Here’s my last minute Halloween Porch Boo Decor…we have Mr. Dreamboat/Farmer John on the porch waiting for trick-or-treaters. He decided he wanted to be a little scarier, so he donned a mask even though it doesn’t fit him very well. If you missed it, here’s how Mr. Dreamboat/Farmer John came to be.
I believe the mask makes him look a little ill, don’t you? And he needs to lose a few pounds, but even as laid back as he is, we know better than to discuss that topic.
There are my 2 bales of hay, my pumpkins and here are my 3 little “ghosties,” made from blocks of wood, painted white, with free-hand painted eyes and mouth. I got that idea from something I saw on Pinterest last year, but wasn’t able to do until this year because of this.
Did you notice the black cat? That’s “Elmer,” with one eye. We found each other at the thrift store a few days ago…
But the real star of the show is the “Boo Sign,” which I made last year out of a piece of shingle left over from home building 20 years ago. A miracle it’s lasted through several purges. I used just one coat of Annie Sloan “Old White.”
And here it is!
Finding my stash of letter stencils I bought long ago at a yard sale, I had a “B.” Unfortunately, the “O” was missing, so I grabbed a coaster and traced around it. I copied the cat from one of my favorite sweatshirts.
I’m pitiful in the drawing department, and after 3-4 attempts to draw a spider in the upper right, I finally gave up. I even watched a youtube video on how to draw a spider. Let’s just say, the sign looks better without it!
A neighbor down the street who goes all out for Halloween decorating, actually has a replica of the skeleton grandma from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” sitting in a rocking chair in his front yard, so I got the idea for the Bates’ Motel from that.
So you know what my husband said? Florence, the kids aren’t going to know the significance of the “Bates Motel.” And I’m like…the kids aren’t going to CARE…they’re just after the Halloween candy. It’s not like they’re going to stand there analyzing my decor. Right? My sweet man!
What do you think of the last minute Halloween Porch “Boo” decor??
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