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5 Best DIY Halloween Porch Decorations, 2020 Guide: Emily Recommends (III)

by Emily
Halloween DIY Porch Decorations

On our “Emily Recommends” series, we introduce our recommended cooking techniques, tricks, writers, bloggers, YouTubers, ingredients, and more every Thursday! This week, we wanted to introduce you to our favorite DIY Halloween porch decorations for 2020. 

In our house, we are gearing up to October 31st, the spookiest day of the year. We put up our Halloween decorations, baked and decorated treats, picked out our pumpkins, and debated costumes. Even though we are not going to any parties this year, we can still make drunken candy apples and wear silly clothes at home. We plan on having safe fun even during this crazy 2020. 

Below is our 2020 guide for our favorite Halloween decorations. We hope you have fun making your DIY Halloween porch decorations. I know it will bring a lot of spooky fun to your neighborhoods! 

Below Are Our Favorite DIY Halloween Porch Decorations for 2020:

1. Halloween Window Silhouettes

Halloween DIY Porch Decorations: Window Silhouettes
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Halloween DIY Porch Decorations: Window Silhouettes

For those needing a low-budget DIY option for your Halloween porch decorations, window silhouettes are for you! For this project, you only need construction and tissue paper. With those two items, you can soon have scary witches, ghosts, vampires, and/or werewolves silhouettes by following our guide.

Our apartment was definitely the talk of the neighborhood last year when we did this project. Every night, when we turned on our lights, our apartment windows glowed with the images of a witch and werewolf. Hint: On Halloween, play a recording of a wolf growling to add to the spooky effect!

2. Floating Witch’s Hat Luminaries  

Halloween DIY Porch Decorations: Floating Witch's Hat Luminaries
Photo Credit: Polka Dot Chair
Halloween DIY Porch Decorations: Floating Witch’s Hat Luminaries

I love Halloween decorations that eerily glow at night. Melissa, who runs the blog named “Polka Dot Chair,” created floating witch’s hats that light up the porch from overhead for the little trick-or-treaters.

Some Halloween decorations are just scary; spider webs, zombie hands, and chainsaws, to name a few. Melissa managed to create decorations that are whimsical and pretty, but still a bit spooky. These floating witch’s hat luminaries are perfect for those interested in stylish and pretty DIY Halloween porch decorations. 

3. Haunted, Condemned Building 

Halloween DIY Porch Decorations: Haunted, Condemned Building
Photo Credit: Carving A Journey
Halloween DIY Porch Decorations: Haunted, Condemned Building

Let’s give a shout out to all the kids who worked behind the scenes as set designers for the play back in high school. I had no idea how much work went into making everything look so real! Our condemned building Halloween decorations are a fun craft for those looking for a day-long project to do with their kids, friends, significant others, etc. 

The shattered and boarded up window effect will turn your house/apartment into an unapproachable, haunted abode. 

4. Black Cat O’Lanterns 

Have your pumpkins greet your trick-or-treaters in animalistic fashion this year *Meow*

Black Cat O'Lanterns
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Halloween DIY Porch Decorations: Black Cat O’Lanterns

Pumpkins are a huge part of Halloween porch culture. Almost everyone gets pumpkins to put on their porch during the fall. Some people just set them on their porch, while others carve and paint their gourds. This list couldn’t be complete without a pumpkin decorating idea. We love these glossy, black cat o’lanterns. They are so different from the other carved pumpkins ideas! 

You know all the trick-or-treating witches and wizards will love visiting your porch if you have these black cat o’lanterns sitting there waiting for them! Pair with the floating witch’s hats and you will have the perfect porch for Halloween. 

5. Giant Spider in Spiderweb 

Spiders scare me to death. Raise your hand if you are with me! 

Giant Spider In Web
Photo Credit: Mom Endeavors
Halloween DIY Porch Decorations: Giant Spider in Web

You can decorate your porch with a giant DIY spider and spiderweb. This idea comes from an old post by Sara, who runs the blog “Mom Endeavors.” She gives amazing step-by-step instructions on how to make the biggest, spookiest spider in the neighborhood. I don’t think even Frodo or Harry/Ron can fight off this creepy crawler! 

To make your spider even scarier, add a little glow in the dark paint to the webs and spider eyes. Soon, your porch will look like a tunnel of webs. 

Are You Doing DIY Halloween Porch Decorations This Year? 

We would love to see everyone’s Halloween decorations! If you are making your own, send us a photo via our email ([email protected]) or tag us on Instagram!

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