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Merry Christmas friends! The holidays are here and twenty blogging friends and I are spreading some Christmas cheer as we share ideas for Christmas door decor! 

 

It’s still early in the season so if you are looking for something unique for your door then you have come to the right place. To get this holiday hop started I am sharing how I am decorating our doors this year and a few other favorite Christmas wreaths from years past.

 

Farmhouse Style Christmas Door Decor for the Back Porch

Today we are starting off on the back porch where I have decorated our white glass storm door with a rustic farmhouse Christmas basket. Actually if you look closely you will see that it’s a basket in a basket! The back porch is an addition with white vinyl siding so it has more of a farmhouse-cottage look. I always save my more farmhouse style holiday outdoor decorations for this area. Right now our back porch is still a disaster of leaf debris, some scraggly fall plants and a stack of Christmas wreaths that need to be hung on the windows but hopefully it will have some farmhouse Christmas charm by next weekend.

 

The inspiration for the green basket hit me unexpectedly when I was unpacking Christmas decor a couple of weeks ago to decide what I wanted to use this year. I found the green cone shaped basket at a yard sale this summer and knew I would be using it somehow for Christmas. Actually this door basket was totally free since I already had all the items on hand.

 

When I unpacked the skinny  thrifted Belsnickel style Santa I immediately had the idea to stick him down in the basket with some realistic faux greenery picks from my Christmas stash. He has a broken foot so putting him in the basket is a great way to display him.

 

The “Santa in the forest” cone basket was too small to just stick on a hook on the center of the door, so I used an older white washed tobacco basket behind it. I attached the cone basket to the tobacco basket with a small command hook. I found the olive green ticking striped ribbon in my craft stash and it was the perfect farmhousey-finishing touch for my double-baskets farmhouse Christmas door decor.

 

As I was taking photos I realized how much I really love this creation, so it just might end up inside somewhere where I can enjoy it more throughout the season.  I have plenty of other Christmas wreath supplies in my stash to whip up a simple farmhouse Christmas wreath for the back porch if I decide to keep in inside. 

 

I spent very little time and no money on my “Santa in the Forest Basket in a Basket” door decor.  This year my goal for Christmas is to keep things simple and inexpensive and to repurpose, repurpose, repurpose! I think I am on the right track so far! 

 

A Traditional Christmas Fruits Wreath 

Here is another “free” wreath that I made this year using an old wreath, plaid ribbon and colonial style faux fruit and pinecones picks from my wreath making stash. I had put the fruit picks in our yard sale this summer but after about an hour of looking at them there at the sale I decided to keep them to make a simple fruits wreath for our side door for the holidays.

 

I am so glad nobody bought the fruit picks at the yard sale. Someday I would like to make a fresh wreath similar to this one using real fruits and foraged greenery, but for now this classic wreath will do.

 

 

Plaid Tidings Front Door Christmas Swag

This year I am really focusing on more simple and traditional holiday decor for the front porch too. I found a beautiful gathering of fresh mixed greenery cuttings at Lowes for less than $10 which was the perfect foundation for the type of swag I wanted to create for our front door.

 

 

 

 

Most of the swag is a real mix of Fraser Fir, cypress and juniper cuttings. The swag was a little too short for our oval glass door so I added some very realistic faux greenery picks just at the bottom to elongate it a bit. The beautiful plaid ribbon is the same ribbon I am using on our Christmas tree this year. It has a yellow stripe which matches really well with our yellow brick on the front porch.

 

 

 

I hadn’t planned to add any accessories to the swag, but after hanging it and taking a step back I decided it needed a little something in the middle. I had three bright, shimmery gold bells on a rope but the gold was too glam for the traditional and simple swag. I shopped my house and found a tarnished school bell to repurpose as a Christmas bell.  I always like to add a touch of vintage whenever possible, so the old school bell was a fun alternative to a Christmas bell. I also think it is a fitting since I just returned to teaching music after several years off due to chronic health issues. I am feeling so blessed to have this opportunity!

