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 like this ghost light and a spray painted fall pillow. 😁 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