Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Count Down to Candy... The Time Has Come

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I really enjoy adding something new every year.   The first year we were in this house I made my hanging trees.  Which it a super easy craft.  I just spray painted some branches and hung a few dollar store skeletons on them.  

 That same year I made this wreath.  Which I love, but after a few years it is fun to change things up a bit.

So this year I took off the skeletons and layered it with this cute sign I got.   I love the pop of color.

Then last year I made my Count Down To Candy sign.

And this year I added the black and white lanterns and a new mat.

When I got out all my Halloween stuff I looked at the cute rainbow striped doormat I had replaced my old one with this summer and realized it just couldn't stay on my halloween porch.  But I also didn't want to go without a mat and I didn't want to spend money on a new one this year.  So I went to the dollar store.

And found this cutie.  The tag on it says it is a doormat, but it seems more like a placemat or something.  It would definitely blow away at the slightest wind and it looks pretty wimpy in front of my door.

My solution was to cut it up and hot glue it to these cement blocks I just happen to have laying around.  I picked a broken on purpose.  I think it looks more Halloweeny

It is really easy.  Just cut it in half the long way.  Then cut it so that the middle piece fits the size of the blocks and then hot glue them down.  So far the hot glue it holding just fine.  My front door doesn't get that much use.  We mostly use the garage door and the kids mostly use the back door when they go out to play.  I am not use how well it would hold up in a high traffic or snowy area.

I love pumpkins.  I am sure I will collect many more over the next few weeks. 

So tell me, do you decorate your porch for the big day?  I would love to see it.   Please share a link in the comments.


  1. Looks awesome!! I'm sure you have the most fun house on the block. I love the candy countdown!

  2. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the decor Laura!! Everything is PERFECT!!! You have totally inspired me!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  3. Your porch looks amazing! Love the way it all ties together, and the sign!! Love it!!!
    Saw you sharing at Transformation Thursday
    Debbie :)

  4. Love the count-down sign! Glad I found you via 36th Avenue link party! I'll be visiting often! Nice site.

  5. This is adorable....and I am not a Halloween person AT ALL. I especially love the countdown boards. So unique!

    Super Messy Supermommy

  6. I think my favorite part is the concrete / doormat thing !! :D super cute ! :) Danielle-CraftPlayLove.com

  7. I love it. I am featuring you today on my blog... Thank you so much for visiting the link party :)

  8. Thanks for linking to make the Scene Monday, you are being featured later this evening!

  9. I love the candy countdown! Your newest follower, Penny

  10. Love the decorations!
    Kindest regards,

  11. What a stinkin cute porch! That count down to candy sign is sooo cute! I'm a new follower!

  12. This is really one of the cutest Halloween porch decorating ideas I've seen!
    I wish I didn't live out in the country, then I could copy it!

  13. This is the coolest Halloween porch I have seen. You are so creative!!

  14. I love your porch! So festive and the owl doormat is so cute:)

    xoxo, Tanya

  15. That doormat is such a great idea!! I also love the countdown to candy sign! I might be trying both of these next year!


  16. Everything looks just perfect....I have never seen a doormat like that...brilliant ! xo

  17. Laura, I LOVE it all!! How stinkin' cute!!! I love the candy/countdown to Halloween sign! Great doormat idea too!! I would have NEVER thought of that!!!!

  18. Love it! It looks so festive and fun.

  19. Hi there! I featured you today on Blissful & Domestic! Stop by and check it out!


    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic