6 Unique Ways to Decorate Your Front Door for the Holidays

  • 01 of 07

    Beautiful and Unique Christmas Door Decor

    ice skate door decor
    Creatively Southern

    Traditional Christmas wreaths are very pretty, as well as timeless; they never go out of style. But in this Pinterest day and age, creative bloggers are coming up with all sorts of inspiring think-outside-the-box ideas for decorating your front door that go beyond the basic wreath. If you would like to forego tradition and welcome guests with something other than a wreath this holiday season, try one of these six clever ideas.

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  • 02 of 07

    Hang a Sled

    sled decor
    The Lily Pad Cottage

    How about hanging an old sled right on the door? A vintage one adds extra charm to this lodge look, especially when adorned with ribbon or perhaps a strip of sleigh bells. A vintage sled is a great thing to look for at a flea market or yard sale. You don't have to worry too much about the condition you find it in, either, since a little patina only adds to the appeal.

    Vintage Sled Front Door Decor from The Lily Pad Cottage

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  • 03 of 07


    joy door decor
    Uncommon Designs

    Unfinished wooden or paper mache letters from the craft store can be turned into door decor that sends a message.

    This project was inspired by Garnet Hill, covering oversized craft letters expertly in sheet moss, creating an eye-catching, vertical door hanging that spreads JOY.

    Garnet Hill Inspired Moss Joy Letters from Uncommon Designs

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  • 04 of 07


    mitten door decor
    White and Faded

    Cozy up your front door with a pair of mittens filled with Christmas greenery, pinecones and white branches like these. Door decor like this says "cozy" all winter long.

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  • 05 of 07

    Ice Skates

    ice skate door decor
    Creatively Southern

    Nothing says a Currier & Ives Christmas like a pair of ice skates hanging on the front door. To make them look pretty, fill the boots with greenery and holly berries and top everything with a bow, similar to the way Creatively Southern did. This idea even looks great long after the holidays are over.

    Holiday Ice Skate Front Door Decor from Creatively Southern

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  • 06 of 07

    Picture Frame

    picture frame decor
    It's Overflowing

    Here's a popular idea on Pinterest you may have missed. Find an old empty picture frame, spray paint it a festive color, and hang a bouquet of colorful bulbs from long ribbons inside of it. It's Overflowing gives you the step-by-step for creating this fun and inexpensive alternative to a wreath.

    Framed Ornaments Front Door Wreath from It's Overflowing

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  • 07 of 07


    evergreen star
    Sa Vitt Jag Vet

    Stars are one of the symbols of the season, to be sure, so why not use them on your front door in place of a wreath? This creative blogger from Sweden combined the beauty of Christmas greenery by fashioning it into a spruce star instead of a wreath. Try an even simpler version by gathering straight twigs and binding them into a star shape.

    Star Wreath from Sa Vitt Jag Vet