Tick or Treat?: 25 Creative Front Porch Halloween Decoration Ideas

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Nearly 200 million Americans celebrate Halloween each year. This makes Halloween visible on just about every corner of suburban neighborhoods across the country. 

If you’re looking for ways to make your Halloween decor stand out this year, look no further. Here are 25 amazing front porch Halloween decoration ideas for you to try.

1. Pumpkin Tower

We’ve all seen the procession of pumpkins on front porches for years during Fall. The cuteness of chaos makes bringing together a variety of pumpkin sizes worth it.

But you can add a little order with a pumpkin tower. Create your own by adding a large pumpkin as a base and a medium-sized pumpkin on top. The final layer is a tiny pumpkin to rest on the bottom two.

You’ll need to remove the stems of the bottom pumpkins to make the idea work. Use gardening stakes to keep the pumpkins in place. Add a tower on each side of your door or to hold a harvest-themed yard sign.  

2. Cobweb Delight

The best part about using cobwebs as front porch Halloween decorations is that they’re cheap. You can usually find cobwebs at dollar stores in ample supply.

They provide an instant festive environment. But to make these decorations stand out, you’ll need to add a little pizzazz.

Turn the cobwebs into a glittery delight with metallic glitter spray paint. These make the cobwebs more reflective to light so they dazzle house or party guests who arrive on your front porch. 

3. Pre-Treat

This decoration idea is kind of a cheat. Adding a tall Halloween fixture outside your door that can distribute treats in advance of Halloween is sure to make an impression on house guests without taking too long to set up. 

4. Inflatables

One thing people overlook when choosing front porch Halloween decorations is inflatables. Inflatables are usually used on lawns, but smaller versions can add an instant pop of fun to a front porch. 

Choose a version with sound to instantly scare any guests who arrive. 

5. Giant Vermin

Go big with the creepy crawlers this year. Oversized spiders or rats bring a festive touch to the scary decor without needing many accessories as a complement.

Make sure large decor is grounded with a garden stake so you don’t risk it blowing into the street. If it’s on your hard porch surface, you’ll need a sandbag or other heavy item to keep it grounded in case there’s a storm.

6. Drapes

Black drapes aren’t just for helping keep sunlight from your rooms. These make very chic Halloween decorations for a front porch. Accent your entryway by putting a curtain panel on either side of your door using the porch overhang as the doorway. 

7. Noisemakers

You can decorate your front porch simply using sound. Buy a cackling witch or graveyard sounding noisemaker with a motion sensor.

Your guests will hear a scary sound each time they cross the noisemaker to ring your doorbell.

8. Swap Your Doorbell

One of the simplest front porch Halloween decoration ideas is swapping out the doorbell chime for a scary sound. This is a fun way to prepare guests for what’s inside at a Halloween party. 

9. Spiderweb Wreath

Looking to bring a touch of Halloween to your door? Look no further than a spiderweb wreath complete with tiny plastic spiders to bring a chic touch to your door. 

10. Vintage Pumpkin Churn

Decorate a large pumpkin on your front porch like an old fashioned butter churn. Pumpkins look amazing painted then aged with diluted grey paint.

Paint a fake logo onto the churn adding a broomstick to the top as the churn. 

11. Halloween Mask Wreath

Not sure what to do with your kids’ old Halloween costumes? Try adding them to a wire wreath form to create a Halloween mask wreath.

It’s best when the masks are all a similar size so you can evenly distribute them around the circle.

12. Pumpkin Basket

Create a basket using a pumpkin then fill it with scented pinecones or other tiny pumpkins for a fun harvest look. The scented pinecones may not last long outside but you can cheat with potpourri at the bottom of the pumpkin basket. 

13. Balloon Spider

You won’t be disappointed by the creepy crawly balloon spider. It’s made from two black balloons and eight faux fur pieces. 

The great part about this idea is you can make the spider extra creepy by changing out its leg colors. There’s something extra spooky about a spider with a black torso and brown legs. 

