Burlap & Broomsticks Front Porch!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween is coming up so quickly!  This year I decided to decorate the porch with a "Burlap and Broomsticks" theme.  I think it's my boys favorite night of the year, so some of our porch decorations have been up since probably the end of August {sorry, neighbors!} but I'm so glad to finally be sharing my Burlap & Broomsticks Front Porch with you :)
The entire theme for this year's porch decorations was inspired by the cute free printable from The Diary of Dave's Wife pictured below.  When I saw it on Facebook, I immediately printed it out and shared the link on my Gallamore West Facebook page too.   And when I saw all of the fun twig-like brooms at Target, I knew exactly what I'd be doing with them. 

And the burlap additions to the decor... well that's just my thing :)  I LOVE crafting with burlap!  I was so excited when I found black and orange burlap at Jo Ann's, and I knew I had to incorporate it into our porch decorations.   I used this black boa {that I had used in previous years as a mantle decoration} and attached it across our front window.  I originally wanted that piece of black/white ribbon with the orange burlap ties to hang above the black boa, but when it fell on top of the boa I loved how it looked so there it stayed. 

The Happy Halloween banner is from Target.  I think it was a total steal at $4... it is thick, glittered, durable and I couldn't have made one myself for that little money.  Yay, Target!  I might as well just hand in my wallet when I walk in the door... it's ridiculous how much I love that store.

 I made a similar wreath to this one currently on our front door as a giveaway last month.  Out of over a thousand entries on Rafflecopter, one of my sweet friends won it {yay, Tanya!} and I really liked it so I decided to make myself one too.  Hers was fancier because I got a little lazy on mine. 

Here's a picture of the original 
"Beware of little monsters" wreath...

One of my greatest bargain finds -you know the kind when you literally squeal out loud because you not only love the item, but you love the price too- was those two burlap pillows.  They were a steal at $4.99 each at Ross!  Plus they are burlap {love}, plus they came with the pillow form {economical}, AND they are blank on the back side so I plan on stenciling something for Thanksgiving on the back side {brilliant}!

The pictures don't quite do the hanging brooms justice {wonky afternoon sunlight was getting in my way!} but there are actually 4 brooms hanging from the porch as you walk up.  They totally creep me out when I'm in the house and the wind makes them sway.  I think someone is standing on my porch watching me every time.  


So even though it looks like a "cute" Halloween porch, 
it still manages to spook me :)

Are you ready for Halloween?

Go here for my post on lunch, dinner, 
and dessert ideas for Halloween!

What are your kids dressing up as?

What kind of candy are you handing out?!?! 
I still need to buy ours {if I buy it too early, I will eat it all myself!}

Although honestly, we don't really get any Trick or Treaters so I'll be eating it all myself anyway :)

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Oh Laurie your porch is Spooky but Oh so cute! I can totally see those brooms swaying and scaring the bee-geezers out of me if I walked up! haha! Cute sign..target? Steal! And I love the boa idea.. adds awesome texture! Those pillows don't get me started girl! And of course your wreath..the all famous burlap gallamore west wreath! Love your porch- Trick or Treat!!

Unknown said...

I can see why your kids like it!! I love the banner- very eye-catching and probably seen form the street, too, right? Love the printable - I may have to print that one out ,too!

LaBelleMadeleine said...

Hi Laurie!!! I love your blog!! and I just tried one of your recipes... so good!! I wrote about you in my blog, you'll see the pics too! :)


Kelsey said...

I LOVE your porch- so cute! I always love your gorgeous wreaths and that target banner is the perfect touch :) Great job girl!!

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

I prefer "cute" to "spooky" anyway. Your porch is awesome. Stopping by from TT&J.

Nat and Holly said...

SO cute, Laurie! And what a steal for those Burlap pillows! I'll have to keep my eye out for something similar!

Craftberry Bush said...

Well, i say you're all ready for Halloween...so many great details...xo

Unknown said...

Your whole porch is absolutely DARLING!!! Thanks for mentioning me, and sending me your way!!! Now you newest follower ♥ DavesWife

Budget Beautiful Bungalow said...

I loved the burlap wreath and little monsters sign!!!


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