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This TikTok-Famous DIY Pumpkin Arch Is So Pretty You’ll Want To Keep It Up Way Past Halloween

published Oct 19, 2022
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If you’re on the hunt for a Halloween decoration DIY that will really wow the neighborhood, then one TikTok-er has a ghost pumpkin arch project that is so pretty you’ll want to keep it up all year round. 

Kaycie (@GreyBirchDesigns) only used a few materials to make her pumpkin arch: plastic pumpkins, white paint, PVC pipe, and zip ties. 

First, grab a bunch of plastic jack-o’-lantern pumpkins from the craft or dollar store in all different shapes and sizes. Kaycie decided to paint hers white to match her house’s exterior (leaving the pumpkins’’ insides yellow) and give a ghostly effect.

Then, she created an arch out of PVC pipe that matched the measurements of her front porch posts. She attached the arch to the porch with zip ties.

Once the pumpkins had dried, Kaycie drilled two holes into the back of each one to lace a zip tie through so she could attach them to the arches, stacking the pumpkins on top of one another.

To add a bit more pizazz, Kaycie added a few extra-large spiders and white Christmas lights behind the pumpkins to make them glow — though it may be easier to install the lights on your porch first before layering on the pumpkins.

“Ok but with glow-in-the-dark white paint,” one commenter wrote. And another said they were going to recreate the arch but with black pumpkins instead. And orange or purple lights would look extra spooky behind the pumpkins if you wanted to make the decoration a bit eerier. You could really customize this arch to fit any style or aesthetic and it only takes an afternoon to set up. Your neighbors will ooh and aah and trick-or-treaters will absolutely beware.