 

I only could find one bell  ( I know I have three others somewhere!) No worries, I inherited the junkin’ gene from my  from my vintage junk-loving-mama and she has a few I can borrow. Since I just came up with the idea for the bells yesterday, I didn’t have a chance to finish up my swag for this hop, but I will have it all fixed up with the extra bells in time for my first Christmas home tour of the season on Wed., Dec. 11th. I hope you will stop back by to see how it turned out along with much more vintage, classic and traditional Christmas decorating ideas!

 

Even without the extra bells I just love the classic simplicity of this swag and it smells sooo good! Best of all it only cost around $12.00 counting the ribbon.

 

More Beautiful Christmas Wreaths and Door Decor Ideas

 

Christmas Swag using fresh holly and ivy

The Holly and The Ivy Christmas Swag

Last year I also created a music themed Christmas swag based on the old Carol, The Holly and the Ivy.  I really loved that swag too!

 

“Bobtail Nag” Horse Head Wreath

Gorgeous custom horsehead wreath etsy

A few years ago I started making wreaths to sell and my “Bobtail Nag” horse head wreaths have been very popular. 

 

Stunning handmade horsehead wreath historic New England Home New England Christmas

 A former music student of mine IG @timcline ordered a custom horse head wreath for his 1805 New Hampshire home. He sent me a few pictures of the wreath on his original back door and I just fell in love with his home!

 

I invited Tim to share a guest Christmas Home Tour and the post is truly delightful (a must see for any lover of historic homes and Christmas!) After checking out the door decor today I encourage you to take a step back in time for Christmas at the historic Blaisdell House!

 

Beautiful Handmade Christmas wreath English Tudor home Decorated for Christmas

I also made a traditional, wintry wreath for my neighbor who just loves red cardinals and plaid. There are plenty of beautiful red cardinals here on Forest Avenue (we are surrounded by woods.) I love seeing the wreath across the street on the original door of her 120+ year-old Tudor style home. Fun fact: the male cardinal is the Kentucky state bird!

 

A Cardinal Christmas original wreath by Junky Chic Boutique Etsy

 

 

Stylish and Unique Holiday Wreath Ideas Classy Christmas wreaths

You can see more of my original holiday wreath and swag designs here.

 

 

Christmas wreaths and Christmas door decor ideas farmhouse Christmas door basket

 

I hope you have found  these Christmas wreaths and door decor ideas to be inspiring! Now the inspiration continues with Debra of Common Ground sharing her beautiful door basket and a peek at her Christmas porch! You can continue visiting all of the beautiful blogs on today’s hop via the link up below.

Thank you so much for visiting today and have a very Merry Christmas!

Amber

 

 

 

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22 Comments

  • Reply CoCo

    There are so many beautiful wreaths in this post, Amber! You know I am obsessed with your horse head wreath. It’s so crazy cool! If we lived closer I would totally be at your house getting a lesson on how to make one of my own 🙂 I can’t wait to see more of your festive home for the holidays. It’s always so pretty. I hope your day is fantastic and thanks so much for putting these hops together. We have such a great group of fabulous ladies! Hugs, CoCo

    December 3, 2019 at 7:22 am
  • Reply [email protected]

    I love the farmhouse wreath that you created for your deck door. The basket in a basket is charming as is the Santa nestled in the greenery. I also love your front door swag with the plaid ribbon. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your Christmas decor this holiday season.

    December 3, 2019 at 7:53 am
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    How fun. I love that cardinal wreath that you made for your neighbor. Her door is gorgeous. Thanks for hosting. I love the plaid you are using this year.

    December 3, 2019 at 9:03 am
    • Reply Cecilia

      Amber, your wreaths are lovely, but your fresh swag is my favorite! Thanks for organizing another fun hop, and have a beautiful Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

      December 4, 2019 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Cindy McTigue

    Amber, loving your basket on the back door. How fun is the santa making an appearance?

    Love the front door too. Congratulations on teaching music again. It’s something that brings joy to many.

    I can’t believe the horse you made, stunning.

