20+ Halloween Decor Crafts for your Front Door & Porch

by Robin

You may already know, I'm currently on a year's leave from work to recover from burnout and be creative.  It's been truly wonderful! I've got the time and energy to create - which is what feeds my soul.

But this leave is upaid.  This creative energy needs to be directed in really cheap directions.  So when a holiday approaches, my craft ideas for decorating must be affordable.

That's what this list is all about - creative and affordable Halloween decor for your front door and porch.  It's a great area to decorate to welcome the trick-or-treaters and have a little fun.

But a caveat: nothing on this list is especially scary - think Casper, not Freddy Krueger. Because while the really ghoulish stuff looks like a blast for the grownups to decorate - I prefer a lighter touch. I want to make small children feel welcome - not pee their pants.

I blame a neighbour on my street growing up for my scaredy-pants approach.

When I was about 8, my friends and I timidly approached a spookily decorated house - complete with a scarecrow in a creepy mask sitting on a chair on the porch.  It was a bit freaky, but I wasn't overly bothered.

But, the worst was yet to come.  "RAHHHH!" suddenly the scarecrow stood up and chased us to the door. It wasn't a stuffed dummy after all!  It was just a human dummy who scared me so much I was done for the night - my Halloween cut short.  I'm sure the guy thought it was in good fun - but it wasn't for me.

I want a fun and approachable front porch.  This roundup is a collection of just that - fun and friendly craft ideas to decorate your front door and porch for Halloween.  Now I just need to decide which one to do first....

1. Boo Door Hanger DIY Project from Slap Dash Mom disney-mickey-mouse-halloween-wreath.jpg

2. Halloween Ornament Wreath from Where the Smiles Have Been Halloween-Ornament-Wreath-New-Right2

3. DIY Halloween Decor from Mixed Kreations IMG_8288

4. Halloween Monster Eye Garland from Tikkido monster-eyeball-garland-tutorial-7.jpg

5. DIY Halloween Boo Decor: Fixer Upper Style from Birkley Lane Interiors IMG_5068-768x1024.jpg

6. Halloween Front Porch Ghosts from Faeries & Fauna Trick-or-Treat-Halloween-Ghost-700.jpg

7. Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations with Recycled Materials from Making Manzanita

8. Make a Simple Halloween Door Mat from DIY Candy DIY-Halloween-doormat

9. Lighted Outdoor Halloween Pumpkin Topiary from DIY Candy Pumpkin-Topiary.jpg

10. Fabulous Halloween Witch Crashing Decoration from Design Dazzle doormain.jpg

11. Corn Husk Brooms from Kleinworth & Co. 20130923_64-copy-web.jpg

12. Spooky Raven Halloween Wreath from Kleinworth & Co. Spooky-Raven-Halloween-Wreath-900.jpg

13. Black Cat Pumpkin from Crafts by Amanda Black-Cat-Pumpkins-v1.jpg

14. Colourful Skull Luminaries for Halloween from Crafts by Amanda skull-luminaries-5.jpg

15. Halloween Door Decor from PinkWhen Halloween-Door-Decor-spookyspaces

16. DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger from Cherished Bliss Halloween-Candy-Door-Hanger-700x1044

17. How to Make a Tutu Halloween Wreath from Buzzy Creating Memories Halloween-Wreath-reshoot-final-16-of-14.jpg

18. DIY Sleepy Hallow Halloween Sign from The Crafted Sparrow Halloween Porch 5

19. DIY Tin Can Luminaries from Jolly Mom Luminaries.jpg

20. Sugar Skull Wreath from The Crafted Sparrow Sugar-Skull-Wreath-11.jpg

We've shared lots of great Craft and DIY ideas - check them out here!

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