20 Easy, Decked-Out Holiday Front Doors

These inviting entries and front porches are gorgeously decked out for the holidays. Check out a few of our favorite dressed-up, lit-up front doors.

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June 16, 2015

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DIY Life-Size Gingerbread Man

Update your front door decor with this playful, life-size gingerbread man. Click the link below for instructions.

Make a Life-Size Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter

Moss + Cranberry Wreath

Cover a straw wreath form with moss and garlands of fresh cranberries for a colorful holiday decoration you can use as a traditional front door wreath or laid flat on a table as the base for a Christmas centerpiece. Click the link below for instructions.

How to Make a Moss and Cranberry Holiday Wreath

Red + White Pennant Garland

Spruce up your entryway by making a burlap pennant garland. Cut red and white burlap into triangles, and hang on twine.

Rustic Elements

The simple addition of a ticking stripe bow takes this wreath from plain to elegant. The faux trees in urns, decorated with handmade painted birch bark ornaments and frosted shatterproof balls, complete the look.

Festive Rope Letters

Try this playful twist on a standard holiday wreath. Just wrap sections of rope with fine-gauge wire, working it between the rope's twists, then shape into letters to spell out a favorite holiday sentiment.

White Christmas

Designer Katrina Giles welcomed a truly white Christmas. To get the look, wrap lights around miniature potted Christmas trees and pair with a long garland wreath. Add hints of red ribbon and berries on the wreath to provide a pop of color.

Yarn Ball Ornament Wreath

Take a simple everyday wreath and dress it up for the holidays. This driftwood wreath is perfect year-round, but give it an extra special touch for the holidays with satin ribbon and a cluster of yarn-wrapped balls in various sizes and colors. Tip: Use hot glue sparingly, so you can easily pop off the embellishments after the holidays without damaging the wreath.

Eye-Catching Entry

Add holiday flair to your door with garland and a matching wreath. To spruce it up, add green and red ornament balls, clear lights and red berries.

Snowman Doorknob Decor

Create a conversation starter with your doorknob or lever with this snowman figure. To make, tie three small woven grapevine forms together, and hang from the lever. Embellish with acorns, chestnuts, bells or other holiday-themed decor.

DIY Snowy Winter Wreath

Add faux greenery, flowers, berry sprigs and glittered pinecones to a grapevine wreath then cover with faux snow to give your front door a cheery update.

Holiday Cheer

Combine garland with sheer wire ribbon, branches and ornament balls to create a glamorous holiday entry. Finish the look with decorative packages and a matching ribbon wreath.

Ceiling Medallion Wreath

Interested in a more modern, artistic and architectural approach to holiday decor? Create an unexpected door hanging with an architectural ceiling medallion, spray paint and ribbon. Pick up a ceiling medallion from the hardware store, update it with glossy spray paint and adorn with seasonal embellishments. Add twine, yarn, string or ribbon to the top and attach it to your door.

Dressed-Up Doorway

If you already have a stunning red door, dress it up with garland and a dazzling gold wreath. Add holly, various ornaments and gold ribbon.

Frosted Window Art

Give your front porch windows a frosty update with frosted window film applied with a burnisher. All you need is a utility knife. For an extra layer of holiday cheer, add a message either by sticking vinyl letters to the front of the glass or by using a stencil and spray paint to the film before applying it to the inside of the window.

Small and Simple

The beautiful simplicity of this front door and porch calls for something equally as calm for the holiday season. A natural green wreath with scattered pinecones is the perfect holiday decor.

Cotton Holiday Wreath

Add real cotton and magnolia leaves to a standard wreath for a cozy, Southern look.

Kitschy Illuminated Holiday Wreath

Reinvent empty frames as illuminated sculptures with the addition of colorful string lights. It works great as a repurposed wreath alternative on your front door — use battery-operated lights so you don't have cords hanging down.

Gold Metallic Magnolia Wreath

Bring a little sparkle to your front door by spray painting magnolia leaves with gold metallic spray paint.

Scandinavian Wreath

Ring in the holiday season by making a minimalist wreath made with an embroidery hoop, wooden beads and holly accents. Click the link below for instructions.

3 Easy Holly Crafts for the Holidays

Wood Dowel Christmas Tree

Put a new spin on your holiday window or door decor this year with this clever, colorful wooden dowel project. Click the link below for instructions.

Make Christmas Tree-Shaped Window Dowels

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