Fall Porch Ideas + $2 DIY Halloween Rug

by Melissa

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Make your porch festive with these simple Halloween porch ideas.

fall porch rug

Ever since last year when I saw this Fall porch, I knew when we finally had a house I would want a festive porch. Well now that we are in our first house for our first Fall, there was no more waiting around! Our front door area has been a little lacking in pizazz, so hopefully now it’s a little more inviting. And festive.


I painted a rug (super easy, cheap, and quick!) We’ll wait to get our decorating pumpkins at a pumpkin patch, but I just couldn’t resist these adorable sugar pumpkins at the grocery store for 50 cents!

I’d love to make a Fall wreath sometime, but in the meantime, I hung my $5 Witch Craft In Under an Hour, inspired by mom who made one years ago. It makes me happy because I still remember the day she made hers…she scoured the backyard for the perfect piece of old dog-earedwood in the backyard and then pulled the rest of the supplies from her random craft box.

halloween front porchfall-rug

If you’d like to make your own Fall/Halloween rug, here’s how:

How-to make your own DIY Fall/Halloween Rug: 

  1. Spray paint an old outdoor rug black. I used the Wal-mart $1 spray paint and it worked great. It just needed a few coats. Make sure you spray the edges well.
  2. Using acrylic craft paint (also cheap at Wal-mart!) and a foam brush, paint chevron stripes or whatever other design you’d like. I started taping the stripes off, but then realized it would be easier and quicker to free-hand. If you are a perfectionist, tape it using heavy masking tape.
  3. Let it dry completely and that’s it!
  4. Put it on your front porch with pumpkins and have it happily welcome your Fall guests!

Total cost:

$1 for spray paint + 50 cents for white craft paint + 50 cents for a brush

I’d love to see your Fall front porch! Tag @sofestive with #sofestivehalloween and I’ll repost my favorites!

Have you missed a Simple Halloween Idea? Here’s what you’ve missed:

Day 1 | The Friendly Neighborhood Phantom Ghost + Printables 

Day 2 | DIY Paper Straw Spider Decor 

Day 3 | Halloween Sugar Cookie Activity + My Favorite Recipes 

Day 4 | The 5 Little Ghosts Story 

Day 5 | October Food Holidays 

Day 6 | Witchalena’s 7 Days of Halloween Family Home Evening

Day 7 | Donuts on a String Halloween Game 


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