10 Not Too Scary DIY Halloween Front Porch Ideas

Halloween Front Porch Inspiration

Halloween front porches are so much fun to decorate.  One of our neighbours has a huge haunted house every year and children from all over come to our neighbourhood.  We have about 150 children come to our house, the houses nearer to the haunted house get more than 200.  It’s so much fun watching the pack of children traipse along the street gathering their candy.  As we have trick or treaters of all ages come to the door I don’t make our home too scary, the haunted house is fantastic for the older children so I  decorate our front porch more for the little ones.

10 Not too scary Halloween ideas for the front porch.

 

None of the ideas in this post are really scary.    I have arranged the links starting with the mildest and ended with the scariest one.  I don’t think the last one is super scary but some little children may hesitate to enter.

Happy Halloween

This DIY Happy Halloween sign would light up the front porch nicely.  The post contains a full tutorial.
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DIY Light Halloween Sign by The DIY Village

Witches

This super cute sparkly witch broom is both Halloween themed and cute.  Who can be scared of anything that glitters?   I love that this pos thas a full tutorial and the witches broom will be very inexpensive to create.

GA Halloween witches broom decoration for the front porch on Halloween. DIY Halloween front porch ideas, Halloween porch displays, DIY Halloween yard decorations, DIY Halloween front porch ideas, DIY Halloween front door decorations,

DIY Sparkly Witch Broom from The Rehomesteaders

Ghosts

Got some dead plants frozen from summer?  Hold on to them, spray paint them black and add some simple plug in ghosts.  This was our front door decor last year.  I like these little ghosts as they give the kids more illumination.

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Little ghost planter with blackened plants for a Halloween front porch. DIY Halloween front porch ideas, Halloween porch displays, DIY Halloween yard decorations, DIY Halloween front porch ideas, DIY Halloween front door decorations,

Front Door Ghostly Decor

 

These little Halloween Ghosts are made using flowerpots, soccer balls, and old sheets.  They are definitely designed to appeal to younger trick and treaters.

 

Flowerpot Ghosts for the Front Porch

Vampires

This mat is simple to create and so very cute.    I love the Velcome and how it is so obviously vampire but cute more than creepy.

 

Adorable Halloween mat for the front porch that says Velcome. DIY Halloween front porch ideas, Halloween porch displays, DIY Halloween yard decorations, DIY Halloween front porch ideas, DIY Halloween front door decorations,

Spooky Halloween Mat by Creative Live

Owls

These ominous looking owls are too beautiful to be overly spooky.  They do give you a little twinge of being watched.
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Elegant appearing Halloween front porch with Owls and a black door. DIY Halloween front porch ideas, Halloween porch displays, DIY Halloween yard decorations, DIY Halloween front porch ideas, DIY Halloween front door decorations,

Owl Night Watchers by Martha Stewart

Monsters

This monster is so cute and funny.  Don’t you just love how large it is?

Large monster face for the front door on Halloween. DIY Halloween front porch ideas, Halloween porch displays, DIY Halloween yard decorations, DIY Halloween front porch ideas, DIY Halloween front door decorations,

Outdoor Decoration by Nifty Thrifty and Thriving

Snakes

We’re getting towards the end of the post.  If you’re scared of snakes you may consider this wreath a little creepier.  Snakes don’t bother me too much and it’s not hung around the doorbell.  Now that would be creepy.

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Wriggling Wreath by I Love Halloween

Warnings and Grave Yards

Having to trudge up slime covered steps and knock on a boarded up dorr that says keep out may seem a bit daunting.  The littlest munchkins may need some encouragement to knock on this door.   So well decorated with ghostly vignettes and a graveyard that makes it all seem more authentic.
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A keep out sign and graveyard decorations for a front door at Halloween. DIY Halloween front porch ideas, Halloween porch displays, DIY Halloween yard decorations, DIY Halloween front porch ideas, DIY Halloween front door decorations,

Keep Out Door by Woman’s Day

Freaky Spiders

In my opinion, this simple display is the scariest of the decorations,  tiny spiders give me the creeps and a big one like this is the stuff of nightmares.  My munchkins would be knocking on this door themselves.  The post contains the tutorial on how to make this horribly halloweeny decor yourself.
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DIY spider web made out of garbage bags for he front door on Halloween. DIY Halloween front porch ideas, Halloween porch displays, DIY Halloween yard decorations, DIY Halloween front porch ideas, DIY Halloween front door decorations,

Trash Bag Spiderwebs – The Sits Girls

I am not sure if little ones would recognize this as a coffin and the older kids may get oppressed by having to wall through the long covered hallway to the door.  This is the stuff that nightmares are made of but I think its really well done and different.

 

Very spooky Halloween porch of a coffin. DIY Halloween front porch ideas, Halloween porch displays, DIY Halloween yard decorations, DIY Halloween front porch ideas, DIY Halloween front door decorations,

Halloween Front Door Coffin by Screaming Scarecrow

When do you start decorating and preparing for Halloween?  As usual I seem to be a bit behind, I am just starting to finish up my first Halloween projects.

 

Which of these posts creep you out?
Do you think they are all appropriate for children?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments I would love to hear from you.

 

 

10 DIY Halloween front Porches

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26 thoughts on “10 Not Too Scary DIY Halloween Front Porch Ideas

  1. My house has an opening just like that monster mouth and I have always wanted to do it. Maybe this year 🙂 Thanks for sharing this at the #happynowlinkup

  2. Our 2-year-old was freaked out by some of the displays in Target recently, so I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing some tame decorations this year. I love the slime on the steps in the graveyard set-up. Thanks so much for the inspiration and thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  3. Some really cute ideas Leanna! Definitely pinning. As for me, I don’t like ’em too scary either. Anything with spiders & snakes is out for me personally!! Love the one of the teeth & eyes over the doorway, and the owls with those black branches is really cute.

    1. Hi Elise. The last one is a bit scary I wouldn’t take my grand daughters into it, but your right it depends on the child’s reaction.

  4. Love the broom one! So classy. Not too scared from the rest, just like it best:) Pinning this post. Will show kiddo what you have rounded up to see if he has a favorite we could implement next month. Not ready to fall into Fall and Halloween yet:) Still clinging onto summer, we have a week at the beach coming up:).

    1. I am always saying I need to be your neighbour because of the recipes. Now I want to be a neighbour because of your weather. We have snow in our forecast. bleck foo.

    1. I am such a scaredy cat its ridiculous lol. My favorite part of Halloween is always the trick and treaters even when I was younger doing the dances I wouldn’t go if they fell on the 31st.

    1. The coffin didn’t scare me as much as anything freaking spider. I thought the coffin one was the scariest because of the tunnel.

    1. Hi Carolann. This year for the blog I am doing more Halloween decor than usual. Its fun to make, but really the front porch decor is what I love the most because of the little munchkins. They have fun with the fun decorations outside.

    1. Halloween seems to be growing in North America, mostly because of the retailers and the adult market. I really love Halloween in our neighbourhood because there are so many children trick or treaters, they are beyond cute in there costumes.

    1. I enjoy subtle Halloween decor like that. One time I wore a nice black turtleneck with a plastic rat pinned to it like a brooch. I got so many startles when people noticed it. So fun lol

    1. Every Spring I cannot wait to put out the flowers but by September I am forgetting about the water and upkeep. They work well for Halloween.

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