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Halloween is coming up and with it all of the fun decorations, candy, costumes, and traditions. I love going all out with our decorations starting with the outside of our house (the yard, the front porch, the windows, garage, etc. It is so much fun to put up the front porch Halloween decorations and create a fun place for trick-or-treaters to come on Halloween night. Today, I am excited to share our spooky DIY front porch Halloween Decorations.
We found amazing Halloween decorations and crafting supplies on OrientalTrading.com – I had so much fun picking these out – and almost as soon as they came, we started decorating.
We hung our orange lights that we have had for a while, then we added spider webs everywhere. This is a big deal for me because I am extremely arachnophobic – so I was proud of myself. We also hung a creepy cloth over the porch (using wire) to add that spooky element and hung a DIY Halloween Garland in the windows (tutorial below). The Halloween pillows are so fun to have on our bench and I LOVE how the DIY Slat Pumpkin turned out (tutorial below).
We are also in the process of making Tin Can Pumpkins, Grapevine Lighted Pumpkins, and a Halloween Ornament Wreath plus a lot of other great Halloween themed ideas – so be sure to keep checking back for those!
We used a wire to hang the creepy cloth and lights up above the door and over to the pillars. We didn’t want to use nails or screws – and this actually made it so I could do a little more with the decor as well. I just looped the wire around the pillars and strung it through the cloth like a needle going through material to sew it. Get creative – this is so much fun and it will really be fun for your family and friends – neighbors – as well!
My little was helping me decorate and had so much fun putting all of the spiders on the webs – I was happy to delegate this to her. She also has a flair for dramatics and loved posing for a couple of funny photos. Love her cute personality!
Build your own Halloween Garland
To make your DIY Halloween Garland you will need the unfinished wood Pumpkin shapes, Spider shapes, Skeleton shapes, and Bat shapes from OrientalTrading.com. I painted them different colors (purple, black, green and orange), let them completely dry for about 3 days, and then I built the garland. Since I used spray paint to paint them, I didn’t want the smell in the house – so I left them in the garage to dry longer and waiting for the smell to go away – you can use regular acrylic craft paint and you won’t have to wait as long – only a couple of hours for them to dry before they are ready to hang.
Once the wood cutouts are painted and ready to be hung, you will need some brown twine, orange (or purple or green) LED lights and some of that creepy cloth. I also used the 3M hooks on the inside of my windows so that I didn’t have to put holes in the wall. They work great. To start – you will want to hang your lights in a zig-zag pattern across your window. Next, you will take the twine and cut pieces to attach the cutouts to the lights. I used varying lengths of about 10″ – 12″ pieces of twine, I tied one end around the cutout, and then tied the other end to the light strand. I attached 5 pieces to each strand of lights (two different windows). Once that was done, I took the creepy cloth and weaved it in and out of the lights. Now you are going to take a spider web, and cover the window from edge to edge finishing off the look. Your windows are going to look ah-may-zing and spooky to match the rest of your front porch decor!
DIY Slat Pumpkin Decor
To make your fab DIY Slat Pumpkin Decor you are going to need the unfinished wood slat pumpkin from Oriental Trading. I spray painted it purple, I did two coats and let it dry for a while. In the meantime, my talented hubby made a stencil for me (using the packaging from the Harry Potter costume that we got). We cut it out and I used that to spray paint a spider and web onto the pumpkin. If the paint leaks a little because you don’t have your stencil down tight (or because of the slats), a q-tip and some paint work great for touch-ups. I also drilled a small hole and attached a black bat with some wire to the top corner. I spray painted the bat and the wire black and I think our DIY Spooky Pumpkin turned out great. I love it!!
The finished spooky front porch Halloween decorations
We had so much fun putting all of this together. It took a few days of putting up one thing and then the next, and I am sure we will add more to it as we go – but I love how it looks right now! I wanted it to be spooky – but still kid friendly since I have four littles who don’t want to walk through a haunted house just to get into the front door – lol – but there is something for every style of decorating on Oriental Trading, so be sure to check it out!
I hope this gives you some Halloween inspiration to get your Spooky Front Porch Decorations done. I would love to hear your ideas on what your favorite Halloween decorations. For more Halloween inspiration be sure to check out
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