Welcoming Your Ghouls With Halloween Door Decorations
Halloween Door Hangers
A door hanger is a great Halloween decoration for a variety of reasons. It is easy to put up and take down and you can reuse them year after year. If you are the crafty type, door hangers are fun to make as well. The following are some ideas that you could use to make a door hanger part of your Halloween decorations.
Wood Plaque Halloween Door Hanger
- 1′x1′ piece of 1/2″ wood
- Drill and drill bits
- Orange acrylic paint
- Very fine sandpaper (about 150 grit)
- Dust cloth
- Acrylic sealer
- Black vinyl designs (your choice)
- 24″ wire
- Raffia for the bow
Cut out a 1′x1′ piece of 1/2″ wood. Drill a 1/4″ hole in the two top corners, about 1/2″ from the edges. Paint the wood with orange acrylic paint. After the paint has dried, distress the edges by sandpapering them to give the wood a weathered look. Dust off the wood so it’s clean and spray it with acrylic sealer.
When the sealer has dried, add your choice of a black vinyl design. It could be the silhouette of a cat, a spider, a witch, or a bat – any creepy Halloween decoration that you want. You could also add a vinyl phrase such as “The Witch Is In” or “Monsters Welcome” (for additional sayings, see our article on Halloween Sayings). Wrap one end of a 24″ piece of wire into each hole, creating the hanger. Tie raffia to the wire to create a bow on the top and hang your Halloween door decoration.
Tulle Wreath Halloween Door Hanger
- Embroidery hoop
- 1 1/2 yards soft black tulle
- 1 1/2 yards rough black netting
- 6-ft orange 6″ wide ribbon
For this Halloween door decoration you’ll need to purchase an embroidery hoop that is slightly smaller than you want your final wreath to be. Cut equal amounts of tulle and netting strips that are 3″x6″ and 2″x10″. Tie the strips onto the embroidery hoop in a square not, alternating between each of the four different strips. Scoot each strip close to the last one until the wreath is full. Tie the orange ribbon to the top of the wreath, creating a 2′ loop to hang it with, and a bow at the base.
Entire Door Halloween Coverings
Many people like to cover their entire door in Halloween decorations. The following are some ways that you can transform your door for Halloween – and these Halloween door decorations are so easy to do, you can get the kids involved to help you out:
Purchase a bag of plastic spider rings and a couple bags of artificial spider webbing. Attach the web to the entire door, following the directions on the package. Intermittently stick the ring part of the spiders into the web. You can also hang some strands of clear fishing wire from the roof eaves over your front porch so as your guests approach, they will be tickled by the hanging “spider webs.”
Purchase four rolls of white crepe paper. Make two large eyes by adding black pupils to two white paper plates, either with a black marker or black construction paper. Start wrapping your door with the crepe paper by streaming a piece from one side of the door to the other and cutting it off. Secure the streamers with double-sided tape. Continue this process until the entire door is covered. Apply each streamer at a different angle to give your mummy some character. When the door is covered, tape down the two eyes near the top of the door.
Extremely Simple Halloween Door Decorations
Here are a few more Halloween decorations for your door that are so simple to hang, you might even pass them along to your kids to complete by themselves.
- Wrap yellow “Caution!” tape around the door and secure it with clear tape. This can decorate the inside and the outside of the door.
- Hang a wicker broom on the door with a big Halloween bow tied to the handle.
- If you have a glass door, apply a large vinyl silhouette of a witch on a broom, a spider web, or any other Halloween decoration you can imagine.