14. Wreath of Treats

Do you think a bowl of candy is a fun temptation? Try tempting guests with candy they can’t actually eat. This might be a great option for a candy-themed front porch if you want to go big on your Halloween theme. 

15. Scary Books

Remember how teachers used to decorate their classroom doors for the holidays? You can mirror this design style using your favorite horror books as inspiration.

Get large sheets of colored paper from a teacher supply store or craft store. Use these sheets of paper to create book spines. You’ll need to paint the title of the book onto the spine for the best look. 

16. General Store Checkers

Take your front porch back in time with a game of checkers reminiscent of a General Store. Prop a wooden plank on top of a barrel found at a thrift store.

Paint the checkerboard on top of the square wooden board. Use tiny pumpkins as game pieces for the checkerboard. 

17. Witches Garage

Make your front porch into a witch’s garage by hanging a series of vintage brooms along your porch overhang. Use assorted lengths to make the design stand out. 

Add faerie lights to each broom so they stand out easier at night. 

18. Pastel Pumpkins

If you’re lucky enough to live in a white home, you’ll love pastel colored pumpkins on your front porch. Think beyond traditional jack o lanterns and opt for soft greens, mauves, and white-colored pumpkins and squash for the best-looking decor. 

19. Candy Corn Garland

Decorate your front porch with candy corn garland made from yellow and red construction paper. You can tie the triangles to brown twine to create a garland that runs the full length of your front porch.

Add in metallic papers to make the garland sparkle in dim light. 

20. Black Feather Wreath

Love the call of the raven? You can emulate this beautiful bird with a wreath of black feathers.

Add your own raven in the center of the wreath. Add an oversized black ribbon to the bottom as a final touch. 

21. Seed Packets

Fall is all about harvesting. You can celebrate this fact with a seed packet garland and door decoration. Print out images of vintage seed packets for your door decor.

Use large colored paper in harvest colors to cover your door. String up packets of vintage seeds to hang along your front porch like Flagpole Farms

22. Massacre Tools

Turn your front porch into the scene of a gory horror movie. Keep it subtle by only leaving behind common tools found in horror movie massacres.

Bloody up a chainsaw, machete, and a few knives. You can leave them around the porch as if the killer were enjoying a quiet afternoon on the porch with his tools in tow. 

Set out a coffee mug, a newspaper with gory headlines, and an armchair. Flesh and gore can be purchased online through special effects makeup shops.

23. Murder Chalk

Cover your front door in black paper and draw a chalk body outline. This makes your front door look like the scene of a murder. 

Decorate the rest of the front porch with caution tape in assorted colors. During Halloween, you’ll find greens, purples and orange tape in ample supply.

If you really want to make your outline stand out, use faerie lights instead of chalk to outline the body of the corpse on your door. 

24. Aztec Pumpkins

It’s not uncommon to forget that Fall harvests in the U.S. were first celebrated with the Native Americans. Pay homage to an important part of American heritage using Aztec themed pumpkin designs.

Paint a variety of brightly colored patterns and symbols on your pumpkins to give them a vibrant flair.

25. Drilled Jack o Lanterns

Pumpkins with drilled shapes are a fun way to get more precision in your jack o lantern designs. Drill out Happy Halloween for visitors who approach your front door.

Place a battery-powered light inside the pumpkins so they’re easy to spot at night. Be sure to use a medium drill bit so your holes are large enough to show the light inside. 

Front Porch Halloween Decoration Ideas

Memorable front porch Halloween decoration ideas take a combination of sight, sound, taste, and touch. While touch isn’t the top factor, it’ll be good for guests to imagine how fluffy your raven feather wreath is when visiting your home.

Sights and sounds draw in guests helping you show off a well-decorated home for the season. 

Have fun deciding on a theme for your porch so the crafting process becomes part of the holiday tradition. For more information and lifestyle tips, visit our blog for updates. 

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