4 Ideas to Decorate Doors on Halloween

If you want to give the scariest reception of the year, you can't miss these 4 ideas to decorate doors and entrances on Halloween.
4 Ideas to Decorate Doors on Halloween
Marcela Alejandra Caffulli

Reviewed and approved by the pediatrician Marcela Alejandra Caffulli.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

The time of witches, ghosts, vampires, werewolves and other creepy supernatural beings is coming. If you’re looking for options to put your house in tune with the scariest week of the year, don’t miss these 4 ideas to decorate doors on Halloween.

Are you ready to show the neighbors that you’re already prepared for trick-or-treaters”? Take note!

Decorate the doors of your house with these original Halloween ideas

The following ideas can be adapted to any home, although the last two are designed to match the color of your front door.

In case you don’t like its original shade, you can line it with paper to change its look for the Halloween season.

1. Decorate doors Halloween wreaths

If this is your first time, we suggest you start with something simple like wreaths. These are similar to those made for Christmas, but in black or orange. Let’s do it!


  • Recycled cardboard (for example, from a cereal box)
  • Black tissue paper or plain paper
  • Marker or black tempera
  • Glue
  • Double-sided tape
  • A black and orange satin bow

Step-by-step instructions

  • To start, cut out the cardboard cereal boxes to the shape and size you want the wreath to be. Remember that if you use normal paper, you have to paint it completely black.
  • Crumple the paper and make balls. Then, put some glue diluted in water on them and let them dry for an hour.
  • Then, with double-sided tape, glue the balls to the cardboard base.
  • When you finish, use the black and orange satin bow to pass it through the crown and tie it to the door of the house.

2. Use nature to decorate doors for Halloween

As with the previous idea, it doesn’t matter what type of door you have to decorate it with what nature can offer you this Halloween:

  • Dry branches: You can paint them black and glue them to the door.
  • Sticks: They can be used to make witch brooms.
  • Paper: To make witch hats and hang them at the entrance.

These are just some of the many options that will fascinate your little ones. In addition, they’ll also enjoy going to collect their own supplies.

3. Ideas for white or light-colored doors

If you think that because your door is white, it will be less scary, that’s because you haven’t let your imagination fly.

Do you know Jack Skellington, the protagonist of the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas inspired by Tim Burton’s drawings?

Well, if not, we have the honor of introducing you to the real “Pumpkin King” and teaching you how to make his face:

  • First, cut out the eyes, two nostrils, and a thin mouth from black cardboard.
  • Then, stick all this on the door to simulate his face.
  • To give it that characteristic touch, cut out small black strips and glue them vertically all over the mouth to simulate stitches.

Let the party begin!

4. Black or dark doors

If you already have the perfect door for Halloween, then how about decorating it with bats, spiders, or witch’s hats made of paper or Eva rubber?

If you also add mouths, eyes, and other details with fluorescent markers, your house will be a sensation!

Mummy door

If you’re looking for an original terrifying door, this option is perfect for you.

  • You just have to glue folded toilet paper on it (if possible, in several layers) to make the body of the undead.
  • To give it a more lively touch, we advise you to cut out some large yellow eyes and place them in a small uncovered opening. Children won’t know who’s watching them!
A front door decorated to look like a mummy.

A cobweb door

With some cotton balls, you can create creepy cobwebs.

  • Separate these balls with your fingers to create a fine fabric and stretch it little by little.
  • Then, attach it to the door with some tape.

Let your doors take center stage at the Halloween party!

The entrance of your house is the main host of this celebration, that’s why it’s so important that you decorate it.

Also, don’t forget the special detail of hand-painted pumpkins. As Stanley Brandes corroborates in his article on the Day of the Dead, these icons are perfect to welcome all the little ones who come to ask for treats.

Although the big question is this, will they be brave enough to ring the bell with these creepy creations? There’s only one way to find out… Let the night begin!

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