7 Fun Ways to Trick Out Your Entryway for Halloween

front door decorated for Halloween with various pumpkins and skeletons
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Welcome trick-or-treaters and party guests with these clever Halloween front door decorations that will set a spooky—or maybe silly—mood. Most of these Halloween decorations are pretty easy to make, even if you have little to no crafting experience. Go with a simple spider theme, or try out something more elaborate like a front door monster.

Here are seven Halloween front door decoration ideas to inspire you.

  • 01 of 07

    Mummy Front Door

    Mummy Halloween door design

    East Coast Creative

    Monica of East Coast Creative used fabric strips and oversized black eyes to turn her front door into an adorable mummy. This mummy door is just one element of her amazing Halloween front porch design. She also used cornstalks and pumpkins to bring out the fall theme.

    Mummy Front Door from East Coast Creative

  • 02 of 07

    Bats on the Door

    Halloween door bats

    It All Started With Paint

    Who knew something as simple as bats cut out of poster board could have such a dramatic effect on an entryway? Apparently, Linda from It All Started With Paint did because she created this spooky flying bats design to decorate her porch for Halloween. Visitors are sure to be spooked, yet charmed, by this easy and inexpensive design idea.

    Bats on the Door from It All Started With Paint

  • 03 of 07

    Spiderweb Door

    Halloween spiderweb door

    Kids Activities

    It's amazing how sometimes simple items like tape and paper are all you need to create a big impact. And that's exactly what Rachel of Kids Activities did when she designed this tape spiderweb on her door to celebrate Halloween. Have some fun with the design; the web doesn't have to be perfectly symmetrical.

    Spiderweb Door from Kids Activities

  • 04 of 07

    Googly Eye Door

    Halloween googly eye door

    Craftaholics Anonymous

    When Halloween party guests or trick-or-treaters show up at this front door, they might get the feeling they're being watched—by several sets of googly eyes! This easy Halloween decorating project comes from Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous. By placing reusable sticky pads on the door, you don't have to worry about struggling to remove the eyes when Halloween is over.

    Googly Eye Door from Craftaholics Anonymous

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  • 05 of 07

    Halloween Tree

    front porch decorated for Halloween

    Pink Polka Dot Creations

    Rita from Pink Polka Dot Creations painted and potted a dead tree and then hung Halloween decorations from the branches. The Halloween tree is fabulous on its own, but Rita didn't stop there. She also hung a large decorative witch boot on the front door and tied it all together with a witch hat at the base of the tree, along with some adorable pumpkin-witch string lights.

    Halloween Tree from Pink Polka Dot Creations

  • 06 of 07

    Jack Skellington Front Door

    Jack Skellington Halloween front door

    Twin Dragonfly Designs

    When it comes to Halloween, Heather of Twin Dragonfly Designs says, "I love dressing up our home and being a little bit silly." And that's why she created this Jack Skellington (from "The Nightmare Before Christmas") front door to greet guests at Halloween. Heather shares a tutorial with free printable templates to help you make a Jack Skellington door.

    Jack Skellington Front Door from Twin Dragonfly Designs

  • 07 of 07

    Paper Bag Door Monster

    Halloween door monster

    Home Jelly

    Skaie Knox of Home Jelly shares how to make a paper bag door monster out of recycled grocery bags. Just cut, tape, add the paper plate eyes and paper teeth, and it's ready to hang. The design works especially well if you have a red front door to look like the inside of the monster's mouth, but any color door will do. You always can fill in the mouth with red paper if you want.

    Paper Bag Door Monster from Home Jelly