Halloween Decoration Ideas for Your Home
Welcome guests and trick-or-treaters alike this year with some fun and festive Halloween door decorations. Whether you’re celebrating fall with a seasonal wreath or spooking kids with scary bats and other creatures, you can easily create atmosphere with the ideas outlined below.
Swarm of Bats
Scare those little ghosts and goblins with a swarm of bats this Halloween! This front door idea is easy and fun to make. All you need is some black construction paper, scissors and transparent tape. Simply draw the shape of a bat onto the paper, cut out with scissors and apply to the door, the door jamb and the surrounding wall with transparent tape. Finish off the display with an urn filled with bare branches and moss and a few gourds and small pumpkins clustered beneath.
Make a spooky spider wreath for your front door this Halloween. To make, start with a skein of thick orange yarn and wrap around a foam or straw wreath, found at craft stores. Next, glue one end of black rick-rack to the back of the form and wrap it around the circumference, making sure to evenly space each wrap. Secure the end with glue. Then draw a picture of a spider onto a piece of black felt and cut out with scissors or a crafting knife. Place the spider in the middle of the wreath and secure it using pins inserted into each of the legs. Finally, hang your creation on your front door with a wide piece of black ribbon.
If your front door has a window, try this fun spiderweb project. All you’ll need to make this web is some black craft tape and a pair of scissors. Start the project with three long strips of tape. Use two of them to create an X that is slightly off center. Then use the third piece of tape to divide the X across the middle. This divides your glass into six sections. Next, add tape strips between each section, starting in the middle. You’ll start to see your web take shape. Top it all off with a spider that can be taped to the front of the window.
Help your guests get the message with some adorable painted pumpkins. To create a similar look for your front porch, find a vintage wheelbarrow or even an old wooden crate. Then take as many pumpkins as you need to complete your message, here they used two to create the words “welcome, friends”. Paint the words on each pumpkin with black paint. Then fill the container with items to complete the whole look, such as straw, branches with berries, colorful leaves, and other gourds and squash.
It doesn’t take much time, energy or money to create a festive fall look for your front door. Use the ideas above to get your started and to help spark your imagination to come up with some crafty ideas of your own!