Thrill your kids and trick-or-treaters with these easy Halloween Porch ideas including free printable spider web lanterns, pumpkins, candles, and a DIY wreath. These spooky fall luminaries are so creepy, crawly and fun!
I typically do a simple fall porch each year with a wreath and pumpkins, but this year I wanted to add a little bit of spooky fun for Halloween. The kids were absolutely thrilled when they saw it!
While you are at it, this DELICIOUS black buttercream frosting is a must-try recipe- so yummy and won't turn your mouth black (no food coloring)!
Preserved Leaf Wreath
I reused the preserved leaf fall wreath I made last year for my Halloween porch. I didn't wrap it very well before packing it away last year, so it needs a little mending, but I kind of liked the imperfectness. It feels more natural somehow.
If you would rather use faux leaves, be sure to check out my wreath trick to have the fullest, most gorgeous wreath.
I think this simple grapevine wreath would look pretty on this porch too.
Halloween Porch Lanterns
These DIY Free Printable Halloween Lanterns are so easy to make! Once I printed them at the copy store, they only took a few minutes to assemble for our spooky Halloween porch.
And they have the best ambiance in person. A very spooky, haunted house type of feel without being too kitschy.
It is a great project to do with kids too! Attach them to a wide mouth canning jar to make them sturdy. Use battery operated candles for the safest option.
Halloween Porch Pumpkins
For my Halloween porch, I mixed pumpkins from the both the grocery store and the pumpkin patch. We will be carving some of these this week with the littles. I can't wait!
I love how the lanterns bring the colors of the pumpkins to life.
Faux pumpkins are also an option if you have those on hand or if you live in a warmer climate. We will have to worry more about ours freezing next week, so we don't usually have to worry about them getting too much heat.
Candlelight at Night
I love the look of the candles at night. They flicker and create spooky shadows that are so fun for Halloween. Since I want them to be safe, even when unattended, I used battery operated candles (that flicker and have a remote). I have my favorites listed in my Amazon Storefront here.
I added some battery-operated pillars here and there as well.
Twinkle lights are another great option for creating ambiance. You can weave them around the pumpkins or wreath for added sparkle.
I hope you enjoyed our simple little fall porch! Feel free to head over to grab the free printable lanterns!
Here are 8 more beautiful fall porches for inspiration! This time of year is so magical!
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