Fun & Festive Christmas Door Decorations to DIY or Buy in 2021 - Backyard Boss
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Fun & Festive Christmas Door Decorations to DIY or Buy in 2021

Christmas is the season of guests, and although one special guest comes through the chimney, everyone else passes through your front door. Because of this, an awesome way to decorate is by putting up some Christmas door decorations.

Add some festive fun to your home, office, classroom, or even bathroom with one of these 41 Christmas door decoration ideas.

Best DIY Christmas Door Decorations

You don’t have to buy your Christmas door decor, using creativity and some easy-to-acquire supplies you can create your own festive decorations.

Easy Christmas Door Decorations

Make Your Door a Star

DIY lighted star decoration tutorial
Credit: Rose Hughes

Lead guests right to your home with a big bright star on your door! This tutorial walks you through cutting the star frame from wood and decorating it as above. If you’re not handy with a jigsaw, you can begin with a purchased wooden star. If it’s unfinished and you would prefer, you can use a colored craft acrylic or metallic spray paint gold or silver.

    Wooden Star Shapes, 12 Inch

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    Made of premium quality birch wood that will not cause splinters, this wooden star shape measures 12 inches across and 1/4 inch thick. It has a sanded texture that is perfect for school children and adults. The surface is easy to paint, and holds color well.

Lighted PVC Candy Canes

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Credit: DIY Show-Off

This is an inventive little craft that is both durable and unusual, which means you can display it memorably year after year. Pair it with a wreath or other decor at the entrance, or plant several of them down your driveway or sidewalk for a huge statement this season.

Snow Flake Strings

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Guarantee a white Christmas by hanging this cool decoration on your door. Using paper and scissors cut up some snowflakes, feeling free to enlist some little helpers! Once all your snowflakes are made, you can spray them with glitter and then string them along some fishing wire. Make about 4 strings and hang them from your door in a row.

Metallic Bundle Door Hanging

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Credit: Taryn Whiteaker

Gather some shiny, glittery shatterproof ornaments in the colors of your choice, ribbon, fishing line and a door. This tutorial walks you through making the ornament clusters and provides handy tips and tricks for getting the perfect bow. No matter your color scheme, these ornament clusters look fabulous when lights shine off of them.

    RN'D Christmas Snowflake Ball Ornaments

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    Ornaments are sold in a 76 pack and contain a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. The ball ornaments measure approximately 1, 1.5 and 2 inches, and the snowflakes and stars are 3 inches. It's perfect for your Christmas tree and as party decorations for an enhancing effect in your home.

Creative Christmas Door Decorations

Grinch Stocking Hanging

grinch christmas stocking decor
Credit: Mama Moose

Hopefully, this clever door hanging won’t attract the Grinch to your house! Use this tutorial (or adapt it if you’d like to make it larger) to make a stocking like those featured above, and when you’re finished, fill it with polyfill or old fabric or clothing, or some other stuffing, and sew it shut. Hang it from your door with some ribbon and hope no one fills it with coal!

Window Frame Hanging Decoration

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If you have an old photo frame lying around, make it into a beautiful door hanging! Simply paint it the color of your choice and fill it with cut-outs or ornaments of Christmassy things. Once you have jazzed it up, hang it from your door!


What is Christmas without wreaths? These classic door hangings come in all shapes and sizes and can be purchased or made to add some festive fun to your door!

Christmas Wreaths

Pine Cone Wreath

This classic Pine Cone Wreath will fill your doorway with charm, color, and light. Its natural look, with red berries, pine cones, and a dusting of snow will look absolutely beautiful hanging outside your house. This artificial wreath is built to last, which is great because you will want to use it for many Christmasses to come.

    National Tree Company Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Wreath

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    This Christmas wreath is made with 160 branch tips and pre-strung with 50 UL listed white lights. Welcome Christmas and the winter season with this bright and cheery holiday decoration. The charming design of this holiday wreath brings color and delight to your celebrations.

Boxwood Wreath

This unusual little wreath is made entirely of preserved boxwood greens. It is handwoven, soft to the touch, and perfect for hanging outdoors. The bright green leaves have a unique beauty to them that will stand out when hung from your door.

