My black and orange Halloween porch takes the classic holiday colors and makes them modern. Learn how to make this wreath and “Trick or Treat Yo’ Self” sign. Plus, get a closer look at the mannequin hands holding buckets of candy.
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I’m so excited to finally put together and share my black and orange Halloween porch. I actually came up with this idea in August! I was watching “Making It” on NBC and was instantly in love with the Valentine’s Day door that Amber made (Season 1, Episode 4). Her hands were flexible and held valentine cards.
I have a fairly small front porch, so I immediately thought about how handy they would be to hold a bucket of candy. Pun totally intended.
This Halloween porch is actually pretty simple. There are two DIY projects you need to do to prep, but if you’re just here for the creepy hand idea, you could totally use a purchased wreath and sign.
Halloween porch tutorial
- For the wreath:
- 14-inch foam wreath form
- 2 5-yard rolls of orange deco mesh (I got mine from Dollar Tree.)
- skinny black ribbon
- thick black ribbon
- For the sign:
- For the hands:
Black and orange wreath
To make the wreath, I wrapped the deco mesh around and tucked it back under itself. I wrapped the think black ribbon over the deco mesh, which helps hold it in place. I used the bigger ribbon to tie a bow at the top, which hooks onto my wreath hanger.
For a more detailed wreath tutorial, I used the same techniques as my spring raffia wreath.
Trick or treat vinyl sign
First I painted several layers of orange spray paint on my board and let it dry overnight.
I don’t have a cutting machine, so if you do, you can DIY your sign a bit faster. I chose a chunky font that would be easy to cut out with scissors.
To make the sign lettering by hand, I printed my phrase and taped it to the back of my vinyl. I cut out each letter with scissors, then laid it out on my sign. Next, I peeled the backing off the vinyl and stuck it to the board. Then, I smoothed it all down with my hand, then went over it with the edge of a ruler to make sure it stuck well.
I used an outdoor Command strip to attach each of the mannequin hands to the door. You can see that I left the edge of each one sticking out just enough so I can remove them cleanly after Halloween.
I filled each bucket with candy. I was worried that a larger bucket might fall because of the weight, so I’ll refill these for trick-or-treaters as needed.
My black and orange Halloween porch
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