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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!