    Creative Co-op 6-inch Round Boxwood Wreath

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    This little wreath is the perfect size to add along with other items or hang alone in a smaller area. It is soft and perfect to lay flat on a table with a plant or candle inside, or for crafting or outdoor displays.

Red Berry Wreath

This gorgeous multi-purpose wreath can be hung for Christmas or in the fall. The contrast between its cream and green leaves and bright red berries is absolutely gorgeous. This classic and timeless wreath is sure to impress.

    MeetSun Eucalyptus Wreath, 16 inch

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    This gorgeous artificial eucalyptus leaves wreath is created with an eye catching combination of green elements. Lush eucalyptus leaves create a seasonal green framework. Dotted white berries make this wreath in perfect interpretation of nature's bounty. Sporadic small white flowers provide the perfect finishing touch.

DIY Wreaths

Ice Skates Wreath

Ice skates are a wintery symbol that is often underutilized in Christmas decor. To make this wreath, simply hang a pair of old ice skates from a wreath of your choosing. This tutorial has great tips and tricks for securing heavy boots to a preformed wreath.

diy ice skate wreath tutorial door decoration for christmas
Credit: The Crowned Goat

Fabric Wreath

Jazz a normal wreath up by weaving some fabric into it, like patterned ribbons, shimmery satins, and taupe burlaps. Alternately, turn any old hoop into a festive wreath with fabric scraps using this tutorial. Add finishing touches like bows, pine cones, and lights to really make it shine.

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Credit: Fabric Editions

Ornament Wreath

Who says that ornaments only have to be on your Christmas tree? Hot glue some shatterproof ornamentsor tie a bunch with wire — to a simple wreath base to make an ornament wreath. Try pairing warm colors and cool colors, or having them gradually fade into a rainbow pattern. Play with the colors! This is your unique, one-of-a-kind wreath!

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Credit: Practical Stewardship, Inspired Housewife

Candy Cane Wreath

You can make a cute and clever candy cane wreath pretty easily using a glue gun and your imagination. This tutorial makes a traditional round wreath with standard red-and-white candy canes, and this one has instructions for making a blue-and-white snowflake shaped wreath. Go wild! Use green and red for the Grinch themed, rainbow candy canes for a Pride Christmas, or cinnamon candy canes and buffalo plaid for a farmhouse-inspired look.

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Credit: And Then Home, Sugar Blossoms

Bow Wreath

Did you save all of last year’s bows? Then you can use them for this fun and colorful wreath! Using a foam or other lightweight wreath base, place all the leftover bows around it, packing them in tight. Play with colors and get creative! You can create different patterns and focus on highlighting certain colors.

xmas door decorations diy wreath bows tutorial
Credit: Design Improvised

Indoor Christmas Door Decorations

Your front door isn’t the only door you can add festive cheer to! Consider adding decorations to classroom doors, office doors, and even bathroom doors.

Office Christmas Door Decorations

Holiday Hanging Banners

These fun Holiday Banners are an easy way to jazz up an office door. With Santas, snowmen, reindeer, and stockings, they include all of the most important Christmas symbols. Simply tape them to your door as banners, or hang them vertically as streamers.

    Artfen Christmas Banners, Package of 4

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    The perfect decoration garland for Christmas party, living room, Christmas tree, home, mall, hotel, window, mantel or anywhere you want to drape or display.

Dangling Snowflakes

These Dangling Snowflakes look absolutely beautiful draped in doorways. Simply hang them from the top of your door or make a snowflake curtain by hanging them from your doorframe. They also make great office Christmas party decorations.

    jollylife 12PCS Snowflake Decorations

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    Made with Pearlescent paper snowflake that have been strung together with white thread.

Classroom Christmas Door Decorations

Felt Christmas Tree

This Felt Christmas Tree is a festive, fun, interactive decoration for classroom doors. It includes one large felt tree and 26 detachable ornaments that students can use to decorate the tree. This completely customizable tree can change as the season continues on, you can even make a tradition of putting 1 ornament up every day of December.

    AerWo DIY Felt Christmas Tree Set + 26pcs Detachable Ornaments

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    Our 3ft Tall DIY Wall Christmas Tree is made of 3mm thick felt which is durable. Can be hung easily on any surface with the sturdy hanging strap for kids to reach and play

Gingerbread House Door Hanging

This Colorful Gingerbread House Door Cover is an absolutely adorable way to decorate your classroom’s door. It’s easy to hang and reusable so you can use it for many Christmases to come.

