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Halloween Door Decoration

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This month’s DIY Blog Challenge was to create something with a Halloween theme.  Ooooh fun, right!

I went looking for an oval-shaped frame for the vision I had and found one at a thrift store on one of my husband Paul and I’s outings.  My plan was to create a spooky spider web in the center of the frame and hang it on our front door.

Supplies for Spooky Halloween Door Decoration:

  • Oval picture frame
  • Small tacks or nails
  • Black cord
  • Spider
  • Black gloss paint
  • Bow & other decor
  • Small round velcro pads

How I made my Spooky Halloween Door Decoration:

Halloween Door Decoration

  1. I washed my oval frame and allowed it to dry until the following day.
  2. My frame has a lip on the inside of the frame, which is perfect because if you are hanging your frame you don’t want the small nails or tacks to scrape the door, etc.  I placed my tacks on the back of the frame and inside that little lip.  The ones I purchased were a perfect size and the head of the tack will keep the black cord from pulling off.  I was able to actually push the tacks into the wood a little bit and then finish pushing them in with a hammer.  I had to go back around the frame then and make sure I had left enough room to slide the cord between the tack and the wood.Halloween Door Decoration
  3. Next, I spray painted the frame with a gloss black spray paint, starting with the backside.  (See our handsome collie, Gunnar soaking up the sun in the background!)Halloween Door Decoration
  4. After both sides were painted and allowed to dry well, I began stringing my web.Halloween Door Decoration
  5. Then I got out my faithful old glue gun and glued on a bow I purchased at Michaels craft store, adding in a few other decorative items, also purchased from Michaels.
  6. And then I glued on the spider.Halloween Door Decoration
  7. I attached a few stick-on small velcro pads to the back of the frame to protect the door.

And that was it!  This was a very quick and easy project and it looks so good on the front door!

Halloween Door Decoration

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Halloween Door Decoration

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Cassie Smallwood October 17, 2017, 9:56 am

I absolutely love this! What a great idea! It looks gorgeous on your door.

Teresa October 17, 2017, 9:51 pm

Thanks so much Cassie! I am really enjoying it on the door too!

Lianne October 17, 2017, 10:02 am

I love this! It’s spooky and looks lovely on your door! 🙂

Teresa October 17, 2017, 9:50 pm

Thank you Lianne! I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out. When I found the frame at a thrift store I was afraid it was going to be too big, but it actually turned out better that way because it’s very visible.

Kileen October 17, 2017, 10:21 am

Great idea for a door instead of a wreath!

Teresa October 17, 2017, 9:47 pm

Thank you Kileen, it turned out even better than I hoped it would! Thank you for stopping by!

Debbie-Dabble October 17, 2017, 2:29 pm

OMG!! I absolutely love it!!! What a freat idea!! Pinned!!

Teresa October 17, 2017, 9:46 pm

Thank you so much Debbie. I really like it too, in fact, it’s one of my favorite projects!

Sandra L Garth October 29, 2017, 8:14 pm

This came out great and I’ll be looking for mirrors at the thrift shop. It would work well for other holidays also.

Teresa October 30, 2017, 2:32 pm

Yes, it would. It’s fun to find something old and inexpensive and repurpose it into something else! Thank you for stopping by.

1001decors November 16, 2017, 3:01 am

I arrive a little late for the Halloween decor, but it gave me ideas and a lot of inspiration for Christmas 🙂

Teresa November 18, 2017, 9:04 am

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Halloween decor! I’m trying to decide what kind of wreath to make for Christmas too!


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