29 Easy DIY Halloween Door Decorations

Decorate your house with thrills and chills this season.

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Better Homes & Gardens / Greg Scheidemann

These DIY Halloween door decorations are an easy way to welcome (or spook!) trick-or-treaters and party guests alike this October. From Halloween wreaths to a pile of pumpkins, these entryway accents are sure to make your porch look scary-good for the holidays.

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A DIY Ghost Door

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You won’t need much more than a sheet of white craft paper and a little paint to make this DIY Halloween door decoration. If you can't find craft paper large enough, you can also use a white plastic tablecloth from the dollar store as your backdrop. Once it's painted, attach it to your front door with removable adhesive. In addition to a spooky door, you can’t go wrong with a Gingham-painted pumpkin and white mums to welcome guests.

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Witchy Halloween Decor

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Better Homes & Gardens / Jay Wilde

Every witch needs a broom closet. Bring the DIY Halloween decor inside by turning a closet into a place to make witch's brew. If you don’t feel like clearing out a full closet, you can bring elements of this idea into your outdoor Halloween decor by placing the DIY wreath made using faux leaves and pine cones to your door, or leaning a witch’s broomstick against the house.

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Woven Letters

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Better Homes & Gardens / Adam Albright

Not into orange and black for Halloween? No problem. Recreate these woven letters at home by cutting the shape from cardboard, then wind twine around each piece and secure it with hot glue. This DIY Halloween door with its neutral colors and added textures gives a definite nod to spooky season while still fitting with rustic or farmhouse Halloween decor.

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A Playful Halloween Porch Scene

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Better Homes & Gardens / Adam Albright

If you’re looking for unique Halloween porch decorations it doesn’t get much easier than these ghosts. Use a gauze or mesh material (or even inexpensive table coverings!) to create floating ghouls that look especially eerie strung along a lighted rope. Add plenty of pumpkins and other fall decor items for the ultimate cozy stoop.

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A Black Wreath

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Better Homes & Gardens / Greg Scheidemann

Holiday wreaths aren't reserved for December. This Halloween wreath is made by attaching origami bats to a wire wreath form, which gives it a three-dimensional effect. Make easy DIY black porch decor by spray painting wooden houses from a craft store and setting them on the floor or a bench.

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Paper Lantern Ghosts

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Better Homes & Gardens / Jacob Fox

Plain white paper lanterns are available at most craft or dollar stores, and they can be easily transformed into DIY ghosts by adding a spooky face (you can vary the expression on each one). Netting or gauze dipped in red dye and draped over the lanterns gives the ghosts their floaty form.

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DIY Halloween Porch Decor

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Better Homes & Gardens / Adam Albright

To recreate this look on your own fall entryway, use marble contact paper or peel-and-stick wallpaper as the trunk of the tree; it will remove easily without damaging your paint when the season is over. You can find sets of small feathered crows or bats at most craft stores, or make your own out of black paper. If you have a covered porch, using some fishing line to attach the crows to the ceiling has an amazing impact, as does lighting the way with spooky black lanterns.

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A No-Carve Pumpkin

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Better Homes & Gardens / Werner Straube

Halloween decor doesn’t have to be frightening. This quirky no-carve pumpkin uses silverware to spell out the word “fall,” but you can get creative with what you write. You’ll need a hot glue gun to attach the forks, spoons, and knives, and if you don’t want to use the silverware you actually eat off of (understandable) a thrift store is a good place to find some funky mismatched options. Best of all, because it takes so long for uncarved pumpkins to rot, this one won’t be scary to clean up after the holiday is over.

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Candy Corn Wreath

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Your Halloween front door decor just went from scary to sweet with this DIY design. Painted cones are the secret to this candy corn wreath—secure foam cones together with pins or use hot glue for paper cones. A festive black and white ribbon lends a stylish finishing touch.

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Emboidery Hoop Wreath

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Adam Albright

There's nothing spooky about this striped succulent Halloween wreath from Pretty Providence. To make, use decoupage medium to adhere fabric to a sheet of cork. Center the inner ring of a 12-inch embroidery hoop inside the inner ring of a 14-inch hoop on the fabric-covered cork. Trace around the outside of both hoops and cut out the ring. Reassemble the embroidery hoops, hot gluing both hoops to the cork and fabric ring, then attaching faux succulents to the base of the wreath.

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Easy Mummy Wreath

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Adam Albright

Create a spooky Halloween mummy wreath with just a few inexpensive materials! To make, cut muslin or cheesecloth into strips. Wrap strips of fabric around a wreath form to completely cover, leaving about an inch of the form exposed. Cut a triangular strip of black electric tape, then place tape on uncovered part of the wreath form, gluing googly eyes to tape. Pull or wrap fabric strips to touch both edges of the tape. Dab hot glue on strips to secure.

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Take My Hand Wreath

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From a distance, this wreath looks modern and chic, but up close, visitors clearly see it's a scary skeletal Halloween decoration. Spray plastic skeleton hands (available at most craft stores with the metallic paint of your choice, then attach them to a chalkboard frame using hot glue. For extra oomph, write a spooky saying in the center of the wreath.

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Halloween Twig Wreath

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Marty Baldwin

A trip to your backyard is (almost) all you'll need to make this inexpensive Halloween door wreath. Gather a selection of thin sticks in various lengths, then glue them to a cardboard form. Add stretched spider web and plastic spiders to complete the eerie scene.

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Monster Wreath

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We only have eyes for this easy Halloween wreath DIY. Yarn pom-poms (available at craft stores) form the "fur" of this charming monster wreath. Finish the handmade decoration with oversized eyes and hang it on your door for all to see.

