A Witchy Front Porch

It’s a soggy, foggy Sunday morning here.  The yellowing leaves and grasses, the bare branches of trees outlined against the fog that the sunrise is having a hard time penetrating while a couple of black birds streak through the sky on this chilly October morning…the atmosphere practically screams Halloween, doesn’t it?  It makes me want to curl up with a blanket and a nice mug of hot cocoa or (even better) blog about Halloween decorations!

Witch Wreath and Boo Swags Front door wreaths for Halloween with deco mesh witches boots and witches hats in glittery fun fall colors

I will be the first to admit that when it comes to Halloween I have developed a bit of an obsession with all things Witchy.  I don’t think I’ve met a single idea using a witch hat or boots that I didn’t like.  This is probably in part because I shy away from the scary/gory aspects of Halloween.   In life – and in my decorations – I lean toward things that are bright, whimsical, and fun and my front porch is no exception, especially this time of year.

Halloween Witch Front Porch Decorations includes deco mesh wreath and swag pallet pumpkins wooden sign and witch broom

The newest additions (and when I say new, I mean as of two years ago) were the great Boo swags for the sidelights on the front door.  I put these together during (yet another fun) craft day with friends – or at least started them and managed to finish them on my own later (yay!).  I actually used a wire hanger for the base of these, stretched it out vertically then covered it with deco mesh.

Halloween Swag for Front Door Boo with Witch feet

There’s just something about those pointed hats and funky black boots.  I was delighted to find the glittered-up witches hats and the sparkly ornaments and spiders in the fun bright purple, green, and orange.  Halloween is the perfect time to go a little over-the-top, right?

Boo Front Door Wreath Deco Mesh Swag

The witch wreath in the middle is something I made a few years back.  I got a lot of compliments on it and ended up making a slightly modified version for a few craft shows and the Etsy shop a couple of years back.

I had some fun with the vinyl lettering on the wooden sign.  It reads “Come in and Sit a Spell.”  And I am in love with all the great black and white patterns available lately, especially in contrast with a few bright, fun pops of color like purple, pink, and green.  Oh – and don’t forget the jaunty black feathers!

The skirt, stockings, and boots are entirely handmade.  I even drew up the boot pattern myself then used felt and batting to give the feet, legs and hat a 3-dimensional feel.

Halloween Mailbox Swag Witches Hat with glitter and deco mesh

Since I had some leftover deco mesh and a few other supplies I threw together a quick swag for the mailbox.  That’s one of my favorite tricks for holiday decorating – a swag for the mailbox.  It only takes about 5 minutes to throw together and costs absolutely nothing when I use supplies left over from making wreaths or other projects.
Halloween Front Porch Decor includes pallet pumpkins deco mesh wreaths and swags and wicked witch wooden sign with broomstick Make the switch to Thanksgiving easy with double sided sign

There’s one more look at the front porch.  You can find tutorials for the rustic Wood Pallet Pumpkins (HERE) and the “Home of the wicked witch” Wooden Sign, which is actually double-sided and can be used to Thanksgiving as well, (HERE) in previous posts.

There.  Now that I’ve done a little bit of show and tell I think it’s time to go hunt up some of that hot cocoa and a blanket, don’t you?  Happy October!

Linking to:  R&R Wednesdays, Inspire Me Monday, Merry Monday Halloween Features, Made By You Monday,

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  6. sahana | 10th Oct 15

    Your porch looks great ,Alayna 🙂 Yet another great week co-hosting with you 🙂 #HomeMattersParty

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    I need to get out and finish decorating my front yard. It has been too hot this week I haven’t had the energy. I love the long Boo decoration. #HomeMattersParty.

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    Everything looks just lovely! It is great to be co-hosting with you @ #HomeMattersParty.

    Enzie

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    Very cute!! Love that wreath! Having fun co-hosting with you at the #HomeMattersParty

  10. Cu-rio (@CurioBlog) | 12th Oct 15

    Great job Alayna! I absolutely love these colors for Halloween. So much fun co-hosting with you #HomeMattersParty

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    That is adorable!! What a great use of the colors…really brings your eye to the door! 🙂 #HomeMattersParty

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