Halloween Mummy Door Decoration
Do you love or hate Halloween? I love Halloween. My sister always hosted a fun Halloween party for her kids and she went all out with halloween decorations, fortune-tellers and a 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).
I am always looking for fun halloween door ideas. This is a simple project for a mummy door that is a quick and easy, but can have a big impact. It’s the perfect way to give an ordinary door a spooky look and welcome guests to your front porch.
I am still trying to use up a bunch of left over pieces of burlap. This is a great way to use 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 or crepe paper streamers. I hope you like it.
supplies for your mummy door decor
You don’t need much for this halloween craft.
- Fabric scraps – I used burlap. You can do it with white streamers or toilet paper (although I think it would be more difficult)
- Sticky Strips
- Plastic Eyeballs – you can find these at the dollar tree, your local dollar store or anyplace that sells craft supplies
Steps to Create Your Mummy Door
The first thing you want to do is measure the width of your door. Next, with a pair of scissors, cut strips of your fabric to match the width. Don’t worry about making perfectly clean cuts. 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 to the edge of the door so it has the illusion of being wrapped like a real mummy.
Once you have the desired coverage you can make your mummy face. Tuck large googly eyes in under a fold of fabric. I decided to add some eyelashes to my eyeballs. I used a black marker to color a strip of burlap and then cut slits to look like eyelashes. If you don’t have googly eyes you could cut smaller circles out of paper plates or construction paper and use black paint or a marker to make black pupils.
That’s all it takes. It’s a really easy project and an inexpensive 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 door craft from last year.
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. Maybe this will be my halloween project for next year.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
Super cute Andrea! I love that your mummy door is not too spooky and the addition of the eyelashes! Thanks so much for your organizing efforts and happy to be hopping with you again. ♥
Andrea, this is such a cute and adorable way to decorate a front door — love it! Plus, I love how fast, inexpensive and simple it is to do. I’ve pinned it as an idea to make as a kit and mail to my adult sons — one who just bought an 100-year old row house in Philly, the other in a penthouse in Manhattan. Just gotta pick up some of those big eyeballs. Will be great for their front doors and not require storage afterwards.
Andrea, this is a great Halloween decoration -and so easy. Thank you for hosting this fun craft collection.
How adorable and so easy any one of us can do it with no problem. Happy Halloween Andrea.
What an adorable, creative idea for decorating a door for Halloween! Too cute!
I LOVE the mummy door! So unique – and so much better than a wreath. Awesome idea to convey the fun side of the season.
Oh, Andrea, such a cute idea for a front door.
My front door is black, so this would work for me as well!
Thanks for another great diy craft! and another round of crafting blog hops!!!
I made one of these last year with toilet paper… I think yours will hold up MUCH better! So very cute and I’m so glad we’re Halloween sisters! Wonderful crafting with you and thanks for sharing!
This is so clever and not too scary! I love the eyelashes on the eyes. This sure makes a big decor impact for a front door. The door really looks like it’s been wrapped! Thanks for sharing and for organizing this fun hop, Andrea 🙂
How cute! I love the burlap you used for the mummy! Thanks for organizing/hosting another fun hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Andrea, this is too cute!! Such an easy to put together craft that anyone could put together. I think this is so much cuter than those I have seen with white fabric or toilet paper (yuck, that would fall apart in my humidity). Those eyelashes on the eyes are adorable and really give your mummy some personality! Thanks for hosting this fun hop!
Super cute, what a great idea!!!
Andrea, this door is adorable! So cute and creative…perfect for Halloween! Pinned!
Oh is that darling! You make Halloween so fun! 🙂