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Pumpkins After Dark: Cute Ways to Illuminate Your Halloween Front Porch

Pumpkins After Dark: Cute Ways to Illuminate Your Halloween Front Porch

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Pumpkins After Dark: Cute Ways to Illuminate Your Halloween Front Porch.

Pumpkins After Dark: Cute Ways to Illuminate Your Halloween Front Porch

Hello Love!

Today I wanted to share with you my super cute Halloween front porch. Decorating my porch is one of my favorite things, and fixing it up for Halloween is always my favorite.

Pumpkins After Dark: Cute Ways to Illuminate Your Halloween Front Porch

I buy new corn stalks every year but everything else has been recycled over the past few years. I painted these faux pumpkins a few years ago to give them a more natural look and the metal luminaries and buckets came from the gift shop I owned years ago. They were collecting dust in my attic, so I threw them on my porch one year and have been doing it ever since.

Pumpkins After Dark: Cute Ways to Illuminate Your Halloween Front Porch

I use to buy real mums and other fall flowers but since it stays so warm here in Tennessee in the fall, they usually don’t last long. This year I decided to just buy faux floral stems for the metal buckets and they turned out great. You can totally tell they’re fake up close but from the road, no one will ever know.

Pumpkins After Dark: Cute Ways to Illuminate Your Halloween Front Porch

The cornstalks are always my favorite part of the porch. They just add so much height and texture. I absolutely love them.

Pumpkins After Dark

When it comes to lighting my porch for Halloween, I use three different types of lights.

First off, I adore these resin light-up pumpkins I’ve had for years. I’m pretty sure they came from Homegoods like 10-15 years ago and they’re still great. If I could find them again, I would buy more and line all my steps with them.

Here are some similar styles: HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Pumpkins After Dark

Second up is fairy lights. I love the simplicity of fairy lights, don’t you? For a few bucks, you can add so much whimsy.

Pumpkins After Dark

Lastly are my metal luminaries. They’re made to look like paper sandwich bags but these have lasted me years. I add battery-operated tea lights to them and they flicker and glow like real candles. They look so cute lining the stairway.

These particular ones are no longer available but THESE  and THESE are similar!

Pumpkins After Dark

Looking for more porch inspiration? Read these blog posts:

How to create a fun fall front porch

Christmas in our home

 

 

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Christmas In Our Home

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Welcome to Christmas in our home. ❤️
After many years of having the same old decor up, we decided it was time for a little upgrade. We kept older trees but bought all new decorations to brighten up this crazy year. 2020 sure has been a doozy, hasn’t it?! We hope you enjoy this little tour of our front porch, living room, kitchen, and master bedroom tree.
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Our living room ❤️
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 Our Kitchen ❤️
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Master Bedroom Christmas Tree, full of Longaberger baskets❤️
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How To Create A Fun Fall Front Porch

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Hello Love!
Welcome to our fall front porch!
I had honestly debated on whether I should decorate my porch this year when I decided that we desperately needed a bit of magic and whimsey to brighten our moods. Christmas is on the way I but I really felt like we needed some cheering since 2020 has been so terribly awful. I grabbed the family and went to Lowe’s to get all the fall things we needed.
I kept our budget in mind and only bought flowers, stalks, the witch hats, and mini lights this year and pulled everything else from the attic.
Yes, those are 100% fake pumpkins. 😂 I usually buy new ones every year but instead I grabbed some paint and made these more real looking. You can find a short video HERE on how I did it.
The pillows, light-up pumpkins, giant pumpkin door piece, and the rusty Halloween buckets were all things I had in my attic and didn’t cost me any additional money.
If you’d like to see how we put this all together, head on over to my Instagram page and watch my Reels! There’s a few fun videos there to show you how it all came together.
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Welcome to my front porch!

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 Hello friends!
Today I’m showing off my newly decorated front porch.  I’ve always put all my time and effort into decorating the inside of my house and the porches have always been neglected.  I’ve had the rockers for years but just recently added the shutters on either side of the front door and the bench.  I got most of the accessories at Hobby Lobby and re-covered some {uuuuuugly} pillows with burlap.
What do you think?
 I LOVE how it turned out!