Happy Thursday, friends! Today I want to share with you my front porch decorated for Fall and Halloween. Come see how I did it step-by-step! And it didn’t cost much at ALL. #fallfrontporch #halloween #halloweenfrontporchideas Halloween Front Porch Ideas
I typically don’t decorate for Halloween per se, but as our grandson is getting older, he really loves the (non-scary) decorations. So, the Halloween touches are for him, as well as our neighborhood children. Here is where I started with a blank slate. The black antique urns are a staple on my front porch so they are always my starting point.
I added back the Boston ferns since they are still in good shape. At some point I may add some mums, but for now the ferns look full and pretty and add some greenery.
Then I added my large lanterns.
I layered this cute little welcome door mat I bought last year at Kohl’s. When you step on it, it makes spooky ghost sounds which my grandson loves. (Surprisingly, he is not afraid of skeletons, only scary clowns.)
Next, I started adding the wreaths. Yesterday I shared with you easy and inexpensive wreaths decorated for Halloween. In case you missed it you can read about it here: Dollar Tree Halloween Wreath!
In a nutshell, here is how I made the Halloween wreaths….
I took out the battery operated candles that were in the largest lantern and added this fake owl. We use the owl in the spring to deter birds from building a nest on our front porch, but this time of year, he makes for a great decoration! A berry wreath with a festive ribbon helps bring home the orange theme. And a cute little pumpkin helps too! I moved one of the small battery operated candles to the inside of the jack-o-lantern so he glows up at night with a flick of a switch.
And here is the front porch all decked out for Halloween! I have a skeleton in my treasure room but he is waiting until it gets a bit closer to Halloween. Plus, I want to make sure our grandson is not afraid of him before I put him on the porch. And I would move the rabbit off of the porch, but alas, he is too heavy to move and I don’t want to kill my back or my husband’s. So, for now he will stay.
And the spiders couldn’t help but add to the Halloween theme by building this fantastic web right next to the front door. Even though I hate spiders, I can’t help but admire their handiwork.
Not to be out done, another spider built another web directly below the other. I think Miss Muffett’s Spider spray will be required soon. Heaven forbid these spiders come inside or hatch a gazillion baby spiders. YUCK.
Here’s a quick before and after of our front porch. The cost of decorating this porch was just $10 for the 2 black twig wreaths from the dollar store. Everything else were things I had on hand from previous years.
So, if you are about to decorate your porch or home for the holidays, take inventory of things you have around the house (like the owl and lanterns) and use them in your decor! By changing out ribbons and accessories like pumpkins, door mats, and wreaths, you can easily prepare for the next holiday!
Our porch will transition from Halloween to Fall easily with just a few changes. Maybe I’ll add some corn stalks and pumpkins and remove the twig wreaths for Thanksgiving. Then on to Christmas! And it will be here before we know it! Ei-yei-yei as Ford says.
Thank you for stopping by my little blog today! Your support means the world to me! Soooo, have you decorated for Fall yet? Are you a big Halloween fan? Do tell and please share your thoughts and pictures with me! I’d love to see! Meanwhile, have a wonderful day. xoxo Dell
P.S. Sending thoughts and prayers to the fine folks of Florida as they are still battling the after effects of Hurricane Ian. Godspeed.