Spooky Halloween Decoration: Front Door Bats

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Halloween bats on front door

Photo from Country Living

Doesn't this bat-covered front door look great for Halloween?

This eery Halloween decorating idea, as seen in the October issue of Country Living, is pretty simple too, especially with their provided bat stencil (PDF) too.

I think I might set my 1st grader up with It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, some black construction paper, a pair of scissors, and the bat stencil in a few sizes. We'll have this spooky look for the front porch in no time.

How do you decorate the front door for Halloween?

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sodapple sodapple

omg that looks so cool! and cute sadly up to this day we haven't decorated our front door yet, someone else does, always a pumkin and a cat, or a witch =-/

Lumin... LuminousMom

I spray painted an 18" grapevine wreath (3,99 at Michaels) black, then hot glued a small Styrofoam skull onto it (he is 4" tall and cost 1.49) and stretched some webbing over it (.99) Its super simple and actually looks really ghoul-chic! lol.


I also made some of the cheesecloth ghosts I saw on "Martha" at some point. You buy some fabric stiffener or liquid starch, dip cheesecloth in it, and then lay the cheesecloth over a form. The instructions are here I made one without arms and one with arms. It took 6 yards, at .89c per TWO yards, and the fabric stiffening liquid was about 2.50. I mixed some grey acrylic paint into the liquid so mine are a bit of a grey tinge instead of pure white. It took a bit of time to get the hang of it but now that I've done it I want to make more and more! So cute!


tip: cutting the cheesecloth into strips was a PAIN.. it just balled up and wouldnt stretch back out. Leaving it in 12" or wider sections made it MUCH easier and looks much cooler, IMO.


We're waiting to buy the pumpkins until at least the 15th..a nd we dont carve until the day before

Peajewel Peajewel

That door is super cool.  We don't do much in way of decorating our door, we just put out a ton of pumpkins. 

pagirl71 pagirl71

love it.

toola toola

Ooh, that's so cool!  And easy too - perfect for non-crafty types :)  Thanks!

pamw065 pamw065

Very cute...is there a template for these bats?

doall... doallgrandma

My grandson loves it we are working on ghost.

Cafe... Cafe Sheri

@pamw065, yes, see the stencil link in the article above.


We are busy cutting out lots of bats at our house. Can't wait to get them up.

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