8 Ways to Spookify Your Door for Halloween!

The holiday season is fast approaching. Once pumpkin spice lattes are back on the menu at Starbucks, you know Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re in the holiday mood, it’s never too early to start thinking about getting your home ready. These spooky Halloween door decorations will brighten everyone’s day!

DIY Halloween Door Décor

Crafting your Halloween door decorations can be a fun project for the whole family. Design the door together, or hold a Halloween door decorating contest. Have each family member create their own design, then pick a winner for the front door. Or have each family member decorate their bedroom door, and hand out prizes for “Most Creative,” “Spookiest,” and “Most Festive.”

1. Make Your Own Door Wrap

Halloween door covers don’t have to be professionally designed to look good. And making your own can be lots of fun! One of the easiest ways to make a Halloween door wrap is with paper shopping bags or poster board. Just tape several bags or sheets of cardboard together to get the right size to cover your door. Then you or your kids can let your imaginations run wild while you decorate! Break out the paints, markers, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes—anything hanging around in your craft drawer.

2. Hang a Halloween Wreath

A Halloween wreath makes a great addition to your front door, and a DIY wreath can be as simple or as fancy as you like. If you want to keep things simple, a wire coat hanger makes an effective frame for paper, ribbon, and other craft items. If you want to go all-out, try one of these amazing 50+ wreath ideas collected from all over the internet!

3. Spin a Spooky Web

Covering your front door in a homemade spider web is guaranteed to give people the creepy-crawlies. There are several easy options for making webs:

Either way, you’re sure to have a blast covering your front door in spooky webs. Add to the effect with some fake spiders, either purchased from a craft or toy store or homemade with paper or pipe cleaners.

4. Use Your Imagination!

The best thing about making DIY Halloween decorations is that you’re only limited by what you can think of. Get the whole family in on the decorating, and you’re sure to come up with some crazy Halloween door ideas. This can be a great way to start an annual family tradition that everyone will enjoy, and look forward to each year. Some options for adding to a Halloween door design include:

  • Wreaths
  • Curtains and other hangings, such as streamers or garlands
  • Paper cutouts
  • Signs

You can also use inexpensive dollar-store items to make decorations at home. If there’s a dollar store near you, be on the lookout for Halloween-themed items, like bats, skulls, spiders, pumpkins, and more. Or check your local thrift store, Target, or Walmart for inexpensive items you can use to make DIY decorations.

Make It Cute or Sophisticated

Your Halloween door décor doesn’t have to be scary to bring joy and delight. You could opt for a front door decoration that’s funny or cute, or has a more sophisticated vibe.

5. Make a Cute Door Display That Young Kids Will Love

girl in cape holds orange bucket in front of halloween decorations

Cartoon characters, cute monsters, or a friendly-looking witch are all Halloween door ideas that won’t make smaller kids scared. Or for something super-simple that will take just a few minutes, grab a black Sharpie and a couple of white paper plates. Draw a black googly eye on each plate, and then fix the eyes to your front door!

6. Go Minimalist for a Sophisticated Halloween Décor Look

Perhaps you’d rather go for a sophisticated Halloween vibe. This is often a popular choice for an adults-only household. A sleek, minimalist approach can work well. Pick a dark color scheme, like black, red, and silver. Then stick to just one or two décor items. Or go for a harvest theme, with bright fall colors and décor motifs like an antique milk crate with pumpkins or a few hay bales.

Quick & Simple Door Options You Can Buy

If you don’t have the time to DIY your door décor, there are plenty of quick and easy ways to spookify your entryway! Many store-bought décor items are well-made and will last several years, so your purchase will save time for future holidays too.

7. Halloween Door Wraps

Door wraps, or covers, are door-sized props that fit over your entire front door. You don’t have to worry about buying or making several items—you can cover the whole door with just one wrap.

Door wraps are easy to put on and cover most standard door sizes. Best of all, there are dozens—even hundreds—of fun options to choose from. Turn your front door into the entryway to a spooky castle, a zombie-infested ruin, or a grinning jack-o-lantern. Or if you have your own idea, some companies will even do custom prints!

pumpkins on ground around white front door

8. Wreaths and Other Halloween Door Decorations

Your Halloween door décor options aren’t limited to wraps—in fact, wraps are just the start. If you prefer to adopt a different approach to decorating, you can opt for a simple wreath or cover your door in a variety of different Halloween decorations, like:

  • Wreaths
  • Halloween door curtains
  • Decals
  • Temporary Halloween doorbell or buzzer
  • Banners and streamers in Halloween colors
  • Strings of lights

Whatever you pick, make sure to choose versions that will be easy to remove, like decals that peel off easily without leaving a sticky residue on your door.

Halloween Home Décor Is Fun and Festive

Some people love to go all out every year with their Halloween front door décor, while others have a more laid-back approach. No matter which camp your family falls into, there are lots of options for Halloween door decorations that everyone will love. With a little time and imagination, your own front door can look amazing for Halloween too!