks awesome!

  21. I love your mantle and your letters Summer!

  22. Ooohh I love that!

  23. Oooooo — I HAVE THAT OLD WINDOW!!!! It’s in my closet right now because I’ve never really known what to do with it. THIS IS GENIUS!!!!

  24. You did such a great job!

  25. Absolutely love it, Summer! I’m a big Poe fan, and you struck the perfect balance of elegance and macabre in your mantle.

    Happy Halloween!

  26. oh that is fantastic! I don’t decorate for Halloween, but a lot of our neighbors do, and it sure is starting to look spooky around our cul-de-sac!

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