Give your holiday guests a warm welcome before they even have time to step foot in your house with these creative Christmas door decorations. With these easy DIY holiday crafts, you can bring the festive cheer that's inside — Christmas trees, twinkle lights, and glitzy table settings— to your front door, steps, or porch. Take your pick: Go classic with traditional evergreen wreaths, add color with multi-hued bows, or opt for the unexpected with picture-worthy garland to dress the front of your home in its holiday best. If you really want to wow your neighbors and party guests, outline the rest of your house — door frames and windows, too — with Christmas lights. An added bonus: It'll illuminate your entryway at night.
Once you've chosen the perfect tree, showcase your personal style with our wide selection of Christmas tree decor. Our collection of ribbons and trim offers everything from sleek and colorful ribbons to sprigs of bright berries and flowers. Finish off your tree with gorgeous ornaments featuring hand-detailed styles and glittering accents for an enchanting holiday atmosphere.
The Christmas tree, while a spectacle in itself, is just the start. Use stockings, wreaths, and garland (along with other festive finds!) to fill the inside and outside of your home with holiday cheer. Along the way, you may even get the opportunity to revisit your favorite decorations of Christmas' past like Grandma's vintage Santa figurines or the glittering tinsel trees you grew up with. The end result? These jolly decorating ideas will make every inch of your home will look and feel as festive as Whoville. And don't forget to pick up a copy of our Christmas Spectacular issue, bursting with festive decorating ideas.
This elegant and understated look is perfect for the homeowner who’s looking for unique Christmas decoration ideas that are as simple to achieve as they are lovely. This look can be achieved by adding fabric details to wreaths and garland, using a variety of colors and textures. When decorating your door with fabrics or oversize bows, take a cue from this look and mix materials like taupe burlaps with shimmery white satins to create a multidimensional finish. The addition of the pine-cones gives this door design a beautiful finishing touch. If you don’t have lantern fixtures like the homeowner in this photo, add freestanding solar powered lamps or string lights to illuminate your design scheme at night.
If your favorite part of Christmas is the abundance of candy canes, then this Christmas front door decoration is right up your alley. Hang two large outdoor candy canes on either side of your door, the hooked parts facing in opposite directions. If the candy canes you pick up don’t have enough sparkle for your liking, then add some glitter spray, which can easily be found at any craft store. To really give this look some pizazz, loop some candy cane print ribbon around a wreath, finishing off your unique DIY christmas decoration with some metallic green and red bulbs.
Remember to stock up on Christmas greenery to complete the look inside and out. The Home Depot offers plenty of wreaths, garland, swag and colorful poinsettias. We take care of the often-overlooked decorating details, too. Make sure you pick up enough hooks and hangers to properly secure all of your decorations, as well as the appropriate extension cords and surge protectors to protect you and your family from electrical accidents. And when the holiday season is officially over, safely store away your Christmas wreaths, trees, ornaments and lights in one of our many Christmas decor storage options.
Draped over doorways and wrapped around hand rails, garlands and wreaths pull together your holiday decorations and add a touch of warmth to your home's inside and outside spaces. Garland ranges from simple greenery to fully decorated pieces adorned with pinecones, candy canes, holly and sugared fruit. You can even wrap garland with lights for a bit of sparkle. Try single strands of garland across the mantel or tabletops. Deck the front porch railings with tinsel garlands and ribbons. Turn your front door into a festive work of art by hanging thick garland across the top of the frame. Pair it with a coordinating wreath to complete the look.
From DIY Christmas ornaments to simple Christmas table decorations and even show-stopping holiday holiday wreaths, there's something here for just about everyone. Handmade sweater stockings, a DIY advent calendar made of galvanized pails, and boxwood chair markers are just a few of the inspired ideas you'll find on our list. And we're not asking you to relegate your creativity to the inside of your house either. We've also made sure to include a few DIY outdoor Christmas decorations that'll have your front porch looking ready for the holiday season in no time. A shiny Brite wreath gives your door a vintage-inspired feel, while "snow-covered" pine cones work beautifully in your family room or on your front porch. Let's get crafting!