I don’t know if you saw the creepy crows wreath I made a couple of years ago, but when it was time to decorate my front porch back then, I decided it needed to take its place of honor on the front door with all of the other creepy bird friends invited for Halloween. This was the first time I had a front porch like this, and I was so excited to decorate for the holiday.
I bought quite a number of black crows at the Dollar Tree last Halloween and I ordered another box of 24 for them for this year to decorate my front porch. I wanted the little “monsters” to be warned, so I found this sign and had my dear friend, Tricia, change the “monsters” to “birds”. Several yards of black tulle were draped on the railings.
I was so very fortunate to have a branch fall from a neighbor’s tree right before I began my decorating and decided it would be a perfect perch for my birds.
My “tree” was so easy to anchor in a heavy crock. I didn’t even have to scatter the leaves for atmosphere, they were happy to fall and blow around all by themselves.
This was a great branch from a sycamore tree, I think the little dried pods add to the creepy feel.
The birds have let a few of their rat friends come to join the party! These guys also came from the Dollar Tree. I mostly kept them away from the birds and had them staged on one side of the front steps.
The opposite side of the front steps holds orange and black pumpkins with birds perched on and around them.
Here is what it looked like at dusk! I lined the steps with orange glowing tea lights to guide the way.
I haven’t yet decided how I will decorate my front porch this year, but stay tuned!