DIY Halloween Door Decoration Ideas and Inspiration
Get ready to get spooky! From scary to silly, these Halloween door decorations are DIY-friendly and will boost your home's curb appeal.
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Howling at your door
Talk about subtle. Instagrammer @wmanwarren’s smart use of Halloween door decor has us howling at how great her entryway looks. It’s mostly interesting gourds and everyday-pretty plants, with a couple of key pieces to make a scary statement: a howling wolf skeleton and a DIY skull wreath. Once your door is done, check out these creepy Halloween yard decorations you need this year.
Googly eye door
This front door has eyes for you! Take a cue from Instagrammer @thehousethatdiybuilt and pick up some giant googly eyes from a local craft store. Then cut out a mouth, some hair, and a scar from black paper or felt. Attach them all to your front door with double-sided tape to give your home a fun yet spooky look. Check out these spooky Halloween decorations you can only get at Target.
Greeted by ghosts and ghouls
Instagrammer @designermumetc doesn’t fool around when it comes to Halloween door decorations. Her front door is decorated with ghouls, spider webs, and jack-o’-lanterns ready to greet everyone who dares stop by. DIY touches include a simple wreath made from dead branches, balloon ghosts on sticks, and a weathered ladder-turned-shelf. Well-placed lights, candles, and little cutout bats make the look. Here are more great DIY Halloween decorations you can make on a budget.
Instagrammer @hellodaveswife uses lengths of ribbon in Halloween colors hung from the door to create a deconstructed wreath of sorts, with a hand-painted witch silhouette at its center. Note the cutout bat wings aren’t attached, to make them feel as if they’re ready to take flight. Here’s our guide for how to trick-or-treat safely in 2020.
Do Not Cross
Some simple printed tape makes a chilling statement itself. Instagrammer @tableandhouse scored hers after a well-timed storm blew over. “I collected the police tape and saved it for Halloween decorating. Yay, free decorations,” she said. Purchase crime scene tape on Amazon or grab some caution tape at your local home DIY store. These free pumpkin carving stencils will take your jack-o’-lantern to the next level.
Grab some googly eyes (or make some with white-and-black paper) and rolls of white crepe paper to create a silly mummy, like Instagrammer @averykaidesign. The best part? The decorations continue on the other side of the door, bringing the spooky look inside the house! Learn about the origins of Halloween’s spookiest creatures.
Dressed up skeleton
Don’t just hang a skeleton and call it spooky. Do like @_cocoandlux and dress it up to add a little style to the season. You can go scary, retro, or even fancy, then add accessories to match. These sisters stuck with the black-and-white theme. Here are the super-scariest costumes you can wear this year.
Time to bale
Instagrammer @lisasassygirl says it can be frustrating to decorate her front door area since it’s such a small space. Her secret: stacked hay bales that boost her horizontal decorating surface. Find them at a local farm or garden center. Suddenly, you have plenty of options for placing pumpkins and more. Learn why some people will be painting their pumpkins teal this year.
Halloween door decorations don’t have to be complicated to make a big impact—just work in numbers. Instagrammer @danielle.lebeau grouped more than a dozen bat decorations on her door for a pretty door that’s pretty spooky, too. Spiders, crows, anything goes. Purchase or cut them out of black paper and affix all around the entry.
Scary and symmetrical
A mirror-image scene is scary times two. Here, Instagrammer @samksamson makes a statement with twin wreathes, pumpkin trios and two pairs of giant spiders crawling on her home’s front. The potted witch’s legs are always a nice touch. Create yours with pool noodles or plastic piping covered in striped socks, or socks striped with duct or electrical tape. Top them off with an old pair of shoes. Next, check out these under-$30 Amazon finds that will turn your home into a haunted house.