Break out the craft supplies — the air is getting crisp, days are getting shorter, and we’re fully embracing our spooky sides. When you’re getting ready to decorate this Halloween season, don’t forget about your doors and windows. Enhance the classic haystacks, jack-o-lanterns, and scarecrows with a few of our favorite door and window decorations, and you’ll be sure to have the best-decorated house on the block!
Let Your Front Door Steal the Show
This project is one of my favorite ways to decorate inside doors, but it can easily be moved to an exterior door for a show-stopping trick-or-treating entrance!
Make your front door the focal point by transforming it into its very own character. All of these friendly faces can be created with just some construction paper and a few other items you probably have on hand already. Get your kids on board for a fun hands-on project that everyone can participate in. You’ll be sure to be a must-stop house for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night!
Everything but the Door
If you want to keep your door decoration free, garland is the way to go. Frame your entryway, banisters, light posts or railings with DIY options ranging from spooky to autumnal for a smooth Halloween to Thanksgiving transition. Plus, avoid droopy or falling garland with our tie-it-alls, so you won’t have to worry about any Halloween day mishaps!
Minimal, but Mighty
A simple wreath on your storm door or front door may seem like a small project worth skipping, but as the first thing guests will notice this project can pack a serious punch. And depending on your quest, we have some suggestions to appease them all! For the kid-approved crowd, opt for a googley-eyed DIY that can be done in a quick afternoon. If your guests are a bit more sophisticated but equally spooky, go for this gothic snake number! And if you need a quick all-crowds pleaser, this faux gold pumpkin piece will be a showstopper no matter who’s visiting this Halloween!
Add some character to your windows with characters of your very own creation! Some DIY silhouette monsters, a classic black cat, or a googley-eyed ghost will set you apart from your neighbors. You’ll get a great display during daylight hours, and an even spookier look at night by illuminating the scene with flameless candles.
Out of the Box Garland
In just an afternoon you can create any of these creepy garlands to have on hand for years to come. And with Halloween classics like spiders, pumpkins, and ghosts, there’s no chance you’ll get sick of them! String them across the top of your window or make several strands and hang them the length of your window.
Let your kids take the reigns with some stained-glass inspired window clings. With just some tissue paper and glue, this project is perfect to display on an otherwise blank sliding glass door. Let your kids hang them on their own with a mini suction cup, and voila! A parent and kid-approved decoration.