I’m getting my Halloween decorations out this weekend. One of my favorite parts of decorating is my front porch at the #1905Cottage. I was looking over some of the ways I’ve decorated it in the past to get inspired. Here’s what it looked like last year with my easy halloween BAT theme. I got out my chevron bat wreath and my Halloween countdown calendar (with bats!). And then I added some new elements!
I used a mix of pumpkins, plants, decor, bats I cut out using my Cricut Explore, and more!
I hung this harvest planter. I found kale at the local home improvement store — after some searching — and just grabbed the mini pumpkins from the grocery store. Plus, you can eat the kale!
I added lights and a wreath to the window:
I love the funereal wreath — it’s held up with a Clear Window Hook, and the orange lights are held fast with Command Outdoor Light Clips.
(You can easily make a similarly spooky wreath — just find one of your “expired” wreaths and spray paint it black — there’s no “right” way to do it as long as you’re happy with how it looks!) I also made the 3 and 1 pillows and have a tutorial if you want to make some for your home – Pottery Barn-inspired Number Pillows.
I thought adding the pumpkins to the planter area was fun. Kind of like creating a pumpkin patch right outside my front door!
I used fishing line and a modified bat outline I cut from cardstock with my Cricut Explore! I stretched the bat image to look more like a bat in flight and make it look even spookier. If you don’t have a craft cutting machine, I saw foam bats shapes at The Dollar Tree store this year. How easy is that??? I folded the bats in half and used glue dots to attach them to the outside of my house. I used a hold punch on either the top or bottom of the bats and attached them to the ceiling of my porch using small Command Strips .
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(I just love the 3-D effect of those bats!) For more on the pumpkin topiary project, visit my post .
Do YOU love to decorate for Halloween??
Share YOUR tips and links to pictures in the comments. I would love to see what YOU have made!
Where did you get that silver metal pumpkin under wreath? I have been looking for one everywhere and can’t find one.
Your whole front porch is beautiful BUT that yellow front door is the bee’s knees girl! I’m loving the bold softness of it.
Such a fun yellow colored door. Love it
Love the ghost pillow! Do you have a pattern for it?
I actually received that pillow as a birthday gift, so I don’t have a pattern. I’m sorry!
Barbara, I was going to ask the same thing!!
Super cute! I love it! I need to start decorating my porch more….
This is adorable! I love all of the pillows, pumpkins, pennant sign and… well everything! So, so cute.
Jenna Deason says
Where did you get the Halloween subway art? Love it!
I love, love your pillows. Where I live I couldn’t decorate my porch as we get some times up to 70 MPH (yes) Hurricane weather, but also really windy days too. I had a mat on my porch when I first moved in and it just blew away.
Maybe I meant tornado winds.