O' Lantern in the Fireplace
For a fireplace
effect the creates a nice, warm Halloween glow, we
place a large plastic lighted Jack O' Lantern inside, on
top of the grate.
The jumbo sized "Sparkle Pumpkin",
purchased at a Target
department store during October is a beautiful Halloween decoration
that has the outside appearance of being crystallized and
really shines when the internal light is switched on.
makes your fireplace and the room its in, glow with a
spirited orange radiance
a bit of dark humor, here's an easy to setup Halloween
decoration that will creep out your guests and make them
laugh at the same time. All you need is a pair of fake
that you hang from inside the fireplace. These
inexpensive fake legs
can be found at most department stores during the
Halloween season. They are only made as left feet, but
your guests probably won't notice.
Hanging Skeleton Legs
Similar to the effect above, but instead we used two
skeleton legs with feet. There are two options you can use for the
legs. The first and most realistic is a pair of
"Bucky" skeleton legs available from
halloweenconnection.com. The second option would be to buy a
cheap plastic skeleton, remove the legs and
hang them in the fireplace. We used bent wire coat
hangers to attach the legs inside the fireplace.
are a few mantle scarves on the market that really look
Midnight Lace light up mantle scarf is perfect to add a
haunted look to any room with a fireplace.
Lace Mantle Scarf isn't just a decorative mantle scarf,
it is also lighted with ten orange LED Lights, giving
your fireplace a cheery Halloween glow. Measures 96" x 18". Scarf is
made of 100% Polyester and is machine washable.
thin layer of cob webs to the inside and/or outside of your
fireplace adds that creepy touch.
The stretchable cob web that comes in a bag work
well for this and can be attached to the outside of the
fireplace and surrounding walls with tape or tacks.
Unlike a cob web shooter that shoots out webs made from
a very sticky material, these webs are easy to remove
and do not stain or damage your furniture or walls. Add
a few fake spiders for an extra effect.
Thunder and Lightning
Place a small thunder and lightning machine like the one
shown to the right up, inside the fireplace to simulate
a thunder and lightning effect. The "Thunder and
Lightning Special Effects Box" works fairly well for this.
Simply, attach the unit to the flue handle with tape, so that the
flashing light and sound effect seems to be coming from
up inside the chimney. Just push the button, or use the
motion sensor mode to create thunder crashes and a
bright strobe lightning effect.
Lighted Mantle Garland
For a fiendish fireplace mantle decoration we
use a variety of Halloween decorations to create a really
Halloween garland display including Glitter Garland,
Black Garland Oak, Strings of LED Pumpkin Lights and a
Lighted Pumpkin Lawn Stake Set.
It really adds to the
room and there are so many spooky
materials available during the month of October to make a mantle-piece and its
that there's no reason not to do it.
Halloween wreath looks great hanging on your front door during the
season, but they also look wonderful hanging above your fireplace.
There are many commercially made Halloween wreaths
available or you can make your own that suites your own
Click here for
how-to instructions for making your own Halloween
click here to see some of the commercial made
Halloween wreaths available.
Don't have a fireplace? Well, never fear,
CastleBlood.com is a full size hard-foam gothic style facade that features ancient
skeletons standing at attention as they guard your most
sacred fire. This trim is so ghastly you may want to
leave it up all year. Made from a hard, durable foam and
measuring four feet tall by six feet wide by eight inches deep.
While you can attach this to an existing wall as is, we
like to first attach the facade to a sheet of plywood.
First, cut a piece of quarter-inch thick plywood to the
correct size for the fireplace facade to fit on and then paint one side with flat black paint.
You could even paint fake flames on the back-board if
you want. We attached ours to the wall with finishing nails.
any of the Halloween decorations, including those above, you should never
use a real fire in your fire place!