Ah, the magic of Halloween! A lot of the fun , especially in the US comes from planning for the big day and building your porchscape ready for the 31st October. Of course, your Halloween door decorations are a huge part of that. Even if you do nothing else, having a Halloween front door decoration on show on 31st October sets the scene for a night of trick or treating and witchy games and spooky fun. Whether you want to go to town and craft an epic Halloween door decoration, or are just looking for something to craft from items you already have at home, we’re rounding up 21 of our favourite Halloween front door decorations tutorials to help you craft your dream Halloween door. Or if you’d rather invest in a ready-to-go Halloween front door decoration that you can install with minimal fuss, we are including a few simple ready-made options to style your Halloween front door without a lot of planning and fuss.
We hope that you find your dream Halloween door decorations in this list below, and have a very happy Halloween!
21 spooktacular Halloween front door decorations
Pumpkin tree Halloween door decoration
If you are looking for a Halloween door decoration you can use again and again or pass round the family from year to you, try a door cover, which is quick and easy to install and simple to take down and store. We love the designs from DoorFoto, with a range of sizes and different themed available, and free shipping within the US.
DIY Halloween door decoration cobweb
Here’s a free craft tutorial from JoAnns to make a Halloween door decoration that we just love! Using just a few simple macrame-style knots you can craft your own Halloween door decoration that gives you big impact! And if you want to expand your macrame skills further, don’t forget to check out Gathered’s own Macrame
Felt cobweb Halloween door decoration
If you don’t have the time or inclination to make your own cobweb Halloween door decoration, you can always buy this felt pre-made version from JoAnns instead!
Easy Halloween door decoration
Here’s an easy DIY Halloween door decoration from MOMs that won’t take long to put together using items you likely already have at home. It’s great if you are short of time or funds, and you can still install a Halloween door decoration with big impact for the big night!
Paper bag halloween door decoration
Its no secret we are big on upcycling in craft here at Gathered – take a look ay our up upcycling
section if you want the proof! Which is perhaps why we love this DIY Halloween door decoration so much. It uses paper bags to make the bulk of the monster face, with decorated paper plates serving as the 3 eyes. Great fun.
Halloween door decoration sticker set
Here’s a lovely idea the you and your neighbours could team up on, so that everyones has a Halloween front door decoration that works on a theme! The set of decal stickers has two eyes, eyebrows, cobweb and teeth, but you can arrange them in different ways to give different expressions to your Halloween door decoration monster face! They available in light or dark to suit the colour scheme of your door. They are long lasting, but not reusable, so why not keep a post-Halloween front door decoration all year round?
Free Halloween door decoration knitting patterns
If knitting is your thing, you find the free patterns for these cool Halloween characters and motifs right here on Gathered! Why not stitch a few of them and string the up on a garland as brilliant Halloween door decoration that you can use again and again, or decorate your mantelpiece or garden with them every Halloween instead!
Miniature Halloween door decoration
Here is a Halloween door decoration that is a brilliant take on a fairy door, as it is only 5 inches high! It is freestanding, so stand it alongside your main front door or perhaps in your windows to make little ones think fairies are celebrating too. After all, witches celebrate Halloween so why shouldn’t fairies enjoy a spot of Halloween door decoration as well?
Pumpkin fairy house Halloween door decoration
Keeping with the fairy doors, we are head over heels with this Halloween door decoration which lets you carve a pumpkin into an adorable fairy house! As well as the door, you get 2 windows and a ladder, perfect to add to your owe carved pumpkin for an oh-so-sweet addition to your porch or garden display that elevates a carved pumpkin to whole new levels!
Monster face Halloween door decorations
We love this Halloween door decoration idea that you can buy for quick installation from Amazon. But we recon it would not be hard to craft your own version if you wanted to, too. The set is comprised two blooshoot eyes and an archway of bloody teeth which you can install over front door, windows or garage archway to make it the mouth of doom!
