Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door

Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door by Kirsten Krason of 6th Street Design School

Pity the front porch at Christmas. While most of us lavish decorating attention on our family rooms during the holidays, often the front door is ends up being an after thought. But Kirsten Krason, author of the DIY blog 6th Street Design School, has some holiday decorating ideas for the front door to help inspire you to make the front of your home look as Christmas-y as your living room.

We sent Kirsten a mystery box of Christmas decorations for our Holiday Style Challenge. Kirsten used those holiday items to wow us with her clever decorating ideas. 

Take a look at Kirsten’s front porch trimmings– they’re lovely, welcoming and full of Christmas spirit. She also shares with us a couple of very easy DIY projects that will make your Christmas decorating extra special. 

We don’t have a lot of room on our porch so I mainly focused on the area around the front door. In my box from The Home Depot they included a bunch of Martha Stewart Christmas ornaments. I wanted to figure out a way to incorporate these ornaments into my front porch holiday decor, so I strung them together to create a grouping that I could hang by my front door.

 Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door: DIY Striped Ribbon and Ornaments

The ribbon I used to hang the ornaments is actually a DIY project that I created! I cut a white drop cloth into strips and then taped electrical tape to the strips to create this graphic ribbon. This creates a heavy-duty ribbon that can withstand the elements.

Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door: DIY Striped Ribbon and Ornaments

This was the easiest DIY, and it creates such a great graphic focal point.

In my box from The Home Depot I also received two wreaths. I decided to add some of my ornaments to one of the wreaths to make it feel more expensive and special.

Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door: Wreath with Ornaments Added

You can see the before and after and how adding the ornaments made the wreath much prettier!

Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door: Wreath and Garland

I also bought these pre-lit garlands to frame the door.

Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door: DIY Marquee Star

Another project that I tackled was this DIY marquee star. I got the tutorial from this post from Burlap and Denim.

Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door: DIY Marquee Star

The star is made from foam core and Home Depot Christmas lights. I sprayed the foam core with gray spray paint and then glitter spray paint that was included in my Home Depot challenge box.

Home Depot also sent these beautiful potted trees. The pots had a gilded gold finish that wasn’t quite my style so I sprayed them with a dark gray spray paint.

Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door: Potted Tree

I love how they look more like concrete pots now.

Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door: Porch with Garland, Wreath, Potted Trees and Ornaments

They look perfect at the base of my stairs.

Another item that I was excited that The Home Depot sent me were these potted poinsettias.

Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door: Potted Poinsettias

They light up with a battery, so I didn’t need to run any extension cords, which was nice.

Overall I love how the porch looks now! It feels full of cheerful color and very inviting for all my holiday guests!

To decorate her front porch for the holidays, Kristen used this items from The Home Depot:

Take a look at all the great Christmas decorations we have at The Home Depot, and get more Christmas decorating ideas on our Holiday Crafts, Ideas, and Inspiration board on Pinterest.

Style Challenge is a series of posts from guest contributors who aim to bring you fresh inspiration and ideas for your home and garden using Home Depot products as a starting point. Kirsten received a selection of Christmas decorations from The Home Depot and a gift card to support her project, but The Home Depot provided no cash compensation. The opinions and ideas Kirsten expressed are her own.