It may be a ways off before October 31, but as all you Halloween-obsessed already know, it’s never too early to start spook-ifying your home. Plus, a head start might be wise if you’re planning on decking out your home with DIY decorations. But before you can set up the greatest Halloween yard decorations ever, you’ll need to start with your front porch. Luckily, these 30 spooky door decorating ideas are here to inspire yours.
1. Printable Eyeball Wreath: Get started on your decorations with this colorful eyeball wreath. Since they’re free printables, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is how to arrange the eyes on your wreath form. The best part is you can even take any extra eyeballs you have lying around and make a mask out of it! (via See Vanessa Craft)
2. Cute and Creepy Monster Mash: This li’l guy is *almost* too cute to be creepy. If you’re looking for a kids-friendly door decorating idea, this multi-eyed monster should do the trick.
3. Pom-Pom Wreath: All you’ll need is felt, a glue gun and sewing kit to create this charming pom-pom wreath. They’re so quick and easy to make that you’ll be tempted to deck your entire home with these simple DIY garlands. (via The Things She Makes)
4. Candy Corn Wreath: This hack turns virtually anything into candy corn-inspired art. All you’ll need is spray paint! Once you finish upcycling your wreath, complete the *sweet* look with our candy corn mason jars, popcorn, and, yes, even a couple marvelous martinis! (via In Between Laundry)
5. Ghostly Graveyard: Deck out your front door and porch area with spooky graveyard-inspired decorations. The boarded-up door sure is creepy, but what really sells the look is the dripping green slime — yuck! (via Womans Day)
6. Glittering Decor: Beautiful gilded pumpkins and a shimmering cluster of golden fruit are easy to achieve with metallic gold spray paint and gold leaf. For fun patterns, prep the surface of your decor first with a base coat, and then add washi tape designs before applying your gold leaf. Once done, peel off the tape for lovely black and gold patterns. (via Country Living)
7. Framed Monogram: Though simple, the striking black and white contrast here sells an overall creepy but classy look. For a similar effect, paint your branches, throw in decorative lanterns, and add a DIY framed monogram. (via Thistlewood Farms)
8. Bats Door: These flying bats are striking against any door backdrop.They’re made of felt but you can easily substitute black construction paper for a more affordable option. (via Between Naps on the Porch)
9. Candy Corn Door Monster: Coming out to under $10, this simple and affordable candy corn door monster is a fun project you can even take on with your kids. If you’re worried about how the newspaper will hold up, consider replacing it with a sturdier material like card stock or cardboard. (via Home Jelly)
10. Vinyl Oogie Boogie: If Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas scared you more than Jack Skellington, then you know what to do. Spook your trick-or-treaters with this eerie silhouette you can make using adhesive black vinyl. (via Practically Functional)
11. Googly Eye Door: If you aren’t already working with a black door, cover yours with black butcher paper. It could save you the trouble of having to remove all those pairs of eyes once Halloween is over. (via Craftaholics Anonymous)
12. 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. For a spookier touch, add white webbing to your door. (via HGTV)
13. Crow Door Decor: Circling crows always give off an unsettling feeling. So why not bring it to your door this Halloween? Get the look by printing out various silhouettes of crows and using them as templates against black poster paper you can pick up at the dollar store. (via Idle Wife)
14. Jack Skellington Door: Dress up your home with this eerily smirking Jack Skellington cut-out. Print out the free template, cut out your shapes from black cardstock, and use black electrical tape to fasten the eyes and nose to the door. It’s as simple as that! (via Twin Dragonfly Designs)
15. Zombie Windows: Thanks to The Walking Dead, you’ve been secretly preparing for the day zombies attack. Recreate the apocalyptic look with black foam core board, wood planks, skeleton arms, and hands and eyes that you can make out of ping pong balls. (via Dave Lowe Design)
16. Movie-Themed Halloween Doors: Bring your favorite creepy films to life with a movie-themed door. Stick to a black, white, and red palette for the spookiest effect. Other ideas include Saw, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Scream. (via Black and White Obsession)
17. Spider Door Decor: Luckily, this DIY doesn’t require master crafting skills. To weave this web of fun, you’ll need a white plastic tablecloth, large spider webs, plastic spiders, and white webbing. (via Michaels)
18. Silly Spider Door: Don’t worry if you don’t have the time to apply hundreds of spiders to your door. This singular spider door works just as great to step up your Halloween decor. With the help of large sticky-backed eyes and black crepe paper, you’ll be Halloween-ready in no time! (via Live Craft Love)
19. Witching Hour Porch: This black and white porch scene is accentuated by a bright blue door, which keeps it fresh and modern. Floating witch hats and fluttering bats will set the scene through October. (via Tatertots & Jello)
20. Black Cat’O’Lanterns: A trip to the nearby pumpkin patch will allow you to find the right shapes and sizes. If you want this to be a more permanent arrangement, you could use plastic pumpkins instead. (via Sunset)
21. The Chicadee Shop Skellington Wreath ($64): A wreath that doesn’t shed and won’t poke your guests in the eye is always a good thing. The big bow adds whimsy to a structured and linear piece of decor.
22. Simple Decor: A few well-chosen pieces keep this vignette festive and spooky without having a skeleton jump out at you when you ring the doorbell. The doormat and pumpkin are fun, while the wreath will transition nicely through ’til Thanksgiving. (via Country Living)
25. Grandin Road Sunken Heads ($79): Freak-out anyone and everyone with a set of sunken heads. Place them on the stairs, in your yard, or on your stoop. Ghosts are alive and well in this garden!
26. Witch Supply Co.: If you’ve got the space, add instant and spooky curb appeal with a display of curiosities worthy of a supply shop for the magically inclined. Newts and toads sold separately. (via Brooklyn Limestone)
29. Pottery Barn Twig & Bat Wreath ($59): Create a portal to the spirit world with a series of wreaths. You can set the scene with tombstones, LED spiderwebs, and white pumpkins for a more other-worldly vibe.
Additional reporting by Ariel Garneau.
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