By Katja Kromann

5 Halloween ideas for the front door

5 Halloween ideas for the front door
I am so excited to be over at Brooklyn Limestone today. If you are visiting from over there: Welcome! Thanks so much, Stefanie, for having me today.

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

This year, I made five new projects for our Halloween front door. Here they are:

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

1. A straw spider web door wreath

2. A skeleton canopy

3. A Halloween door mat

4. A spider infested bowl of bloody gumball eyes

5. A black artichoke ball

1. Spider web wreath for our door. 

Halloween straw spider web wreath

Tutorial for spider web wreath

2. Skeleton canopy.

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

This has such a great effect in real life because you stand right underneath it when ringing the door bell for your trick or treat!

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

We got three bags of stretchy skeletons and strung them (I had a great helper) to a long dowel rod with nearly invisible fish line. Frank added two hooks over our door. The dowel slides in and one hook is turned slightly to hold the dowel in place.

Imagine looking up and seeing this:

Skeleton

Ohhh spokey!!

3. Halloween door mat

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

I made this using a inexpensive door mat from IKEA, some 3 inch vinyl letter stickers (could not find online) from Staples and some masking tape from the hardware store.

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

There was only one 'K' in the package, so I made the other K out of a couple of 'Is' cut to size. I gave the mat a good straight on spray paint in matte black, then removed the stickers after the paint dried.

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

4. Spider infested bowl of bloody gumball eyes.


5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

I sometimes leave a bowl outside for trick-or-treaters. And I am usually surprised when no one has just grabbed everything by the time I check in on it. Here I got some gumball eyes and added some spiders to the bowl and a sign taped to a straw. I used this font for the sign.

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

A close up of a gumball unwrapped.

5. An black artichoke ball

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

This is a different take on my silver leaf pumpkin from last year.

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

I used a Styrofoam ball and broke two bamboo skewers in half and inserted them as a stand. Then I used Ligustrum leaves from our hedge. I hot glued (with the kind of glue that isn't super hot) them onto the ball in a layered fashion starting at the top and working my way down.

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

Then I spray painted everything a glossy black.I put the black artichoke on top of our forever planter next to our door. A couple of days later the leaves had dried a bit exposing the Styrofoam underneath, so I gave it a second coat. Last year, I spray painted the leaves first, then attached them without waiting for them to dry making a royal mess. This year I just attached the leaves, then spray painted. Worked much better.

There you have it. The 5 projects I did for our Halloween front door this year.

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

I can't wait for the first trick-or-treater to come knocking. I hope they like gumballs!

5 easy Halloween ideas for your front door

Last year I made pocket ghosts and ghoulish eyes party favors, and B was dressed up as Ness from Earthbound


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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and homeschooling mom to a teenager by day.

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