Halloween DIY: Front Door Decoration Ideas

Halloween is definitely just around the corner, and everyone is busy creating or thinking about their costumes, parties, and decors. Speaking of Halloween decors, here are front-door decoration ideas to add some spook factor to your home exteriors. They’re easy to do and kid-friendly as well. (We don’t want to scare any trick-or-treating toddlers now, do we?)

Monster Doors

Transform your door into a cute, creepy monster kids will shriek out with delight to. You can make a Frakenstein door, a mummy door, a toothy monster, Jack Skellington, and many more.

Pumpkin Patch

Re-create a pumpkin patch scene at your front door. All you need are pumpkins, gourds, and hay. You can also add some pumpkin planters or these jack-o-lanterns made from orange tissue paper balls.

Welcoming Witches

Witches are main characters in Halloween that can easily be incorporated in your front door decors. Here are some ideas:

Re-create the children’s favorite Wizard of Oz scene where the witch was struck down by Dorothy’s house. You’ll need a pair of stripped stockings, witch-like shoes, cotton batting, and glue. Cut the stockings to the desired length and fill them with cotton batting. Then glue the stuffed stockings to the welcome mat and add the shoes.

You can also choose to have this witch-sticking-out-the-door wreath instead. The full tutorial is over at The Alison Show.

Or you can simply take two witch’s brooms and place them in an “X” pattern on the door, and create these raffia garlands to complete the witch’s entryway look.

White Halloween

Because black and orange can be boring for Halloween, why don’t we trade them with a ghostly-white color theme? Country Living suggests this decor idea for the front yard, but you can easily see how this can be a pretty alternative for your front door. All you’ll need are white chrysanthemums, ornamental cabbage in cream-colored apple baskets, white pumpkins, and gourds. You can also hang lanterns or other battery-operated lighting.

Halloween Greeting

This picket-fence countdown sign is another great way to welcome Halloween. This could work well with the pumpkin patch theme above.

Another fun front-door Halloween decor is this spooky spider wreath by Alecia of chickenscratchny.com. She used a grapevine wreath, white yarn to make the spider webs, a toy spider, some paint, and other craft supplies. Check out the link above for the steps.

Other creative suggestions from BHG.com include a painted Halloween entry sign, a floormat that says “boo!”, a planter that says “eek,” and three pumpkins that say “trick or treat” stacked on top of each other.

Glowing Ghosts

Forget white floating ghosts. Create these glowing ghosts for a spookier effect, especially at night. You need white balloons and green light sticks. Just follow the instructions from Martha Stewart.

Spooky Spiders

There are many great spider ideas you can try. Here are some of them.

Spider entry sign.

Spider wreath.

A trio of balloon spiders.

Busy Bats

You can always hang some bats at your front door or turn it into a bat cave, sans Batman. You can either use thick black paper or felt. If you’re not confident with drawing a bat, you can always use a template.

If you have a front door with a porch that has a high archway, this is a great Halloween DIY you can do. Kirsten used burlap for the web and black cardstock for the bats. Here’s the tutorial.

Owl Wreath

This owl wreath that says “Whooo’s there?” is simply adorable. Re-create it following this tutorial from whatroseknows.com.

Crow or Raven Wreath

This wreath is easy to copy, and it instantly adds that Halloween ambiance to your place. You need fake crows (or any black bird you can find), styrofoam, and glue. Here are the steps.

These front door decoration ideas are easy and fun to do alone or with the help of your kids or the entire family. It will also definitely show off your creativity.


What’s your front door going to look like for Halloween?




Juvy Garcia
Juvy Garcia
Juvy is a freelance proofreader, copy editor and writer. A nice little nook with a good book would be ideal. But concocting plans for her next drawing or DIY project will suffice while she's still busy babysitting two daughters. Follow her on Twitter or connect with her on Google+.