Winter Door Decor

Winter Door Decor


This project was so simple it totally makes up for my troubles with the Christmas stockings I made. I’ve been looking for something to put on my front door for months. For the holidays, I normally hang a wreath, but that annoys my husband because they’re bulky, which causes the screen door not to close all the way.

A year or two ago we painted our front door and our shutters black. (That was in my pre-blogging days, so no before and after pictures for that.)  Since painting it black, the door seems to disappear unless I have something decorative on it. When I was in Michael’s I came across an unfinished frame in one of the back aisles. And the wheels starting turning (usually much to my husband’s horror). Remember on the show Friends, Monica and Rachel had a frame around the peephole on the door?


Friends frame on door

So I started thinking, I could use this frame all year round, and just switch out the center with different seasonal items. I picked up the frame and a wintry swag.


picture frame

The picture above shows the frame after I had painted it white. I forgot to take a before picture of it unfinished. I attached the swag with some floral wire. The photo below shows the back of it, you can see the finish it was before I painted it.

DIY Decor

I added a white ribbon that I found in my Christmas bin to cover the wire. Then I used fishing line to tie on as a hanger.

DIY Door decor

I hooked the fishing line around the peephole to hang it. I love the contrast of the white on the black door.

Christmas Door Decor

This was seriously simple and inexpensive. The frame was about $7 and the swag was about the same. Plus I had a coupon. Yay! I thought about adding some cranberries or something red for Christmas, but decided to leave it as is so it’ll last all winter. I don’t have to change this until Valentines Day now.

Christmas door decor

I have been wanting to change the door knob and hardware since we painted the door, but my husband wants to replace the door all together so it stays as is for now. Maybe I’ll paint them in the meantime…project for January?





  1. What a simple but cute idea for your door this winter. Awesome job!

  2. I have a metal door so anything I hang has to be on a wreath hanger but I do have a peep hole so I’m going to try something like this, thanks for the great idea! Merry Christmas

  3. Super cute! Had not remembered that this was the decor on Friends…Yours is even prettier! Well done! Catherine

  4. Very cute…thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop (I new the picture in the middle was from Friends, immediately!)

  5. This is so unbelievably BEAUTIFUL!! And even more, so simple as well. Found you on Momma Told Me and I am enjoying your blog very much.

    1. So kind of you to say, Kim, thanks!

  6. I like it, turned out really nice and you can leave it up after Christmas. You sound like me and my husband not agreeing on how to do a project so in the end, nothing get’s done…sometimes 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with us at Home Matters Linky party.

  7. What a cute and simple idea! I bet your screen door even closes now. LOL I love inexpensive yet creative projects, and this one is a winner! 🙂

    ~Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

  8. I love that this can be up all winter long! Thanks for partying with us on Show Me Saturday!

  9. What a great project! I love dressing up front doors and this looks amazing. Thanks for linking up to On Display Thursday.

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