Spooky Season is upon us! Whether we are attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World, baking ALL the fall treats, brewing up our favorite Pumpkin Chai Latte or just enjoying the cooler, crisp air, you can believe that we will be enjoying every minute of the fall season. So our home décor is no different! And what better Disney attraction to honor during the spookiest time of year than Haunted Mansion? So we decided to come up with a super simple, Haunted Mansion Inspired Mantle that almost any foolish mortal can materialize! Even if you’re not hosting 999 haunted this year, there’s no better way to get into the spirit of the season.
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How to Make a Mickey Wreath
We decided to create a Haunted Mansion inspired Mickey Wreath for our mantle as the focal point for the display. If you’re not looking to add a Mickey to your décor, you can skip the extra smaller wreaths that make up the ears on the Mickey wreath. For the wreath, you’ll want the following items.
Mickey Wreath Supplies
- 2 6 inch grapevine wreaths
- 10 inch grapevine wreath
- Black Spray Paint
- Black Glitter Spray Paint
- Floral Wire
- Hot Glue Gun
Spray Painting Your Mickey Wreath
To create your wreath, make sure you are in a well ventilated area, and be sure to use gloves and a mask if you plan to spray paint. Use a drop cloth to keep things tidy; you’ll regret it later if you don’t! Spray paint the grapevine wreaths with black, one side at a time. Once the paint dries on both sides, cover in glitter spray paint. The glitter is optional, but who doesn’t love some extra sparkle right?!
Securing Mickey Ears to Your Wreath
Once the paint is completely dry, secure the “ears” onto the larger wreath using the floral wire. Be sure to wrap this super tight as it will make a difference in how sturdy the Mickey will be. Arrange your flowers and attach using the hot glue. The flowers will sometimes stick to grapevine wreaths a little easier if you can maneuver a small piece of the stem into the vines for a little extra security.
Adding Flowers to A Wreath
For our flowers, we decided to go with black, a few variations of dark purple and a touch of Vintage White to symbolize our favorite corpse bride in Haunted Mansion. But you can choose whatever colors symbolize the Haunted Mansion to you! Now that your wreath is done, you can move on to the mantle.
Creating Haunted Mansion Decor
Again these are all just suggestions, so use this as inspiration! We love grabbing things that remind us of the spooky vibes in the Haunted Mansion ride. Webs, gravestones, creepy everything! You can even focus the design on your favorite room in the Haunted Mansion. Perhaps Madame Leota is more your style? You can add music instruments, and all things from the world beyond, complete with Madame Leota Funko Pop. Or perhaps its the dining scene you like best. Grab your dressed to impress dinner style and add it to your fireplace!
For a Spooky Mantle in the Purple and Black Color Scheme
For the Creepy Cloth and spider web, we actually found ours at the Dollar Tree (for only $1) but if you’re pressed for time and can’t make it to the store, or if you’re making this during any season other than Halloween, Amazon is a great source for this year round.
- Creepy Cloth
- Spider Webbing
- Haunted Mansion runner
- Flameless Candles
- Command Hook (optional)
- Purple Sheer Ribbon
- Black Candelabra (We actually used one we found at a local thrift shop, but you can grab a similar black candelabra here.)
As a side note you can grab most of this stuff anywhere! But, let us just say we especially love these Flameless Candles because not only are they made with real wax, but they come with a remote and can add light or flicker with a candle effect. They are exactly the ambiance we wanted to achieve and since they are battery operated, we were able to cover them in the webbing and we loved how it turned out.
To hang our wreath we used a command hook and Purple Sheer Ribbon but if you’re unable to hang things in your apartment or home,you can also just lean it on the mantle.
Setting up your Disney Halloween Haunted Mansion Mantle
First things first. Decide where you want to hang your wreath. We chose pretty close to the center, but you can put it wherever looks best for your setup. Secure your command hook and let it set the recommended time, usually about an hour.
Cover the Mantle
Start with the Haunted Mansion runner and place in on the mantle. Then add the creepy cloth over top and drape however you want. We chose to drape it across the front too, to give added texture and well, spookiness. Then place your candles at both ends of the mantle, in varying heights. Add stray flowers or anything else that will spooky up your space.
Hang the Wreath
Hang your wreath using the ribbon. Take a few steps back and make sure you like how things are placed. Once you add the spider webbing, it’s going to be difficult to move things (which is why we like the remote controlled candles)
Add the Spider Webs and Embellishments
Start adding the spider webbing, keeping in mind that this stuff is not only messy, but a little goes a long way. For the most realistic effect, you’re going to want to really stretch it and may need to put several layers in certain areas.
Turn on the Candles
Turn on your candles, set to flicker and voila! Your Haunted Mansion inspired mantle is complete. We had other ideas of things we’d like to add to this mantle but in the end we decided simple was best. Let your imagination run wild and be as creative or as spooky as you want! You really can do this in any color scheme or design.
A Haunted Mansion Mantle for a Disney Halloween
Hopefully you’ve gotten a little inspired to pull together some Disney Halloween decor in your own home. Creating this Haunted Mansion really was quite simple and fun, and perfect to add a little more Halloween into the house. What we love most? It can be used year after year in many creative ways! Next year that Mickey Wreath could go on the front door. And the rest can adorn the dining room table. So many options! Happy Halloween!