DIY Halloween Front Porch Decorating Ideas

Halloween feels like it’s just around the corner and due to circumstances you’re behind in decorating. Fear not, here are a few porch ideas to give some inspiration and add a little frightful fun to your Halloween DIY night!

Eerie Entry

Styling by H. Camille Smith

A pair of twisty, pitch-black trees frame the front door in this wicked and whimsical Halloween display. Amber lights wrap the barren trees in a mysterious glow while white pillar candles in classic black lanterns illuminate the pumpkins and mums piled below.

Understated Eerie

Styling by Orhan Cam

Sometimes all you need is good, old-fashioned contrast to create an eye-catching and eerie display. Proof? This bold, bountiful display of bright, fiery-orange pumpkins that leads the way to an inky, black entryway.

Not Itsy-Bitsy

Photo by Sherwin-Williams, design by Amanda Campbell

For this creepy takeover you will need to buy some oversized arachnids from Amazon, Party City or your local Halloween store and secured them to the front of your home using slim finishing nails. A very simple project where you can could even add additional spider webs to really really bring out the fear of spiders.

Pumpkin Arch

Photo by Cassidy Garcia

Go bold this year and deck out your front porch in an over-the-top, traffic-stopping pumpkin arch made from PVC pipe, faux pumpkins and dried foliage.

Spiders, Bats and Witches – Oh My!

Photo by Pop Fizz

Why settle for subtle when you can create a mouth-dropping Halloween display? Give your porch the witchy works with a vampire bat, floating hats, expansive webs and giant spiders, galore.

Almost Free Decorations

Photo by Cassidy Garcia, Styling by Jill Tennant Anderson

Boo on a budget by dressing your deck in decorations that cost next to nothing. Here, fun, friendly ghosts were made by painting different sized wooden planks, and an oversized spider web was crafted out of rope from the hardware store. You can go faux pumpkins or real pumpkins and finish up the styling with some additional Halloween flare.

Seasonal Stoop

Photo by Elvin Photography

A parade of pumpkins, gourds and fall mums leads the way to a pair of life-sized scarecrows that flank this harvest-themed front door with stitched smiles. Can’t do life-sized scarecrows? If you have some large flower pots even so store bought scarecrows will work by implanting them into the pots to make them stand straight and tall.

Billowing Creepy Drapes

Styling and Photo from Brian Patrick Flynn

Turn your front porch into a ghoulish entry with tattered cheesecloth draperies. For an aged look, soak cheesecloth in a bucket of tea overnight. Once dry, staple 8-foot-long sections of fabric to thin strips of wood with a staple gun. Tack each strip to porch overhangs then create a tattered effect by cutting random holes with scissors then pulling the fabric to create runs.

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