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Halloween Door Hanger


Greet trick-or-treaters or party guests with this door decoration. You can turn a foam pumpkin into the perfect candy holder for the season. Hang it anywhere where someone might grab a piece of candy!

You'll Need

  • Foam craft pumpkin
  • Serrated knife
  • Drill
  • 6
    Wood screws
  • Thin black marker
  • Foamboard adhesive
  • Framed chalkboard
  • Chalkboard marker or chalk
  • Sawtooth frame hanger, a hook or velcro strips
  • Assortment of Hershey Candy


halloween door hanger instruction step one

Using a serrated knife, cut a foam pumpkin in half lengthwise from the stem to the bottom of the pumpkin, cutting behind the stem. You’ll use the half that has the stem still attached. Using a thin black marker, draw a face with eyes and a large mouth. Carve out the face using the serrated knife.

halloween door hanger instruction step two

Attach the carved pumpkin to a framed chalkboard using foamboard adhesive. When the glue is dry flip the chalkboard over and secure the pumpkin using 6 screws.

halloween door hanger instruction step three

Write your message on the chalkboard using a chalkboard marker or chalk. Add your choice of Hershey Halloween candy. Make it glow with battery-operated string lights, hiding the battery box inside underneath the candy.


Keeping in mind the weight of the pumpkin, frame and candy, use a sawtooth frame hanger, a hook or velcro strips to hang your pumpkin from a door.