Trick or treat bag Halloween door decoration
If you welcome trick or treaters but don’t want to open the door every time – especially important amid Covid times – why not use our free pattern for a trick or treat bag to knit one to be your candy holder? Just add it to your Halloween door decorations, packed full of treats and let children help themselves from it on the big night, for a contact-free or minimal fuss Halloween while still keeping in the spirit for the youngsters.
Candy grab Halloween door decoration
If you like the idea of a supply of candy available on your front door, but are not a knitter, why not try crafting this pumpkin mouth candy grabber designed by Cherished Bliss? There’s a tutorial for making this on her website. She is using a store-bought half pumpkin moulded shape to make her grabber, but we think you could easily make your own version of this by adding paper mache over a pumpkin! To find out more about paper mache, check out our how to paper mache
article to make this a real upcycling Halloween door decoration option.
Macrame scull curtain Halloween door decoration
We’re big fans of macrame here at Gathered and this Halloween door decoration make has us racing for our macrame cord in a heartbeat! Better still, the tutorial for this Halloween door decoration in available for free from JoAnns! If you’re as mad for macrame as we are, make sure you don’t miss Gathered’s macrame
Boo Halloween door decoration
If you want to make sure you Halloween door decoration characters are friendly rather than frightful, why not buy this door plaque, created using artwork from Oregeon-based illustrator Jamie Mills-Price. We just love the details and shading she has got into this lovely design!
Cobweb hoop Halloween door decoration
If you are looking for a more homespun project to use as a Halloween door decoration, how about this embroidery Halloween hoop? It’s small in scale but will look brilliant hung alongside your letterbox or by your doorbell to give trick or treaters a spooky welcome when they arrive. And best of all, we have the free tutorial for this right here on Gathered!
Pompom pumpkin Halloween door decoration
Here is an adorable idea from Etsy seller Petals and Pomp! This Halloween door decoration goes beyond the foliage wreath to recreate a stylised pumpkin wreath crafted in orange pom poms with a pipe cleaner stalk! It’s cute, sylish and completely individual. Buy from Petals and Pomp, or if you have a ball of orange yarn in your stash, recreate your own version using our how to make a pom pom
Ribbon wreath Halloween door decoration
Here’s a tutorial for making your own Halloween door decoration in the form of a lovely ribbon wreath. You can get some sensational printed Halloween Ribbons from Joanns
, and this is a perfect DIY decor make to show them off with!
Crochet skull wreath Halloween door decoration
If you are looking for a project to hook on for Halloween, this crochet skull Halloween door wreath is the decoration for you! Use any colours you like, though neon and oranges are traditional of course, but use the free Halloween door decoration tutorial from JoAnns to craft your own bespoke wreath. Make sure you check out our free Halloween crochet patterns
round up while you are at it!
Amigurumi Halloween door decorations
Keeping things crochet, don’t miss our brilliant free patterns for an amigurumi ghost or bat, perfect for embellishing your Halloween door decorations. These little guys would make an ideal centrepiece to any of the Halloween door decoration wreaths on show, or crochet a few to make a garland to festoon your Halloween door or mantelpiece display.
Halloween door decoration banner
You don’t even need a sewing machine to make this brilliant Halloween door decoration banner. Just use the tutorial from Polkadot Chair to show off letters and words of your choice. If you want to use bespoke Halloween fabric, take a look at the selection from JoAnns
. But you can use any colourful fabric in your stash to make this easy Halloween for decoration banner.
Stinky Halloween door decoration
This Halloween door decoration takes scratch and sniff to a whole new level. All you need for this is some colourful gift wrap, marker pen, string and some socks – the smellier the better! Frankenstein’s monster has nothing on this Halloween door decoration!
More like the Halloween door decorations
We hope you’ve enjoyed our pick of Halloween front door decorations. For more Halloween decorating ideas on Gathered, check out our homemade Halloween decorations roundup or our easy Halloween crafts for kids. You might also enjoy our Halloween printables and Halloween cross stitch patterns, too!