Homemade Front Door Halloween Decor

This Homemade Front Door Halloween Decor was so easy to make and perfect to have fun with kids. With just a few old Halloween decoration items, cardstock, large black trash bags, crayons, and markers you can create this fun spooky decoration!

I have a confession to make. This is actually the very first time I decorate this big house in my life. This is my mom’s house in Colombia and we loved the experience.

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Homemade Front Door Halloween Decor

Last year we just added some spider webs and a couple of spooky decoration stuff. Not a big deal! But this year I got super inspired and with the help of my little bro, we made this spooky front door Halloween decoration all handmade.

It was quite exciting and fun to be working on our decorations with my girl and my little brother. We have a huge age difference, so we seldom get the chance to really share activities.

My girl was all excited too drawing spooky eyes and helping us the way she knows how.

Preping to make our Front Door Halloween Decor

This was a new and fun experience. Usually, I decorate all alone except for last year when my dad came home with a bag full of spooky decoration stuff and we did it together.

But, having my brother laughing and taking a real part in it was really awesome! Of course, being 13 YO as soon as some of his friends showed up at our house, he took off LOL.

Since most of the work was done so I was really excited! Can’t wait for Emma to be at that age too and create decorations together.

So, sniffing around on Pinterest with JD (my brother), we saw these super cool Halloween door decoration ideas and we loved them.

We ran to the craft store and bought cardstock, papers, plastic bags, and many other stuff that will probably stay for next year LOL.

We came home and took over the entrance floor to start the spooky monster door.

How to Make A Spooky Front Door Halloween Decor

Supplies:

  • Black cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Red Cardstock
  • Crayons
  • Red Marker
  • Glue
  • Adhesive tape.
  • Black Jumbo Plastic trash bags
  • Spider web
  • Any other spooky stuff you have from past years!

Tools:

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions:

Step 1: Creating the Monster eyes

Firstly, We started drawing spooky eyes. We used a huge pan lid for the circle.

The eyes seem angry so we used a half-circle of each eye but draw it as only one.

Using the red graphite from a red crayon and fingers we painted the inner edges toward the center to simulate the eye redness.

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Then freely my brother drew shaky, uneven lines to simulate the thin veins in the eyes. 

In the same white cardstock, I also drew the teeth and a couple of fangs.

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While my brother was working on the eyes, I was creating the pupils.

I created 2 circles smaller than the previous one with black construction paper. Extracted some irregular shapes from each to simulate the eye sparkle.

It was supposed to be one sparkle to the right and the other to the left but I messed it up and glued it both to the same side Duh! Anyway… LOL

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Then I cut some long triangles, like eyebrows to make it look really angry and spooky.

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Step 2: Creating the mouth

We wanted the teeth to be really gross. Made them look dirty and really bad looking so we painted them green and brown with some stains all over them. LOL, My brother really made them look so terribly gross.

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For the mouth, we used red cardstock, and we used almost the whole sheet. We cut a small rectangle from it and used the big part.

We tore up some black cardstock to create a mouth-like effect on the top and bottom of the mouth and over the teeth.

And this was the result of the mouth. With a dark red crayon, I made a semi-circle to give the idea of the tong LOL. It’s not like is really visible but gane piece of mind LOL.

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We put the eyes close and this is how it will look on the door!

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Step 3: Assembling the Front Door Decor.

Then using tape we stuck the eyes and mouth on the door. Using a black plastic bag we cut a hair-like shape and put it at the top of the door.

There you go!!! A spooky front door.

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But you know that’s not it, right?

Step 4: Adding Final details

We got the rest of the black plastic bags, cut the sides to get a LONG piece of plastic and then folding it almost to the top we cut strips leaving the edge so we could glue it to the entrance.

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We got this cool black curtain.

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With a hot glue gun, we glued it to the ceiling of the entrance right before the door.

Our Front Door Halloween Decor finished

Finally, we also added lots of spiderwebs around the house. We put some other Halloween decorations from last year like the jack-o-lantern, spooky skull, tombstone, and a skeleton arm. The trick-or-treat banner was the final touch.

Crafting Tips

You can make additional eyes in different spooky colors and make it like a multi-eyed monster.

Alternatively, you can use half styrofoam balls for the eyes and even give depth to your door decor.

Cover the entire door with black cardstock or a black plastic bag before putting eyes and mouth for an extra spooky look

Add more spooky decorations like pumpkins, more bones, faux crows, brooms and a witch hat, ghosts, and a mummy would rock it! Also, giant spiders or plastic spiders will make your trick or treaters freak out!

