DIY Dollar Tree Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Front Door Decor

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Here’s a fun and inexpensive craft for Halloween!

I decorated my front door like a jack-o-lantern for around $10 using all items I found at Dollar Tree. They have an excellent selection of fun items like faux spider webs, Halloween signs, skulls, and faux headstones, that are perfect to use as creative Halloween decor!

I wrapped my front door in orange wrapping paper, and used a couple sheets of their black poster board to achieve a fun jack-o-lantern look. I love how it turned out!

dollar tree supplies for jack-o-lantern door

Hip Tips: 

You can use wrapping paper or an orange dollar store plastic tablecloth to cover door. This may be a slighter more water-proof option, and will have a similar look.

Decorate the outside of door or inside. I also like the idea of placing this jack-o-lantern on the inside of the door, and you can use it as a fun photos backdrop on Halloween!

Don’t stress and try to make it look perfect! For instance, I felt like the area around my door handle turned out sloppy so I placed some Dollar Tree faux cobwebs over it, and problem solved!

wrapping a door as a jack-o-lantern

DIY Dollar Tree Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Door


Supplies Needed

  • 2 rolls of orange wrapping paper
  • 2 sheets of black poster board
  • scotch tape
  • scissors and exacto knife
  • 1 bag of faux spider webs and spiders



Unroll the wrapping paper and tape it to the front of door. Note: It took two rolls, and I overlapped a layer to wrap my door.


Use an exacto knife to carefully cut around the door knob and lock.


Cut two large triangles, and a mouth detail from the black poster board. Tape them to the door.


Add faux spiderwebs and spiders as desired.

instagram jack-o-lantern front door
What a BOO-tiful front door idea!

I love how this turned out, and that it was fun and simple to accomplish. I didn’t even measure or trace anything, and just simply taped everything up. My kids get excited over cute ideas like this for Halloween and I think you’ll enjoy this project, too!

front door with jack-o-lantern wrapping paper on it

Check out these Dollar Tree DIY skull candlesticks – perfect for Halloween! 

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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  1. Jess

    This is a fun idea for Halloween! Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much Jess!

  2. Kat

    Really cute! Might have to do the same!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Kat! I hope you do! ❤️👍

  3. AilineAZ

    Love it! Thank you for the post and have a great day.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for stopping by- you too!

  4. Sarah

    When do you normally start decorating Halloween?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      October is when I do…I try to create ideas in advance for holiday inspiration ahead of time for hip2save readers -so there’s time to prepare. 👍

  5. BoyMamato4

    Walmart has a door cover similar to this for $.98

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh cool thanks for sharing ❤️

    • Hilga

      Tysm for that at Walmart comment 🙂

  6. babymair

    Thx again Lina, super cute idea to do with my boys .. I am going to let them each decorate a door ..You always have fun projects for us to do as a family. Keep up the good work and God bless.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw yay I love that idea! Thanks for your kindness ❤️ and have fun!

  7. serenity

    that is creative…!!!! i’m going to try it..

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Serenity! Have fun!

  8. busybeemom

    Very cute Lina! I have an all white front door and it’s in full sun. Thinking the sun might mess up the orange, so gonna see if I can make a skeleton face! Hope it works. Thank you for the ideas!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s a super cute idea – thanks so much! ❤️

  9. Jackie

    Super cute Lina! I just went and got the “fresh pumpkins….50 cents” galvanized bucket this morning that you have. I remember you posted about them a while back and every time I went to HL I forgot to look for them. I figured it’s September so I should start fall decorating…yikes I can’t believe it’s already September. So I got it and bought some beautiful mums and placed them inside the bucket. Keep these super cute decorations ideas coming!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I love that Jackie!!! So fun- and thanks so much for stopping by to let me know!

  10. Julie

    You are so creative. You have been inspiring me and my teens to really kick up our halloween DIY each year.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ah thanks- that made my day Julie! <3

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