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. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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

  8. says

    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 :)


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