Are you ready to cast a spell on your front porch this Halloween? With a little bit of creativity and some Fall elements, you can turn your front porch into a bewitchingly beautiful garden witch themed porch for Fall that will enchant your neighbors and trick-or-treaters alike.
Decorating Ideas For A Garden Witch Themed Porch
Every Fall, I transform my New England front porch into a whimsical wonderland of autumnal delights. I love decorating my porch for this time of year because New England is simply magical in the Fall. The leaves change to a kaleidoscope of colors, the apple orchards are bursting with ripe fruit, and the crisp Autumn air smells so good!
It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place to be in the Fall than New England. And what better way to celebrate the season than by decorating your porch with the bounty of nature?
This year I decided to mix in a little bit of Halloween spirit into my front porch decor and created what I am calling a garden witch porch.
Today I will give you all the inspiration and tips you need to create a garden witch porch decor theme that is both spooky and stylish. From pressed flower pumpkins to creating DIY witch brooms, I’ve got you covered. So get ready to embrace your inner witch and let’s get started!
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Fall Elements from The Garden
I’m totally not into spooky anything so this is a pretty interpretation of a witch theme using flowers from the garden, pumpkins that I grew (some from the farm down the street), and fresh cornstalks from my neighbor’s garden.
Pumpkins are the perfect symbol for Fall and harvest season. Did you know that Irish immigrants started the pumpkin carving tradition when they came to America? It was to ward evil spirits away.
I don’t think any Fall porch display is complete without a few pumpkins. This year I am using small white pumpkins (Casperita) that I grew in my garden, a few larger pumpkins on my steps, a set of different pressed flower pumpkins that I DIY’d, and a few faux pumpkins too.
Let me tell you, fake pumpkins have come a long way in the past few years!! The current versions are so realistic looking especially if you are mixing them in with real pumpkins in a display. The good thing about having a few artificial pumpkins in your stash is that you don’t have to worry about critters munching on them! It’s also a one-time investment that you will be able to reuse next Fall.
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Putting corn stalks on porches is another popular Fall decorating tradition for people. Farmers would display corn stalks on their porches as a way to show off a successful harvest and celebrate the end of the growing season.
Having cornstalks on your porch in New England just fits in with the historical vibe that all of our small towns have here.
Corn stalks are another must-have for my Fall porch decorating every year. First they fill in alot of space plus they are an inexpensive way to decorate for the season.
Lucky for me a neighbor brings me cornstalks from his garden! Then I use the bundles along my porch railings and in the corners of the porch.
Cornstalks create a great backdrop for other seasonal decor and photos. Don’t be surprised if you have birds stopping by looking for a snack!
Using Flowers To Decorate The Porch:
This Fall I decided to take advantage of some of my own beautiful flowers growing in my garden and mix them into my decorating both inside and outside of my house.
I know…I know…most people only think about having a pot of mums for Fall but let me change your mind!!
One of the best things about late-season flowers is that they also make lovely dried flowers.
A few weeks ago I cut a bouquet of gorgeous orange marigolds, lavender, and flowering oregano to dry (bundled and hung upside down).
For my porch, I popped the bouquet into a small grapevine container added a few feathers, and created an outdoor arrangement.
You know I love a good DIY project if you have been to my website before! This garden witch porch has 3 new DIY projects that you can make for Fall.
Witch Parking Only Sign
This is a large 24 x 36 in sign that I made for the porch. In my tutorial, you can see how to make the sign and also download the free template that I designed.
Floral Witch Hat
To make this witch’s hat I started with a plain costume black hat and first aged it and then decorated it with a variety of flowers and natural materials.
DIY Twig Witch Brooms:
Have you seen the light-up witch brooms in the expensive decorating catalogs?? Love them, but would never pay that much for something that I know I could make myself!! Super easy project if you have access to a long branch and a bundle of twigs.
Styling The Porch For Fall
Now let me show you how I arranged everything on the porch using Fall elements, the new witchy-themed DIY projects, and secondhand finds to create an enchanting look for this Fall and Halloween season.
The goal when decorating a space like a porch is to create a cohesive and inviting look. So even though I have different displays going on they all work together in style and feel.
Adding A Table
It may sound unconventional but I added a thrift store table to the porch to have a place to display some of the fun Fall stuff I want to use out here. This table is actually a piece I plan on refinishing and using in my bathroom but for a month I can spare it for the porch.
Using a console table it gave me two areas to decorate: the table top and below the table.
Styling The Table
First I covered the table in Dollar Tree creepy cloth (this stuff is perfect for Halloween decorating on a budget!).
Then I gathered up a few vintage non-seasonal items like an old metal lantern, wooden farm crate, and small terracotta pots.
Not everything you use to decorate with has to be “Fall” specific, it’s actually better to mix up you pieces.
Once I had everything that I wanted to use in a pile I started to play around with design using pumpkins and flowers.
The little pumpkin witch added whimsy next to the rusty old lantern.
A sideways terracotta pot was the perfect size to tuck in a spent sunflower. I tucked a stem of purple celosia between the two.
The centerpiece for this table is the witch’s hat. Underneath the hat, I put a terracotta pot so it didn’t blow away.
At the other end, I used a couple of pressed flower pumpkins, stacked pots, vintage garden tools, and a wicker pumpkin, with flowers tucked around the pumpkins.
Under the table, I set up a wooden farm crate to use to make a mini display:
A thrifted chicken wire basket that I filled with garden flowers and mini pumpkins & a stuffed black primitive cat that I’ve had for 15 years I think!
Witch’s Broom Corner Display
In the corner, I put one of the cornstalks in the back then the stack of fake pumpkins.
The vintage wooden barrel was a recent purchase at the Fall Vintage Bazaar last weekend. When I saw it I knew it would be perfect for holding a few witches’ brooms & I was right! (The brooms are the cinnamon brooms you can get at the grocery store or Trader Joe’s.)
To finish off the look I added one of my DIY twig witch brooms, this one I made sparser than the other one.
Porch Corner With Mums
I added a corn stalk in the back in the smaller corner of my front porch. Then angled my favorite $2 thrift store chair, it was just made to hold a pot of flowers! To add a little creepy Halloween vibe I used another creepy cloth before putting down the old metal basket filled with the mums.
The light-up pumpkin is about 10 years old (Marshall’s find) and I still look forward to putting it out every year!
The second witches’ broom that I made was leaned against the house.
On the wall, I used a vinyl siding hook to hang a vintage basket that I picked up at a local antique market. To add a touch of Halloween I used a floral wire to attack a creepy Dollar Tree spider to the front.
In the basket, I used a couple of stems of small pumpkins and clippings of a flowering weed from my garden.
On the front door, I hung a plain fern root wreath to keep it simple.
Finished Front Porch
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It was fun changing it up this Fall and doing something more “Halloweenie” for a change!! Using flowers and pumpkins that I grew was an added decorating bonus for me too.
If you’ve made any of these DIYs for your own home or used any of these ideas for inspiration please let me know! I would love it if you would send your photos to me at email@example.com so I could share them.