And now we are fully decorated and ready for Halloween. The Haunted Mansion sign out front is up every year! The vinyl is available in our Etsy shop so you can make one too. Click here to see our blog post that tells how we made the sign. The door decoration is new as of today. It was so much fun to do and we didn't have to buy anything……already had all the supplies.
We used a 3", 2", 1.5", ¾" and ½" round paper punch to make the different sized eyeballs. You can use whatever size punch you have. We added in the Halloween messages using lime green scrapbook paper. I was going to use black butcher paper, which I would have had to go out and buy, but my daughter said, "Why don't you use a black plastic tablecloth" I already had one in my Halloween box unopened and ready to use. YEA!!!
The black plastic tablecloth was perfect! It clung to the door immediately and made it so easy to place and cut to size. It measured 108" long and 54" wide. I glued the eyes on the eyeballs with a glue stick and then used double-sided tape on the back of the eyes. The tape did a great job of keeping the eyes on the tablecloth but we could still take them off and move them around when we were designing it. We used the double-sided tape to put the lettering on too. Super Simple!
Whatever size eyeballs you use will be perfect. Use your imagination and make the design truly yours. We used white and black cardstock for the eyes and lime green for the lettering. .You could even use google eyes if you like. They come in all different sizes from very small to large.
Cutting out the hole for the door nob was kind of tricky and we had to stabilize the area round the door knob so we used black electrical tape for that area and to stick it to the sides of the door. We used 60 sets of eyes for the door. Use less or more if you like.
We love putting these signs we made out in the flower garden every Halloween-Next year I think I'll change the messages on each one!
We love putting these signs out in the flowerbeds for Halloween-They are just fun!
Our Halloween door looks great from the street and it will look great at your house too!!
SUPPLY LIST for MY VERSION:
Lime green cardstock
Round paper punches of various sizes
Black plastic tablecloth
Tape for attaching the tablecloth to your door
Here's the inspiration for this cute Halloween Door Decoration