easy ideas for Halloween door decorations

Just in case you were wondering…..

….I’m not that into scary Halloween door decorations.

Like eyeballs in a punch bowl?  

Or things that pop up from coffins?

Or light-up skulls that talk?

No thanks.  I’ll pass.

I like my pumpkins smiling and my decorations noise and coffin free. 🙂

halloween-front-door-pumpkin1.  Add removable vinyl cut-outs

Easy.  check.

Inexpensive.  check.

I bought these spider webs at Michael’s.  But I found some webs on-line (complete with spiders) here.

I cut out the edges and simply hung them where the real spider webs hang when it’s not Halloween.

Halloween Door Decorating Ideas

2.  Spray paint branches black

I bought these trees at Target last year on clearance.

But in case you missed the tree-clearance sale….why not DIY your own?

Take branches from the yard and spray paint black.  You could even add spray glitter if you wanted to add some texture to the branches.  Then paint a large flower-pot black and insert branches into foam inside the pot.

Lastly, finish off with cotton spider webs from the dollar store.

(total aside:  my spiders that live on the porch year round were so inspired by the decorations they added their own webs to the trees, too)


3.  Create a monogram for the door

Just say no to an expensive wreath.


I bought this frame at a yard sale for $1.00.

Then I added a piece of scrapbook paper in black and white chevron and glued a letter onto the frame.

halloween-front-door-lantern4.  Add the spiders

Buy a bag of these from the dollar store (the real dollar store where everything is $1.00).

Scatter then to the wind.

Glue them to pumpkins.

Add them in the spider webs on the trees.

I almost hung them from black string and tied them from the front of the porch…..

…..but I was worried I would forget they were there and scream when I ran into one in the dark.


Finish decorating with lanterns and urns and extra pumpkins to finish off the Halloween decor.

And the best part?

This might be the year of the spider…..

….but I just spotted a lady bug on the lantern coming along for the ride. 🙂

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  1. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I love it -- and I hate it!! I HATE spiders but they're perfect!! Heh! heh! heh!Good way to get over phobias. I wanted to make a wreath for the door but by golly by the time you get the wreath, the flowers or other decorations the expense goes up especially for something so temporary as Halloween. My mother-in-law borrowed an old silky long skirt and cape of mine and made her witch. She put it out every year. I never got the cape and skirt back :-( I could have dressed up as a witch. Are you and hubby going to dress up??

  2. Image for Mary Mary

    I love it! I hate all the coffins and noise too,so this is perfect for me. I see a visit to the dollar store in my near future.

  3. Image for Khadija Khadija

    I love the "wreath" idea. It would work for any time of year. I saw thin wooden frames at Michael's that would work perfectly for that. I was standing there looking at them and wondering what I could do with them just yesterday. They are not actually picture frames but I don't know what they're called. They are by all of the wood stuff that you can paint. Now I know what I can do with one! lol

  4. Image for Robin Stephens Robin Stephens

    WOW! Honestly, you should be on TV! What an eye-popping porch! Spooky without being scary, sophisticated without being stuffy.... your designs always bless and inspire me! Love it a lot!!

  5. Image for Wendy@Poohpoohpillows Wendy@Poohpoohpillows

    Pumpkins in my urns...check, spider web...check, framed "w"...check. Total Karianne wannabee, check ,check and check. :)

  6. Image for SammaMichelle SammaMichelle

    LOVE IT!! So festive yet so elegant yet still fun! Pefection and I'm jealous that I have brown brick to deal with and not a pretty white house. Although I've never gotten around to painting my front door since we moved in the house in April, I think I may leave it black until Halloween is over now :-)

  7. Image for Betsy@coastal-colors Betsy@coastal-colors

    You have created the perfect Halloween front porch! I'm not into really scary Halloween decorations either; I love this! Your lanterns are perfect! What a clever idea to spray paint branches and add spider webs! I love your choice of black and white- very cool!

  8. Image for Tina Matteson Tina Matteson

    Once again, KariAnne, beautiful job!!!! It looks amazing, and like someone else said, eyepopping! I love it, especially the frame on the door.

  9. Image for kim- Today's Creative Blog kim- Today's Creative Blog

    I don't know what I love most..........the amazing and do-able decor or the fact that my favorite decorator (you!) and I have the same door that I've cursed forever! I dream of a different door, but I'm too cheap to replace it yet! I'm feeling pretty good now!

  10. Image for Erin Kaven Erin Kaven

    I love that you put the webs "where the real spider webs hang" and that your arachnid family is redecorating also. Mine love a good demolition and remodel project...daily. BTW, what fairy god mother or good witch follows you to the yard sales? $1.00! Really!

  11. Image for Jen (Arriving) Jen (Arriving)

    We have a storm door in front of our front door on our new house (our new, new house - we moved again in May). I've never had a storm door before and am wondering - do you decorate the door and have it show through the storm door? Or do you put the decor directly on the storm door? Love these ideas!

  12. Image for Diana W. Diana W.

    I was giggling and snickering at the visual of you girlie screaming at the thought of running into fake spiders that you hung on the porch. Soooo something I would do....spend hours threading and hanging them, only to forget they were there and turn into a ninja when one touches me. Jes sayin...there's a reason nothing hangs down on my front porch! LOL

  13. Image for KC Coake KC Coake

    I LOVE your ideas! I love that it looks so perfect for Halloween, but isn't all the guts and scary stuff. Perfect and perfect inspiration for my porch and front door as well! Thanks, KC

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