Happy October friends!
Phew! The past few days have been a blur. I returned back from a whirlwind trip to NYC for the Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker event and then it was right back into Mom mode. We had a busy Saturday taking the boys to see the Georgia Tech football game and then it was off to my husbands 20th high school reunion. I am still scratching my head on how that is even possible. TWENTY YEARS?
But the cooler temps followed me home from NYC and when the clock struck October I was ready to haunt the house! I pulled out the tubs and dusted off the Halloween decorations and got busy. We had a blast spooking the house. Little did I know when we moved on the street that people got really into Halloween here. Like- imagine half of your neighbors decorating their Halloween homes right along side you on October 1st.
It’s always so fun to decorate a new house with each season and holiday. I knew for weeks I wanted to spell the word “BOO” on our Halloween Front Porch and finally came up with a super inexpensive option and will share a tutorial soon.
Everything else was from my decor stash. Which by the way, I really cut back before we moved and am super conscious of how much storage space holiday items take up. I am trying to just buy things I can use year round and that stores easily.
Look at those witch legs! They make me smile every time I walk by!
The black paper bats have been in my Halloween stash for years. I LOVE how little room they take to store (almost none) but they make such a fun statement. Also, they were free to make so that is always a win win too!
The terracotta pumpkin was an estate sale find. I used to have two but sadly one broke in the move. And the lid to the one I have has seen better days- but I like to think it gives him character.
Shop My Halloween Front Porch
The witch hats were bought at the Dollar Tree and I absolutely LOVE the way they turned out on the porch. They were all much bolder (think polka dot) but I just game them a light coat of black spray paint to make them blend better. I just used fishing wire and a safety pin to string them up and 3M hooks to hang them.
I also started with three hats under each opening but I like the way the two look with the lantern light fixture. Sometimes less is more and I need to be better about editing!
The “31” pillow was a 10 minute DIY project several years ago. Guess what’s on the back? Yep, the American flag from the pillow I made this summer. AND this is a pillow cover so again- very little storage for lots of holiday boom.
Another simple addition were the sticks. I love the way this adds a little more spookiness for free!
The pillows, rug and lanterns are all part of my everyday items but they are perfect for the sophisticated spooky Halloween Front Porch look I was going for.
Sadly my mum has already seen better days. Here’s hoping I can bring her back to life! Apparently they like water. Ha. Obvious, right? I mean, I have real people to keep alive, I can’t be bothered with a thirsty high maintenance mum! 🙂
The front door is sporting the Burlap Spider Wreath I shared last week.
I seriously love this little space in our home and I was just thrilled to be able to decorate it for our first Halloween in this home.
Thanks so much for stopping in!
SHOP MY HALLOWEEN FRONT PORCH
So have you started decorating yet? This weather has me feeling all the fall vibes!