Halloween and vintage decor go together like black cats and witches, to make the spookiest of holidays extra special!
Over the years I’ve shared lots of vintage Halloween DIYs: painted pumpkins, haunted dolls and Halloween trees from cute to spooky.
Take a tour through my house to see it all, with links to the details below so you can implement your favorite ideas.
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Vintage Halloween Front Porch
Cute Painted Pumpkins
Painted pumpkins look great day and night, they last longer than jack o’lanterns, and you can be creative with lots of vintage designs.
I’ll show you the steps to paint pumpkins with mid-century cats, polka dots, moons, spiders and owls.
Witchy Card Wreath
This sparkly Sputnik card wreath gets overrun by witches every Halloween.
You can make it with wood dowels and alligator clips, then add old-timey witch postcards to give it a vintage Halloween makeover.
Retro Pumpkin Carving Stencils
To get the classic glow of jack o’lanterns, try these retro pumpkin carving stencils. You can print out Sputnik and mod cat designs for vintage style.
I also love to dress up my porch in a large spider web with cozy outdoor seating, throw pillows and rugs. Check out the rest of my Halloween front porch decor here.
Shiny Brite Halloween Tree
Have you seen the adorable Shiny Brite Halloween ornaments? I needed an excuse to buy some, so I picked up a little black Halloween tree as the perfect backdrop for these cuties.
Halloween Cone Trees
Halloween trees look best in groves. Make these cone trees with posterboard and festive fabric strips to accent your Shiny Brite tree.
Plus they are just meant to be with World Market’s darling haunted houses.
Creepy Halloween Tree
For a scarier look, try using real branches to make a crooked Halloween tree lit up with flickering candle lanterns.
I made this tree in a vintage urn planter to go with my haunted dolls.
More Vintage Halloween Decor
If you have a collection of antique dolls, Halloween is the perfect time to put them on display. Dress them in Halloween costumes like this witch, ghost and clown to add some tricks to your treats.
Autumn Cat Printables
Print out these mid-century modern kitties for instant autumn decor. With fall colors and pumpkins, these printables will transition your decor from summer to fall and still look good on Thanksgiving.
Felt Table Runner
Inspired by vintage Cathrineholm dishes, this orange and white table runner looks especially festive on Halloween. It’s easy to make with felt fabric and lotus stencils, with a sew or hot glue option.
And it pairs perfectly with an old-fashioned ceramic tree!
Cat Wall Hangings
Finally, add more cats to your vintage Halloween decor. I put these antique cat wall hangings in frames displayed above my Halloween trees in the dining room.
Whether you go for painted pumpkins or retro jack o’lanterns, haunted dolls or spooky trees, I hope you have a happy vintage Halloween!