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DIY Halloween Door Hanging and Our Crow-tastically Spooky Front Porch

Caw-caw-caw…today I can’t wait to share with you a super simple “spooky” Crow and Frame Door Hanging that I whipped up as the finishing touch to our Crow-tastically Spooky Halloween-ified Front Porch.

Halloween Front Porch at thehappyhousie

Crow and Wood Round frames Door Hanging for Halloween Front Porch at thehappyhousie

This door hanging took only a few minutes and was created with dollar store finds and a little burlap ribbon.


To make this door hanging, or something similar, you need:

  • three frames (or your chosen number)
  • three faux crows (mine are from the dollar store)
  • burlap ribbon
  • twine
  • hot glue and glue gun
  • scissors

You could use any kind of frames, but I fell immediately in love with these amazing little frames that are covered with mini wood rounds the moment I saw them at my local Dollarama.



Aren’t they the coolest?!?! I admit that I had to restrain myself from buying out the whole stock. Which was hundreds. I’m. Not. Joking.

Start by figuring out your spacing and cutting and hot gluing your burlap on the back to attach the three frames together.



Then use a longer strip of your burlap ribbon around the top frame and hot glue the ends together. I used a large needle to loop a piece of twine through my burlap. I tied it off at the back to form a little loop that my door hanging could ‘hang’ on.



Now use a little bit of hot glue to attach the crows to each of the frames and you are done! Ready to hang…

I love how it looks a little creepy and spooky because of the crows but is not tooooo scary.

Crow Frame Halloween Door Hanging at thehappyhousie

I love the natural wood texture of the frames with all the other natural elements on the porch… like the branches with crows that were added for Halloween…

branches and crows in the flower pots for Halloween front porch at thehappyhousie

 There are a few other simple changes on the porch since you last saw it… I  kept the same flowers and polka dot painted pumpkins but added some branches and crows to spookify things a little.

Halloween front porch with branches and crows and polka dot pumpkins

 I also changed up the chalkboard for Halloween…

Halloween front porch with polka dot pumpkins crows chalkboard art at thehappyhousie

chalkboard art for Halloween front porch at thehappyhousie

And added a quick and easy DIY Pumpkin Banner made out of little wooden pumpkins painted white and embellished with some polka dotted washi tape.

DIY Washi Tape Pumpkin banner for Halloween Porch at thehappyhousie

And you might have noticed that I flipped over my little two-sided sharpie pillow to the Halloween side…

DIY sharpie pillow and polka dot pumpkins at thehappyhousie

Cute but a little spooky I think? Crows are always a little caw-caw-caw scary aren’t they? I have a secret fear of them dive bombing me and pecking away my flesh…

polka dot pumpkins and crows on Halloween Front Porch at thehappyhousie

Halloween Front Porch labeled at thehappyhousie

This Sunday it is time for you to share what sort of Spooky Outdoor Decorating projects you have been up to for Halloween (lets just say that we are using the word Spooky very loosely!!)….

This is what my cohosts have been up to this week! Scary or cute, they are all worth checking out!!

Get Your DIY On Spooky Outdoor Decor collage

Easy Peasy Mummy Candles by April at House by Hoff

Mummy Door by Mandy at The Hankful House

Spooky Outdoor Décor by Christy at Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer

Cute Little “Scare”crow by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog

What have you been up to lately? Halloween decorating? Inside or out? I can’t wait to see what you have to share on Sunday night – 4pm PST or 7pm EST!!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! The color is called Aegean Teal by Benjamin Moore. We used it in a few spots in our house (the coffee table in the living room) and also used other colors on the same chip (Colorado Gray is one down and that is the color in our entry hall). I LOVE the whole spectrum of colors on the paint chip… such a pretty blue-green-with a hint of gray. Thanks for your visit and comments!

    1. Thank you Candy! Collecting the branches from the woods around our house was the best part. My boys loved it:) Thanks so much for your visit and comments!

  1. Happy Halloween! Love your super simple door hang, never seen nothing like the wooden frames. Like that it is simple & versatile can be done with any frame & guards or anything fall… Love the chalk board too…

    What i love the most is tor front door, youve done a great job on it… I’ve been dying to redo my front door…

  2. Wow! Those frames are from the dollar store!?!? I’ve seen (much larger) frames just like that for tonnes and tonnes of dollars!

    This is a fantastic door-hanging – you are so creative, Krista! Consider this pinned!

    1. Hi Tara! Can you believe they are dollar store?!?! I know- I will admit that I did have to buy several more and plan to use them running down my looooong hallway above the board and batten. I am totally smitten with them. Thanks for the pin girly!

  3. so cute those frames Krista, I love how simple it was to make but love the impact it does on your front door too 🙂
    I also like the pumkin banner with the Eek pillow too pretty 🙂

    1. Thank you Ingrid!! I love how I get to switch my EEK pillow back for ‘fall’ after Halloween so I don’t have to make two!! I already have enough pillow covers to keep track of:)

    1. It is such a fun-easy (lazy??) way to do pumpkins! I bet the kids could be super creative with them Bronwyn. I don’t know if I trust my three year old with acrylic paint yet though:) Hope you are doing well!!

    1. Thanks Mandy! Some times I’m lucky…other times not so much. But the trick is that if you see something you like you have to grab it quickly because once stuff is gone it doesn’t always return.

    1. Thank you so much Abby! The crows are spooky enough for me!! The skulls etc that I did inside are spookier then I have ever gone before. I wasn’t sure about them but my almost-six year old sure loves it all:)

  4. Hi Krista! I love your crow door hanging and the whole front porch Halloween makeover looks just great! Plus, your new photo up there looks just gorgeous! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a happy Thursday!

    1. Thank you Cindy! It was time to finally get a better picture then that terrible snapshot I had my husband take of me when I first began the blog. Ahhhh, so much better now!

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