Photo © Jason Lugo

A decorated front entry gives off a good first impression and welcomes guests. Fall is the perfect time to add color to your entry with corn stalks, autumn flowers and berry garlands. This Halloween, make an entrance with touches of autumn that feature artfully placed pumpkins, gourds and fall leaves.

Photo © Jason Lugo

Designed by Jamie Mitchell of Rupert Idaho.

You don’t need a large crew to create your fall entry; one person can produce the look but a little help doesn’t hurt. A few quick and easy additions can enhance your autumn curb appeal in as little as a weekend in between tailgating at your favorite football games. Creating a hocus pocus atmosphere for trick-or-treaters is a great excuse not to sweep up the fall leaves; just add autumn foliage, straw bales, and weather-resistant Halloween décor.

Even if you are short on space it doesn’t mean you need to be short on decorating. Small entries can create big impact by incorporating planting beds and framing an entry path with seasonal decor. Randomly placed candlelit Jack-o-lanterns can lead to the front door casting a welcoming spell. Use window boxes, planters and creative containers to help set the scene for your autumn-inspired display. Try stacking pumpkins to construct topiaries and use lighting to generate mood.

Photo © Jason Lugo

Designed by Karen Mitchell of Rupert Idaho

With a little planning you can turn an empty spot in your lawn into a frightful graveyard. Add scary music, faux crows, spider webs, strobe lights and a fog machine to enhance the land of the dead. Have fun creating clever headstone names and sayings such as Doug McGrave or Karie O Key. Hand paint signs on weathered wood to warn trespassers of impending dangers such as: Enter If You Dare, Turn Back, or Beware of Ghosts.

Halloween is all about scaring up creative ways to celebrate the holiday. Whether you are decorating for a Halloween party or simply have the fall spirit, it is easy to create a seasonal or scary entry to greet trick-or-treaters.

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In your in the Mini-Cassia area we would like to suggest Robin’s Pumpkin Paradise in Oakley for a great selection of pumpkins and accessories contact them at 208-862-7835 or visit them online.

About the author

Mary Beth Sligar - Mary is a native of Idaho, married with four children. In addition to her passion for writing, she enjoys art, music, photography, and crafting. She is a freelance writer based in Twin Falls, Idaho currently working on short stories and a novel.

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