The entryway is the first thing your guests see when they enter your home. Make it warm and inviting this Christmas by trying out one of these Christmas decoration ideas.
A Modern Twist on a Classic Decoration
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Light the way up to your entryway with the classic look of luminaries. This timeless Christmas home decoration is incredibly simple and affordable to make on your own. Just take some white paper bags and fill the bottom with sand to prevent them from blowing away. Then arrange them up your walkway and place a battery-operated candle inside each one for an inviting entrance to your home. You can even use a hole punch to create beautiful snowflake designs or other fun patterns on the paper bags.
Make Your Own Advent Calendar
If you have a wall right inside your entryway, you have the perfect spot for an advent calendar to help your guests count down until the big day. Simply take a picture frame large enough to fit on your wall and place a piece of cork board inside it. Then take holiday note cards and number them from 1 to 25. Create five rows with five pushpins in each row on your cork board. Tie some ribbon around your note cards so they can hang from the pushpins. Your guests will love the countdown and enjoy flipping over a new card every day.
Consider Different Ways to Display Ornaments
Add some fun and festive cheer to any table you have inside your entryway by creating some unique Christmas decorations with ornaments. One idea is to take apothecary jars in different sizes and fill them with ornaments. You can either mix colors in each jar, or fill each jar with one color. Another whimsical decorating idea is taking a cake stand and creating an ornament sculpture on it. Simply stack ornaments on top of each other to form a pyramid shape on top of a cake stand and use double-sided tape to keep them together.
Make a Two-Piece Wreath
If you have double doors at your entryway you could hang one wreath on each door. Or, you could welcome guests with a playful two-piece wreath. To make your own, take a sturdy wreath and cut it in half lengthwise using wire clippers. You can either leave it plain or use florist wire to attach ribbons, ornaments, or fruits. Hang one half of the wreath on each door so that when you close the doors, they meet in the middle.
Wrap Your Columns in Garlands
If you have columns in the front of your house, wrapping them in garlands is a great way to make them stand out and add some Christmas cheer to your entryway. If you’d like to wrap lights around your columns, garlands are also a great way to hide the wires and create a seamless look.
Whether your entryway is big or small, you can incorporate a few of these decorating home ideas to create a warm and welcoming place to greet all of your guests.
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