I love adding a little Halloween decor to my front porch. I am not one of those scary-loving Halloween people. I like more of a fun non-scary look. Truth be told I hate horror movies. I am more of a Hocus Pocus gal. Bats, black crows, and floating witch hats are more my speed.
Floating Witch Hats
I decided to hang floating witch hats from my front porch. It was so easy to do. All you need is a pack of witch hats, a clear fishing line, a threading needle, and some command strips. You can also make a luminary witch hat by adding a candle or votive inside. I decided not to do this only because I did not have the extra time for it. However, I may do it next year. Just adding the witch hats made my porch look Halloween-ready.
Here is what you need to make these hanging witch’s hats:
How to hang Witches Hats (Floating Witch Hats):
- Figure out how long you’d like the Witch’s hats to hang. It took me a few tries to determine how long to make mine.
- Attach the command hooks to the areas on the ceiling where you want the hats to hang. Let the hooks set up for about 10-15 minutes before hanging the hats. They need time to set.
- Thread the clear fishing line through your needle. Feed the needle line through the point of the witch’s hat.
- Tie several knots on both sides of the string so it does not pull all the way through.
- Make a loop at the top of the fishing line to hang from the hook on the command strips.
- Hook the sting on the command strip and there you have it.
You can’t do a Halloween porch without bats? I have had this set of bats for six years now. They have held up well. The way I hang them is by using painted tape for the inside decor and dot glue for the outside. So far I have not had any issues. Painters’ tape could also work outdoors depending on the surface.
Jack O Lanterns
I added some ceramic Jack O Lanterns, pumpkins, and mums. I found the black and white pumpkin with bats at Lowes. I found the large orange Jack O Lantern when I visited Maine. It was the only one they had otherwise I would have bought more. I love it!
I add a couple of black crows for more of a Halloween look.
I absolutely love how my Halloween porch turned out. I added just enough but not too much. Find me on Instagram to see my IG reels.
Check out my DIY Halloween costumes.