6 Halloween Door Decorating Ideas That Are Too Cute to Spook

We've got six Halloween door decoration ideas will have little ghouls and goblins flocking to your home on Halloween night! Whether you choose the friendly jack-o'-lantern or the eerie bats, there's a fun door idea for everyone. With just a few materials like crepe streamers, paper plates, and plastic table covers, you can create a spook-tacular Halloween door that trick-or-treaters won't miss. Make a bold statement on your front porch with this affordable DIY Halloween craft. Shop all Outdoor Halloween Decorations to really make your house stand out!

1. Friendly Jack-o'-Lantern

Jack-o'-Lantern decorated front door

Supplies

  • Black plastic table cover 
  • Orange plastic table cover 
  • Multicolor stretch spider webs
  • Ruler 
  • Scissors 
  • Double sided tape
  • Painter's tape 
Orange table cover on door

Step 1

Mount orange table cover to front door using painters tape. Create a cutout around the doorknob by trimming off the excess material. Cut off extra material from the table cover at the ends of the door for a perfect fit.

Orange table cover on door with Jack-o'-lantern features

Step 2 

Cut eyes, nose, and a mouth from the black plastic table cover. Use the ruler to help create custom-shaped jack-o'-lantern features like a jagged smile and triangle eyes. Mount cutouts onto the orange plastic table cover using double sided tape. 

Stretch and mount multicolor spiderwebs around the door frame for a fun, creepy look. Add pumpkins and other outdoor Halloween decor to your porch for a completed look. 

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2. Hairy Monster

Orange table cover on door with Jack-o'-lantern features

Supplies 

  • 2 white paper plates - 10 1/2in
  • 2 yellow paper plates - 5in 
  • 2 black paper plates - 5in 
  • Black crepe streamer 
  • Green crepe streamer 
  • Orange crepe streamer 
  • Thick black tape 
  • Painter's tape 
  • Clear packing tape 
  • Scissors
Black, green, and orange crepe strips

Step 1

Cut a strip of painter's tape the same width as the top of the door frame and face sticky side up. Cut crepe paper into strips and attach to the painter's tape. 

crepe strings and black tape on door

Step 2

Attach crepe strips to top of door frame using clear packing tape. Create the mouth by cutting a strip of thick black tape and applying it toward the bottom center of the door. Cut the black tape into thinner pieces and apply vertically on top of the horizontal tape strip. 

monster door decoration

Step 3

Cut off the rim of the black paper plates and mount the center of the plates to the yellow plates using clear packing tape. Attach the yellow plates to the white dinner plates and mount to the door using painter's tape. Create the eyebrows by attaching one strip of the thick black tape above each eye. 

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3. Spooky Mummy 

Mummy door decoration

Supplies 

  • Black plastic table cover 
  • White crepe streamer
  • 2 yellow paper plates - 9in 
  • 2 black paper plates - 7in
  • Painter's tape 
  • Clear packing tape 
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
Black plastic table cover on door with eyes

Step 1

Mount black table cover to front door using painters tape. Create a cutout around the doorknob by trimming off the excess material. Cut off extra material from the table cover at the ends of the door for a perfect fit.

To create the eyes, cut paper plates in half and attach the black plate halves on top of the yellow halves with double sided tape. Mount to the eyes to the table cover using packing tape. 

Black plastic table cover on door with eyes and white crepe streamers

Step 2

String white crepe paper from one side of the door to the other. Use the double sided tape to attach the crepe paper to the table cover. Create a crisscross pattern as you add more crepe paper to make the mummy wrapping more full. Drape a few strips of white crepe paper out of the crisscross pattern to create a tattered mummy effect.   

Finish off the door with other outdoor Halloween decorations like pumpkins, skeletons, and more! 

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4. Creepy Spiders

Mummy door decoration

Supplies 

  • Rope spider web
  • Spider props 
  • Clear adhesive dots
  • Clear packing tape 
  • Fishing line
  • Scissors


Black spider web on front door

Step 1

String fishing line through the provided holes on the spider web. Pull the fishing line through the back side of the door to expand the web across the front of the door. Tape the ends of the fishing line to the back side of the door. 

Black spider web on front door with spider props

Step 2

Mount large spider props around the door frame and on the door with clear adhesive dots or fishing line. Attach smaller spiders onto the web with clear adhesive dots or fishing line for a finished look. 

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5. Eerie Bats

Front door decorated with bats

Supplies 

  • Creepy wreath 
  • Bat cutouts  
  • Clear adhesive dots
Black spider web on front door with spider props

Step 1

Prop up bat wings by folding them along the creases. 

Black spider web on front door with spider props

Step 2

Hang wreath on door using a wreath hanger. 

Black spider web on front door with spider props

Step 3

Mount bat cutouts to front door and around the door frame with clear adhesive dots. 

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6. Friendly Monsters 

Front door decorated with bats

Supplies 

  • Orange plastic table cover 
  • Purple pennant banner 
  • Giant green googly eyes
  • Multicolor stretch spider webs
  • Clear packing tape 
  • Double sided tape
  • Thick black tape
  • Scissors
Front door covered in orange plastic table cover and purple pennant banners.

Step 1

Mount orange table cover to front door using clear packing tape. Create a cutout around the doorknob by trimming off the excess material. Cut off extra material from the table cover at the ends of the door for a perfect fit. Cut the purple pennant banner in half and hang both pieces diagonally across the door with double sided tape to create your monster grin. 

Front door covered in orange plastic table cover and purple pennant banners.

Step 2

Attach the googly eyes above the purple pennant banners with double sided tape and cut strips of the thick black tape for the eyebrows. Add facial details above the purple pennant banners by applying a horizontal strip of thick black tape and thinner strips of the black tape on top. 

Stretch and mount multicolor spiderwebs around the door frame to complete the door. Add pumpkins and other outdoor Halloween decor to your porch to finish the look. 

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