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Witch Wreath

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Finding a stylish—not scary—witch door decoration can be tricky. Luckily, we have the perfect solution. This adorable DIY design stuffs festive orange flowers into a witch-hat "vase." To get the look, cut papier-mache witch hat in half, the paint all pieces with orange paint. Once dry, glue a piece of floral foam into the hat's opening and fill with faux flowers.

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Colorful Clothespins

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When purchased from the store, Halloween front door decorations can be scary-expensive. But when DIY-ed, they're often budget-friendly! This colorful craft is made from a wreath-shaped cardboard cutout and wooden clothespins ($4, The Home Depot) that have been painted in candy corn-inspired shades of yellow, orange, and white. To assemble, simply clip the clothespins to the form, then secure with a dab of hot glue. Finish with a layer of clear polyurethane spray paint to make the wreath suitable for the outdoors.

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Mummy Wreath

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This dollar store Halloween wreath starts with a roll of masking tape—and a pair of hands! Create DIY mummy hands, cover them with cheesecloth, and add them to a purchased grapevine wreath form that's been strung with faux spider webs. That's a wrap!

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Helping Hand Wreath

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A purchased tinsel wreath is only part of the front door decor in this creepy-cool idea. Adhere fake purple nails to a jewelry-display hand form ($10, Michaels) and mount it in the center of your wreath, along with a hanging sign that beckons visitors to enter—if they dare.

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Floral Skull Halloween Wreath

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Adam Albright

A plain grapevine wreath form serves as the foundation to this glam Halloween wreath. Dress it up by adhering an assortment of plastic skulls on top, then fill in the spaces with colorful silk flowers, black faux leaves, and a striped bow.

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Scary Spider Wreath


A bag of inexpensive plastic spiders and a plastic foam wreath are all you need to create this creepy-crawly front door wreath. Simply paint a wreath shape black and glue the spiders on top once dry. Make sure to save space in the center for the mother-of-all: a big arachnid.

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Crow Halloween Wreath

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You don't need a lot of crafting skills, fancy tools, or even pricey supplies to make unique Halloween front door decorations. Here, a painted orange picture frame is embellished with a stick and faux crow for a minimalist scene that gives us serious Hitchcock frights.

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Skeleton Wreath

Skeleton Halloween Wreath

Part frightful, part formal, this skull-adorned wreath gets its stripes from overlapping strips of felt. You'll need about 50 each of 10 x1/2-inch pieces of black and white felt, using straight pins to secure them to a 14-inch straw wreath form. Print the free skeleton image and coat with decoupage medium then let dry. Use skewers to attach it to the wreath and tie on an oversized bow for dramatic effect.

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Feathered Halloween Wreaths

Eerie Entryway Decorations

Symmetry is a wonderfully simple decorating tool to guide you in creating a seasonally beautiful entryway—at Halloween or any other time. Here, two black feather wreaths (available at many craft stores), accented with long lengths of shimmery silver ribbon, dress up the towering front doors. Whimsical—and not-too-spooky—faux ravens deliver their own sort of welcome.

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Webbed Window Covering

Webbed Window Covering

Turn a front door window into a spider's clever trap with black crafts tape. To make this scary Halloween door decoration, start with three long strips of tape. Create an off-center X shape with two pieces and use the third to cut across the middle of the X, dividing your glass window into six sections. Starting at the center, add tape strips to each section until a web starts to take shape. Finish with a plastic or paper spider.

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Spider Web Halloween Wreath

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A realistic spider delivers shivers on this handmade web wreath. Create a simple spider web using a string and hot glue. Hang your finished black Halloween wreath on your front door and prepare for the screams!

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Moss-Filled Halloween Wreath


Make a Halloween front door decoration that looks worn from years of spooky service. Hot-glue faux moss to a foam wreath, tucking in a few branches or seasonal leaves in if you please. Attached a a raven, mouse, or spider just off-center on the wreath, then hang using a wide velvet or satin ribbon.

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Orange and Black Spider Wreath

Orange and Black Spider Wreath

A supersize felt spider waits for Halloween guests on this textural wreath. Wrap one skein of thick orange yarn (or two skeins of thin orange yarn) around a 12-inch foam wreath form so the threads lay neatly. Hot-glue one end of black rickrack trim to the back of the wreath form; wrap the rickrack around the form, evenly spacing the wraps and securing the trim to the back of the wreath with hot glue. Trace our spider pattern onto white paper and cut out. Trace the pattern onto black felt using a chalk pencil, then cut out with craft scissors. Position the felt spider at the center of the wreath, using straight pins to fasten the ends of the legs to the back side of the wreath. Hang the wreath with a wide black ribbon.

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Halloween Yarn Wreath

Yarn Ball Halloween Wreath
Scott Little

This country-chic wreath is a cinch to make. Wrap plastic foam balls of various sizes with orange, cream, and black yarn. Use hot glue to set the end of the yarn in place. Hot glue each ball to a wire wreath form as desired, adding a pretty orange bow as an accent.

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Miniature Jack-o'-Lantern Wreaths


Add jack-o'-lantern faces to a cute wreath for a smile-inducing Halloween door. Paint about a dozen foam pumpkins with black acrylic paint, then adhere stickers or use a liner brush to paint cheerful (or scary) faces on several of them. Once dry, use double-stick tape or a T-pin to attache them to a floral wreath. Settle the wreath in between pumpkins or hang with a thick ribbon.

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