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Simple Halloween Decor

Simple Halloween decor is a great way to give a nod to the season without going overboard and blowing your budget. October is right around the corner, so if you haven’t thought about how you’re going to dress up your home for the holiday season, now is the time!

Last year I shared how much I love minimal decor, and I brought back similar elements in this year’s front porch design. The easiest (and budget-friendly!) way to add some fun to your entry? Add some bats!

Reuse and Repurpose!

We’ve had these plain grapevine wreaths on our front door for years. I’ve stuck dried flowers, holly leaves, and eucalyptus sprigs in between the branches to fancy them up seasonally. To change it up, I picked up a can of black spray paint, and, ta-da, significantly more spooky! Check out this Instagram Reel for how I did it!

Add a Spider Web Base

It is super easy to stretch this faux spider web across your door. We typically only open the right door, so I stretched the spider web over the left side and onto the brick. A little bit goes a long way!

Let’s Get Batty!

A package of these bats is under ten dollars, and the package contains enough bats to decorate your front entry inside and outside! The package comes with some double-sided adhesive, however, I found that it doesn’t stick the best outside. I picked up some heavy-duty double-sided adhesive for the outdoor bats to use instead.

Be sure to clean the surface you’re going to stick the bats to really well before applying the adhesive!

Start from the left side of your entry and start adding bats in diagonally, as if the bats are flying across your entry. I started out with some bigger bats all the way across, then went back and filled in with the smaller sizes.

I brought the bat decor inside the entry too!

Do you do any kind of entryway decor for Halloween? Do you like to go big or keep it simple like me? Tell me in the comment section!

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