Decorate Your Door with Personalized Christmas Wreaths, Garland & Vintage Items Found Around the House
If, by the time you have decorated the tree, hung up the Christmas lights, and wrapped all the presents, you can’t figure out how to decorate the front door for Christmas, the following are some fun Christmas door decorating ideas.
Decorate Your Door with Christmas Garlands
There are a variety of ways that you can dress up an evergreen garland to create the perfect Christmas decoration for the front door.
- Using a hot glue gun, attach red ball ornaments and red bows to the garland. Of course, if your Christmas decorating color scheme is a color other than red, use ornaments and bows in that color instead.
- Using a hot glue gun, attach pine cones and holly berries to the garland. The number of pine cones will depend on how large your garland is and how busy you want it to look.
- Purchase fake birds from a craft store and wire them on to the garland. If you have a Christmas decorating theme like the Peanuts gang, candy cane theme or a nativity scene, you can also purchase small trinkets to reflect your theme and hot glue them into your garland.
- Spray the garland with fake snow or glitter.
After you have decorated the garland the way that you wish, use a staple gun to attach your new Christmas decoration to the door frame. Begin at the bottom corner of one side of the frame. Take it up to the top corner, across the top of the door to the next corner, and down to the ground on that side.
A wreath is a classic Christmas decorating idea for the front door. You can either buy a pre-decorated Christmas wreath or, if you want one that is truly-unique, you can make one yourself. Here are a few tips on how to make a Christmas Wreath:
- Purchase a plain evergreen wreath from the craft store.
- Use a glue gun to attach pine cones, berries, bells, ribbons, and any other Christmas decorations you want to use.
- Attach a wire loop around the top of the wreath (underneath the decorations so that you cannot see the wire) and hang the wreath from the loop on an over-the-door wreath hanger.
- To make a personalized Christmas door wreath, purchase small frames, scan in your Santa pictures from when you were a child, cut them to size and hang them all over the wreath. These make a perfect Christmas door decoration that you can give as a gift to a parent or grandparent.
You can also make a triple wreath for your front door by making two smaller wreaths and one that is a few inches larger. For a cohesive look, you can make them identical to one another, or, if you want to mix it up a bit, decorate them differently making each wreath unique. Rather than using wire to attach your wreath to your door, hang one of the small wreaths to the door hanger with a 12″ ribbon loop. Attach the bigger wreath to the small one using a piece of the ribbon, so that it hangs a few inches below the small wreath. Attach the second small wreath in the same manner to the big wreath. If you don’t want to make one, you can also purchase a Triple Wreath Door Hanger.
If you have anything that screams “winter” or “Christmas” that you have been saving for hundreds of years, pull it out to see what you can do with it. Some examples of Christmas door decorating using vintage items might include:
- Your grandmother’s old ice skates. You don’t need to clean them up because the wear and tear adds to the vintage charm. Tie the laces together at the ends so that you can hang them over the door hanger. Wrap small boxes with butcher paper and Christmas ribbons and stick them out the top of the ice skates. You could also add a candy cane or two.
- An old wooden sled. If you have an old wooden sled lying around, create a Christmas door decoration with it. Stand it on its end and tie a bunch of fresh evergreens and berries to it with a big bow. Lean it up against the wall next to the front door.