15+ Most Hauntingly Amazing Halloween Front Door Decor Ideas


It’s Halloween season again and if you have yet to pick out a spooky theme, we have some awesome Halloween front door decorating ideas to help get you started. Having just the right decorations can make all the difference in creating a thrilling experience for your trick-or-treaters.

If you really want to bring a unique look to your front door decor, throwing in some DIY accents might be just the trick. From custom signs and tombstones to wreaths and spooky trees, there are plenty of ideas to transform your outdoor space into a spooktacular treat. Have a look below for some incredible ideas.

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1. Giant Yarn Spider Web. This fun DIY will only take about ten minutes to make and will make a great addition to your spooky Halloween decor. You will need an old picture frame (thrift store, flea market) and spray paint it with Krylon brand glossy paint. Speckled yarn is used to weave the web. You can hang this on your front door in lieu of a wreath using either a nail, wreath hanger, or a Command hook (damage-free hanging on glass or wood). Click the link for the step-by-step instructions. (via Made Everyday)


2. Zombie Window DIY. This is an inexpensive, simple, and super fast project to try this Halloween. This will be the perfect addition if your house needs a last-minute detail or this can be brought indoors for some extra decoration for your Halloween bash. For this project, you will need black foam core boards. Cut the boards to cover the windows — 1/4″ – 1/2″ wider. Leave jagged edges to look like boards. To get the wood look, use a wood grain paint tool from a craft store and some gray paint. Let dry and hot glue in place. Add skeleton arms and cut ping pong balls for the eyes. Get the full project details at the provided link. (via Dave Lowe Design)


3. Front Porch Halloween Decor. This front porch is simple yet has just the right spooky touches to transition from fall to Halloween. Porch decor includes pumpkins, spiders, skeleton heads, a crow, and mums, while bats adorn the wall around the front door. Don’t forget to add some LED candles and lanterns for some spooky nighttime ambiance. (via Marianne Sides)


4. Hanging Witches Legs DIY. For this project, you will need real or faux orange pumpkins, black metal LED lanterns for ambiance, vinyl hanging bats, and DIY witch umbrellas to hang from the ceiling. To create the witch umbrellas, you will need white paper parasols and spray paint them black. The stockings are filled with polyester batting to create a bumpy witch leg look. Get the full tutorial at the provided link. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)


5. Creepy Crawly Halloween Door. Add some extra spook to your door with this gigantic spider web crawling with various sizes of creepy spiders. To create the spider web, you will need extra-thick white yarn. For the spiders, you can purchase them or DIY your own using 8″ styrofoam balls for the body and 3″ for the head. For the legs, you will need 3 packs of giant chenille stems (or black pipe cleaners), cut into 8 legs. To create the smaller spiders, you will need 2″ and 3″ styrofoam balls. Get the complete step-by-step instructions at the provided link. (via Jane Can Blog)


6. Spooky Halloween Porch. This festive front porch features a Skelton holding a gold jack-o-lantern (from HomeGoods) for the candy along with faux orange and white pumpkins, lanterns, a banner, and a wreath. The burlap “Happy Halloween” banner was found at HomeGoods, affixed with black and white gingham fabric, cut into squares, and hot glued to the back of the banner letters. It was hung using command strips cord keepers. A creepy light-up tree was placed in a cauldron. Get more details at the provided link. (via The Crafting Chicks)


7. DIY Halloween Chalkboard Tombstones. Create these spooky DIY tombstones to add to your front door decor. They are made using foam core board. Use an X-Acto knife to cut out the shapes and paint them with latex chalkboard paint. The accents and words were painted using white acrylic paint and sealed with a spray sealer to withstand the elements. Get the step-by-step detailed instructions and templates at the provided link. (via Made In A Day)



8. Apothecary Witch Shop. This Halloween front door decor uses items that you may already have lying around your house. This includes jars, candles, and lanterns for some spooky Halloween fun. Add some cobwebs, tombstones, pumpkins, jack-o-lantern pumpkin topiaries and a Skelton hung from a wreath holder for the front door. Get the DIY lighted yard sign here. A fog machine is used at night for the steps for an extra spooky touch! (via Creating Some Creativity)


9. Tangled Spider Web. To make this spooky web, you will need 200 feet of clothesline (only 100 feet was used for this project). Ceiling hooks (what you would use to hang a planter) will help to secure the line at the top of your porch. Be sure to add a large, scary spider to your web for the finishing touch. Get the tutorial on how to make this web at the provided link. (My Untangled Life)


10. Flying Bats Front Porch. These flying bats will add the perfect spooky touch to your Halloween decorating front porch. This pack of bat cutouts was found in the Dollar Spot section of Target. The bats were taped to the door to appear like a swarm of bats flying through the air. To bring a little spooky into this simple porch decor, try adding some cobwebs and scary sound effects. You can also add an outdoor chair and a skeleton with a bucket of candy to greet your trick-or-treaters. (via Modern Glam)


11. A Haunted Halloween. You will have a mommy welcome with these spooky front porch mummies that are 5′ and 6′ tall. Add in some pumpkins, a skeleton head (similar can be found at Michaels, try the ones with the scary sounds), and a spooky tree with string lights for some nighttime ambiance. (via Opinionated Gamers)



12. DIY Lighted Pumpkin Topiary. This spooky pumpkin topiary would be the perfect addition to your Halloween decor to greet your trick-or-treaters. You will need carvable faux pumpkins, which can be found at Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, or The Dollar Store. You can also substitute with plastic candy buckets. To re-create, you will need a ¾ inch dowel rod that will be a support for these stacked pumpkins. A 3/4 drill bit will be needed to make the holes. You will also need a planter and Spanish moss for the filling. Add string lights or buy pumpkins that are pre-lighted. Get the complete details at the provided link. (via Creating Some Creativity)



13. Dead and Breakfast Signs. Create custom signs for your porch and add spooky skeletons to greet your trick-or-treaters. This is a really cool theme that is both spooky and fun and will impress guests of all ages! (via Daybreak Utah)


14. Spooky Front Door. Cobwebs and spiders will add the perfect spooky mix to your Halloween decor. Add a few pumpkins and a table for candy to greet your visiting trick-or-treaters. (via Goodwillnne)


15. Halloween Door Decor. This door has all the traditional Halloween decorations, carved pumpkins, a spooky ghost, and a lighted garland for some spooky ambiance. To bring the spooky factor up a notch, try adding some sound effects or a fog machine. (via Southern Fried Gal)


16. Trick or Treat Door Decor. This spooky Halloween decor features Halloween porch banners that say “Trick or Treat” and “It’s October Witches”. They are complemented by illuminated jack-o-lanterns, a lighted skull wreath, bats, and lighted garland trimming the front door. (via Dazonge)

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