Last year Nick was in awe of holiday lights. Night after night we’d get in the car and drive around looking at them. Gone are the days when you had to wait until Christmas time to see holiday lights. Now Halloween holiday lights are not only fair game, but they’re becoming quite popular. I must say that you can’t spend all of that time driving around and not see some homes that give you great Halloween front porch ideas.
There was one house that was really decked out and always fun to see. My favorite part was the light up decorations around the door. The owner had taken Trick-or-Treat Pumpkins and had made a garland out of them and had used it to frame the doorway. It was adorable and I knew I had to make my own DIY Halloween Garland for our front porch.
Since I only ever saw the garland in the dark I’m not exactly sure how they put theirs together, but that’s alright because I have created my own version. This DIY Halloween Garland looks really cool (if I do say so myself) and yet it’s so easy to put together. It also wasn’t terribly expensive. I bought the pumpkins after Halloween last year and got them for almost free, but they really aren’t all that expensive anyways.
DIY Halloween Garland – Supplies
There aren’t all that many supplies needed for this project. All you need are:
I haven’t listed the number of supplies needed because you can make this as big or as small as you want. It really just depends on the space where you’re going to put it. The one I made contains six pumpkins. A big reason for that was that I bought six pumpkins last year, but it worked out perfectly for my front porch as well.
How to Make your DIY Halloween Garland
Making this adorable DIY Halloween Garland hardly takes any time at all. I don’t think it took more than 15 minutes to put mine up. As a busy mom getting great looking decorations in almost no time is a win in my book!
1. First make sure that all the lights work. That’s very important!
2. Put the lights into the pumpkin. You want both of the cords to be hanging out on either side of the pumpkin. For balancing purposes it’s good if the cords come out in front of the handle, but other wise it doesn’t matter how you do it.
4. Connect each strand of lights to the one next to it to create the garland look.
5. Plug the first strand of lights in and watch your neighbors become jealous of your awesome DIY Halloween Garland!
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