Doors don’t have to be decorated with wreaths, and fridges and staircases don’t have to be left bare. I’m a real Christmas freak so when the time come around, I like to pull out all the stops to decorate the entire house; inside and out. I’ve collected some of my absolute favorite festive home decorations so that not only will be people amazed when they walk in your house, but their jaws will drop even when they’re just passing by the outside, too.
Yes, I’m still obsessed with owls, so what a great idea to incorporate them into Christmas using pinecones! My plan is to make a whole bunch and either stack one on each stair leading up to my front door, or hang them outside in a tree.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – LiaGriffith
Lit Up Hallway
Light up your hallway ceiling with twinkle lights to really get the full holiday cheer effect. This is super easy to do and won’t take up too much of your time. So don’t let anything get in the way of making your house sparkle!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – NestOfPosies
Santa Hat Chair Covers
What could be cuter than topping off your beautifully decorated Christmas dinner table with Santa hats for the chairs? Nothing, that’s what. These felt hats are easy to make, and if you use the polyester felt, you’ll be able to wash them and bring them out again next year.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – MakeIt&LoveIt
Wooden Tree Sign
A few sticks found in the backyard can create a beautifully rustic Christmas sign to hang either indoors or outdoors. You could certainly spray the sticks if you prefer some color, but I’m a big fan of the natural color.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – SpoonfulOfImagination
These ice lanterns would look amazing leading up the stairs to your home, welcoming your guests as they arrive. The addition of food coloring gives it such a cool effect, and it should be cold enough outside to stay frozen as long as you need them.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Craftiments
Santa Hat Door Vase
If you’re in the mood for an alternative to the traditional wreath, turn a Santa hat into a vase and hang it from your door this year. Some evergreen and poinsettias would finish it off perfectly.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TheSpohrsAreMultiplying
Gift Wrapped Door
Turn your front door into a wrapped gift, complete with a gift tag! It’s easy and quick to make, and will make such a delightful impact on all who pass by.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – LizOnCall
Holiday Door Mat
Of course, your door isn’t the only thing that can be decorated to the spread the holiday cheer – your door mat can get in on the fun too! Get yourself a cheap mat and paint some festive geometric triangles to mimic Christmas trees. It’s a quick and easy, inexpensive way to welcome people to the festive season.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ABeautifulMess
Frosty the Fridge Snowman
If you’re like the majority of people, you have a white fridge. This is something that should definitely be taken advantage of during Christmas time as you remove all your magnets and pictures and create Frosty the jolly fridge snowman. It’s quick, it’s cheap, it’s so damn cute.
Holly Stairwell Garland
This giant-sized holly garland will perfectly decorate your banister. Despite its large size, it’s actually a cinch to make.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TheHouseThatLarsBuilt