Monday, October 19, 2009

Front porch for fall

Front porch do-it-yourself decor at Knottliten Cottage
(my daughter's cottage in the city).

I already had the fake white pumpkin (from Michael's a few year's ago) and used Target dollar bin Halloween transfers for the spiders and webs and a ribbon I already had. The ghost jar was made by my Mom (Esther) following the instructions at this post and the gourd is a yellow squash from my neighbor's garden that I spray painted black. The brown branch pumpkin in back was a half price Rite-aid find at the after-Halloween sale last year. The stalk sticking up came from the neighbor's corn in their garden.

The orange ceramic jack-o-lantern and "Happy Halloween" pumpkins are from TJ Maxx. On the second fake white pumpkin I already had, I painted "BOO" with stencils and added a brown ribbon from my craft supplies. The branches fell off our plum tree and the white berries are fake (I think from my mom's craft supplies). The jack-o-lantern jars were also made by Esther.

Another clearance branch pumpkin from Rite-aid. Then I bought a craft pumpkin from Micheal's and spray painted it white and added a ribbon from my craft supplies. The red Cinderella pumpkin on bottom is real (from another neighbor's garden) and I used a black sharpie to write out Trick or Treat.

The wooden ladder was no longer safe to use for home repairs, so my parents gave it to me to use for decoration. I cleaned it and spray painted it black. The day after Halloween, I plan on removing the jars and the TJ Maxx pumkins, adding a few gourds in their place and just turning around the three pumpkins with Halloween decor. Then I can use this through Thanksgiving!

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  1. Cute! You can't go wrong with a pile o' pumpkins! I'd love to fully decorate my porch but up here in MI it's bound to snow any day and ruin the whole set up!


  2. I love the ladder! Such a great idea.

  3. Love your ladder, also! Your porch looks great.

  4. Very cute... I just love all the creative ideas I'm seeing this year with pumpkins... so fun.

  5. Love the ladder and all the cute pumpkins! Very cute ideas.

  6. What an awesome idea with the ladder to give your display some height! I typically have my pumpkins on the steps.

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    I have so much to learn. :)