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.
Your front door will be the heart of the action during Halloween thanks to the hoards of trick-or-treaters that come a-knocking.
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
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
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
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!
- Find the Halloween door decoration project on JoAnns
4. Spooky stairs Halloween display idea
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!
- Find the spooky spider project on One Good Thing by Jillie
5. Easy Halloween door decoration
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?
- Find the Halloween door decoration tutorial on MOMS
6. Paper bag Halloween door decoration
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?
- Find the Monster door decoration on Homejelly
7. Halloween door decoration sticker set
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.
- Find the Halloween door decoration stickers on Etsy
8. Doormat Halloween door decoration
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.
- Find the Halloween doormat on Etsy
9. Monster face Halloween door decorations
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
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.
- Find the Halloween door decoration project on CherisedBliss
11. Macrame scull curtain Halloween door decoration
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.
- Find the Halloween door decoration on JoAnns
12. Boo Halloween door decoration
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!
- Find the Boo Halloween door decoration on Etsy
13. 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!
- Find the Halloween embroidery hoop tutorial on Gathered
14. DIY Wreath Halloween door decoration
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!
- Get the DIY wreath tutorial on Paisley and Sparrow
15. Ribbon wreath Halloween door decoration
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!
- Find the ribbon wreath Halloween door decoration tutorial on Lolly Jane
16. 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! You can use the free tutorial from JoAnns to craft your own bespoke wreath.
- Find the free Halloween door decoration tutorial on JoAnns
17. 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 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.
- Find the free amigurumi ghost crochet pattern and a free crochet bat pattern on Gathered
18. 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.
You can use any colourful fabric in your stash to make this easy Halloween decoration banner.
- Find the Halloween door decoration banner tutorial on Polkadot Chair
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.
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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