She shows how a little spray paint can enhance the look of a Christmas wreath and a garland. Ashley has a simple tutorial for a spray painted Christmas door mat. She also shows to make it easy to change up the look of your front door decorations for Christmas each year.
My challenge was dressing up the entryway and front door for Christmas. It’s a place that usually gets overlooked and can sometimes be a challenge. But it’s easier than you think to create an inviting and festive entrance! With a little DIY magic, you can transform a lot of basic objects into just what you need to decorate your space. My style is definitely more bright and modern so I wanted to incorporate that into my holiday decorating too!
Spray Painted Wreath and Garland
Greenery is fantastic, but I wanted my bright colors to really “pop”, so I used white spray paint to transform a normally green garland and a green wreath too! It only takes one or two coats (depending on how covered you want your greenery to appear), but I love the frosty feel it adds to the greenery!
The garland and the wreath were both just greenery, so I added different Christmas ornaments to them in the same shade, but varying textures. You can secure them easily by feeding a zip tie or some invisible hanging wire through the top hanging part of the ornaments, and then tie them securely onto the greenery. Nestle them into the branches to hide the tops of the ornaments.
Next year, if you decide you want to change out your color palette, simply cut the ties or line that keeps the ornaments attached, without damaging your greenery so that you can re-use it again.
I loved these Christmas lanterns from The Home Depot because there isn’t much decorating you need to do to them. Their festive patterns on the glass are really cute and can match a lot of different decorating styles, too! Inside the lanterns are LED candles, which is a bonus.
I wanted to tie my colors into them a bit more, so all I did was add some matching ribbon and tied a few more Christmas ornaments onto the top. Again, using zip ties prevents things from being permanent and gives you the ability to reuse the items again for another year!
I also wanted to give them a bit of height and add some more texture to the space, so I grabbed some old wooden logs from my backyard and used the same concept as the greenery, by transforming the logs to look more frozen and festive with a bit of white spray paint. I only used one light coat of paint, so that you could still see the grooves and texture in the wood.
Outdoor Christmas Tree
To balance out the light on the right side of my doorway, I wanted to add a bit more height to fill my empty space on the left side. I used a white tree to fill the space and added more of the same ornaments and a fun garland onto the tree. I secured the decor onto the tree the same way (with zip ties or fishing line) to prevent them from falling off throughout the season.
I topped the tree off with the same ribbon that I used on the lanterns and added a few more of the spray painted logs under the tree as well. I wanted to keep everything consistent to tie the whole design together and make it look cohesive!
I added some hanging ribbon to my light and a few more of the christmas ball ornaments with fishing line.
Make sure to hang your ornaments at varying heights because it actually adds more balance and is more visually appealing, believe it or not!
Spray Painted Christmas Door Mat
Last, but not least, you’ve gotta have a cute door mat to tie everything together, right?! It might be hard to find, depending on what colors or decorations you are using, so I made my own.
Here’s how I made my Christmas door mat.
- Take a coir doormat and transformed it with spray paint! I used snowflake cut outs and placed them in a varying pattern on my mat.
- Secure it in place with tape, and then spray a generous application of spray paint in your desired color (pink for me!).
- Once your spray paint has dried, remove your snowflakes and discard.
- You can also go over the snowflake pattern with white acrylic paint to have the design pop more as well, like I did here.
- Allow to dry overnight and then place at your doorstep! It’s an easy and inexpensive way to make traditional decor work for you!
And those are my easy front door decorations for Christmas!
Ashley Lloyd has been planning parties since she was a little girl, and in 2010 she started her own wedding and event planning business. She writes about entertaining, recipes, DIY project and more at her blog, Let’s Mingle.
The Home Depot has everything you need to decorate for Christmas in our Holiday Decorations Department.
Follow our Holiday Crafts and Ideas on Pinterest, too, for more easy front door decorations for Christmas.