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.
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.
Holiday time usually means more time—and more people—in the kitchen cooking and baking. A small tree introduces Christmas spirit without getting in the way. Green hobnail glass and kitchen utensils from the '40s and '50s inspired the mint green and cherry red palette of this tree. Hang utensils amid homespun touches such as popcorn garlands and crisp gingham ribbon.
This beautiful look is one of those Christmas door decorating ideas that is so simple, yet so unexpected. To create this festive, wintery wreath, the homeowner simply started with a simple red and white wreath and hung a pair of clean white ice skates in the middle. To really evoke the image of skating on a frozen lake on a cold Christmas afternoon, they added a dark blue patchwork winter scarf and some sprigs of balsam. This holiday door look captures exactly what a unique Christmas decoration should be: Brilliant in its simplicity.
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Not all Christmas door decorations have to be bright and sparkly. This gorgeous design idea is completely inspired by the beauty of nature. It’s a perfect opportunity to embark on a fun Christmas craft project with some found objects from nature. Add real pine-cones, leaves and crabapples to a wreath using a hot glue gun. These natural items accentuate a wreath or a garland beautifully. If your favorite part of the Christmas season is exploring the beauty and splendor of a forrest before the snow has really begun to fall, this is without a doubt one of the absolute best homemade Christmas decorations you could make.
Hey, all you Christmas tree lovers, this one is for you! This year, I have been obsessed with tabletop trees. They are classy and add the perfect seasonal décor touch to any room. However they can be expensive, which is why I decided to make my own for just a few dollars. I headed to my local Dollar Tree and picked up a few artificial tabletop trees, some faux flowers and greenery, a tree topper, and a basket for just $1 each. Using white spray paint I had at home, I frosted the trees to make them appear as though they were dusted with snow. I topped them off with the faux flowers and greeney and set them in a basket with white tissue paper and voila… festive décor on a budget!
You’d be surprised what the “old construction scraps” lying in your garage can be used for if you have a little creativity and a whole lot of Christmas cheer. This brilliant homeowner turned an old window frame into a wall hanging by simply spray-painting it white and handing it on the exterior of her home. Paper cutouts of Christmas trees hang in each individual cell, alternating colors. This quirky decor idea is proof that the most interesting materials for cool Christmas decorations can be found just about anywhere and don’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
While silly, modern and cool Christmas decorations are all well and good, some of us want to eschew anything cartoonish or childish, preferring the look of old-fashioned, Victorian era Christmas house decorations. Skip that usual wreath and instead go with an oversize garland, stringing it around the top half of the perimeter of your door. Avoid tinsel or brightly colored decorations, instead opting for ribbons, bulbs and stars in romantic colors like burgundy and gold. The finished look is utterly classical and timeless, perfect for those who prefer their holiday decorations to be on the sophisticated side.

This tree celebrates the heavens with cookie decorations, baked with ready-made dough bought at your local grocery store. Plaid ribbon doubles as garland and packages are wrapped to match. Buy ready-made dough—it's sturdier than homemade. Knead in 2/3 cup flour until smooth to increase dough's density, making it suitable for ornaments. Roll dough. Cut shapes. Make holes for hanging. Chill and bake per manufacturer's instructions. Decorate to suit your style!


Adorned with jingle bells, red jute webbing runs down the length of the tree. Burlap poinsettias add a decorative touch, and a seven-point star hand-crafted from vintage sheet music hits an especially high note. Antique sleds are a practically sized sub-in for a one-horse open sleigh. Tip: Assign each family member a sled, and pile on gifts accordingly.
This beautiful look is one of those Christmas door decorating ideas that is so simple, yet so unexpected. To create this festive, wintery wreath, the homeowner simply started with a simple red and white wreath and hung a pair of clean white ice skates in the middle. To really evoke the image of skating on a frozen lake on a cold Christmas afternoon, they added a dark blue patchwork winter scarf and some sprigs of balsam. This holiday door look captures exactly what a unique Christmas decoration should be: Brilliant in its simplicity.
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!
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