We spend so much time finding or creating the perfect costume for Halloween, why not spend a little of that time sprucing up our front porches? Whether or not this holiday is your favorite, you can enjoy the whimsy, creativity, and fun that comes along on October 31. If you don’t know where to start, choose one of these festive looks to bring fall colors, pumpkin displays, or spooky decor to your front entrance. Not only will it be a delight for your neighbors every time they drive by your house this season, but your home will bring a touch of magic on Halloween night as trick-or-treaters stop by.
1. Simple and Sophisticated: When you want to decorate for the entire fall season, rather than Halloween, this is a look for you. Find an assortment of real or faux pumpkins in different shapes and colors to spread around your porch or front steps. Then, using your favorite craft glue, adhere lovely autumn-colored leaves in a loose pattern around the pumpkins. You can find a bag of fake leaves or collect fallen leaves from your yard.
2. Country Classic: Turn your front porch into the entrance of a pumpkin patch with hay bales and orange pumpkins. Arrange an assortment of beautiful mums, and drape fall-inspired blankets or tablecloths on hay bales or wooden rocking chairs. Give your front porch a classically cozy feel that will make all the neighbors stop by.
3. Spooky Forest: Want to make trick-or-treaters squeal with delight as they approach your front door? Make an archway with tree branches devoid of leaves and hang a natural twig wreath from your door with felt bats or faux ravens “flying around.” An assortment of pumpkins painted black and white will provide an extra layer of eerie.
4. Jack O’lantern Jars: This is a fun project to do with kids and gives your entryway a touch of the Halloween spirit. Decoupage orange tissue paper to the inside of empty glass jars and create silly and scary faces with black construction paper to glue to the outside of the jar. Once everything is dry, insert a tea light into the jars and arrange them on your front porch or walkway. On Halloween night, light the candles and watch them glow!
5. “Holey” Pumpkin!: Jack O’lanterns are fun to look at, but not everyone can create a masterpiece with a pumpkin and a knife. This year, after you take out the sloppy, gooey insides of your pumpkin, grab a marker and a drill! Create fun shapes with your marker, making dots around the surface of your pumpkin, and then drill into the dots. After poking several holes into your pumpkin, light a candle on the inside and watch as the glowing light illuminates your design
6. Festive Welcome Signs: Trade your summery “Welcome Home” signs for big, bold “Trick” and “Treat” signs. Display your favorite fall-colored pumpkins and mums while two festive signs sandwich your front door. Simple, but effective!
7. A Mummified Front Door: When you want to embrace the spirit of Halloween without creating a scary entrance, try turning your front door into a cute mummy. Wrap white fabric around your door without covering it completely. Then, attach two circles of black construction paper as if they are eyes peeking out from behind the wrapping. Mums and pumpkins complete the fall look.
8. Unconventional Tradition: If traditional fall colors aren’t your thing, embrace the festivities of flowers, pumpkins, and apples with a beautiful lean towards white and cream. Display white chrysanthemums instead of yellow and orange mums. Take wooden apple baskets and give them a bright finish with cream-colored spray paint. An arrangement of white pumpkins and hanging lanterns will turn your front porch into a delightful fall exhibit
9. Go Big or Go Home: If you’re expecting company or trick-or-treaters this Halloween, why not pull out all the stops? Turn your porch into a magnificent display of all things fall. Allow wreaths and garland to hang freely, set out pots of fresh mums, and towers of pumpkins. Let jack o’lanterns glow and situate faux ravens on prickly branches. Drape orange and yellow blankets on wooden chairs and create a show-stopping background for family photos that all your neighbors will envy.
10. Shimmering and Magical: Ready to embrace the magic of Halloween while emphasizing a classical fall decor? Try turning faux or real pumpkins and wreaths into a glittering display. For those of you who want to enjoy the shimmer without the hard work, find metallic spray paint in gold or silver and paint your pumpkins. Or paint your pumpkins and cover them with glitter while the paint is still wet. But if you’re looking to challenge your craft skills, usethis tutorial to guide you through the art of gilding. Your pumpkins will have a whole new look that will surely catch every eye in the neighborhood.
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