I want to keep our Halloween front door decorations simple this year but also want to create spooky Halloween decorations for our Fall front door. So I brainstormed some creative ideas for homemade Halloween decor that’s also cheap Halloween decor and goes with our teal blue front door. The result is this Simple Halloween Front Porch Decor that adds the perfect touch of Halloween outdoor decorations.
Keep reading for how I updated our Fall front door decorations in under an hour!
All the sources are listed below 🙂
This is the paint color I used for our teal front door in case you were wondering. It’s a little bit brighter teal than some farmhouse teals but since we live 2 miles from the beach, I wanted a beach teal 🙂
We painted the front door shortly after moving in. It was red when we bought the house but this is the first house we’ve owned without an HOA that I could finally paint teal!
I’d like to paint the house this Fall but for now, it’s a light yellow. We bought this house just a few months ago and I’m still getting used to decorating the teal front door and the front porch area. All of our previous homes had stairs leading to the front door so decorating a 1-level home is a bit different for me 🙂
I wanted to keep the front door Halloween decor simple this year by using items I already had like the Rae Dunn inspired Halloween pumpkins pictured below.
I placed a white bench that I use in our office out on the porch for Halloween with a buffalo check throw and an over-sized lantern filled with wine corks.
If you think you need to go out and buy a new fall wreath for a front door, think again! I used a simple faux boxwood wreath hung by burlap ribbon. I used a 3M hook on the inside of the door and tied the burlap ribbon around it so it looks like a bow on the inside. A faux boxwood wreath can be used during any season of the year and reduces the overload of seasonal decor 😛
I used my Cricut Explore Air to create the bats on the front door but you can grab the FREE printable bats in my library and cut by hand. If you have a Cricut, I highly recommend a Cricut Access Membership so you get access to hundreds of Halloween images!
I use these bats every year in my Halloween decor. I attached them to the door and walls with masking tape! I used them in our family room this year and you can see them in this post!
I also used them for a #5minutecraft burlap ribbon wreath here!
Once you have the bats cut and after Halloween, just place them in a sturdy envelope or plastic bag and put them with the rest of your seasonal Halloween storage to save for next year!
I have to admit, I’m totally clueless when it comes to plants. Especially since we moved from Virginia to Florida, I wasn’t sure which plants I could pot that would actually survive in the heat here. I saw another blogger that lives in Florida had some boxwood type trees potted by her front door so that’s what I went with! I painted some terracotta post with white chalk paint and called it a day. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they survive! If you live in FL, please leave a comment what types of potted outdoor plants you recommend, I would love to know!
I used a fun Halloween welcome mat that I made using my Cricut Explore Air machine and did the layering decor trick with this buffalo check rug.
You can find the full tutorial and free file to make the “Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet” doormat in this post.
I also added a giant spider and a fake spider web next to the front door. I put one on our garage too (not shown).
I also had time to make a Farmhouse style sign to hang outside by the front door for Fall. I repurposed another sign that I made last year and added non-permanent vinyl cut with my Cricut Explore Air. I plan to remove the vinyl and update the farmhouse sign every season for our outdoor decor!
This is the first time I decorated an outdoor space with a huge sign or artwork like this and I’m really loving it! My neighbors probably love it too 😉
I hope you enjoyed reading about the DIY Halloween decor ideas I used for our Halloween front porch. I didn’t need to go out and spend a bunch of money of decorations since I repurposed things I already had and made the rest. This Halloween front porch can be recreated by almost anyone with the right tools and supplies. Be sure to check out my full list of recommendations for home decor and crafting here!
- Buffalo Check Rug (this one is washable and I have one for our Kitchen door too!)
- Trick or Treat Smell My Feet Door Mat (a DIY that you can learn more about here)
- Teal Door Paint Color
- Faux Boxwood Wreath (mine is old but this one is similar)
- Wide Burlap ribbon
- Boxwood Trees (these are smaller but similar)
- Free Printable Bats
- Fake Spiderweb
- Giant Fake Spider
- White Bench (mine old is from Home Goods)
- 13″ Cream Craft Pumpkin
- Buffalo Check Throw Blanket
- Over-sized Lantern (mine is old from Home Goods, was brown and I painted teal)
- Wine corks (old – saved from all the wine we drink in our house, HAHA!)
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