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DIY Halloween front doors

It’s October! Which mean Halloween is just around the corner.

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween costumes, candy, and decorations. That’s nearly $75 per person!

Less than half, 45%, plan to decorate their home or yard, with the average person spending $20.34. (Source: chicagotribune.)

With a little creativity, you don’t have to spend any money at all. Here are simple ideas to decorate your front door with items you probably already have at home.


Photo source: mydesiredhome

If you have a green door, black construction paper, and white paper plates, this is a simple design that anyone can do in an hour. Plus, it’s not too scary for the little ones.


Photo source: domesticcharm

I love the 3-D effect on this door with the bats flying around. Get your free bat template here.


Photo source: gravinawindows

If you have leftover kraft paper or old brown grocery bags, this one is a fun door to recreate. Reuse your spider web decorations from last year for a 3-D effect.

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Photo source: seanlockephotography

This was made with white fabric. But you could always use an old white sheet, gauze, or toilet paper.


Photo source: todietrying

Here’s a simple one made with paint and white sheets. But this would certainly frighten the younger kids in my neighborhood. Maybe for an adult Halloween party.


Photo source: sweetsomethingdesign

With chalkboard paint, you can be creative for every occasion.


Photo source: woohome

Seriously? The black streamers are made from garage bags! So creative.

You don’t have to spend a cent on decorating your front door. Save your money for yummy treats for the kids and make it a fun Halloween for all. What ideas do you have this Halloween?


About Terri Dux

Besides being a writer and passionate blogger, Terri is also co-owner of a local t-shirt craft company. When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes crafting, gardening, and thrifting at neighborhood garage sales.

2 comments on “DIY Halloween front doors

  1. Sophie
    October 10, 2015

    I’ve never thought of decorating my front door before but now I really want to give it a go! Thanks for the great post, I’m going to have the spookiest house on our whole street.

    • Terri Dux
      October 13, 2015

      Thank you for commenting. Glad to hear you were inspired. Have fun decorating your front door!

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