Writing this post made me realize that after over a decade in studio apartments, I actually have a porch that I could actually decorate for Halloween! Perhaps a combination of giant eyeballs and spider egg sacs, with some glowing orbs for good measure?
CREEPIN' IT CLASSY:
1. Spider Web from Janice & Jacob's Home of Magical Curiosities Use your macramé skills for good (spooky spider web) instead of evil (hanging plant holder), like Janice did!
2. Crows and the Curtain of Doom by Home Heart Craft All it takes to recreate this fantastic porch is a heavy duty trash bag, a Martha Stewart tutorial, and some dollar store crows. Beautiful villa not included, unfortunately.
3. Black Wire Pumpkins by Hello Lidy If the squirrels in your area wreak havoc on porch pumpkins, or you don't want to deal with cleaning up a rotting pumpkin corpse at the end of the season, decorate your porch with these elegant, ghostly pumpkins that you can use again next year. Or just dismantle them—wire always comes in handy.
4. Bat Attack by Country Living I love simple, black Halloween decorations, and this bat-infested doorway is a perfect example of less being more.
5. Haunted Porch by HGTV But sometimes more is more! If you find a great deal on cheesecloth, festoon your porch with all of it for a beautifully spooky effect.
6. Bloodshot Eyes by DIY Network Nothing is creepier or sillier than a bunch of giant, all-seeing eyeballs rolling around your porch. And since they're made of cheap bouncy balls, they can be kicked around, to hilarious effect!
7. Eyeball Ping Pong Ball Lights by Say Yes These are just plumb adorable! All they require are string lights, ping pong balls, googly eyes, and a bit of patience.
8. Glowing Pods by DIY Network These are my favorite, and not just because they remind me of the X-Files episode of The Simpsons
9. Spider Sacs by Martha Stewart Aaaaaaaaah! This is the first project that made me scream inside. I love (okay, admire and respect) spiders, but a giant egg sac?!? Aaah!
10. Mummy Front Door by Honey & Fitz Okay, this one cracked me up, so now I'll be able to sleep again. It's so cute, it would work on an apartment door, and it cost less than $1 to make!