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I was so happy when October 1st came around because that meant I could start decorating my brand new front porch! Our old front porch was dark and small and there was nothing special about it. When we built the new house I changed the plans to extend the porch across the whole front of the house, added in some gorgeous stone on the columns and also painted our front door a beautiful colbalt blue. I enlisted the help of Oriental Trading to style my Halloween Porch Decor.
I went to the Oriental Trading website and started perusing their Halloween items and immediately fell in love with these black lanterns – they are perfect for my front porch, but also for my living room, so once Halloween is over, I can move them inside and use them year round!
I also found some white ceramic pumpkins that I figured I could do something to. I was originally planning on stacking them, but when they came in I decided I needed to pretty them up first and grabbed out a Sharpie. Once I finished the designs, I thought they were cute enough on their own! For the largest pumpkin I drew my design in pencil before going over that with the Sharpie. Super easy and I love how they look.
The mums came from my local grocery store and I love them, but I didn’t have any fancy pots to put them in and I couldn’t find any in stores locally. To pretty up the cheap plastic pots they came in I simply wrapped printed burlap around the pot and secured with hot glue. I was planning on ordering some pots, but I actually like the look of these and it cost my nothing since I had the burlap on hand!
To finish of the decor, and to pull the eye to the front door I cut some bats out of black cardstock using my Cricut and taped them to the door. I LOVE how they look against the blue!
White Decorative Ceramic Pumpkin Set – $15.00
Black Metal Lanterns – $24.99
Happy Haunting Sign – $10.98
Grey Fuzzy Spider – $16.00
Small Foam Skulls – $9.80
My daughter and I shared how we made these fun bats on our local news. Check out the segment: