Your front door can act as the centerpiece to your entire Halloween decorating scheme.
Wreaths are a tried-and-true Halloween door decoration, but these days, there are tons of ways to make a standard grapevine wreath fit for the spooky season, whether it's with plastic rats, creepy snakes, spider webs or feathered crows. But if you want to go beyond the basic wreath, there are Halloween banners you can craft (even one that looks like vampire teeth) or you can opt for a no-sew fabric sign instead.
Still not enough? Welcome guests in style with a DIY spiderweb doormat or turn your door into a silly-meets-scary face.
And while it's fun to deck out the inside of your house, remember that trick-or-treaters don't even make it past your front door. That's why it makes perfect sense to dress up your door to look its very best for All Hallows’ Eve. Here are 30 creative and easy ways to do just that.
“Boo,” indeed! With a quintessential Halloween phrase in graphic letters, tassels and a trendy banner shape, this no-sew creation will make your front door look oh-so-cool for Halloween.
Hang this banner up to announce that you’ll be handing out candy this Halloween! Also, it’s a printable, making it pretty much the easiest DIY ever.
Creepy feathered wreath
For something that’s just a tad spooky, make this wreath using two black feather boas, a crow, preserved moss, plastic spiders and a skeleton.
Embroidery hoop door decoration
Embroidery hoops aren’t just for needlepoint anymore! They can be turned into so many things, like a creepy-crawly spider wreath with a real-looking web.
Colorful pumpkin wreath
Bring to the cheer to your front door with this vibrantly-hued wreath festooned with mini pumpkins.
Vampire teeth garland
This garland is sure to garner some giggles from the neighborhood kids. It’s a cinch to make, and it’ll make your house look like it’s wearing fake vampire teeth.
Black grapevine wreath
For a wreath that looks as if it was plucked right from Disney’s The Haunted Mansion, coat a grapevine wreath with black paint, then add a black crow, glittery floral stems and black ribbon to tie it all together.
Bubbling cauldron wreath
Double, double toil and trouble! The Sanderson Sisters would undoubtedly approve of this witch’s cauldron door decoration, made with none other than Christmas ornaments.
For a wreath that looks a bit nature-inspired, start with a straw wreath and add a faux crow and polka-dotted ribbon for Halloween appeal.
Plastic skulls, bones and farmhouse-perfect cotton stems blend together for something that’s both tasteful and spooky.
White snake wreath
Between the white, slithery snakes and the mummy’s hand holding the wreath, this is undoubtedly a fitting decoration for Halloween. And the best part? It’s glow-in-the-dark!
Giant spider door decoration
To make the area next to your front door look just as frightful, hang a gigantic, hair-raising spider. Or go for broke and place spiders all over your house for a truly spine-chilling effect.
Spiderweb door decoration
For a subtle statement, cover a glass window with a glittery spiderweb. Attach Velcro to the back of the strips for easy removal.
Paper bats door decoration
Watch out: These paper bats may make your door take flight this Halloween.Find a template online, cut them out from black construction paper, cover them in contact paper and attach.
Carve out a spot for this adorable doormat in front of your front door. It’s a sweet, not spooky, way to deck out your porch for Halloween, and can be left up all season long.
Short on time? For this DIY, all you have to do is hot-glue three crows to a grapevine wreath and you’ll be all set for Halloween.
Rainbow spiderweb decoration
Take a wooden spiderweb from creepy to cute with multicolored acrylic craft paint and a diminutive spider.
Ghostly white rat wreath
Oh, rats! Consider this twist on a grapevine wreath, spray-painted a ghostly white and decorated with scurrying rats.
Fall pumpkin door decoration
Make your front door glow by wrapping a grapevine pumpkin with twinkle adds. Finish it off with a touches of eucalyptus and orange yarn.
Retro Halloween wreath
Go back in time with this vintage-inspired door decoration, made out out of old-school paper fans.
To add some real ghoul power to your front door, craft this spectral wreath with items you probably already have around the house like tissues, an embroidery hoop, ping pong balls and black paper.
Spooky web door decoration
When done right, everyday objects can be used as Halloween decorations. Drape cheesecloth over the doors for a cobweb-like effect.
You can definitely hang a standard wreath up for Halloween, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, make one that looks like a flying witch, broom and all.
Turn to this free printable if you need an easy fix. Frame the print with wooden paint sticks, then some polka-dot ribbon for good measure.
Scary face door decoration
Now here's a face that’s sure to get a few scares! Start with giant googly, then form a mouth and eyebrows with white pieces of paper.
Skeleton door decoration
Here’s a decoration that may make visitors giggle or jump out of their skin. A silly skeleton, made using a free printable, comes together with black construction paper and a glue stick.
Photo backdrop door decoration
On Halloween night, your house is going to be so cool that kids will undoubtedly take pictures in front of it. Whether it’s your front door or nearby barn doors, you can create an Instagram-ready photo backdrop with netting and paper spiders.
Beaded spider wreath
To add a touch of glam to your Halloween decorations, whip up this eerie-chic wreath. The spiders are made using gleaming beads and the white yarn is the perfect background to show them off.
Halloween hues door decoration
Break out the scrapbooking supplies! Dig into your stash of Halloween-inspired paper and use it to decorate a foam wreath.
Got your wreath and garland? Make it an entrance to remember by adding this batty doormat, which started out as a plain outdoor mat and became a lot more spooktacular with a stenciled black bat.