It’s that time again to decorate the front porch for Halloween. My kids are still young enough to be over the moon when I pull out my Halloween bins from the garage. This year my son Damon, who is 7, REALLY wanted me to decorate our front yard with super scary monsters and skeletons with smoke machines and eerie music playing in the background. You know…the whole 9 yards. This is super funny because he is TERRIFIED of anything spooky or creepy and refuses to walk by “those” houses! But sadly, I crushed his little heart when I told him I only like cutesy Halloween front porch decorations and not the scary-make-you-jump-10-feet-high-when-you-walk-past-it-decorations.
I’ve struggled to decorate my front porch for years. I have a 2 story house with a flat and narrow front door walk way. I am envious of the pinterest worthy front porches that wrap around the house. Or the porches that have a stair case that you can decorate with pumpkins galore. To make matters worse, when we bought the house 5 years ago it had a purple door that we couldn’t repaint…gotta love the neighborhood HOA (yuck.) So when we recently repainted our house and were able to FINALLY repaint the front door BLACK it was like the decor heavens opened…haha.
I love how my spooky wreath turned out. It took me about 5 minutes to make and only cost me $15. I bought this glittery black wreath and then found the glitter skeleton and pumpkin wreath inserts. I stuck them through the wreath and then attached the wreath to a black and orange polka dot ribbon. That was it- it super easy to make!
So I have a HUGE and HEAVY teal flower pot that is a beast to move. So I just incorporated it the best I could with the Halloween front porch decorations. I found these darling witch legs that were perfect to stick in the pot. I wanted to make a sign with a witch saying to tie it all together and I think it turned out really cute.
You can find “I’ll get you my pretty” sign for purchase in my Etsy shop.
If you want to learn how to make this thumb tack pumpkin check out this tutorial I did for the “31” faux pumpkin a few years back.
The velvet spiders were the perfect touch for my Halloween front porch. I attached them to my door frame with command strips. Have you ever used them before? They are awesome because you don’t have to nail anything into the wall and leave that annoying hole. And then when it’s time to take everything gone the sticky command strip just peels off.
We can’t wait to greet the little ghosts and goblins that will be trick or treating here in a few days. I hope this post has inspired you to create and use cute Halloween front porch decorations.