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35 DIY Halloween Wreaths and Door Decorations

Prepare to turn heads this Halloween with these cute, kitschy and downright creepy wreaths. They're easy to make and will instantly transform your entryway.

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Dare to Decorate Your Front Door

Now that summer is behind us and the witching season is ahead, it’s time to embrace a more mischievous aesthetic. You can carve jack-o'-lanterns for the front porch, wrap the banisters and columns in faux cobwebs and — of course decorate the door with a wreath or welcome sign. Here are 35 DIY designs we love, ranging from punny "Trick-or-Treat Yo Self" plaques to petrifying eyeballs and skeleton bone wreaths. The best part? All of these crafts are fairly simple and can be completed in an afternoon.

First up: Show off your sinister side with a crescent moon crafted from black yarn. You'll use heavy-duty wire cutters to cut your wreath into the right shape and tape or velcro to cover those sharp edges. Top the moon off with silk dahlias, roses, wisteria (all in black) and a large faux crow. Nevermore.

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Wrap a One-Eyed Monster Yarn Wreath

Hit the craft store (or shop your craft stash) for everything you need to make this cuddly-looking critter that'll welcome trick-or-treaters and other Halloween guests with a playful one-eyed wink.

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Craft an Illuminated Skeleton Welcome Sign

Your neighbors will be just ‘dying’ to know where you got this clever yet creepy welcome sign. You don't have to tell them it is one of the simplest DIY Halloween projects ever — it just takes a bit of assembly and not a lot of money.

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Go for a Googly-Eyed Wreath

Keep an eye on trick-or-treaters with a googly-eyed wreath. To make it, pick up two to three bags of white Ping-Pong balls online or at a sports store. Use hot glue to attach them, in layers, to a foam wreath form with hot glue. Once all visible parts of the wreath form have been covered, attach small and large googly eyes. Tip: It's best to hang the wreath with a door hanger, rather than wrapping ribbon around it, so the layers of Ping-Pong balls remain undisturbed.

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