21 fun and festive door decorations ideas
Tis' the season to decorate your home and your doors! Get inspired this December with these Christmas door decoration ideas.
Christmas is right around the corner so it's time to get decorating (or at least thinking about decorating!). Christmas tree ornaments, ugly Christmas sweaters and Christmas table decorations are a must but why not go one step further? This year join in with the wacky and wonderful world of Christmas door decorations. Whether you choose to have an extravagant display of candy canes or a minimalist wreath, decorating your front door is bound to spread Christmas cheer throughout the neighbourhood.
There's everything from easy-to-assemble decorations to affordable DIYs featured in this article so no matter your budget, there's an idea for you. This collection is going to leave you feeling festive and full of inspiration. Trust us, with these Christmas door decorations your house will be the talk of the town (and featured on everyone's Instagram).
21 simple front door decoration ideas
1. Festive bow door decorations
Wrap your front door like a big Christmas present with this extra large ribbon from Amazon. This red satin bow is really easy to assemble as it's separated from the ribbon. This kit shows you how to assemble the ribbon around your door and how to attach the bow. The ribbon is long enough to fit your door but will also fit shop fronts, garages, railings, and more. You can also reuse this Christmas bow year after year making it a fab, festive investment. It's simple, effective, and a classic Christmas door decoration!
2. Giant wooden lightbulb door decorations
How cool are these giant bulb decorations?! They'll add a festive statement to any porch and are sure to be loved by the whole neighbourhood. Paint yours in colours that match your Christmas aesthetic and wrap outdoor fairy lights around them to make them glow! This project also has great upcycling potential as you could repurpose scrap wood and leftover paint to make them. Head over to Sugar + Cloth's blog for the free tutorial.
3. Christmas garland door decorations
For a classic Christmas door decoration opt for this simple garland. Standing at 8ft tall, it's the perfect height and width for most front doors and can be customised! You could add DIY Christmas baubles, some air dry clay Christmas decorations, or even a sustainable Christmas garland (providing your door sits within a porch). These Christmas door garlands are ideal as you can reuse them but customise them differently as your Christmas aesthetic changes.
4. Giant candy cane decoration
Add some sweetness to your door with Aubree Originals DIY candy cane decorations. Made from upcycled Christmas present bows, it's an affordable and fun decoration that could sit anywhere in (or out) of your home. Try out different colour combinations, who says candy canes have to be red and white?
5. Christmas door vinyl stickers
For those of you who like a more paired-back Christmas aesthetic, Seasa Gift is the Etsy shop for you. They sell these pretty vinyl stickers which you can attach to your front door. You can customise the text as well as choose the length of your sticker. Posties will apprentice this happy message when they're delivering all your Christmas cards!
6. Bauble Christmas wreath
Bauble wreaths are a great way of using old baubles which no longer fit your tree's theme. Gather all your old baubles, or hit the charity shops for some, and follow our how to make a bauble Christmas wreath tutorial. If bauble wreaths aren't for you make sure you check out our winter wreath ideas for more Christmas door decoration ideas.
7. Gingerbread Christmas door decoration ideas
Go full Hansel and Gretel this year with Aww Sam's gingerbread door decorations. They're colour decorations is bound to bring a smile to kids, adults, and even Santa himself. Head over to their blog to see how they made this delicous-looking door display.
8. Christmas banner door decoration
A Beautiful Mess is a blog full of festive decor ideas. They also have some creative Christmas door decoration ideas including this Noel banner. Created from Moss sheets, you could customise the Noel to say anything you like. Swap Noel out for Santa, merry, joy or cheer. Head over to A Beautiful Mess on Pinterest for the full step-by-step tutorial.
9. Snowman Christmas door decoration
The Creative Stamper Spot has designed this funny little snowman face for your door. This friendly face will definitely bring some Christmas cheer to your home. To make this snowman door decoration even easier to recreate why not pick up a kit? Amazon sells snowman face stickers for just £3.99 which come with all the essential face pieces to make the face.
10. Christmas macrame star door decorations
For inside doors or doors within a porch, this macrame star is the perfect Christmas door decoration. Its paired back style and neutral palette make it a wonderful door decoration. Isabella Strambio shows you exactly how to make a Christmas macrame star here on Gathered. If you enjoy making this macrame star have a go at recreating some of these macrame Christmas decorations too.
11. Christmas door swag wreath decoration
Add some gorgeous winter foliage to your door with Better Homes & Gardens' tutorial. They show you how to make your own swag wreath which is the ideal shape for front doors. Forage for pinecones, ferns, and berries to add a rustic touch to your swag wreath. Add bells, snowflakes and stars for a more glittery festive feel.
12. Snowflake Christmas door decoration
This sparkling snowflake decoration will make an elegant Christmas door decoration for this winter. Affordable and easy to make, this snowflake decoration would look lovely anywhere in your home. Staying Home Sawyer has used Dollar Store snowflakes to make this luxury-looking decoration.
13. Balloon Christmas door decoration
Go all out this Christmas with Hooray Days balloon arch. This magnificent structure is sure to bring the wow factor - just look at those candy cane balloons! Hooray Days are specialists in balloon garlands selling wedding, birthday and rainbow-themed arches in their shop. This balloon arch would a fun welcome for holiday parties and family gatherings. Add a Christmas wreath to the door behind the arch and the look is complete.
14. Joy Christmas door sign
This country farm chic sign is a cheerful reminder of what Christmas is all about. Landeelu shows you how to upcycle a wooden board into this Christmas door decoration over on her blog. It takes a few household materials and some painting patience but once you're finished you'll have a sign you can use every year.
15. Nutcracker Christmas door decoration
White front doors are perfect for snowmen, red for Santa but brown/wood? Nutcrackers of course! Desert Domicile created this clever nutcracker door decoration from a few simple materials. Throw a white rug over the top of your door for the nutcrackers ruff. Add some yellow card and circles (these could be pringles lids) and finally fashion a belt from black and yellow card. DIY but super effective.
16. Copper pipe Christmas door decoration
Love Create Celebrate have nailed the modern Christmas look with their copper door decoration. This chic hanging is minimal but still packs a punch. Plus it's really easy to make! Learn how to build this Christmas door decoration with their tutorial.
17. Scarf wreath door decoration
Add a cosy look to your door with Tried and True's quick scarf hack. All you need is a wreath mould (or any circular shape) and a festive scarf – ta-dah! You have your own scarf wreath. If you pick a more natural scarf like the one below this wreath can stay up all winter. Or you can take it apart and wear the scarf on especially chilly days.
18. Santa stop here door decorations
Encourage the big fella in with these fun Santa door tags. Created by Now You Are Chalking, these signs are easy to make and waterproof, providing you finish them with varnish. Kids will love these Christmas door decorations and can be reassured that Santa won't forget their presents.
19. Holiday basket door decoration
A basket of winter foliage always makes a beautiful Christmas door decoration. Take inspiration from Thistle Key Lane's festive basket. Customised with flowers or foliage of your choice, it's a decoration which requires minimal effort and organisation. Pick up a basket from your local craft store and stuff it with ferns, branches and pinecones. It's a natural Christmas decoration which can be thrown in the compost when the holidays are over.
20. Christmas bell door decoration
Golden bells are an instant reminder of Christmas. These regal looking bells are designed by Life on Summer Hill and make stylish Christmas door decorations. They've even uploaded a step-by-step tutorial so you can make your own DIY bells.
21. Christmas bauble door sign
You can't go wrong with a classic bauble! Craft cuts sell a range of wooden craft shapes including this bauble shape. They also have a host of Christmas door decoration ideas which are all equally as cute as this one. You can customise your shape with any text you like. Choose your favourite festive saying, grab your paint and make your door decoration ready for December.
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Which Christmas door decoration should you go for?
The important thing to remember when you're decorating your front door is to have fun. Decorating for the holidays shouldn't be stressful or expensive. Pick a design which is within your budget and take your time setting it up. Decide what kind of aesthetic you'd like - minimal, colourful, modern etc. Then choose an idea to suit your style. Pop on some Christmas music, grab your supplies and get decorating!
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Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.