Halloween is a lot of fun, whether you’re a kid looking to score candy or an adult trying to make the most awesome decorations. Speaking of decorations, we absolutely love this part and we enjoy coming up with new and exciting ideas each year and sharing them with you. Today we’re focusing on Halloween door decorations and all the cool ways in which you can spookify not just your front door but the space around it too.
A plain white door is the perfect canvas if you want to create this awesome jack Skellington-inspired decor. All you need is black decals for the mouth, eyes and nose. You can also use black cardstock and black tape. You can find details on twindragonflydesigns.
If black and white isn’t really your style and you’d prefer a more colorful approach, check out this eye-catching bat wreath. The bats are pink and glittery which is not exactly accurately but the fact that this is such an unusual color palette makes the wreath spooky in a different and more vibrant way.
Worried nobody will see your awesome front door decor once it gets dark outside? You can remedy that if you use glow-in-the-dark ornaments or if you have some sconces or accent lighting you can use to put the spotlight on the front door. Check out flickr for more inspiring options.
Tombstones have a creepy aura and they’re pretty easy to make. Just to be clear, we’re talking about Halloween decorations. A chalkboard tombstone is a pretty cool idea because you can customize it however you want and white or draw anything you want on it. You could display on or next to your front door.
Spider webs can also give someone the creeps and we absolutely love how easy it is to make them. If you want to decorate the front door, for example, all you need is some black washi tape (or white, that works too). Check out hometalk to see how it would end up looking like. It would be nice to add a few spiders too, just to make the design more realistic.
Isn’t this pumpkin topiary just awesome? It’s a perfect decoration for the front door or for the porch in general. To make one just like it you’ll need the following: a few pumpkin jack-o-lanterns, a wood dowel, a pot, some spray paint, primer, extension cord and flowers. You could use an existing planter if you want to. You can check out tatertotsandjello to find out more details about the project.
You can make your front door look Halloween-ready without being too spooky. We really like what designimprovised suggests in this sense: a BOO welcome mat, simple pumpkins and an awesome wreath which you can customize in a lot of beautiful and fun ways.
A black and white Halloween porch could look super cool too. You could spray paint a few pumpkins or decorate them with bows, decals and other things and you could put up chalkboard signs. This porch setup featured on craftcritters looks welcoming thanks to the hay bale, wooden crate and the overall rustic backdrop so that can be a source of inspiration too.
A lot of the ideas on our list are fun and cute but if you want something with a more scary or gloomy aura you should focus on projects like this raven wreath featured on theredpaintedcottage. To make it you’ll need a grapevine wreath, a bunch of black feathers or leaves and two (or more) crow ornaments.
A glass door offers a lot of freedom when decorating because you can display things on the inside and hide imperfections behind the door frame. For example, you can use the idea offered on simplemadepretty. You only need a few pieces of cardboard and a marker pen or some paint and a stencil plus tape.
A skull wreath can also look spooky. You can display it on the front door to create a gloomy ambiance right from the entrance. You can find a tutorial describing how to make the wreath on triedandtrueblog. The supplies needed include styrofoam mini skulls, sturdy wire, a hot glue gun and ribbon.
Witches can be pretty scary too. However, they can be difficult to craft and you might want to simplify things a bit. For example, you could only keep the broom and forget about the witch altogether. Check out mayarts for more wicked ideas.
I don’t know about you but I love googly eyes and I like to put them on everything so, naturally, I find this craftaholicsanonymous project to be awesome. The idea is to decorate the front door with a bunch of googly eyes to make it look like a spooky but also playful monster.
We also found a cool Halloween door decorating idea on idlewife. We really like how simple the decor is: just a bunch of bird silhouettes scattered across the door and the walls. You can do something similar with bar silhouettes which are easier to cut out.
Since most doors are rectangular, if you want to turn your into a giant spider it will look a bit awkward but you can use that in your favor to create a silly and playful decor. If your front door is not black, that’s ok too. You can temporarily cover it up with some black fabric or paper. Add large googly eyes, a mouth and legs (these would have to extend to the sides, on the walls). Check out the full tutorial on darice.
We’re back to witches and we’d like to show a project which was featured on holidaysnobs. We’re not sure where the rest of this poor witch went but we’re happy that the legs are so easy to craft. You can also add a sign to mark the spot. It can say “ding dong the wicked witch is dead” or something similar. If you don’t have ruby slippers that’s ok. Maybe you can give an old pair of shoes a quick makeover.