Spooky Fireplace for Halloween!
Written by on Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Don’t be frightened ~

Don’t be scared ~

of my fireplace & its creepy stare.

It’s just a little decorating fun

not meant to make you fear or run!

Happy Halloween

from

The Seasonal Home

Inspired by last week’s spotlight I shared on our sponsor DESIGNER PLAYGROUND and using wall decals to decorate for the holidays,

I decided to add spooky spider & bat decals around The Seasonal Home’s fireplace.

LR_spider closeup

    LR_spider closeup 2

If you live in a warmer climate (as I do), where fireplaces aren’t used too much in the Fall,

a great alternative is to fill the opening with other lighting.

Last year, I used lanterns (click HERE to see that design) and this year,

I hung a set of very spooky lighted eyes behind lit branches & a row of pumpkins.

LR_fireplace eyes

Above the fireplace, I hung an old wreath (do you believe I was going to throw this away?!)

and added a large spider I picked up at a garage sale for only $2 (SCORE!)

To make the spider’s eyes more creepy, I used scotch tape to create 4-light clusters of (battery-operated) Orange LED mini lights

($5 @ craft or box stores), glue dots to attach them to each eye & tucked the battery pack inside the wreath.

The remaining lights lit up the inside perimeter of the wreath (BONUS!)

spider

Last but not least, I added some Halloween goodies I already had:

Fold-out Halloween Tree

Spider Lights

BAT wall decals (from last year)

Spider candles

spider candles

SPOOKY sign

Creepy cloth

finishing it with a cool vase, found after Halloween on clearance ($6 – Home Goods)

Here’s the completed look:

LR_fireplace 1

and here is a fun video so you can check out the rest of the decorations this year…

Enjoy the Creativity and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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40 Comments

  1. Patty Lyda says:

    Love all your ideas, Eileen!! Those “big eyes” are really great!! Would probably put them in one of the large bushes near the front door so all the kids would see them when they came to the door (that is, IF they make it that far after seeing those huge eyes!) for candy!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Linda says:

    Hi Eileen, Love your Spooky fireplace. I would put the eyes in my sons bedroom windows which are in the front of the house.Keeping my fingers crossed I win.

  3. Katherine says:

    Ugh, your creativity is so spot on! Totally love thissss!

  4. Joanne Kennedy says:

    I would love to decorate our garage door. I would put the eyes in the windows of the door. Add some spider webs and giant spider would look great.

  5. Terry says:

    Wow! Those eyes would look good in my front window looking out.With a black backdrop would make a creepy entrance.

  6. Marcia Goss says:

    Have tons of ideas for these eyes in the bushes as the kids come up the side walk in the windows a pumplin carved out put them inside I could go on and on LOL Love them and love your ideas and site

  7. Shevy Dolan says:

    Eileen what a fabulous contest!! Just this weekend my two boys decided that they wanted to decorate our rather large crab apple tree in the front yard for Halloween. They made ghosts from plastic garbage bags, and gravestones from pieces of foam board that we had leftover from insulating our home! We added cob webs and spiders and they have named it DEAD MANS TREE! The eyes would be the perfect addition and a fabulous surprise for my boys!!!

  8. Kathy Costner Brown says:

    I love the Halloween Fireplace! I like everything about it! The eyes are really scarrrryy!

  9. Wanda says:

    Wow that is spooky! but love those big eyes! great for Halloween party, keep your ideal’s coming, can not wait to see what you will do for the Christmas Holidays! love everything you do Eileen

  10. caroline delpiano says:

    Love all of your ideas!!!! I would use them in the big window over my front door. Hope I win. Would love to add this to my Halloween collection.

  11. mary jean says:

    no fireplace here so they would go outside either in my bushes or peeking out of the carport!

  12. Tracy Allan-Sherriff says:

    Those eyes are soooo cool. I live in s small town in New Zealand and we’re the only house that decorates for Halloween (we LOVE Halloween in my family!!!) It’s really hard to find ‘good’ Halloween decorations over here and these eyes would look amazing in the glass panels in my front door… or anywhere else in, on or around my house 🙂

    • Eileen says:

      Just in case.. I found these @ Wal-mart Tracy. You can shop them on-line & maybe they ship to NZ? And by the way, thanks for being a fan from such a long way away. 🙂

      • Tracy Allan-Sherriff says:

        Thanks for the info, unfortunately ‘sigh’ they don’t ship outside of the US… Maybe one day someone will bring in the ‘good stuff’ for us kiwis. And your site is AMAZING by the way, so many good ideas, so little time… 🙂

  13. Kathy B. says:

    These would go under the eave of my front porch. My teenagers and the neighborhood kiddos will love them. What a look with my orange lights and pumpkins!

  14. Vanessa says:

    I would put the eyes on he side of my very little White House and since there are some trees around it I am guessing it will scare all of my neighbors lol

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  16. Amy says:

    Love this design!! What is the material on the fireplace? It looks like black cheesecloth???

  17. RoseAnn says:

    Love this idea!!! How did you make the eyes light up in the fireplace?

  18. Lynn says:

    Have looked on Wal-Mart’s website, but haven’t found the Spooky Eyes as of yet.
    Is that what you found them under? Spooky Eyes?

  19. Susie says:

    The creepy eyes are available now at Walmart online.

    • Eileen says:

      Thanks Susie! 🙂

      • Keely says:

        I found this on Pintrest and have been shopping for all the items for 3 weeks now. Im so glad I found this and saw that the eyes are from walmart because that the one thing left I have to get!!! What do I search or does someone have an item number?

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  21. Tiffany Perez says:

    That’s awesome decorating. How did you do the inside of the fireplace?

  22. Stucky Guarino says:

    Hi Eileen,

    Love this website! Great ideas! The videography and music are amazing! Would you please share what music you are using!

    Thanks,

    Stucky

    • Eileen says:

      Hi Stucky,
      We purchase our music from royalty free music websites for our YouTube videos. First, we used American Music Company, but found a less expensive site recently (Pond5) and are now purchasing from their website.
      Thanks for checking out our videos & website. Please share our creativity with your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. because we love to inspire and it’s FREE! 🙂
      Enjoy the Creativity, Eileen

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  24. Sara says:

    Everyone commented on these eyes I feel like I am missing something as I am.not seeing how they are made? I am looking at this on my phone so things are small however so.interested in knowing.

    • Eileen says:

      Hi Sara… I didn’t make those eyes. I found them at Walmart for around $13. Check their website… They may still have them.

  25. jeanette markwood says:

    what a great idea for the fireplace. what are the things needed to make this spooky display. love it!!

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