Whether you’re throwing a wicked Halloween party or just handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, October’s the perfect time to give your door and front porch a creepy cool makeover. Create the illusion of flying bats, add a glow-in-the-dark wreath and even go all out with hanging cobwebs or scary silhouettes. Still not sure how you want to spook-ify things? Check out these 11 ideas for creative ways to conjure up some front door fun.
1. Mummy Wreath: Between the menacing mummy hand and oodles of glow-in-the-dark snakes, this DIY wreath looks equally spooktacular day or night. (via Bower Power)
2. Felt Bats: Welcome guests with a festive throng of felt bats you can easily DIY. (via Country Living)
3. Pumpkin Wreath: Okay, so this mini-pumpkin wreath may not exactly be spooky, but it is a super pretty way to dress up your door for Halloween or even Thanksgiving. (via On Sutton Place)
4. Framed Monogram: Painted branches, decorative lanterns and a DIY framed monogram deliver a look that’s more classy than creepy (but still a little creepy). (via Thistlewood Farms)
5. Autumn Leaves: What’s fall without pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters and tons of colorful leaves? Use faux foliage to frame your door, then add cobwebs for a more Halloween-like vibe. (via Homedit)
6. Haunted House Silhouettes: Make yours the most haunted house on the block by creating paper silhouettes you can attach to the inside of windows and glass doors. (via Make)
7. Poison Apple: Looks like Snow White’s not the only one being chased by an apple-peddling wicked witch! (via Jaipupdate)
8. Hanging Cobwebs: Whether you hang them from the porch or place some directly on the door, cheesecloth cobwebs look especially eye-catching alongside black birdcages and seasonal throw pillows. (via HGTV)
9. Candy Corn Wreath: After you’ve made our candy corn mason jars, popcorn and, yes, even a couple marvelous martinis, go ahead and finish things off with this easy peasy upcycled wreath. (via In Between Laundry)
10. Supersized Spider Web: Trick-or-treaters are in for a playful spook when they pass beneath a supersized web and oh-so-sneaky spider. (via Country Living)
11. Broom Garland: Greet witches and warlocks in style with crisscrossed brooms and raffia trim. (via Martha Stewart)
Will you be decorating your door and front porch for Halloween? Share your own frightfully fun ideas below!