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18 Halloween door decorations to make your home spooktacular

The spookier the better when it comes to Halloween door decorations. Make your doors look like the entrance to a forbidden magical land with these DIY tricks.

Published: September 14, 2022 at 8:00 am
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Your front door will be the heart of the action during Halloween thanks to the hoards of trick-or-treaters that come a-knocking.

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That means one thing, your door has to be looking top-notch to give the neighbours a fright! But what to do? If you're wondering how to make your door a Halloween spookfest then you're in the right place.

We've scoured the scariest corners of our archives to bring you the spookiest door decoration around. From draping cobwebs with hairy-legged spiders to roaring monsters with huge fangs! You'll find all sorts of creepy creatures to decorate your door with.

Discover a mixture of pre-made decorations to kick start your spooky door through to the best DIY Halloween door decoration you can make yourself at home.

Let the fright-fest commence!

18 spooktacular Halloween front door decorations

1. Bloody hands Haloween door decoration

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Give your door a sinister makeover with this realistic fake blood vinyl sticker. It can be used on any door in your home and sticks right on without any extra glue needed.

Not only will it give the neighbourhood kids a good scare, but you can also roll it up and store it away for reuse next year. Because as we all know, there's nothing scarier than single-use plastic.


2. Creepy clown Halloween door decoration

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If you are looking for a Halloween door decoration to scare the bejesus out of your neighbours, this creepy clown will do the trick!

This decoration will need adhesive to stick to your door, but works perfectly well with sticky tape. Fold away and reuse next year.


3. DIY Halloween door decoration cobweb

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Using just a few simple macrame-style knots you can craft your own giant spider web to adorn your door! Don't forget your eight-legged friend to complete the look.

This one might work better on a door you don't need to open all the time. Otherwise, you might actually be dinner for Mr Spider!


4. Spooky stairs Halloween display idea

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Bats galore! These spooky beasts are the ideal door decoration to give everyone a fright. With their wicked wings, there's a reason these creatures have a dark omen.

Download the free template and create as many bats as you so desire!


5. Easy Halloween door decoration

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Make your door into a rather spooky monster! This quick and simple tutorial is ideal if you're short on time.

Made up of bits and pieces you can find around the house, this door decoration is a great way to get creative. Why not get the little ones involved?


6. Paper bag Halloween door decoration

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It's no secret we are big on upcycling in craft here at Gathered. This DIY Halloween door decoration does just that.

It uses paper bags to make the bulk of the monster face, with decorated paper plates serving as the three eyes. Which expression will your little monsters choose?


7. Halloween door decoration sticker set

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Here's a lovely idea that you and your neighbours could team up on!

The set of decal stickers has two eyes, eyebrows, cobwebs and teeth, but you can arrange them in different ways to give different expressions to your Halloween door decoration monster face!

They are available in light or dark to suit the colour scheme of your door.


8. Doormat Halloween door decoration

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It's a real classic. You can't get more original than the doormat. Whilst it might not have your hair standing on end, it's a great way to finish off your Halloween door decoration.

Choose from four fun designs to suit your style.


9. Monster face Halloween door decorations

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The set is comprised of two bloodshot eyes and an archway of bloody teeth which you can install over your front door, windows or garage archway to make it the mouth of doom!


10. Candy grab Halloween door decoration

halloween front door decoration

If you like the idea of a supply of candy available on your front door why not try crafting this pumpkin mouth candy grabber designed by Cherished Bliss?

In the tutorial, they use a store-bought half-pumpkin moulded shape to make the grabber. However, we think you could easily make your own version of this by adding paper mache over a real 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.


11. Macrame scull curtain Halloween door decoration

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We're big fans of macrame here at Gathered and this Halloween door decoration has us racing for our macrame cord in a heartbeat!

The tutorial for this Halloween door decoration is available for free from JoAnns! If you're as mad for macrame as we are, make sure you don't miss Gathered's macrame projects, too.


12. Boo Halloween door decoration

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If you want to make sure your Halloween door decoration characters are friendly rather than frightful, why not buy this door plaque?

Created using artwork from Oregon-based illustrator Jamie Mills-Price. We just love the details and shading she has got into this lovely design!


13. Cobweb hoop Halloween door decoration

halloween front door decoration hoop

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!


14. DIY Wreath Halloween door decoration

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This one might not scream Halloween but it's perfect for those less spooky folk out there.

Made up of puffy pom poms, this easy DIY wreath will look fabulous hanging on your door. Just make sure it doesn't get wet!


15. Ribbon wreath Halloween door decoration

Halloween front door decoration ribbon

Here's a tutorial for making your own Halloween door decoration in the form of a lovely ribbon wreath. Choose your all-time favourite ribbons this is the perfect DIY decor make to show them off!


16. Crochet skull wreath Halloween door decoration

halloween front door decoration crochet

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! You can use the free tutorial from JoAnns to craft your own bespoke wreath.


17. Amigurumi Halloween door decorations

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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 for any of the Halloween door decoration wreaths on show.

Alternatively, you can crochet a few to make a garland to festoon your Halloween door or mantelpiece display.


18. Halloween door decoration banner

halloween front 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.

You can use any colourful fabric in your stash to make this easy Halloween decoration banner.


Creating your ultimate Halloween display

What spooky style do you have? Is it gore and blood as far as the eye can see? Or do you like a quaint pom pom wreath in cute Halloween colours? Think about your taste and go from there, you'll end up with the Halloween display of your dreams!

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You've got your door dressed up to outrageously creepy levels. Now it's time to spread that fear across the rest of your house. Get spooky with our DIY Halloween decorations.

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Katie Dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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