Having lived in apartments for years I never really had that outdoor space I needed to live out my Halloween decorating dreams. Now that we’re settled into our home I decided that this year I was going to step up my decorating game! From hand painted Disney characters and massive spiders caught in webs to festive garland filled with all things Halloween I think I nailed the look I was going for!
What I used
(materials for 18ft front door garland) Direct links for all products listed at end of post
- Deco mesh- Craftoutlet.com
- black 21″ x 10 yrds (2)
- Wide Stripe Black/Orange 10″ x 10 yrds (2)
- 1/2 in. x 50 ft. Polypropylene Truck Rope- Home Depot
- Pipe cleaners (black/brown)- Craftoutlet.com
- Assorted wired edged ribbons (9 different patterns)- Craftoutlet.com
- Various Halloween themed ornaments- Craftoutlet.com, Michaels and Dollar Tree
What I did
First, I cut the rope 18 ft long and attached the pipe cleaners about 4″ apart by twisting (see video). I used my hand as a measurement between each one.
Then I started with the black deco mesh which I twisted into the pipe cleaners. I formed the deco mesh into loops on alternating sides of the rope.
I then added the black and orange striped deco mesh to the opposite side(of the already attached black deco mesh.)
Next, I cut the various patterned ribbons 19″ long and made a V cut in both ends. They then were attached to the pipe cleaners in a repeating pattern.
I decided to spray paint the bat ornaments so that they would be more visible.
I brought my garland and all other materials outside so that I could set up my front door entry. I put screws in the mortar around the door frame so that I could attach the garland with twisty ties.
Once the garland was securely fastened around the front door and garage it was time to add all the fun stuff! I tried to evenly distribute the ornaments so that they were symmetrical, yet still random.
21″ Poly Deco Mesh: Black– https://www.craftoutlet.com/21-poly-deco-mesh-black
10″ Poly Deco Mesh: Deluxe Wide Stripe Black/Orange– https://www.craftoutlet.com/10-poly-deco-mesh-deluxe-wide-stripe-black-orange
1/2 in. x 50 ft. Polypropylene Truck Rope- https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-2-in-x-50-ft-Polypropylene-Truck-Rope-Black-and-Orange-70642/205804760
Pipe Cleaners / Chenille Stems: Black (100)– https://www.craftoutlet.com/pipe-cleaner-chenille-stems-black-100
1.5″ Giant Three Size Polka Dot Ribbon 10 yrds- https://www.craftoutlet.com/15-giant-three-size-polka-dot-ribbon-dark-orange-black-10-yards-rgb1151ny
2.5″ Black & White Glitter Edge Ribbon 10 yrds– https://www.craftoutlet.com/25-black-white-glitter-edge-ribbon-orange-10-yards-x970540-19
2.5″ Halloween Fun Ribbon 10 yrds– https://www.craftoutlet.com/25-halloween-fun-ribbon-black-10-yards-x910140-21
2.5″ Medium Stripe Ribbon 10 yrds- https://www.craftoutlet.com/25-medium-stripe-ribbon-orange-black-10-yards
2.5″ Spider Web Satin Ribbon: Black 10 yrds– https://www.craftoutlet.com/25-spider-web-satin-ribbon-black-10-yards-51007-40-21
2.5″ Glitter Argyle Ribbon: Black & Orange 10 yrds- https://www.craftoutlet.com/25-glitter-argyle-ribbon-black-orange-10-yards
2.5″ White Ghost Ribbon: Black 10 yrds– https://www.craftoutlet.com/25-white-ghost-ribbon-black-10-yards
1.5″ Black Boo Chalk Lettering Ribbon 10 yrds- https://www.craftoutlet.com/15-black-boo-chalk-lettering-ribbon-10-yards
1.5″ Big Polka Dot Ribbon: Orange & White 10 yrds- https://www.craftoutlet.com/15-big-polka-dot-ribbon-orange-white-10-yards-rg158620
8.5″ String Web & Spider: Black– https://www.craftoutlet.com/85-string-web-spider-black
23″ Foam 3D Skeleton Hanger- https://www.craftoutlet.com/23-foam-3d-skeleton-hanger
12″ Decorative Wooden Bat Silhouette: Natural- https://www.craftoutlet.com/12-decorative-wooden-bat-silhouette-natural
12″ Foam Candy Corn Pick- https://www.craftoutlet.com/12-foam-candy-corn-pick-56583hal
10″ Decorative Wooden Bat Silhouette: Natural– https://www.craftoutlet.com/10-decorative-wooden-bat-silhouette-natural
12″ Felt & Foam Ghost Ornament- https://www.craftoutlet.com/12-felt-foam-ghost-ornament-hh7395
Candy Corn Pick by Ashland®- https://www.michaels.com/candy-corn-pick-by-ashland/10636303.html
Big Candy Corn Pick by Ashland- https://www.michaels.com/candy-corn-pick-by-ashland/10636301.html