Easy Halloween Door Decoration


Come along with me as I show you an easy step-by-step tutorial for making your very own monster! This Halloween Door Decoration is super cute, totally doable, and very festive.

It’s no secret that Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love coming up with new Halloween decorations to display each year. Doing our Halloween door decoration just might be one of my favorite things of the whole season! The Skeleton door was fun, the Frankenstein door was cute, the spider web door was creepy crawly and the witch door was fun to theme my entire porch! This year our family theme for Halloween is MONSTERS! But, not the scary kind, the fun and silly kind! So, our Halloween costumes will be monsters, our trunk or treat will be monsters and naturally, our front door will be a cute furry monster! Now, I need help naming him – got any suggestions?

Halloween Door Decoration Monster

Materials for your Door Decoration Monster

  • 3 pieces of Foam Board 
  • 1 large piece of Furry Fabric 
  • 1 roll of Duct Tape 
  • 1 set of Scissors 
  • 1 Large item to trace (I used a Hula Hoop)
  • 1 Utility Knife 
  • 2 Giant Googly Eyes
  • Blue Felt 
  • 3M Spray Adhesive
  • 1 Plastic Table Cover
  • 2-5 Wooden Paint sticks 
  • 1 6-7 ft long piece of String/Ribbon
  • Glue Dots
  • Blue Mesh Tubing

How to Make this Halloween Door Decoration

  1. Grab your crafting materials! – Having a clean work space and all your materials nearby will help you to quickly assemble this fun door decoration monster for Halloween. 
  2. Lay out the 3 pieces of foam board and duct tape them together – You want each piece of foam board close to the other so that when it’s taped, it will look like one giant board. 
  1. Trace the Monster’s shape on the foam board – In order to do this, I used a hula hoop that I was able to bend in order to draw the body shape I wanted. This was because I wanted a large monster to hang on my door. However, you could always use a larger or smaller circular item to trace. 
  2. Cut out the Monster’s body – Once finished tracing the monster’s body, use a utility knife to cut it out. Be careful! 
  3. Cut out fur for the body – Then, place the body outline on the backside of your fabric. Trace the shape of your monster body outline and then use scissors to cut along the traced line.
  1. Make the items for the Monster’s face – To create the mouth I used blue felt and the teeth are cut from additional foam board.
  2. Use Spray Adhesive to adhere all of the pieces together –  DO THIS OUTSIDE! I used 3M Spray Adhesive, and that can be very sticky. 
Halloween Door Decoration Monster
  1. Cover your door with any color of plastic table cover/paper (taped on the inside) – While the Monster body dries (from the sticky adhesive) use something to cover your door. This will help protect it from any of the sticky materials.
  2. Stick your Halloween Monster decoration to the door – Once your door cover has been secured, add a few paint sticks to the back of the monster and use them to string a ribbon behind and tie it around the door (over the middle hinge). You can make it even more secure with some packing tape.
Halloween Door Decoration Monster

10. Add your horns and eyes – Use glue dots to add the horns. These are optional but can be made by wrapping the foam board in blue mesh tubing. For the eyes, use the same mesh tubing and some giant googly eyes to complete the monster’s face. Secure them with some glue dots and you’re done!

Quick Tips

  • Look for coupons at your local crafts store when buying the fabric! I used my 40% off coupon at JoAnn’s and got the whole piece for $13! 
  • Use sticky adhesive outside – I can’t stress this enough. I know it might be a little chilly out, but it will be much better to endure the cold for a few minutes than to 
  • Over trace your fabric by ¼ of an inch – This will help ensure that none of the white foam board can be seen. 
  • Buy a little more material than you think you’ll need – In the case that you mess up or break something, it’s helpful to have just a little extra to work with. This is true of any and all of the materials for this Halloween project. 
  • Don’t throw it away – When Halloween ends, you may be contemplating whether to keep your decor or get rid of it. Rather than throw it in the trash, here are 2 options. Keep it to use for other holidays (like turning it into a love bug for Valentine’s Day) OR let someone else use it. You could always give it to a neighbor, drop it off at Goodwill, or donate it to your local school.

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