The Front Porch
I found the giant stick when I was out taking a walk with my husband. I just knew it would look perfect poised over the doorway. I added a lot of black birds to its branches, and draped some Spanish moss from them. I found a little sign at Dollar Tree that says "Witches Way deadly desserts" that I hung on the right side of the door. My "inn" had to have a restaurant I thought, besides just serving spells and potions.
*I felt so proud of my myself when I went to Harry Potter at Universal this weekend, because they did something similar!
I went to my local nursery and found some dark plants that I thought would look perfect in a witch's garden. I looked for the darkest purples and reds I could find, along with some silvery ones for effect. Then I crafted these signs and used cheap forks from the dollar store as plant stakes. I thought the forks worked well since this is supposed to be for poisonous concoctions and all! (Plus, the cauldron is just a foot away!)
See more, and the finished product after the jump!
Notice the iron snail below? It holds a tea light at night so it glows! There's also a thrift-store aluminum pitcher holding some black roses and twigs. (And this is my 40lb pumpkin!)
Won't you come in and sit a spell?
The cauldron in the background looked empty, well, empty, so I filled it with Saran wrap and bubble wrap. It turned out way better than I thought it would and actually looks like it's a bubbling brew!
I'm linking to these fabulous parties who are so generous to have them: