Halloween Door Decorations

by: Quincy Smith ESL Authority Quincy Smith | Last Updated December 21, 2019

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After your students settle into your classroom, and the Back to School decorations head into storage, Halloween is the next big holiday. This means that Halloween is your first chance to impress your classroom’s transformation magic upon your students. It’s a great idea to transform your whiteboard, bulletin board, and even your teacher cart into a spooky place of fun, but don’t forget about your classroom door!

The outside of your classroom door is the first place your students see each morning. Strong Halloween-inspired door decorations will make an impression they’ll remember for years. You can use hanging decorations to cast an air of holiday mystery over the room or create three-dimensional scenes by combining wall decals with crinkled paper decorations.

Related: Chrismas Door Decorations

Black & Orange Paper Lanterns

This DIY kit comes with multiple black and orange paper lanterns in a variety of sizes. These can be hung around your door, from your classroom ceiling, or off the walls to bring your decoration into a three-dimensional space.

Sogorge Halloween Party Decoration DIY Kit with...
  • Happy Halloween Party Supplies Includes: 6pcs pompom tissue paper flowers in 2 colors, 3pcs for each...
  • Note: the paper lanterns need to be assembled by yourself and the paper flowers arrive flat, so you...
  • Ideal for halloween party decoration or any other orange black red theme party, can decorate walls,...

Hanging Pumpkins & Ghosts

This 12-pack of hanging decorations comes with bright Halloween colors and spooky shapes. You can hang the cutouts from your door frame or the ceiling of your classroom. Try mixing and matching these hanging Halloween decorations for added layering and depth.

Halloween Hanging Pumpkins and Ghosts Foil Swirls...
  • Foil Value Swirl Pack is an easy way to decorate for Halloween
  • Comes with 6 black or green swirls attached to orange pumpkins
  • Comes with 6 white swirls designed to look like friendly ghosts

Halloween Hanging Door Decorations: Garland with Bats, Witches, and Ghosts

You can mix and match these hanging decorations, creating a curtain that hangs from the top of your door frame. These hangers also make great borders for the frame or for your classroom’s bulletin board, if you want to carry the theme into the interior of the classroom.

Halloween Hanging Decorations: Garland with Bats,...
  • CREEPY HANGING HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS - Bats, Witches, and Ghosts Hang Down From Your Ceiling or...
  • INDOOR OR CLASS ROOM HALLOWEEN PARTY FUN - Great decorations for kids parties, family fall...
  • MIX AND MATCH - Use the bats for your best vampire party, create a garland of witches or ghosts for...

Set of 6 Halloween Wired Ribbon Rolls

These duct tape patterns made by Black Duck Brand can be layered over your classroom door, your bulletin board, and the frames of your door and windows. You can even open the art project up to your students, letting them design their own patterns and murals.

Set of 6 Halloween Wired Ribbon Rolls! 3 Yards of...
  • Includes 6 Rolls - Set 3 Wired Ribbon Rolls! 18 Total Yards of Ribbon!
  • Spooky Unique Patterned Ribbon Rolls!
  • Perfect for Decorating Classrooms, For Trick or Treaters, Making Home Made Bows, Sewing,...

Colorful Owls Bulletin Board Set

These owls are celebrating all the major holidays from Halloween through Valentine’s Day. It’s a great investment if you want to stockpile multiple holiday decorations early, and each holiday sticker would be a perfect centerpiece for a classroom door.

Carson Dellosa Celebrate with Colorful Owls...
  • Display the tree branch and switch out the group of holiday owls as the holidays change
  • Set comes with everything you need to create a delightful classroom theme from Valentine's Day to...
  • Bulletin board set also coordinates with the other Colorful Owls products.

Eureka Peanuts Halloween Mini Bulletin Board Sets

Another Halloween door decoration that’s great if you have particularly young students. Each of these mini sets commemorates the classic Peanuts characters, and you can construct door scenes to introduce your students to the Peanuts universe.

Eureka Peanuts Halloween Mini Bulletin Board Sets
  • Each set contains (8) panels with (36) die-cut illustrations, (36) paper cut outs and (2) banners
  • Each panel measures 6.5'' W x 26'' L
  • Our Eureka Board set features your favorite characters from Peanuts in the spirit of Halloween.

Pumpkin Cut-Outs

Each pack of these pumpkins comes with thirty-six pieces replicating a single design. You can use them to construct a scene on your classroom door (perfect for Thanksgiving, too!), and you might use leftover pieces for classroom lessons or craft projects for your students.

Carson Dellosa – Pumpkin Colorful Cut-Outs, Fall...
  • DURABLE MATERIAL: Printed on durable card stock, these versatile, ready-to-use cut-outs are die-cut...
  • MEASUREMENTS: This pack includes 36 orange pumpkin cut-outs that each measure 5.25'' x 5.75''.
  • FEATURES: With plenty of writing room, cut-outs can be used as desk or cubby tags, as invitations,...

Inkers Pumpkin Patch Bulletin Board Set

This bulletin board set comes with pumpkins, leaves, hay bales, and cartoon animals. It’s a perfect way to usher in the fall season with color and cheer.

Carson Dellosa – D.J. Inkers Pumpkin Patch...
  • Decorative: This autumn-themed bulletin board is great for celebrating the fall season. Use the...
  • Features: with vibrant Autumn colors and a friendly Scarecrow, this eye-catching 32-piece bulletin...
  • Measurements: This mini bulletin board for the classroom includes 2 crows, 10 Pumpkin accents, 18...

Caution Tape

This caution tape is three inches thick and 328 feet long, so you can use it across the entirety of your classroom as well as your door. Strips of caution tape can be patterned over your door, or you could use the tape to outline spooky scenes along with your bulletin board and whiteboard.

Crime Scene Tape Do Not Cross

This crime scene tape decoration can be pasted across the interior or exterior of your door. On the exterior, your students will walk into a spooky crime scene; on the interior, students will live inside that spooky crime scene.

Need more inspiration for your Halloween door decorations?

Pinterest to the rescue!  Here are some awesome examples of how you can use the items listed above to create the perfect door for your classroom!

Quincy Smith ESL Authority

Quincy Smith

Quincy is the founder of ESL Authority and a former teacher in South Korea and China.  Currently based in Shanghai, he enjoys strong coffee, IPAs, and solo travel.


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