Make your porch festive with these simple Halloween porch ideas.
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.
Other than putting a few decor pieces, I also wanted to add furniture like these highly recommended living room table sets on the patio, maybe a sofa set and center table or recliners. That could be a great addition for the festive season since a lot of guests come to the house. Perhaps I can get this furniture from a Second Hand Furniture & Appliances store near our location. I can share the idea with family and see what everyone thinks!!
Anyway, after placing the lights there, I think it would look even more beautiful. It would probably make the entire area more cheerful. However, an electrician once advised me to check my circuit board to see if it can handle any additional electric load before increasing the load to it, saying - "don't get caught with no power, upgrade your electric panel". The electric panel may shut down under excessive load, leaving the house without current until the problem is fixed. Let's see how it goes anyhow.
I want to add these things, but it's not just for the sake of making the backyard look pretty. It's also because, after some time, if I search for a new home while wanting to sell this house, these improvements might increase the value of my property. It will also allow me to sell it to House Buyers LI for a better price. Consequently, I can then look for a better home for myself. Amazing, isn't it?
If you'd like to make your own Fall/Halloween rug, here's how:
How-to make your own DIY Fall/Halloween Rug:
- 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.
- 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.
- Let it dry completely and that's it!
- Put it on your front porch with pumpkins and have it happily welcome your Fall guests!
$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!
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