If you follow me on Instagram (please do!) you’ve seen me tease about my Halloween front door this year. I took my inspiration from these Elmers Glue Spider Webs I used to decorate my Halloween party a couple of years ago.
My favorite holiday is almost here! Each year I try to come up with a Halloween door decoration. Last year I made Frankenstein and the year before that I tried out Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas. I’ll be revealing the full door decoration in a couple of weeks, but today I’m sharing the Halloween doorbell decoration I made this week.
I hate when people ring my doorbell because it wakes up my baby, and thought I’d make this creepy set of plaster cast fingers to deter any doorbell ringers this year. Let me show you how I did it.
I love driving around in October to see all the fun Halloween door and window decorations. People are so creative and festive! My sister inspired me to try something new with her Mike Wazowski door and then I visited a friends house and she had an amazing window display as did her neighbor across the street! I knew I had to get in on the fun! So, here they are. Be inspired and decorate your own Halloween door and/or window this year!
Halloween Door Decorations:
Here is my attempt at a Nightmare Before Christmas style door. I tried to make it look like a skeleton, but my daughter is convinced it is a spooky ghost. I’ll go with either. 🙂
I took a white plastic table cover and cut it to the size of my door. I traced the shapes on a black plastic table cover using a bucket lid for the eyes, a large plastic cup (that I squished in the middle) for the nostrils and a hula hoop (from this party) to trace the smile. Then I used some 3M Spray Adhesive to put the cut out pieces onto the white table cover and taped it to my front door. It took me about 1 hour and cost me only $3.00! I love it!
Isn’t this Mike Wazowski door decoration incredible?! About a month ago my sister painted her front door this pea green (brave, right?) and it turns out it is PERFECT for Halloween! She just drew the shapes, colored them with markers on poster paper and then cut and laminated them so they would withstand the weather.
Halloween Window Decorations:
As I said, I went to visit a friend and this is her neighbors house. I saw it and ran across the street to snap the picture. The neighbor just drew the monsters free hand on black butcher paper and cut them out. She put colorful tissue paper behind the eyes so that when the lights are on at night they shine that color. So cute!!
This is my friends front window. She taped together pieces of black cardstock and then drew the witches, cauldron, cats and bats (I know, can you believe people that can just draw what they want?! She said she was looking at a picture while she drew, but still, if I tried that it would come out looking like a shoe, not a witch). She added a string of orange lights for the cats eyes (they poke through the cardstock) for extra spookiness, and a green light they got at a prop house for the cauldron. I couldn’t stop staring at it all afternoon. The creativity kills me!
Want to recreate this one? Here are links to some supplies you’ll need: