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Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations with Recycled Materials

If you’re looking for cheap Halloween porch decorations, this simple DIY project is for you! See how you can transform old fence boards and recycled materials and turn them into adorable Halloween porch decor that will have your neighbors jealous.

I love Halloween, I really do. I love seeing all the kiddos dressed up in their creative costumes. And I love trick or treating. Oh ya, and I love the candy, haha.

Here’s my beef with Halloween though…..the decorations. I can’t bring myself to spend lot of money of decorations that we only put out for a few weeks a year. Do you feel the same? Maybe you’ve gone so far as to not decorate for Halloween at all as a result.

Today’s simple DIY project gives you a solution! Stop spending lots of money on Halloween decorations from the store…. you can make these cheap Halloween porch decorations with recycled materials that you may already have laying around at your house – like old fence boards in the backyard….or extra white fabric in your fabric stash.

In just 30 minutes, you can create these adorable and cheap Halloween porch decorations!

Update: There’s a video tutorial at the bottom of this post!

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See how these old fence boards are transformed into adorable and cheap Halloween porch decorations!!

Supplies for Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations with Recycled Materials:

Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations – Ghost

 Step 1. Paint repurposed fence board board white

I used the 4′ fence board for my ghost. Using an old paint brush, roughly paint the fence board with white acrylic craft paint. Don’t worry about getting the paint perfectly covering the fence board. I love the rustic look of some natural wood poking through.

Ghost made from recycled fence boards to decorate your porch for Halloween!

Step 2. Add eyes and mouth

Using a black Black paint pen, draw on the ghost’s eyes and scary mouth. I looked at some pictures online of cartoon ghosts for my guide here.

 


Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations – Frankenstein

Paint an old fence board green to create a Frankenstein for cheap Halloween porch decorations. I love this simple DIY project as a cheap way to decorate for Halloween!

Step 1. Paint repurposed fence board green

I used the 3′ fence board for my Frankenstein. Using an old paint brush and green acrylic craft paint, I did a few layers of both lighter green and darker green to achieve a more “Frankenstein” color. I made the lighter and darker green colors by simply adding in a couple drops of white paint for the lighter green and black paint for the darker green.

Use a black paint pen to create Frankenstein's face on the repurposed fence board to create these insanely adorable and cheap Halloween porch decorations!

Step 2. Add hair at top

Using a black paint pen, start by adding jagged bangs of hair to the top of the fence board.

Frankenstein on fence board ! I love this idea for using repurposed fence boards to create Halloween porch decorations.

Step 3. Draw in Frankenstein face

Next draw in a silly Frankenstein face with a black paint pen. I googled “cartoon Frankenstein” to get some ideas and just went for it!

Felt T's make the bolts on the side of Frankenstein's head for this cheap Halloween porch decorations.

Step 4. Add bolts on side of head

To add the bolts onto the side of Frank’s head, cut them out of felt and attach them to the back of the fence board with a dot of 3-in-1 glue.


Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations – Mummy

Paint an old reclaimed wood board black and transform it into a mummy Halloween decoration for your front porch.

Step 1. Paint repurposed fence board black

I used the 3′ fence board for my mummy. I intentionally chose the smallest board so I wouldn’t have to use up as much fabric. Using an old paint brush, roughly paint the fence board with black acrylic craft paint. Don’t worry about getting the paint perfectly covering the fence board, you just need a dark background for this one.

Rip white fabric strips to create a mummy Halloween decorations! I love this cheap Halloween porch decorations idea.

Step 2. Rip fabric into strips about an inch wide

I have a ton of this fabric from something…I have no idea what .. Please tell me that I’m not the only one that doesn’t remember where random craft supplies come from exactly!? Rip your fabric in about 1 inch strips. I love that it rips very easily and gets really stringy when it does rip up. It really made it look like authentic mummy wrap, don’t you think?

Wrap ripped fabric around an old fence board to create a mummy Halloween decoration. I love this simple DIY project to create cheap Halloween porch decorations!

Step 3. Wrap fabric around board

Starting by tying a knot on the back of the fence board to secure the fabric, I just started wrapping the fabric around the fence board every which way. When I ran out of one fabric strip, I just made a knot to tie on another. Continue wrapping fabric until the entire fence board is covered (with little bits poking through here and there).

Use black adhesive felt to add in eyes for your mummy decoration! This is a super cute DIY Halloween decor idea.

Step 4. Add in felt eyes

Lastly, cut out some eyes from black adhesive felt. Then just remove the backing and stick them in between the layers of fabric. Easy as that!


Upcycled halloween porch decorations made with fence boards painted into ghost, frankenstein and mummy to decorate the front porch for Halloween

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Aren’t they just adorable!? I love how simple these cheap Halloween porch decorations were to create.

The most adorable little mummy decoration made from repurposed fence boards and white ripped fabric. I love these cheap Halloween decor ideas!

You want to know the best part? I had ALL of these supplies on hand, so it literally cost me NOTHING to create these cute little guys.

No cost Halloween porch decorations that you can make in 30 minutes! Grab some old fence boards and paint and make these cheap Halloween porch decorations that will have your neighbors jealous. Cheap Halloween Decorations

Now that’s my kind of seasonal decor!! I love adding the cute little touches around the house and outside for the holidays, but can’t wrap my head around spending lots of money on decor you only see for a few weeks every year. If you’re looking for cheap Halloween porch decorations, give this simple DIY project a try!

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Here’s a replay of my live video tutorial for this project! Don’t forget to check out my video page for more video tutorials!

How To Make Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations

How To Make Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

If you’re looking for cheap Halloween porch decorations, this simple DIY project is for you! See how you can transform old fence boards and recycled materials and turn them into adorable Halloween porch decor that will have your neighbors jealous.

Tools

Instructions

  1. Paint repurposed fence board white for ghost.
  2. Add eyes and mouth for ghost.
  3. Paint repurposed fence board green for Frankenstein.
  4. Add hair at top.
  5. Draw in Frankenstein face.
  6. Add bolts on side fo head.
  7. Paint repurposed fence board black for mummy.
  8. Wrap fabric around board
  9. Add in felt eyes.

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