Decorate Your Door – Inside AND Out!
I rounded up some great ideas to get you started on a Halloween costume, and some awesome tutorials for you to try your hand at indoor decorations too. This week I thought I’d get your imagination started on some indoor/outdoor friendly Halloween door decor ideas. If you live in a dorm, an apartment, or have your own house – you can try any or all of these excellent tutorials. The skill levels vary, so you’re sure to find the right challenge for you.
1. Tulle Monster Wreath
Jill Krause from BabyRabies.com has created this excellent step-by-step tutorial on making this surprising easy tulle monster wreath. If you’re feeling adventurous you could mix it up with different colors, eyes (think colors, shapes, placement), teeth (again, color, shape, placement), and even adding limbs. Yikes!
2. Monster Eye Wreath
Chelsea The Paper Mama has put together this tutorial, and you won’t believe how simple it is. Faux fur can get pricey, but you should be able to get enough fur fabric from the remnants bin at your favorite fabric store. You might even be able to find something to upcycle from a thrift store.
3. Mummy Wreath
The folks over at PrettyProvidence.com created this easy and cheap Mummy Wreath Tutorial. You can use crepe paper streamers from the dollar store in place of gauze bandages. If you want to replicate the “dirty” look of the bandages on the pictured wreath, try tea-staining the streamers or bandages, or use very watered-down craft paint, or even coffee! Mmmmm . . . coffee . . .
4. Googly Eyes Halloween Wreath
I ADORE this idea. Anything involving googly eyes is a win for me. Add hot glue and ping pong balls and you’ve definitely got a winner of a tutorial. Check out the easy-to-follow instructions on No. 2 Pencil!
5. Skull Paper Wreath
This is the last wreath, I swear! But it really appeals to my love of the “vintage” inspired Halloween decorations, so I had to include it. If you enjoy paper crafting, you’ll really have fun making this wreath. Check out this door decor idea and tutorial over at Creative Me Inspired You.
6. Glam Witch Crash
Technically, this is not wreath. Technically. Anyway, the idea is so darn cute (if not a little goofy). Plus, you don’t have to attach to your front door. It would look great on a tree, in the grass, on the roof – anywhere. You can find this tutorial here.
7. DIY Halloween Front Door Mummy
This is another simple and inexpensive door decor idea that will absolutely give you a lot of bang for your buck! And, you don’t have to limit yourself to your front door. Use it on a bedroom or bathroom door. Heck, try it out on the kitchen cabinets! Why not? You’ll find the tutorial here.
8. Zombie Windows DIY
This tutorial comes from a props designer named Dave Lowe, and you’ve got to check out his other Halloween blog posts. His neighbors either love him or hate him. Either way, he puts together one spooktacular Halloween extravaganza outside his house. The tutorial is definitely for someone adventurous, and it requires a wood grain paint tool. But once you’ve got the piece (or pieces) built, you can use them over and over again. Worth the effort, no?
9. Front Door Spider Web
This is another surprisingly easy door decor idea, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg (so you can save those for another Halloween project, OK?). Materials include yarn, styrofoam balls, and giant pipe cleaners. This idea has a lot of room for creativity, and it would be easy enough to take indoors too. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you could even try bring the spider web theme out into your yard or porch. You can find the tutorial here.
10. Look Out For What’s Behind You
Technically, this isn’t a tutorial, but simply a delightfully evil idea for a sign to put on your front door. Perhaps there’s a second sign that can only be read from that front stoop, saying “Made You Look!”.
Whatever decorating ideas you have for Halloween, have fun!
But Wait . . . !
And be sure to check out my handmade Halloween Collection now in The Costume Wrangler’s Closet! Many of the pieces are one-of-a-kind, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. And they won’t be returning from the dead either.