Today let’s talk about how to create an inexpensive Halloween front porch.
With just a few elements you can style your Halloween porch and if you are willing to create a few of the items, you save even more money.
If you are visiting from Kristen from Ella Claire, a warm welcome. I got a peek at my friend’s home and wow, their Halloween decor is fabulous. At the end of this post is the list of bloggers and their fun tours.
So, are you ready to catch up on what’s been happening around our house?
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There is a funny story behind my Halloween porch.
Are you like me and have a gazillion boxes of holiday decor?
You see, I must have way too many Halloween boxes. So, this year we got them all down from the rafters in the garage and I was so excited to unwrap my decor. So, I’m unboxing it all and I can’t find my fun feathered crows. I search every box and empty them all and not a crow in sight.
Well, I can be a bit obsessive and so I searched our garage high and low. In the meantime, I end up cleaning the garage as well as my office, hall closet and my desk. So, after a week of searching, I reluctantly admit defeat and buy a couple crows.
I guess on the bright side, our garage got it’s much needed clean up.
And now, I’m happy and I’m tickled that I can share my porch with you today.
7 Ways to Create a Cute and Inexpensive Halloween Front Porch
1. Find cheap pumpkins
Sometimes the farm pumpkins are pretty expensive since you pay by the pound. I love visiting the farms, but I mostly buy my pumpkins from our local grocery store. Trader Joes is the best and they carry so many different varieties and their price is so reasonable, $5/pumpkin.
On a side note, I chalk painted this adorable wooden footstool that I bought at Joann’s Fabric store. But I found one that you can buy already made, cute footstool.
2. Chrysanthemums are great accents and cheap
I visit our local Ace Hardware for my chrysanthemum where they are like $2 a plant. Our Ace has everything our tiny town needs and I always shop there since they have such great deals.
I also love fresh flowers and these fall gems are not too expensive. But, just make sure to remember to water them regularly if you live in a warm climate like me.
3. Make your own Garland
[one-half-first]You can see last year’s Halloween porch I’m always trying to create paper crafts. I designed this cute Wicked Garland but I never got around to creating a tutorial. [/one-half-first]
I made the paper garland over my door. I used this garland a couple of years ago and I placed it on my mantel. You can find how to make these beautiful garlands on my paper garland post.
Sure it takes some time to make them, but they last forever and you can reuse them every year. It only costs a couple dollars to make them out of paper or book pages.
4. Make your own witches hats
If you don’t want to spend the money at Ballard then you can create your own. I just used a bit of fishing line and remote control candle votives for the lights inside the hats. My sweet friend Jodie from the Design Twins placed her witches hats inside her home and they are so fun and cute! Here is her post, Halloween on a Budget.
Last year, I created paper bats and hung them from the ceiling and they just cost just a couple cents to make. Here is the link to last year’s Halloween porch and template. The paper bats were definitely an inexpensive Halloween front porch that created a lot of drama!
5. Add Candles and Pillows
Nothing cozies up a space like candles and pillows. Bring out the holiday pillows you already have lying around the house. I have a ton of pillows and I store the cases in my linen closet and pull them out for the holidays.
6. Add lots of twinkle lights
Twinkle lights are the best and just add the fun amount of sparkle. I did find the bigger globe light for above the door, which kind of adds a bit of drama.
And of course, last but not least…
7. Add Crows
Someday I’ll find my supply of crows or maybe our real crows flew off with them. Well, I’m just glad I bought new and that I put this inexpensive Halloween front porch together for you today!