Front Porch Halloween Décor
Are you counting down the days until Halloween? You’re not alone. Fall in Minnesota is in full swing – pumpkins, cozy sweaters and crisp breezes – all signs that it’s time to get your front porch ready for some frightening fun. Danielle Rode from Upsy Daisy shows us some DIY décor you can do yourself!
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- Plastic jack-o-lanterns (we found ours at Fleet Farm. They were already carved and light up).
- PVC Pipe (2” diameter)
- Cable ties (one for each pumpkin)
- White spray paint
- Planter box
- Remove the electrical components from the jack-o-lanterns
- Give the jack-o-lanterns 2 coats of spray paint.
- Drill 2 holes in the back of each jack-o-lantern and thread in the cable ties.
- Insert the PVC pipe into your planter. We used some scrap wood to hold our pipe upright.
- Fill your planter with dirt or straw.
- One-by-one stack your jack-o-lanterns using the cable ties to fasten them to the PVC pipe.
WITCH’S BUBBLING CAULDRON
- Plastic cauldron (we found ours at the Halloween Spirit store).
- Selection of creepy items (we used a rubber snake, foam eye balls, plastic spiders and a hand skeleton)
- Spray can of foam insulation
- Neon green spray paint
- Painter’s tape
- E6000 glue
- Latex/rubber gloves
- Spray the foam insulation into your cauldron (wear gloves – this stuff is super sticky).
- Let the cauldron with spray foam sit overnight. It will expand a bit and harden/dry.
- Once the foam is dry, use your painter’s tape to cover the cauldron and then use the neon spray paint to give the foam that witch’s brew color.
- Let paint dry.
- Glue your creepy critters on top of the brew.
- Tomato cage
- Wire and Wire cutters (could use cable tie as an alternative)
- Large Styrofoam ball
- Crafting LED lights
- White Sheet
- Black felt
- Fabric glue or Hot glue
- Flip the tomato cage upside down (largest ring on the floor)
- Use wire or a cable tie to adjoin the three metal prongs at the top.
- Wrap your crafting lights around the tomato cage.
- Place Styrofoam ball on top. Press down so that the prongs go into the ball to hold it in place.
- Drape your white sheet over the Styrofoam ball.
- Cut 2 oval eyes using the black felt. We used Crystal Light container lids for our template.
- Glue the eyes on.
- Set your ghost outside to greet your trick-or-treaters.