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Easy Halloween Front Porch Decor

Looking to add a bit of Halloween decor to your already decorated fall front porch? Follow these 3 super easy and affordable steps to take your porch from fall to Halloween.

fall front porch before adding halloween decor

Back in September, I decorated our front porch for fall using a few old things like our fall wreath, black lanterns, and a large welcome sign. I added some pretty mums I got from Costco and a few heirloom pumpkins I picked up at the grocery store. Then as October rolled around I grabbed 2 large orange pumpkins for my kids to carve. It was simple and I was done…or so I thought.

Last week Emma, my 15-year-old, mentioned that I never decorate for Halloween anymore. Yup….just like that the dreaded mom guilt set in. She’s my youngest and it’s been years since I’ve decorated for Halloween. Uh-oh! Believe me, I used to go all out for Halloween…the sticky cobwebs, spiders, and flying lighted bats hung from our porch. Our walkway was lit with skulls on stakes. But as those decorations got damaged over the years or lights died out on them I just never replaced them.

How to add Easy Halloween Decor to a Fall Front Porch

Halloween front porch decorated with hanging black witches hats mums and pumpkins

Step 1: Witch Hats

I decided to surprise Emma and add some outside Halloween decor but also wanted to keep it inexpensive and easy. Jodie from The Design Twins had hung witches hats from the ceiling over a dining table and thought it looked so cute. A quick search on Amazon and I found this set of 8 witch hats that even came with fishing line to hang them.

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close up of Halloween front porch with hanging witches hats

How to Create Floating Witch Hats

Using the fishing line I tied one end to the top of the witch hat then attached them with clear packing tape to the porch ceiling. I hung the witch hats at different heights randomly from the porch ceiling. And that’s it…super easy and now we had floating witch hats!

close up showing witches hat hanging from roof of porch

Step 2: Halloween String Lights

I wanted to leave my fall porch as it was and just add a bit of Halloween with the witch hats. And they looked super cute…just the right amount of decor! But then I realized you won’t be able to see them at night. So off to Walmart I went to pick up some lights. I found these orange LED string lights and wrapped them around our railings & banisters.

close up of halloween orange string lights on banister

We use a spotlight to illuminate our front door at Christmas time and thought it would be fun to add an orange bulb to our Halloween front porch but wasn’t able to find one yet. So let me know if you have any ideas where I can get one. Here is the porch at dusk with the lights on…

halloween front porch at night

Step 3: Jack-O-Lanterns

Like many families every year we carve pumpkins and light them on Halloween for the trick or treaters. This year Emma used a stencil and carved a ghost in her pumpkin. And Gavin carved Mike Wozaski from Monsters Inc. They had tons of fun creating and carving their pumpkins.

close up of carved pumpkin
close up of carved pumpkin

I love how something simple and inexpensive like the floating witch hats grouped together makes a big impact. Hope you got some inspiration from these 3 simple budget-friendly ideas to take your fall porch to Halloween.

Halloween front porch decorated with hanging black witches hats mums and pumpkins

Have fun decorating your space and have a Happy Halloween!

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Carolyn Patrinicola

Wednesday 30th of October 2019

Growing up, I lived in apts to age 12 so I brought home bags of treats! I also had lots of cavities. Neither my mom nor I ever decorated for Halloween. I have always decorated for fall indoors with a pumpkin or two on the porch! We’ve lived in the country for over 50 yrs and only have had a few T or T when neighborhoods were young! Mainly we had school parties and always accompanied our girls. Few people decorate in rural areas outdoors for H. I don’t even buy candy anymore as no one comes. I discouraged our girls from scarey costumes and really don’t think they liked them. Anne was a cat one year. Halloween has increased in popularity for dec. and events! I think this nation needs to focus more on harvest, thanking, giving, serving and doing for others!


Wednesday 30th of October 2019

Thanks for sharing your story and traditions. Love hearing how others celebrate holidays!