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9 Festive Christmas Door Hanger Ideas For Your Home

Tis the season to cover every inch of your home with lights, ribbons, wreaths, and whatnot, right? Well, even if you take a decidedly more conservative path when decorating for Christmas, a quality Christmas door hanger becomes a focal point of your holiday decor.

We will touch on a variety of Christmas door hanger ideas and designs, including traditional wreaths. You decide which ones get to grace your home this holiday season.

Christmas door hanger ideas

Create or Buy a Quality Wreath

Wreaths are a very common way for you to DIY some great Christmas door hanger ideas. You can buy premade wreaths or get your hands on some lengths of grapevine and weave together your own wreath.

Keep it Natural

Though this is the season of lights, glitter, tinsel, and so on, a natural Christmas door hanger idea is to keep the wreath natural. Rather than hanging Christmas balls or lights on the wreath, consider things like pine cones and holly berries.

Take a simple stroll outside, and you will quickly identify evergreen plants that stay green all year long.

Things like honeysuckle, English ivy, American holly, and nandinas all put off leaves and berries that can be tucked into your wreath. Customize your Christmas door hanger ideas to your liking.

Add Fruit for Color

We can take one of the best Christmas door-hanger ideas from Colonial America. It was very common for things like oranges, pomegranates, and even winter squashes to be tucked into wreaths.

Christmas wreath with oranges and cinnamon sticks

The pineapple was also common, and of course, apples from the fall harvest. Put them all together, and you get an explosion of natural color on our Christmas door hanger.

Wrapped Packages

How about putting small wrapped gifts on your wreath? These small packages can be empty, or you can put real gift cards and small gifts in your wreath for visitors. This can make for a fun and beautiful wreath for your home.

Wooden Door Hangers

If wreaths aren’t your thing, then you might consider using wood for your Christmas door hanger ideas. Wood can be painted, stained, decorated, trimmed, burnt, and whatever else your heart desires to create something truly unique.


Get your red, green, and white colors and get to work on a traditional door hanger. You could use a simple rectangle shape and hand paint your favorite Christmas saying, or you can use a traditional Christmas shape.

A tree, star, snowflake, or snowman are all great shapes to paint and turn into a door hanger.

Farmhouse Style

Farmhouse Christmas door hanger ideas will take advantage of things like natural wood and maybe even metal accents. Use a couple of different colors of stain on your rectangle or round door hanger.

Round Christmas door hanger

Simple metal accents like snowflakes or even Christmas trees can go a long way. Finish it all with some white lettering wishing Merry Christmas or a classic quote from a Christmas movie, and you will have a great farmhouse-style door hanger.


There is always Whoville and The Grinch. No better place for the strangest Christmas door-hanger ideas than in the world of Dr. Seuss.

Your door hanger could embody The Grinch and his struggles with the Christmas season. You could embrace the over-the-top festivities of the Whos and create a large and multicolored door hanger with Welcome to Whoville lettering.

Door Knob Hangers

If you are after something a little smaller than a wreath or a wooden door hanger, then you could consider door knob hangers. These little rings that hang off your door handles can be every bit as festive as a wreath.

One of the best features of a door knob hanger is the addition of jingle bells. We have several door knob hanger ideas to inspire your own creative design.

Big Jingle Bell

No sound represents the Christmas season like jingle bells. A favorite Christmas door hanger idea is simply to attach a large jingle bell to the decorative door knob hanger.

Your door knob hanger can be built from a simple plastic ring wrapped in a ribbon that is easily hung on the door handle. On this ring, you can attach a nice big jingle bell that rings out each time someone enters or exits the home.

Decorate that bell with a nice big bow or maybe some pine branches.

Many Smaller Bells

Another design for this Christmas door hanger idea is to remove the single large jingle bell for a collection of smaller jingle bells. The great thing about using a collection of smaller jingle bells means they can be hung off the ring in a number of ways.

Jingle bells on a door knob

These bells can be attached using lengths or red and green string, ribbon, tinsel, garland, or whatever else your creative mind can come up with.

These bells also make that incredible Christmas sound when your door handle is opened or closed.

Ribbons and Bows

All jingling aside, there are people who do not like the sound of bells ringing every time someone touches their door. These quiet Christmas door hangers might be just what you are after.

At the heart of their design are soft materials like ribbons and bows. Choose color and size to create the effect you are after. Remember, bows can be tiny and dainty or massive and make a statement.

You can use simple red and green or create a mix of colors that both represent winter and Christmas. These Christmas door hanger ideas should become yours uniquely.

Wrapping up Christmas Door Hanging Ideas

There are all kinds of great Christmas door-hanger ideas out there. If you learn to make or even buy some Christmas door hangers, then you can hang them on all the doors in your home!

From crafts to modern decor, we have many more ideas to help make every square inch of your home festive.


Saturday 10th of November 2018

These are so cute! The ribbon and berries are the perfect touch!

Thea Osborne

Friday 28th of February 2020

Awe yes! Thanks!!

Leen Curinga

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

Great idea using fence panels! We have a bunch from when Hurricane Florence ruined our fencing that I couldn't figure out what to do with. Now I know! Thanks for the inspiration!

Thea Osborne

Friday 28th of February 2020

ooooh have fun!!


Tuesday 6th of November 2018

I LOVE this!! So unique and props to you for using tools to do this!

Thea Osborne

Friday 28th of February 2020

haha thanks! Cant be scared of anything that gets us what we want right?!


Tuesday 6th of November 2018

So simple! I need to break out my Cricut more often!


Tuesday 6th of November 2018

I love these! And it's brilliant to paint, place the vinyl, then paint over everything and remove vinyl. I'll have to remember that in the future! So cute!

Thea Osborne

Friday 28th of February 2020

I hope you try it and enjoy the process!!