Before the Christmas season arrives, many of us lovingly decorate our interiors, giving special attention to the Christmas tree, mantel and other trimmings. After beholding all your beautiful work, you may soon realize the outside of your home is in desperate need of the holiday treatment, too. And you can accomplish this by dressing up your front door in traditional Christmas colors.
If you don’t want deck out your whole porch or simply need a something unique to match all the decorations in your yard, look no further than your door. Whether you’re festooning the front with a wreath, swag or basket or decorating the trim with a gorgeous garland, there are so many easy DIY ideas to ready your home for the most wonderful time of the year. You can even make your own doormat for a top-to-bottom Christmas look.
The best news of all? These Christmas door decorations don’t cost an arm and a leg to make. Using simple materials like wreath forms, artificial greenery and spray paint, you can transform ordinary objects into something extraordinary that will greet your guests in style all season long.
Make a wreath that looks like a collection of mini packages you’d put right under your tree. Styrofoam, a wreath form, wrapping paper and ribbon come together to craft this creation.
Fluffy winter wreath
For a door decoration that can stay up all season, consider this all-white beauty. This wreath is sure to shimmer and shine in the winter sun.
'Jingle all the way' doormat
Your guests should feel that Christmas spirit even when they look at their feet! Not only is this doormat handy for soaking up wintertime snow and mud, but it’s also perfect for the holidays with its “Jingle All the Way” message.
‘Tis the season for color, and lots of it! Brighten up gloomy winter days with this kaleidoscopic wreath, featuring cheerful pompoms in every color of the rainbow.
Embroidery hoop wreath
Embroidery hoops are used for a lot more than embroidery these days. One way to put them to good use is by using one to make a modern take on a wreath, complete with plaid fabric and holiday accents.
Light-up snowman door decoration
This door decoration is guaranteed to make your front door shine, whether it’s day or night. A cute snowman takes a glimmering turn with battery-operated twinkle lights and glossy white paint.
Festive basket door decoration
It’s super easy to fill a basket and use it as a front door decoration, as proven through this tutorial. Opt for a thrifted basket to save a few bucks, then refresh it with white chalk paint and finish it off with real or faux greenery.
Disco ball wreath
Now here’s a door decoration Donna Summer would approve of! Covered in tiny disco balls and silver tinsel garland, this wreath is sure to steal the spotlight in your neighborhood.
Poinsettias are the flower for the holidays, but they certainly don’t last very long if you’re using them to make a wreath. Instead, make these paper poinsettias out of crepe paper that will last for Christmases to come.
Winter greenery wreath
For a door decoration that’s more subtle and subdued than the average Christmas wreath, look to this nature-inspired DIY. Start with a metal wreath form, then work in pine, cedar or any fresh greenery of your choosing.
A door swag tends to be a very easy piece to make, and this DIY is no exception. Using boxwood clippings, checkered ribbon and vintage bells, it’s as timeless as it gets.
Mushrooms are trending this season, and you can use them to create the quirkiest wreath ever. Make paper mushrooms yourself and use them to punctuate a plain wreath.
Candy cane door decoration
You probably have lots of gift bows lying around, so why not use some to craft this candy cane door decoration? It’s a budget-friendly way to add a lot of joy to your front door.
Deer door decorations
If you want to go further than just your front door and create an entire scene in your entryway, you definitely need to make these retro deer. You'll create these pastel fawns by working some papier-mâché magic.
Advent calendar door decoration
Perhaps you’d like to give some holiday attention to one of the doors inside your house. In that case, you can make this over-the-door advent calendar, filled with goodies that your kids will adore.
Rustic sunburst wreath
Maybe you prefer a rustic feel for your holiday decorations. If so, craft a sunburst-shaped wreath with collected twigs and burlap ribbon.
Red and green swag
Embrace all things red and green this Christmas. Gather all the supplies at a dollar store, then decorate as you please.
Blue tinsel wreath
To gravitate away from traditional hues, go with this turquoise tinsel wreath for a midcentury moment.
Snow and berries wreath
Even if it’s warm and balmy where you live, hang this grapevine wreath for an instant chill.
Ornaments can be used for more than decorating a Christmas tree — like, say, adding sparkle and shine to your front door.
Knit stocking wreath
Why should your mantel get to have all the fun this Christmas? Hang a stocking on your front door.
Dried orange wreath
For a farmhouse vibe, decorate a green wreath with dried orange slices, pinecones and cinnamon sticks. It’ll look just as good as it smells.
Repurposed Christmas tree garland
In this tutorial, an old Christmas tree was taken apart and repurposed to make garland that decorates the entire entryway of this home. A wreath and a vignette next to the door tie everything together.
Wooden deer wreath
For this one, all you have to do is glue a wooden deer head onto a new or existing wreath. That's it!
Woven basket door decoration
You may already have all the supplies for this DIY around the house. You’ll need a basket, along with faux berries, ribbon and some bells.
This article was originally published on TODAY.com