Do you love or hate Halloween? I love Halloween. My sister always hosted a big Halloween party for her kids and she went all out with fortune-tellers and haunted houses. I carried on the tradition with parties but alas, my son is too old now.
I don’t care, I still like Halloween. I’m sharing some inexpensive ways to get your home ready for trick or treaters (even if they can’t come up to the door all the way).
This mummy door is a quick and easy way to say your house is open for Halloween. I am still trying to use up a bunch of left over pieces of burlap. This is a great project for using leftover fabric, but if you don’t want to keep your door decoration up for a long time it could be done with toilet paper. I hope you like it.
supplies for your mummy door
You don’t need much for this craft.
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- Fabric scraps – I used burlap. You do it with toilet paper (although I think it would be more difficult)
- Sticky Strips
- Plastic Eyeballs
Steps to Create Your Mummy Door
The first step is to measure the width of your door. Next, cut strips of your fabric to match the width. You could easily do this with white fabric, muslin or burlap.
As soon as you cut the strips you simply put a command strip or a piece of a sticky tape at each end and tack it to the door. Place each strip at a slight angle so it has the illusion of being wrapped.
Once you have the desired coverage you tuck the eyeballs in under a fold of fabric. I decided to add some eyelashes to my eyeballs, which I made from coloring a strip of burlap black and then cutting slits.
That’s all it takes. It’s a really inexpensive and easy way to add some Halloween to your front door. I’m not the craftiest person, so I try to focus on the simple ones. 😁 My husband said “I like it better than the old lady hat“, my last door craft.
More Budget Friendly Halloween Decor Ideas
I have a big problem with ETSY, by problem I mean I can’t stop shopping on ETSY. There are so many great things on there, and not enough people know about it.
- I love these felt bats because they are reusable and easy to store.
- This is the perfect porch candy dish if you don’t want to get close to trick or treaters.
- I’m a sucker for a burlap runner. This bat burlap runner is SO cute and I think it would be easy to make. See my tutorial on how to paint fabric.
Here are my favorite DIYs from around the blogosphere.
- Dollar Store Skull from Celebrate and Decorate
- Frankenstein Candy Dish from Chas’ Crazy Creations
- Farm House Wood Pumpkins from Raggedy bits