Easy Halloween Front Door Decoration

It’s officially October and time to get ready for Halloween!

Today I’m excited to share the simple Halloween front door decoration that I made! 

My daughter loves getting out our holiday decorations and Halloween around our house is more fun than it is scary.  This festive Halloween door decoration is no exception.

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 How to make your own Halloween front door sign:

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You will need:

  • Wooden letters like these ones here. You can also find them at a craft store or even Walmart.
  • Foam Bats- they have these in all different shapes like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, and spiders…so go crazy! (Found mine at Michael’s)
  • Sand Paper
  • Hot glue and a hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Craft paint and paint brushes
  • A small piece of cardboard (a cereal box flap works perfect)
  • A pencil with a barely or not used eraser

The easy steps:

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First give all of your letters a light sanding and them paint them a solid background color (mine are white.)  This is a great step to involve the kiddos in!  Let them dry completely.

halloween door sign

To make the polka-dots I dipped the tip of an eraser into some orange paint and dotted it onto my letter.  Be sure to go directly up and down to get perfect dots.  If you want your dots to be larger you can swirl the eraser in a circle.  (Practice on a paper bag first.)

orange-chevron-stampFor the chevron pattern I cut a small piece of cardboard from the flap of a cereal box and used it as a stamp.  I used the same method as the polka-dots and simply dipped the edge in the paint and stamped it onto my wooden letter.  Don’t worry about making it too perfect.

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When I was done I had these cute letters!  Once they are dry, it is time to put them together!

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First I cut ribbon and hot glued it in a loop onto my top letter.  This is what you will use to hang your sign.  Then I attached each letter by simply hot gluing short pieces of ribbon from one letter to the next.  I even glued one going in the wrong direction!  Duh…So be sure to check before you start gluing.  The placement of your ribbon will depend on the letters you have.  Flip it over and add the foam cut outs and wham-O!  Done!

outdoor halloween decoration

How cute is this!  I love how big the letters look on my door and it is a fun and modern take on a Halloween door decoration!

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

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  6. You know I love this door hanging Corey! So thrilled that you came and shared it at the Get Your DIY On Challenge Thrifty Halloween Projects this week. We would love to have you back later today to share any outdoor Halloween projects or ideas (hey- including this one again, lol) !! Goes live at 7pm EST.
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  7. That EEK is so cute! The polka dots and chevron look so good I thought you used scrapbook paper. This is my favorite halloween decoration I’ve seen yet this year. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Emily! The chevron was definitely a happy accident…don’t you love when that happens?

  8. You’ve been featured from Give Me The Goods!
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

    1. Thanks so much Jamie! Such an honor 🙂

  9. Loooooove them all but specially he EEK one!!! so cute! pining!

    xoxo
    Cami

  10. This is so adorable and creative! Plus I like the modern twist and how clean it is 🙂

  11. Adorable and what a super clever way to paint the chevron! Thanks for sharing with us at Monday Funday! 😉 Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs

    1. Thanks so much! I love the way the chevron turned out, but I have to admit it was a happy accident. 🙂

  12. Oh my goodness!! This is the cutest! I’m always thinking of ‘not too spooky’ things for the kids around Halloween too! Sharing on my FB page today 😉
    Hugs,
    Jamie

    1. Thanks so much Jamie! Can’t wait to have you back next round.

    1. Thanks Krista! It was fun to make and now my daughter yells “EEK!” every time we go through the front door!

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