We don't go all-out for Halloween decorating, but we do try to make our front porch look inviting with some seasonal decorating and spooky lighting. Just like decorating for fall inside our house, I have an aversion to spending much money on holiday-specific decor (Christmas lights exempt). Plus, I hated scary stuff when I was a kid (I guess I still do- I can't bear to watch horror movies), so I just try to make things look harvest-y with a little spooky flair. And I have to put very little effort into it, because the maple tree out front does a great job for me.
|Thus begins a month's worth of weekends spent raking leaves.|
We mostly used what we had- glass jars, old candles, watering cans. And we spent about $20 on pumpkins, more candles, and some Halloween-colored glittery filler. I've got a few mason jars that will light the path on Halloween night (filler plus tealights in mason jars = cheap, easy, cute). And our front porch will be aglow as well.
|House of Horrors? Not since we started DIYing.|
Here's some close-ups of the Halloweeny vibe. Admittedly not very scary or impressive, but just wait until it's dark out and all the candles are lit.
|Ignore the outlets.|
I love the glittery filler. Michael's had bags of black, silver, orange, purple, and green glitter balls on sale for super cheap, so I bought one of each. Can't wait to see how the candlelight bounces off those babies at night!
|I don't know why the watering cans go but they do!|
So now our porch is ready for trick-or-treaters! I am putting a fall wreath on my list for items to buy next year, which will hopefully hang on a new or freshly painted front door. And can I just say how totally in love I still am with our paint choices for the exterior? Although Martha's Flagstone tuned out more tan than I anticipated, I still dig it, especially with white trim. Makes me eager to start some landscaping projects next spring!