I wanted to add some cheap and easy decorations to my Halloween décor this year, so I designed a Halloween mantle that cost me under $10. Wow! Between the spider webs, ghost sucker favors, and the DIY foam chain, these Halloween Party Ideas looked great but didn’t break the bank.
The mantle will go well with the Custom Halloween Invitations, Party Favors and Decorations I’m using for my annual Halloween open house, too. I can’t wait to show everything off to family and friends!
Check out my cost breakdown for this decorative mantle below. Some of the supplies I already owned (like the ball jars), but the supplies for the sucker favors, DIY chain, and spider web candle jars were easy to find and cheap. (Most of the stuff came from the dollar store!)
Halloween Mantle Materials and Total Cost = $9.67
- 2 6-foot tubes of pipe insulation = $2.16
- Hot glue/Hot glue gun = $0 (already had)
- Tootsie Pop Suckers = $1.07 (from the dollar store)
- White felt, black felt, and tulle = $0 (already had)
- Mason jars = $0 (already had)
- LED candle lights (4 packs) = $4.28
- 2 packs stretchy spider webs = $2.16
For either end of the mantle, I wrapped different sized mason jars in stretchy spider webs and plastic spiders (which came with the webs). The jars were perfect for holding the super light DIY chains in place on the mantle.
These ghost suckers served double duty as a favor and the centerpiece of my mantle decor. I just stuck the suckers in some extra pipe insulation and covered the base with extra stretchy webs.
Plastic Halloween chains from the store are so expensive! So I made my own for under $3 with black foam pipe insulation I found at my local hardware store. They looked great draped across the mantle. I made the look extra spooky by hanging stretchy spider webs among the chains.
The mantle looked great during the day and at night, too! I added fire-safe LED votives to the ball jars and on the mantle under the stretchy webs, adding an eerie glow. I bought 16 votives for around $4! LOVE the dollar store!
Have fun decorating your home this Halloween, and check out my posts on the DIY chain and ghost suckers, too: