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40 Festive Christmas Door Decoration Ideas

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018

Set the tone this holiday season with a festive door that welcomes all visitors. Whether your door is decorated as a winter wonderland, or showcasing a tropical holiday paradise with beach Christmas cards, the entrance of your home will help form the Christmas ambiance for family and friends visiting from near or far. Similarly, a classroom door can boost the spirits of children and parents when designed just right. Think of your door as a blank canvas that is ready to be adorned with holiday cheer.

We’ve handpicked 40 Christmas door decoration ideas that will inspire you and help you find a vision. No matter your crafting ability, you’ll be sure to come across an image that will encourage you to shake things up this Christmas. To embrace the giving season even further, be sure to send your friends and family holiday cards or christmas cards to brighten their days (and mailboxes).

Instructions: Click through the first and second rows to sort by classic, simple, unique and festive. Click on the third row to clear filters or shuffle them. Click any photo for a larger view.

Whether you have a single or double front door, design simple door decorations to match your personality. Tack garlands around your door frame and add a complementary wreath to provide a pop of color.

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Rather than using a single wreath, triple the festivity. Attach three wreaths together with ribbon and hang it from the top of your door.

Photo By: Amanda Carol Interiors

Try stepping away from a traditional green holiday wreath by making one exclusively out of white and silver materials. Incorporate various sizes of decorative ornaments for a charming and balanced look.

Photo By: Botanic Art

Enhance a traditional winter wreath with fresh pine cones. This classic Christmas door decor looks flawless on any paint color.

Photo By: One Good Thing by Jillee

Make a cheerful impression in your neighborhood with a large evergreen wreath-bonus if it fills up half of your door's surface area. Add accents like ornaments and ribbons to the wreath to incorporate color and personal style.

Photo By: Brittany From Boston

Want your Christmas door decor to draw special attention? Make it unique by using a painted frame as your base. Add to the piece with items like evergreen branches, ornaments and ribbon.

Photo By: Buckets of Grace

Stunning from top to bottom, this door decor uses a simple design. It includes a full evergreen branch, berry accents and shimmery silver ribbon to create an elegant look.

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Looking for simple Christmas door decorations? Arrange sparkly snowflakes across your door in sporadic fashion. Use a variety of colors or stick with a classic like silver or blue.

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Make it a holly jolly Christmas at your home this year. Create a white wreath, detailed with red ornaments, peppermint candies and gingerbread men.

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Incorporate a favorite Christmas character into your celebrations this year. This grinch face is easy to recreate on your door with fabric or paper cutouts.

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Who says Christmas decorations need to be red and green? Put a spin on an ornament wreath by using colors from the pastel palette.

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Design a delightful holiday look with a simple yet stunning wreath. Loop rich red berries of different sizes into a circular branch structure.

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For an original design, tie mason jar lids together to form a Christmas tree. Secure plastic ornaments with twine and add an evergreen branch for a final touch.

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Christmas door decor doesn't have to be complicated. Simply glue together plastic snowflakes to create a wreath that hangs from a decorative ribbon.

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Does your door have windows? Dress it from head to toe in festive style by incorporating details like snowflake window decals that peek out from behind a classic Christmas wreath.

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Recreate this yummy look! Line the walls outside of your door with brown paper to act as the base for your gingerbread house. Cut gingerbread men and other festive additions like candy and snowflakes out of colored paper.

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Mimic this glowing star in your home. Paint old rulers white and use them to form the shape, then wrap it with holiday lights.

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Wrap your door like a giant Christmas gift. Use ribbon to stretch the length of the door, leaving extra to tie your bow or center design.

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All you need for this DIY is a styrofoam wreath, burlap and ribbon. Make a batch of wreaths to hang throughout your house to create a cohesive look.

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Looking for unique door decorating ideas? This fruit-themed decor offers plenty of color, creativity and style. Use apples and pears, or choose your own favorites.

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Design your door as if you were tucking it under the tree. This construction allows you to wrap both the inside and outside of your door at the same time.

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Add to the bliss this holiday season with a simple, dark evergreen wreath. Build contrast with tiny lights or silver berry accents.

Photo By: One Good Thing by Jillee

Want to recreate this lush, vibrant look? Blend different shades of green into a wreath and accent with red berries and pine cones.

Photo By: Oyster and Pearls

Created out of lighter tones, these wicker wreaths are different than most Christmas door decorations. This style is best paired with softer hues and rustic decor.

Photo By: Restyle Relove

Repurpose an old photo frame by covering it in white paint. Form a Christmas tree shape out of ornaments inside it and tie it all together with a ribbon at the top.

Photo By: Simplicity in the South

Include some sparkle to this year's holiday celebrations. Create a wreath out of shimmery tinsel and fun colored shiny ornaments.

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Ideal for hanging inside the home, construct a wreath out of burlap and festive details like ribbons and holly berries.

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Make your home's entrance burst with festivity. Place garland around the door frame and use ornaments as accents. Top off the look with a wreath made of the same colors and materials.

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This simple Christmas door decor can be made in a matter of minutes. Take an evergreen branch and tie on pine cones using a colorful ribbon.

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Let a friendly snowman greet every guest this holiday season. From his hat to his mittens, everything in this design is made out of ribbon and fabric.

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Dress up a basic wreath to keep it from being boring. Add pine cones, holly berries or a bow for extra personality.

Photo By: Brittany From Boston

This wreath uses a unique combination of natural elements like vines and weather-resistant items such as fabric flowers. Because of its durability, it can be saved and used year after year.

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Stockings remind us of our special Christmas morning memories. Hang yours in a row on your front door using simple hooks.

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Design a wreath out of noble fir, cedar and seeded eucalyptus for a rich, earthy vibe. Add in a pop of color with some red berries or flowers.

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