These eerie front porch Halloween decorations have a literary vibe, as they are inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
Every year, I have so much fun putting out our front porch Halloween decorations to scare the neighborhood trick or treaters.
This year’s literary-inspired haunted porch might be my favorite because my teen son came up with the idea and helped me execute it.
We were inspired by two classic horror stories — Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” We’ve decorated in these themes before for Halloween. Who can forget my Poe-inspired gothic foyer decor or the Sleepy Hollow tablescape? But we mixed things up a bit to create a brand new look.
Don’t feel like you have to rush out and buy new Halloween decorations every year. You can reuse items you have in imaginative new ways every year without spending a lot of money.
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You can do a lot with creepy cloth and plastic skulls and skeletons from the dollar store. In fact, other than pumpkins and mums, those were the only new things we bought for this Halloween front porch.
Looks like the Headless Horseman left his jack o’lantern head behind as he chased Ichabod Crane through the woods of Sleepy Hollow.
My homemade Sleepy Hollow sign is a favorite Halloween decoration.
Poor Ichabod thought he would be toasting his marriage to fair Katrina, but he was destined for a much darker fate.
And speaking of love stories gone wrong…
Can you hear the writer tapping, tapping on his typewriter keyboard…
Toiling for eternity with parchment pages and quill at hand…
Pining for the love he lost…
while the raven, a grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore, repeats “Nevermore.”
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