14 quick & easy ways to deck your doors for the holidays.


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14 quick & easy ways to deck your doors for the holidays.

By emily.bailey

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

DIY Holiday door decor | Schlage

Grab your friends, kids or partner and tackle one of these quick and easy decor ideas this week. You'll be glad you did.



We know what you're thinking. Winter holidays are right around the corner. If you haven't decorated your doors yet, there’s no point in doing it now. Well, we disagree, especially when you have these easy tricks and tutorials at your disposal. Grab your friends, kids or partner and tackle one this week. You'll be glad you did.
Country Christmas front porch.


This beautiful holiday wreath from A Pumpkin & A Princess makes an elegant statement and looks as though you slaved to put it together. In reality, it was done in only two steps. That's not even the best part. If you buy these supplies now, relatively late in the game, you're likely to save money thanks to Christmas décor markdowns at many craft supply stores. Easy and inexpensive make this holiday wreath a win!


We love the idea of skipping the traditional Christmas wreath to deck your doors with a festive banner instead. Below are two easy tutorials for pulling off this look in no time at all. Pick whatever word you like – joy like Uncommon Designs did, Noel like A Beautiful Mess, peace, snow – to best capture the season’s meaning.


The only requirement for this wreath is that you choose the wreath and flowers that make you happiest. No special tools are needed, and assembly is a piece of cake! Maynard Made couldn’t have made it any easier.


If you love the look that fresh wreaths offer but hate the price tag and waste of short-lived décor, this Rikki Snyder tutorial is perfect for you. While this is the most time-consuming project on the list, even DIY beginners can tackle it with this simple tutorial.


This adorable snowman wreath from On Sutton Place is so easy to create. You can swap out the scarf and mittens for different colors to make him last all winter long or choose different wreath materials like grapevines or wire covered in white lights.


Ornament wreaths are all the rage this holiday season and for good reason! They're a breeze to make, even easier to maintain and only cost a fraction of similar store-bought décor. It’s a must-try for anyone who has accumulated too many Christmas balls over the years. Find out how from The Happier Homemaker.


This monogram Christmas wreath from Craftaholics Anonymous requires very little work and, like the snowman wreath above, you can simply swap the ribbon and letter for a different color and keep this wreath up all year-long.

8. Fall for winter decor

When you’re looking for quick holiday décor, your best bet might be to use something you already have. If your fall decorations are still going strong, keep them and add a simple wreath to bring it into the colder months. On Sutton Place shows us how beautiful simple and natural can be.


Similar to reusing fall décor to simplify holiday decorating, try incorporating the same elements indoors and out. That’s just one trip to the craft store and one stunning, coordinated look throughout the home. You can see here how Centsational Girl’s copper bells and Christmas baubles perfectly mirror the metallics inside on the stair bannister’s garland.


If you’re short on time but still have a lot of porch to cover, don’t fret. These two bold wreaths are real workhorses. You won’t need a lot of décor to make a statement, especially for a classic farmhouse look like this one from Beneath My Heart.

11. Beautiful Backdrops

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, home improvement projects can get placed on hold. But sometimes a simple update is exactly what you need to set off the rest of your front porch décor, today and for the rest of the year. In the tutorials below, you see can how two colors not typically associated with winter – greenish-blue for In Honor of Design and soft rose for Classy Clutter – make gorgeous backdrops for their unique wreaths. The new coats of paint will transition perfectly into warmer seasons, making it a win throughout the year.

12. Rustic spruce

Add a little extra charm to your front door décor with a simple, unadorned spruce tree and a few winter necessities. This look from Good Housekeeping is quick and easy to pull off if you're waiting until the last minute to make your home festive. The best part is that the décor can stay all winter long.


Whether you have large box planters like At Charlotte’s House or a collection of smaller pots, it’s easy to add small seasonal touches. In this case, Charlotte simply added a combination of greenery for a friend’s house and the craft store, tied a big bow on it and called it done.


Do you have patio furniture going un-sat on since the summer? Add a throw blanket and a pillow or two on benches, porch swings and chairs. You might be surprised how festive your porch looks with the right colors and fabrics. Like we see with Lolly Jane’s Adirondack chair, it doesn’t even have to be red to feel festive. The cozy touches might even encourage you to spend more time snuggled up with a warm drink and a friend.

Holiday porch décor doesn’t have to be high maintenance or tricky. Find even more simple ideas to spruce up your winter curb appeal at the Schlage blog or follow us on Pinterest.