The Art of Darkness

Monster Doors

October 9th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Monster DoorLast Halloween the lifestyle webzine goodtoknow had a “monster door” decorating contest using materials like party streamers and paper plates. The project is super-simple–it’d be a great activity for kids–and adds a little whimsy to your exterior.

Many of the design submissions were pretty similar: Crepe-paper streamers for hair, paper plate eyes, and the mouth, eyebrows, and other details made with tape (the type of tape isn’t specified, but you’d want to use painter’s tape or something else that’s easy to remove lest it peel the paint off your door). A couple of them were a little more creative: This polka-dotted critter with horns is cute, and I particularly liked this three-eyed monster; covering the whole door with brown paper and letting the red-painted wood represent the mouth is a great idea.

If you want to get a little more creative, there are plenty of other ideas floating around the ol’ intertubes. This crepe paper-mummified door is cute and could hardly be less expensive. I also like this fur-covered door with scowly eyes, with the caveat that it’d be more costly–faux fur ain’t cheap–and would take a bit more work to put up. On the plus side, it could be stored and reused.

For a somewhat more restrained decoration, I’m quite taken with this flock of bats scattered across the front of the house. The description says that they’re made of felt, but they could just as easily be made of construction paper.

If you live in a block-party sort of neighborhood, it’d be fun to challenge your neighbors to a door-decorating contest. Trick-or-treaters would certainly be impressed to come upon a whole street full of monstrous doors.

(via Janice)

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4 Responses

  1. xJane Says:

    I love the crepe paper mummy.!

    (I’m not seeing bats at that last link.)

  2. Sally Says:

    I thought these were really cute and totally possible :) Then I started following links because I liked the candy corn door swag in the slideshow in the last link, (which is ridiculously expensive, but the same site had a werewolf skin rug that I thought was pretty hilarious.

  3. Sally Says:

    oooh, and these

  4. Kaitlin Michelle Says:

    This is a great idea!

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