Decorating your door is the perfect excuse to take on a fun Christmas craft project. To create your own door star decoration, pick up an unpainted wooden star from the craft store. Spray paint it gold or any color of your choice. For a more rustic look, wrap the star in twine until every surface is completely colored. This simple door decoration is a unique and unexpected twist on the classic wreath. Complete the look with a beautiful string of garland, ornamented with gold string lights or bulbs to compliment your gorgeous (and completely DIY!) star centerpiece.
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.
When it comes to the holiday season, there’s no better way to show your neighbors and visiting friends and family that you’re enjoying the spirit of the season than by creating a beautiful decoration scheme on your front door. Christmas front door decors are a festive surprise that makes those who visit your home feel truly welcomed. There’s something magical about driving down a street on a wintery night that is filled with beautifully decorated homes.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the most iconic holiday stories of all time. This Grinch-inspired Christmas decor will impress everyone in your neighborhood. The door hanging can be created easily. Using green fabric, hand stitch a large stocking with a pointed toe. Fill it with pillow stuffing and close it at the top. Add a red fur trim and red fabric polka dots using fabric glue and finish with a candy cane trim. The upside-down stockings can easily be created using white Styrofoam cones and red and green ribbon.
A tree trimmed in traditional red and green emphatically says "Christmas" with top-to-bottom vintage letters. These letters culled from old signs, printers' type, and alphabet teaching aids punctuate this tree. Arrange them to make a statement, and spell out holiday words such as "Ho Ho Ho" and "Holly." Throw in silver starbursts, baubles, and tinsel garland for a stylish '50s aura.
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!
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.
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.
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.
For people who live in hot or desert climates, the idea of decorating with garland and balsam can feel a bit out of place. Just because you don’t live in a snowy climate doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy Christmas door decorations, however. Give your beach house or desert abode a little touch of winter by creating a simple string of hanging white snowflakes to place above your front door. This DIY christmas decoration can be made quite easily – just use the old trick of folding a few sheets of white paper and making small random cuts. Finish with a spray of white glitter from the craft store to really give this look some sparkle.
It's the season of lights, so make the most of it by filling your home with twinkling colors. Look for mini lights to add specks of color to the Christmas tree or garland in the house. For a more dramatic look, consider C7 and C9 lights to frame your doorways or illuminate outdoor trees. Drape your house in icicle lights that cascade down a few inches from the roof line, or cover your shrubbery with net lights that add instant sparkle. You can stick with a single color for a monochromatic look or spice it up with an array of hues. If you plan to turn your property into a holiday spectacle for your neighbors to enjoy, consider laser lights that dance on the walls or your house and pair them with inflatable characters that expand to take up space and move in the wind.
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!