Spooky Halloween Front Porch for BHG

My fourth and final project for Better Homes & Gardens can finally be revealed! I decorated our front porch for Halloween with 2D and 3D spooky crows on twisted branches. My porch is up against the other three bloggers’ projects, so please vote for your favorite at bhg.com.

In addition to the crows, several rats can also be found cavorting about. Even Bernard the monkey (I picked him up on clearance over the summer at Z Gallerie) has found a small furry friend.

The project was pretty straightforward, but here’s how I did it…

Supplies

  • black construction paper or poster board
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • transparent tape
  • large branches (the gnarlier, the better)
  • black spray paint (optional)
  • fake crows
  • wire (if your crows do not have it already)
  • planters and bricks/rocks for bases

Instructions

  • Sketch a barren tree and a couple of crows onto your black paper.
  • Cut out your shapes and affix them to your door or window with transparent tape.
  • If you need to darken your branches, spray them with a bit of black paint and let them dry.
  • Fill your planters with rocks or bricks and insert your branches.
  • Perch your birds in the branches and secure them with wire (my birds’ feet had wire built-in for this purpose).

I also took off our screen door (it was blocking the view of the silhouetted birds), and I made new curtains for the front door and window.

Remember, you can vote every day until Halloween for your favorite project at bhg.com. Now I can’t wait to answer the door for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters on Sunday…

All Typed Up Clyde

How cute is this! Stylish nerdy girls everywhere are rejoicing right now.

Kate Spade

Fabric for Our Boy’s Nursery

I would still like to use orange in the new nursery, but I love orange paired with chartreuse/green, and I had wanted to use those colors together all along. I was just waiting to find the right fabrics to really finalize the design, and I think I’ve finally found them. Hooray!

The tree print (Modern Meadow Grass Majestic Oak JD38) will be for curtains, and the herringbone (Modern Meadow Grass Grass Herringbone JD36) is for a crib skirt. Both fabrics are from Joel Dewberry’s latest line for Freespirit.

If you google the full fabric names you should be able to find it in stock somewhere. I ordered mine here.

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