*Today’s post was made possible by ArtGlo, and features gifted product for the purposes of a candid review. All opinions are my own.
Believe it or not, this is actually the first time that I’ve ever put together a Halloween fall front porch design. Our old house didn’t have a front porch, so I never really knew where to set up a harvest-type display with pumpkins and other cute fall things. I eventually got our side door carport entrance looking pretty enough to decorate, but it was very tight on space. Here at our new house, though, we have a front porch with tons of room for seasonal decor, and I’m really excited to go all out with it.
Before you ask me about the “tons” of room when looking at this small outdoor entry, I have to admit that this is actually our back porch. I was hired by a yard sign company to shoot some content for their social channels, and was only willing to agree to the partnership if they were okay with me photographing the setup on our back porch so that we could avoid giving away details about our front facade for privacy reasons (the brand was fine with it). Anyway, that’s a long-winded way of saying that everything you see here was photographed on our back porch, but has since been moved to our front porch for our neighborhood to enjoy!
To give a little more explanation about the brand, these photos were part of my collaboration with ArtGlo, which makes solar-powered light-up yard signs that you can swap out depending on the occasion. We, of course, chose Halloween art for our ArtGlo sign since it was the beginning of October, but we can peel that off and choose a different art print for Thanksgiving, Christmas, baby and bridal showers, birthdays—pretty much anything you can think of. You buy the easel once for about $100, and then add to your art collection over time for something like $29 per print. To get it set up, just assemble the easel, slide the art into place, and then place it out in the sun to charge for a few hours. Then, the sign lights up automatically when it senses darkness. It has a 4-hour light-up schedule, and then automatically turns off. We love it! Pssst…When you purchase an easel your first print is free!
I think the “Trick or Treat” art is so cute to use if you live in a neighborhood where you have active youngsters walking around on Halloween night in search of candy. This is our first Halloween in our new home, so I’m not sure if there are any trick-or-treaters in this area, but we’ll be ready for them is we do. Since the yard sign lights up, it’s a great way to advertise to passersby that you actually do have candy available. Wouldn’t it be cute as a Thanksgiving dinner greeting, though, too, with an art print like this sitting on your front porch? That’s next on my ArtGlo wishlist.
As for the rest of the porch, I just kept things simple with the normal cast of Halloween characters. I piled pumpkins in a range of colors and sizes near the doorway next to my new seasonal welcome mat, and I also incorporated gourds for texture. I was really determined to add mums to the mix, and so far they’re thriving. I heard that you’re supposed to water them from below, so I’ve been giving them a drink of water from saucers every couple of days, and that has kept the flowers very happy. To make one of them more visible, I elevated it using a plant stand. I finished things off with a harvest wreath surrounded by stick-on bats, a couple of lanterns on the steps, and a wooden skeleton hung on the wall. What do you think? Tell me about your own Halloween decorating traditions in the comments.
Click here to see my video for ArtGlo, which shows this entire porch coming to life in motion!
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