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Hallowen Door and Horror Story

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Remember my post about how I was planning to decorate my door and front porch for Halloween?

You can read all about it here.

I just thought you should know that I did actually follow my inspiration and decorate for Halloween!

I used a combination of foam and posterboard (and a couple googly eyes) to make Frankenstein.
I resisted the temptation to staple-gun everything to the front door and used 3M strips and sticky-tac instead. It’s been holding strong for a couple of weeks now!

I did use a stapler to cover my front-porch pillows with orange burlap (snagged at a garage sale by my mother.) It will be quick and easy to switch out the orange when it’s time for Christmas.

And I couldn’t resist making a few foam bats and hanging them along the front porch. The kids especially love the bats.

This whole project cost less than $6 – thanks to the free orange burlap.

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  1. craftedniche

    October 19, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    This is so cute! It actually made me laugh out loud. Great job!

    Dana @

  2. Erin

    October 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    very cute door!

  3. Gina @ MoneywiseMoms

    October 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Love your door! Visiting from Someday Crafts.

  4. Coley

    October 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    This is too cute! Saw you @ Someday Crafts.

  5. [email protected]

    October 19, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I love the eyes! This is so fun! Found you through Someday Crafts.

  6. somedaymama

    October 20, 2011 at 12:57 am

    you need to put two big "bolts" towards the bottom on either side of the white trim! love it anna!

  7. The Tall Chick

    October 20, 2011 at 1:00 am

    That is so stinkin' cute. LOVE IT.

  8. about blue cedar lane

    October 20, 2011 at 1:16 am

    love it!

  9. adriane

    October 20, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Found this via Pinterest and I think this is so cute! I think I'll be doing something very similar this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Liz

    October 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    SO cute! Just found your blog on Fox Hollow Cottage's FB page – so glad I did! When I read about you having 3 kids and driving a minivan, I cracked up – we're living very similar lives:) I too had 3 kids in 3 years and am a proud owner of a swagger wagon;) Love your stuff – keep up the great work!

  11. Stephanie

    October 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    This is soooo cute! I absolutely love all the Halloween color! Your door is adorable!

  12. Jenn

    October 23, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Way cute idea – I hadn't seen this one yet!

  13. Christina at I Gotta Create!

    August 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    OMG. That’s the best Halloween door decor!!! I Love it. Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Linky party is open!

  14. Nicole

    September 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I love the goofy frankenstein door – So Cute! I can’t wait until Halloween ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Kathleen Dalton

    October 17, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I love your door. Such a fun craft and not expensive.

  17. TrippyCusp93

    October 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    This is so adorable….I’ve always loved Halloween doors! Seriously, what a great way to include the kids and make Halloween a fun (and just a little spooky) holiday! I hope to do this someday ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Leigh Ann H.

    October 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    That door is to die for.

  19. Tammie Coonley

    October 18, 2013 at 1:18 am

    I love the idea of “dressing up” the door for Halloween. I think my son would have a BLAST with this!

  20. cami

    October 22, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Such a cute idea! Wish I was more creative ๐Ÿ™‚ my door would look scary alright but not in a cute way like yours

  21. Pamela Marks

    October 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Always looking for something new to add to our decoration ideas and this fit the bill. Thank you so much for the awesome idea.

  22. Sandra Beeman

    October 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I like each decoration. The bats are my favorite. They are perfect replicas of the originals.

  23. Sirena

    October 24, 2013 at 3:39 am

    So many things are scary on Halloween. I love the fun inviting door. Its great.

  24. Christy Maurer

    October 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I love this! Even if you had had to buy the burlap, it would be a great frugal decorating idea! Really adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. V Brewer

    October 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    love it, very cute!

  26. Trish F

    October 28, 2013 at 1:04 am

    The door is very cute and quite imaginative. Wish I could do something with my door like that but the upper half is all window, so I don’t think it will look right.

  27. Connie Haack

    October 28, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Very clever~ I have never thought of something like this. I might have to copy your design. love it

  28. sally guenterberg

    October 28, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I hope our weather is not too severe for this. so cute

  29. Lisa Williams

    October 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Love the door! I sometimes have my head down in detail and forget how great bigger projects can be too!

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