    Cindy

    December 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Your basket in a basket wreath is just cute and clever! I adore the Bobtail Nag wreath as well. Thank you so much for hosting. May your days be merry and bright!

    December 3, 2019 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    You come up with the most amazing ideas for Holiday decorating. The tobacco basket door decor is adorable with the smaller green basket inside. Oh my gosh, I hadn’t seen the horse wreath. so wonderful!! I can’t wait to see the rest of your Christmas decor!!

    December 3, 2019 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    I’m inspired once again by all your great ideas. The “Bobtail Nag”, the winter cardinal wreath and your gorgeous fresh swag, all have me wanting to make more this years. Maybe I’ll make another wreath for the inside of my front door! Thank you Amber!

    December 3, 2019 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Calypso in the Country

    After reading your post, I want to add more wreaths to my home! Yours are so beautiful and I love the baskets. Such a creative idea. The fruit one is so festive and eye catching with all those gorgeous colors. You always inspire me! Thanks again for hosting this fabulous blog hop!
    Shelley

    December 3, 2019 at 11:54 am
  • Reply [email protected]

    Oh My Golly! I didn’t know you made the horse head wreaths! I have had that pinned and have wanted one for years to put on the barn in Navasota! The Lord gave you an extra amount of talent when He created you. Love this years tobacco basket wreath as well. I love layering and this one looks amazing with the Santa tucked inside. Thanks for being our fearless leader! Love your hops.

    December 3, 2019 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply [email protected] Bleu Interiors

    Amber, all of your wreath creations are beautiful! However, that fruit wreath is absolutely stunning! I’m glad you hung on to the fruit. I always love a visit to your beautiful home. Thanks for all you do, sweet friend! Merry Christmas!!!

    December 3, 2019 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Carol Cook

    You definitely inspired me. Our home is Steve’s art gallery, but this Christmas he agreed to let me remove all the paintings and put up Christmas decor in their place. I think he’s regretting it, but I
    I’m having fun using what I have to create signs and things to go on the walls. I have a similar basket to your first creation, the greenery and a cute Santa. I even have the ribbon on hand so I’m going for it today.

    And thanks for hosting. It feels good to be back.

    December 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Oh, Amber! You have a way with wreath design! I love them all, but that horse head is fabulous! I hope you have a lovely holiday season. Merry Christmas, sweet friend!

    December 3, 2019 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Amber, I love your green Santa in a basket inside another basket! Plus, your horse head wreath on your former student’s green door is gorgeous. Green is not usually a color I adore, but you may be converting me. 🙂

    Merry Christmas,
    Judith

    December 3, 2019 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply larissa

    Oh my goodness Amber! You are truly blessed with creativity! Each wreath was amazing! I am glad that you didn’t sell your faux fruit because that wreath is stunning! I think my absolute favorite was the horse wreath! It looked amazing on your friend’s door of his historic home! I cant wait to see more of your Christmas decor! Thank you for putting this hop together!

    December 3, 2019 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Amber, all of your wreaths and baskets are gorgeous! I have a white tobacco basket like the first one. Love what you added to it. The faux fruit is wonderful as well. They really look real. Fun to see the awesome horse head wreaths too. Have a Merry Christmas!
    hugs,
    Jann

    December 3, 2019 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Anita Holland

    This is stunning and so unique.

    December 3, 2019 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Anita Holland

    This is so unique and stunning.

    December 3, 2019 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Oh Amber…I LOVE all of your wreaths! I am so inspired by the tobacco basket…I see a project in my future lol. All of your wreaths are so wonderful…Pinning!!

    December 4, 2019 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Amber, All your wreaths are so beautiful! You truly have a talent!!! I loved reading about how they all came together and they all ended up on the perfect door too!

    December 7, 2019 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks for sharing your pretty wreaths at Vintage Charm!

    December 11, 2019 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Kathy A

    I loved all of your wreathes. Mine this year is a faux greenery one inside a square brown tobacco basket. Picks, a buffalo plaid bow and a red truck pick dress it up nicely. As I have glass French doors, my wreathe is on my front hall closet door!

    December 15, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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