I just had to do something Halloween with my left over vintage luggage. First my thoughts were to cut out a Jack- O- Lantern face on the front and insert a light. Cool idea, but wow, these suitcases are
tough impossible to cut! Then my friend, posted a picture of some witch’s boots and legs that she had painted, I was immediately inspired! Thanks Jessica! Now Halloween on the Porch and The Witch is in the Bag! The suitcase was originally black and pretty banged up so I spray painted it orange. Then I drew a pair of boots and stockings on paper and traced the design on the suitcase. Then it was painted with craft paint. It looked pretty cool but, needed a little Hocus Pocus. I found these little adhesive gems at the Dollar General and decorated the witch’s stockings with them and added a couple of large buttons. It was a fun and easy project and Halloween decor can be stored in it for next year. Double score! Now for a couple of easy burlap projects that added some Halloween to the porch. If you will notice the long striped pillow on the wicker love seat. I chose this all season fabric because it looks really good with the furniture and rug. Now, the thought of making/buying additional seasonal pillows did not appeal to me for many reasons, especially the thought of storing them between seasons. The solution was to make some pillow sleeves out of burlap that simply slip right over the pillow giving it a totally different look. I purchased some stencils at Hobby Lobby and got down to business. The long rectangular pieces of burlap were sew together on the outside (the ends were left open) and raveled out a bit. Sooooo Easy!
I just love decorating with burlap. Check out Front Porch Makeover to see another burlap pillow sleeve and yes there will be a Christmas one so stay tuned.
Next some Halloween was needed for the rocking chairs. I took some pieces of burlap, stenciled “BOO” on them, stitched about 2 inches around the sides, raveled out and attached the black ribbon. The piece of burlap, which is a little larger than a place mat, is simply draped over the chair and tied. Simple, cute, cheap and easy to store! So now you know what is in store for Trick or Treaters as they climb these spooky steps to Mom’s porch. Can’t wait for all that Halloween fun! How about you?