Not-so-spooky Halloween decorations
This not-so-spooky Halloween front porch welcomes guests of all kinds. Even my furry babies think this porch is “bootiful”!
It’s all in the Decoration!
When decorating your front porch for Halloween begin by looking at what you have, then deciding on what you need as “filler”. I had these tall and slender black Pottery Barn Caleb lanterns that used to sit next to my backyard pool. The white accent tables are from Target and are no longer available, but I provided you with a link to a similar one of its kind. These tables provide a great big pop of white and nicely elevate the twig lit pumpkins from the ground. The tables’ cut-out pattern makes things a bit interesting and the white is a perfect break between all the black.
The large wooden and tin lanterns that flank the porch are form Pottery Barn and are no longer sold, but I have provided you with a link to similar ones. The blend of the wood and tin adds a time-worn appeal. The skeleton and skulls were purchases from long ago along and are fairly easy to find in just about any retail store that sells holiday decor.
The Trick or Treat pillows are a last year’s find at HomeGoods. I have them layered against my solid black pillows from Frontgate
Organic bittersweet swags my front door. This wild vine begins growing in spring and is most beautiful in the fall, when its little yellow seed pods pop open to show off their gorgeous red pearl-sized gem. The vines can grow very long, but in most cases I’ve never been able to find them long enough to use as one entire piece. I use wire to secure my vines together, giving me the length that I need. For more on my post Simple Fall Front Porch where I used more bittersweet click here. I also layered the bittersweet vines with 2 strands of orange and black lights, something I had from long ago.
The Trick or Treat banner is from Pottery Barn Kids and compliments my orange and black light pattern perfectly. The wreath was from Homegoods two seasons ago, and I love its fullness and brilliant orange color. I found the 2 witches brooms at Michaels craft store and they were only $3.
The teal witch’s hat was from on old costume I had long ago. I secured it to the pumpkin using wire and dowels. It’s adorned with pearls and rhinestones and gives the front porch a little bedazzled flair! Don’t you just love it?
I hope that I have inspired you to put together your own “bootiful” Halloween front porch that fits your very special not-so-spooky style. Have fun!