DIY Mummy Front Door for Halloween

October 02, 2022

How to add a fun DIY "mummy" door Halloween decoration!

This super simple Halloween door craft almost turned into a fail…but we loved it even more in the end!  

I saw this mummy door decoration and knew I wanted to try it out on our front porch. We put our own little spin on it and it turned out SO cute.

I did this at our last house but dug up this DIY to do it again!

It only takes a few craft supplies -- I used some white crepe paper from the dollar store (they came two to a pack and I ended up using both) and cut strips of it to wrap around the front door.

I taped the streamers on the sides of the door and it was time consuming but easy. The hardest part of the whole thing was trying to keep all three animals from escaping while I had the door open. ;)

I didn't take pictures of this part because I was so focused on the escapees, but the instructions are pretty self explanatory:
  • Starting with the top of the door, I taped up one side, then pull it over and tear the crepe paper where it met the other side of the door. 
  • Keep going until you cover the entire door. It's OK if some of the door shows though -- I probably added more strips than needed.
  • After the door was wrapped I knew I wanted to make a cute face for our mummy, so I grabbed some poster boards to make the eyes and a mouth:

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I traced the top of a bowl for the large circles and another for the smaller circles to make the black pupils. I hand drew a cute, wonky smile on black poster board and cut it out.   

I hot glued the face parts directly to the white streamers. (Just watch so that the glue doesn't touch your door.)

You can use construction paper for the mummy eyes and mouth as well!

We left for the day after I finished and for some reason I had this urge to take a picture of it. Not sure why, I just thought to myself “just in case”: 
crepe paper mummy door
I zoomed in on him as we drove off and I’m glad I got a before shot. ;)

So cute. 

I loved the mummy door. 

Well, we came home that night and I about cried. The crepe paper streamers had loosened up with the night air and drooped like crazy:
crepe paper mummy door
I was SO upset! 

But the longer I looked, the more I realized he still looked cute. And the longer we kept him up the more I loved him. As my husband pointed out -- the droopy mummy looks more like a real mummy. ;)

The trick or treaters LOVED him! 

I was thisclose to just putting him up on an interior door, but at the last minute decided to go with the front door:
mummy door for halloween

In the end I’m glad I did. Even though he’s droopy. :) 

If your front door is exposed to the elements you may want to do this inside. If you have a storm door that may help, it was the wet nighttime air that made the crepe paper loosen up. 

I think white tulle or toilet paper would work well for this Halloween door decoration also! 

What I thought was a fail definitely grew on me. :) It took about an hour to put up and cost two bucks for the two packages of crepe paper. 

If you want to splurge on wider paper I think that would cut down on the time factor quite a bit. While I was doing it I was wishing my crepe was about double the width. I may try that next time. 

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  1. LOVE it! What a fun Halloween decoration.

  2. I think it is so adorable. I like it better all droopy and I agree with your husband, it does look like a real mummy! I even think the leaves add to the Halloween effect!

  3. So cute, Sarah! I read this with my youngest (Halloween is a big deal to him right now), and he wanted to look at the pictures over and over!! You have another fan! :)

  4. I actually like him droopy, too. It looks like you can kind of see his "mummified remains" through the wrappings because your door is brown. This is such a cute idea. I've been looking for something that would stand out for my front door because it's black and kind of set back so this would be perfect.

  5. This is so cute. I love the droopy version. It's perfect.

  6. The leaves add texture to your vignette :)

  7. What a cute mummy idea! I really your entryway it's so beautiful. Megan

  8. Sarah! Mine did the same thing :(
    My kiddo and I decorated our door a couple of weeks ago and it looked awesome when we finished it, we checked it out the next day and he was sagging all over :( We decided he was still cute and so he's still hanging out on the door!

  9. Oh, I love him! What a cute project - I wonder if he'd work for my classroom door?

  10. Totally stealing, I mean borrowing, this idea! So cute - I am going to do my kids' bedroom doors while they are at school and add a "your mummy loves you" sign. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  11. I looooove this! What a great way to show your Halloween pride from the street. I especially love how it's kid friendly and fun, yet could be used in a child-less household like mine as well! Nice work.

  12. Cute!! I've had problems with crepe paper decor (not on the front door) 'cause it's so humid here!
    I decorated just the side windows by our front door this year...I wish our door was visible from the street though. I think we're the only ones that can enjoy it :)

  13. What a great idea! My 4-year-old would love this!

  14. I LOOOOOOOOVE him! It's sooo cute even droopy :) Thanks for the great idea. I will have to try it!

  15. He is adorable. I like the droop! It's so kid friendly and fun:)

  16. Haha! Love it! I did the same thing to my classroom door (I teach 4th grade). My class loves it!

  17. He he he, droopy mummy! It's okay, he still looks really cute. ~ Maureen

  18. I may try this with some torn up sheets...we have super soft duvet covers and so we never use our flat sheets (they just end up shoved down to the end of the bed before we are even asleep because they seem like too much to deal with) so I use them for drop cloths and things when I have to buy them with a set of sheets. Maybe I'll rip them up...I bet they won't droop! At least...I hope not. We use our front door a lot!

  19. I love it! Thinking that you could use long strips of white garbage bags too. We used them for ghosts last year and they weather the elements and foot traffic very well.

  20. That's a really cute mummy. I wonder if you could do it with fabric too, to avoid this mishap.

  21. The mummy looks more authentic with a little droppiness. Good job and thanks for sharing.

  22. What a cute idea Sarah! I wonder if spraying the paper with hair spray and letting it dry would help?

    Using a white plastic tablecloth would also be a cool option:)

    Love it!

  23. Ha, reading along and scrolled to photo where you almost cried, and I said out loud; "aw, it's still cute!". Glad you didn't take him down. Either way works!

  24. Aww,he's adorable! Or maybe it's a she since I can relate to being a saggy mummy....

  25. VERY cute!

    And I thought the leaves were part of the decor?! lol You should see my front yard...totally covered in pine straw. Maybe I'll head out and start raking and see if I can put myself into labor. ;) 2 weeks left...the countdown is on!


  26. I'm doing this to my door too!! Super cute! :)

  27. I just did this to my door and linked to your post! Thanks for the idea!


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