Front Door Halloween Decor with the wind moving the pastic curtain letting the monster to be seen

My girl was so excited. She was like “Mom can’t wait for trick or treating!!!!” LOL. She even wanted to take part in the photo shoot =D

So here you have my spooky Front door easy diy Halloween decoration! Hope you like it and enjoyed the process!

My girl grabbing the plastic curtain to let the Front Door Halloween Decor be visible

Can you see the spooky eyes hidden in the blinds in the window???

Our Spooky Front Door Halloween Decor finished

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you hang on a door for Halloween?

Besides turning the door into a monster head, you can also make a horror novel door, Balloon Spiders, dripping moss wreath, hooded hanging skeleton, whole door Jack-o’-Lantern, googley eyes everywhere, snake wreath, and morgue door decor among other ideas.

What type of plastic bag do you use for Halloween?

I like to use heavy-duty black trash bags in the largest size I can find.

More Halloween Projects to Try

If you like this spooky Front Door Halloween Decor tutorial, you might also love these other Halloween Project ideas too:

✂️ Tutorial

Homemade Front Door Halloween Decoration

Homemade Front Door Halloween Decor

Camila Rojas
This Homemade Front Door Halloween Decor was so easy to make and perfect to have fun with kids. With just a few old Halloween decoration items, cardstock, large black trash bags, crayons, and markers you can create this fun spooky decoration!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course DIY & Craft, Home Decor
Cuisine Halloween, Halloween craft
Servings 1 Door

Equipment

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Ingredients
  

  • Black cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Red Cardstock
  • Crayons
  • Red Marker
  • Glue
  • Adhesive tape.
  • Black Jumbo Plastic trash bags
  • Spider web
  • Any other spooky stuff you have from past years!

Instructions
 

STEP 1: CREATING THE MONSTER EYES

  • Firstly, We started drawing spooky eyes. We used a huge pan lid for the circle.
  • The eyes seem angry so we used a half-circle of each eye but draw it as only one.
  • Using the red graphite from a red crayon and fingers we painted the inner edges toward the center to simulate the eye redness.
  • Then freely my brother drew shaky, uneven lines to simulate the thin veins in the eyes.
  • In the same white cardstock, I also drew the teeth and a couple of fangs.
  • While my brother was working on the eyes, I was creating the pupils.
  • I created 2 circles smaller than the previous one. Extracted some irregular shapes from each to simulate the eye sparkle.
  • Then I cut some long triangles, like eyebrows to make it look really angry and spooky.

STEP 2: CREATING THE MOUTH

  • We wanted the teeth to be really gross. Made them look dirty and really bad looking so we painted them green and brown with some stains all over them. LOL, My brother really made them look so terribly gross.
  • For the mouth, we used red cardstock, and we used almost the whole sheet. We cut a small rectangle from it and used the big part.
  • We tore up some black cardstock to create a mouth-like effect on the top and bottom of the mouth and over the teeth.
  • And this was the result of the mouth. With a dark red crayon, I made a semi-circle to give the idea of the tong LOL. It’s not like is really visible but gane piece of mind LOL.
  • We put the eyes close and this is how it will look on the door!

STEP 3: ASSEMBLING THE FRONT DOOR DECOR.

  • Then using tape we stuck the eyes and mouth on the door. Using a black plastic bag we cut a hair-like shape and put it at the top of the door.
  • There you go!!! A spooky front door.

STEP 4: ADDING FINAL DETAILS

  • We got the rest of the black plastic bags, cut the sides to get a LONG piece of plastic and then folding it almost to the top we cut strips leaving the edge so we could glue it to the entrance.
  • We got this cool black curtain.
  • With a hot glue gun, we glued it to the ceiling of the entrance right before the door.
  • Finally, we also added lots of spider webs around the house. We put some other Halloween decorations from last year like the jack-o-lantern, spooky skull, tombstone, and a skeleton arm. The trick-or-treat banner was the final touch.
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How about you my lovely readers? What kind of home décor you love making and what have you done this year? I would love to hear all about it in comments!

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6 Comments

  1. That looks fun! As Halloween is near, I definitely have to get more creative with decorating my house. Thanks for the article!

    1. Thank you so much Naznin and so happy to see you here!!! Those eyes are so spooky, aren’t they!

      Thank you for stopping by my friend!!!
      XOXO