A Surprising Use for the Decorations You Already Have

Ornaments aren't just for the Christmas tree. Hang them just outside your front door for a pop of color and sparkle. Pro tip: Try using adhesive hooks on the ceiling of your porch (look for ones specifically for outdoor use) if there isn't an easy way to secure the ornaments.

The Showstopping Entrance That's Easier Than You'd Think to Pull Off

Pine garland is the key to transforming this doorway into a mini winter wonderland. Wrapped around the columns and decorated with plastic ornaments, it makes a grand statement alongside the cedar greenery-framed door. This lush look was achieved using artificial garland, which can be displayed year after year.

The DIY That's Going Viral

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It's no wonder that outdoor holiday signs are all over Pinterest: this one, made out of a wood board, is so festive and inviting. We've also seen them made out of pallets and even shutters.

The Arrangement That Requires Minimal Effort

You might want to hang on to your leftover tree trimmings: arranged in a planter with pinecones, they make an inexpensive and fragrant display.

A Jolly Ole Touch

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If you're seeing palm trees in December instead of snow, you know that decorations are even more crucial for getting into the holiday spirit. Case in point: This Santa Claus-themed door in Malta is guaranteed to give instant cheer to anyone who sees it.

An Enchanting Sight to Brighten Your Spirits

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Glowing lights against the winter night are part of what make the holiday season so magical. A lantern sitting outside the door is beautiful by itself, or when grouped together with other lights at varying heights.

The Present You Open Every Day

We'd love to receive a 6-foot-tall gift box, but until then, we'll settle for making our door look like one. A long length of ribbon and a few ornaments (or bells, or sprigs of holly) are all you need to recreate this look.

The Classic That Never Disappoints

Whether your holiday style is traditional or modern, there's still nothing like a simple wreath (or two) to say, "Happy Holidays."

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