Three Holiday Decorating Ideas For Your Front Door
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Get your front door in the holiday spirit with Brian's decorating ideas.
Holiday Outdoor Decorations
To create visual interest outside of your home, consider breaking the front yard up into different zones — each with its own holiday-centric feature. Designer Britany Simon and designer Brian Patrick Flynn broke this front yard up into three zones: left, center of yard and entrance. The left side of the house features a 10-foot tall Christmas tree structure made from reclaimed barn siding, the center of the yard is outfitted with an arbor created with vintage ladders and the entrance is decorated with various repurposed items including wine bottle candelabras and rope garland.
Add graphic punch and organic style to your front doors with square moss wreaths. To create these, you'll need square wreath forms, bagged moss, ribbon and approximately three hours of crafting time. In addition to their texture and color, the square shape of the wreaths offers a fresh new take on an old holiday classic.
To add a unique, textural touch to the home's front doors, Dan created one-of-a-kind, farmhouse-inspired garland with lanterns attached to nautical rope. In order to attach the garland to the house, Dan screwed C-hooks directly into the exterior trim on which to lay each section of rope.
Chalkboard Buck Head
Create a festive welcome sign for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's with a chalkboard buck-head silhouette. To make this, trace a reindeer shape onto a 24 x 24 piece of plywood, cut it out with a jigsaw and apply two coats of chalkboard paint. Write messages to coordinate with each holiday.
Although grass tends to dry up during the winter months, you can still add a pop of green to your holiday curb appeal with potted evergreens — particularly juniper and cypress bushes. Dress them up with organic style by planting them in galvanized metal buckets and decorating them with burlap ribbon.
Add holiday flair to basic galvanized metal buckets with perforated snowflake silhouettes. To create the silhouettes, use a black marker to make an outline directly on the surface of the bucket, then punch holes with a Phillips-head screwdriver tapped with a hammer or rubber mallet. For an extra layer of decoration, add a piece of outdoor fabric in holiday colors behind the punched holes.
Wine Bottle Candelabra
Bring a soft glow to any outdoor area with candelabras made from old wine bottles updated with matte black spray paint. To ensure visibility from the sidewalk or street, choose white pillar candles. The high contrast between the white and the black is classic, graphic and easy to read.
Outdoor Sled Vignette
Sometimes the best holiday decorations weren't necessarily meant as decor. Create a personal vignette near your entrance with a collection of objects with winter flair. Upon arrival to this home, guests are greeted with a weathered sled, a pair of ice skates and a bucket filled with faux snowballs.
Over-sized holiday lollipops are both easy and fun to create. Pick up a small rubber bouncy ball from the toy store, colored burlap, twine and PVC pipe. Attach the rubber bouncy ball to the top of the PVC pipe with duct tape, wrap the ball with colored burlap and tie it tightly around the bottom of the ball with twine. Next, stake the PVC into the ground either free-handed or dig a small hole with a trowel.