|Halloween Front Entry|
The front door is always a great place to decorate for Halloween since the kids come to the door to trick or treat. I wanted it to be lighted for nighttime viewing and also be sufficiently decorated for daytime enjoyment.
First I added alighted garland around the door with some spider webbing over the top part of the door and half way down the sides. I hung two scary foam spiders in the corners, using fishing line, one on each of the door.
In the right corner beside the door is a witch that I purchased at a garage sale for $1.00. It was a great find.
On the left side of the door, I used a small two-tiered stand with pickets. One of the pickets has a birdhouse on the top of it. On the top shelf I placed a lighted pumpkin, a stuffed little pumpkin girl, and two small pumpkins still attached to the vine On the bottom shelf I placed a boy and girl scarecrow with a mum plant next to them. I wrapped some Halloween fabric around the base of the mum planter. Then I placed a small pumpkin light in the ground behind the mum. Finally I added some grapevine around the back of the pickets and down the sides along with some orange lights.
|Halloween Picket Bench|
On the door I hung a Halloween wreath that says – BOO. To create this wreath, I purchased a wreath at a garage sale for 50 cents.
Next I cut strips of black fabric about 3 inches wide and wrapped them around the wreath securing each one with a straight pin.
|Wrapping Black Strips Around Wreath|
|Completely Wrapped Wreath with Black Fabric|
After it was completely wrapped, I cut strips of fabric from fabric called Creepy Cloth from the Dollar Tree.
|Creepy Cloth from the Dollar Tree|
I tied them around the wreath one at a time securing them with a knot. Since the fabric was woven, it gave texture to the wreath.
|Creepy Cloth on Wreath|
|Wreath Completely Wrapped in Creepy Cloth|
I purchased ribbon from the Dollar Tree and made a bow and attached it to the bottom.
I purchased wooden B-O-O letters at A. C. Moore. I attached them to wooden skewers that I had spray painted black.
|Letters and Skewers|
|BOO Letters with Skewers Attached|
Lastly, I added a glow-in-the-dark spider to the wreath. It welcomes all the trick or treaters to the front door.