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20+ Cheap & Easy DIY Halloween Decorations for your Front Door & Porch

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by Robin

How do you tastefully decorate for Halloween? I’ve got ideas for you! Here’s a creative collection of cheap and easy DIY Halloween Decorations for a fun and friendly Halloween front door and porch.

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 unpaid.  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 crafts 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 of Halloween decor crafts is a collection of just that – fun and friendly ideas to decorate your front door and porch for Halloween.  Now I just need to decide which one to do first….

Easy DIY Halloween Decorations

Cheap and Easy DIY Halloween Decorations for your Front Door & Porch

boo door hanger diy project
Boo Door Hanger DIY Project from Slap Dash Mom
halloween ornament wreath
Halloween Ornament Wreath from Where the Smiles Have Been
diy halloween decor
DIY Halloween Decor from Mixed Kreations
DIY Halloween Boo Decor: Fixer Upper Style from Birkley Lane Interiors
halloween front porch ghosts

Halloween Front Porch Ghosts from Faeries & Fauna
corn husk brooms
Corn Husk Brooms from Kleinworth & Co.
spooky raven halloween wreath
Spooky Raven Halloween Wreath from Kleinworth & Co.
black cat pumpkin
Black Cat Pumpkin from Crafts by Amanda
halloween door decor
Halloween Door Decor from PinkWhen
diy halloween candy door hanger
DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger from Cherished Bliss
how to make a tutu halloween wreath
How to Make a Tutu Halloween Wreath from Buzzy Creating Memories
diy sleepy hallow halloween sign
DIY Sleepy Hallow Halloween Sign from The Crafted Sparrow
diy tin can luminaries
DIY Tin Can Luminaries from Jolly Mom
sugar skull wreath halloween
Sugar Skull Wreath from The Crafted Sparrow

We have more collections of decor crafts from the dollar store!  Check them out here.

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