Christmas Front Door Decor

Thank you so much for stopping by for a quick look at my vintage style Christmas front door decor. This year I’m decorating with greenery and accents of gray and blue plaid. So simple I know, but those are two of my favorite things to decorate with when I think about Christmas.

Today I’m joining the Christmas Porches and Holiday Door Decor Blog Hop hosted by Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home. It’s so much fun to see how my friends decorate for the holidays in different parts of the country. If you are joining me from Kristin’s White Arrows Home on the tour, welcome. By the way I love her sign, “There’s Snow Place Like Home”!

Green wreath with horse and plaid ribbon on dark gray door.


Christmas Front Door Decor

I know that sometimes decorating for Christmas can be overwhelming, intimidating and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You should decorate your home inside or out just the way you like it, without trying to keep up with the neighbors.

The joy of being a blogger is sharing ways to decorate, using what I have with the addition of a few embellishments that will inspire you to do the same.

Fresh And Faux Greenery

One of the best tricks for front door wreaths is mixing faux and fresh greenery. A few pine and cedar clippings can quickly turn a plain faux wreath into one that looks very expensive.


Green wreath with plaid bows and believe sign.


This year I used fresh cedar clippings to make the wreath look more lush and full. The clippings are held in place by the stiff wire branches of the wreath. For more ideas on fresh cedar clippings in arrangements, click on the post Simple Ideas for Christmas Mantels.

Depending on where you live, the fresh clippings may have to be replenished during the holiday season. With our crazy temperatures in Texas, we go from the 50s one day, then rocket into the 70s the next. This can make the greenery dry out really fast.


Front porch with pine tree, a wreath and lantern decorated with plaid bows.


In the middle of the wreath I added a rocking horse cutout with a distressed “believe” painted across the center. It’s held in place with a few of the wire branches, that way it can be easily dismantled after the holidays.

Decorating tip: When you’re out  junkin or antiquing look for objects that can be turned into Christmas decor. The rocking horse was an upcycled paint project that I  still look forward to displaying every year. Last year it looked really cute on the Christmas tree.

Need a few more ideas of what you can add to a wreath?

What to Add To A Wreath

  • antlers
  • cow bells
  • vintage toys
  • kids cowboy boots
  • mini houses
  • rusty tools



My Norfolk pine tree is enjoying the fresh air on the porch in a vintage looking zinc bucket wearing a plaid scarf just for fun. To get the look check out the post How To Create An Antique Zinc Finish.


Vintage zinc bucket with Norfolk pine tree and a plaid scarf.


On the other side of the door I decorated the top of the lantern with more of the fresh cedar clipping and a plaid bow. Inside the lantern is a simple white candle surrounded by pinecones.



Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest. The boards are updated daily with seasonal inspiration that you can use right now!



Next on the blog hop tour is Emily from Le Cultivateur and I know you don’t want to miss her beautiful garland and cozy holiday bench. Enjoy the fabulous inspiration while visiting all the blogs.


Follow The Yellow Brick Home | Our Southern Home Decor To Adore Have a Daily Cup Of Mrs. Olson

My Thrift Store Addiction | Petite Haus | Let’s Add Sprinkles | Botanic Bleu

The Painted Hinge| Virginia Sweet Pea | County Road 407 The Crowned Goat

Belle Bleu Interiors Art and Sand | Katherine’s Corner | Lora Bloomquist

Beauty For Ashes | White Arrows Home | Thistle Key Lane Le.Cultivateur | Decorate and More With Tip

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48 thoughts on “Christmas Front Door Decor

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks Cecilia, wreaths are one of my favorite things to make at Christmas! Excited to be on the tour with you as well.

  1. Michelle says:

    I love, love, love your gorgeous wreath and how you hung it on your door. I have a window on the top half of my door too and I always worry that whatever I have hanging on it is going to come crashing through anytime I open or close the door. I’m going to try hanging a wreath on it like the way you did. So happy to be hopping with you!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Michelle, I installed a permanent hook and the wreaths seem to look better on the solid part of the door. Happy to be on the hop with you too!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Cindy, I look forward to trying new ways of decorating every year even with my favorite scarf. Merry Christmas!

  2. CoCo Tyre says:

    Everything is beautiful Michelle! I love how you added the scarf to your tree and that lantern is just gorgeous too. I’ve never thought about adding vintage horse decor to a wreath before but you totally have my wheels turning now. It’s all so pretty. Hugs, CoCo

  3. paulasweetpea says:

    Your Christmas wreath is so pretty! I love your blue plaid color scheme and how you used a plaid scarf on one side of your door and plaid ribbon on the other side.

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