Raven Inspired Halloween Porch

  Yesterday, I shared with you my Nevermore Wreath! Today, we are “panning out” with the camera and I am showing off the rest of the porch.  My Raven Inspired Halloween Porch was very easy and fun to create!

raven inspired halloween porch

A pin I found from Good Housekeeping gave me the idea for the porch.

Last week, Reed and I went on a stick and branch gathering adventure at my dad’s house.  Dad lives in the middle of the woods so fallen branches are plentiful.  As I was working hard at finding branches that were light enough and tall enough for the porch, Reed was gathering smaller sticks that he proclaimed were “his size”.
We loaded up my CR-V and headed home with our woody finds.  (Reed insisted on bringing some of his sticks.)
To secure the branches to the porch, I tied fishing line around the branches and the posts.
Then I added the ravens I bought at Garden Ridge to bring the theme together.

raven inspired halloween porch


raven inspired halloween porch

I wanted to keep with the black and white theme, so I used black and white pumpkins that I got onsale at Michael’s last fall.

raven inspired halloween porch
raven inspired halloween porch

What do you think?  Too plain without orange?
{The sign I made for my Raven Inspired Halloween Porch will preview later this month on the CSI Project so stay tuned!}

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  1. What a fun porch…I love the black and white theme that goes with the Raven!


  2. I LOVE your decoration! Such sophisticated Halloween decorations.

  3. Stopping by from Becoming Martha. Love the post! Great pictures.

  4. So soooo awesome Jill!! I took a look at your wreath post too and I think it is so beautiful!! I like how you didn’t use the typical orange pumpkin because it makes your design so unique. I agree with Annie too that it looks very sophisticated.

  5. I love love love this!!! The Raven is one of my favorite poems ever. I don’t think it’s too plain. It’s classy and grown up. I love sophisticated decor that isn’t all gaudy and bright and over the top. I’m probably going to have to do some version of this on my porch, which I think will look great with my giant red front door!

  6. I just love the Ravens! The porch looks fantastic!! Not too plain for me. Makes me think of the Hitchcock movie.

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  7. WOW!!! i adore it all! the branches and birds are awesome! i am hopping over from happy hour… had to come see this! :) pinning it!

  8. NOOO…not too plain at all…I love the color combo…I’m not a Halloween fan but this I can do….love it ! xo

  9. how darn beautiful! I agree with Lucy, I love the color combination and I just love the look altogether! Thank you SO much for linking up at happy hour!!! :)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  10. OH my gosh I love it! It’s simple but really adds the right touch of Halloween without being ‘too much’. I like it just the way it is :)

  11. Oh my goodness, so very creepy (in a good way)! Totally reminds me of The Birds. =) I saw you on Happy Hour and just had to check it out.
    Angie from http://www.marigoldmom.com

  12. Stopping by from Hubby Made Me’s link party. Your front porch/door is amazing! I think it looks great without the orange. It makes a big impact. My husband and I both used to be English teachers and the Raven always strikes a cord with us around Halloween. I still read it every year. I would love to replicate your wreath and decor. Great job!

  13. Very creepy! Love it! Birds always freak me out, so they are perfect for a spooky Halloween.

  14. It looks great! I love all the ravens!

  15. Jill, I’m so glad that you linked up! I love how you decorated your porch for halloween! Birds wig me out…a raven dive bombed my head once…not cool. I’m glad these ones are fake. But seriously, I love how simply halloween it is! Thank you so much for linking up at our first linky party-Artsy Corner! I can’t wait to see which projects you link up next week!

  16. This is amazing! So fun and festive–great job. I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven’t already.

  17. LOVE! It looks fantastic and I like it better than the inspiration pic. Yours is spookier and more elegant.

  18. Oh my fiance loves Ravens. He would love to decorate our porch like this once we have a home together. I am filing this in my idea bank!

  19. This is fantastic! I saw some ravens at Michael’s yesterday and was tempted to pick them up. I’ll probably go back after seeing your fantastic decorating idea! Love this! It’s so Hitchcock.

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  20. This is great! We decorate our offices each year at work and I was actually planning on doing a raven theme! While I don’t think I should bring in branches, I love the black and white. Well done!


  21. I love this! The branches fill the space nicely.


  22. LOVE THIS!!! New follower from the blog hop :)


  23. Oh my…. I LOVE this!!! Everything about it is just amazing.
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner!

  24. Fantastic job! My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  25. Totally love your porch.. Too good!

  26. What a cute porch! I am new at your blog and I love it. I am also new my own blog. I am amazed at all the creative women in the blogesphere! I just made a Halloween Banner from FREE color sample cards and cupcake liners…you have to see it to love it. I’d love to know what you think. infoformydaughters.com

  27. Not too plain at all. Just perfect. Anyway, I am over here doing my favorite job in the world, and you just happened to be in my column (so did Barbara and Meredith) so you guys made my job easier, because I was going to leave you guys love notes anyway :)

  28. This porch is awesome!!!

  29. Not too plain. Classy creepy.

  30. That is awesome and it’s not plain at all. It’s perfect :)


  31. Still one of my favorite Halloween front porches! EVER!!

    Thanks for linking up with us this month for Handmade Halloween! I’m featuring you today :o)

    Happy Halloween!
    xo, Meredith @ http://www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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


    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic


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