    Large Fabric Colorful Gingerbread House Door Cover

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    comes with 1 large section, along with 20 ft/ 6 m string, easy to hang through the copper grommet; The gingerbread door cover is suitable for hanging on a door or wall to decorate for Christmas

DIY Classroom Christmas Door Covers

Gingerbread House Door

You can also make your own Gingerbread House Door Cover by using colored paper, glue, scissors, and paint. Build the base of a brown gingerbread house and then allow your students to make colorful, candy decorations for it.

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Credit: Interior Vogue

Snowman and Penguin Door Cover

With a few white circles, a handful of small black circles, a carrot nose, and some brown stick arms, you can make an adorable snowman for your classroom door. Easily jazz your cover up by making his carrot nose a bright orange 3D cone.

penguin and snowman door art classrooms
Credit: Art with Mrs. Nguyen

Christmas Signs

Give us a sign that Christmas is here! Holiday signs are a great way to spread Christmas cheer around your neighborhood.

JOY Sign

This elegant JOY sign includes 3 buffalo check wreaths that vertically spell out the word “JOY.” Each wreath is about a foot wide and is topped with a beautiful burlap bow with greenery. It’s easy to hang and reuse, making this sign an absolute JOY to put up.

    Joy Sign - Buffalo Check Plaid

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    Features 3 buffalo check wreaths. Hang them horizontally, or vertically to spell out the word JOY.

Seasonal Welcome Sign

This Welcome Sign is perfect for Christmas… and every other holiday. You can place different figures, depending on is it’s Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving Day, and, of course, Christmas in the “O” of Welcome.

    Interchangeable Welcome Sign Front Door Decor

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    Crafted from quality MDF materials,single-sided printing with UV protected inks, making it suitable for the outdoors.

Festive Baskets

Hanging and other decorative baskets are a wonderful wreath alternative, allowing you to use nature in a unique way to decorate your door for the holidays.

Glittery Hanging Basket

This Glittery Hanging Basket is a sparkly way to welcome friends to your home during the holidays. It includes warm, white LED lights, white-tipped pine cones, pine needles, and glitter… LOTS of glitter. It has a timer system for lighting, is excellent for indoor or outdoor use, and is long-lasting.

    National Tree Company Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Hanging Basket

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    This Christmas basket features white-tipped pine cones, glitter and adorned with pre-strung 50 warm white LED lights. Display the colorful decoration over doors, windows, as a front door and porch basket or in any indoor and covered outdoor locations.

Basket Wreath

Instead of using your pine-tree clippings to make a wreath, consider bundling them together to make a gorgeous, green hanging basket. Use an old wicker basket, some pine cones, and ribbon to make a festive one-of-a-kind decoration.

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Snowman Door Decorations

Who doesn’t love snowmen? These super-simple decorations include funny and festive snowmen!

Long-Legged Snowman

These clever Christmas Hangings are a long-legged snowman, Santa, and tree all looking jolly and celebrating the holidays. They are made of cloth and come with a hanging string for easy installment. They are an excellent addition to indoor doors.

    Whaline 3Pc Hanging Door Banners

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    The package includes 3 different styles of Christmas banner hanging flag decoration, including Santa Claus, Christmas Tree and Snowman, enough for your home decoration. Perfect decorate your house or add some Christmas atmosphere

Felt Snowman Hanging

If you are looking for an interactive decoration, then this DIY Felt Christmas Snowman Set is perfect for you. It includes one playful felt snowman and 38 customizable pieces for decorating him, including hats, scarves, mittens, and everything else a snowman could possibly want to wear during the holiday season.

    Max Fun DIY Felt Snowman Games Set

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    This Christmas snowman game is suitable for 2-8 people, you can invite your family, friends or guests to play together.


Now you have more than enough options to choose from for an amazing, eye-catching, festive Christmas door decoration. Christmas decorations are so important for getting in the holiday mood, so hopefully, these ideas bring some Christmas cheer to your home!

I hope you enjoyed these ideas! If you did, be sure to share, and comment below with which door decoration you decided on!