Decorating your Front Door for Winter

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The holidays are over and it’s time to take down the Christmas decorations. So I’m out of my workshop today and on the front porch instead. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have any helpful tips for you. The weather is pretty good here ( It’s a little windy as you can see and hear in the video, but not like it is up North!), so I’ve set the camera up outside, pulled up a ladder and I’m going to be decorating my winter doorscape without even removing the Christmas garland I use as a base! Watch the video below to see the transformation. 

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Winter front doorscape with evergreen garland, silk flowers, and pinecones.

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I prefer to decorate all of my garlands while they are hanging but if your winter where you live isn’t as mild as it is here, you could easily unhook your wreath and garland and make all these changes inside. 

Either way, here are the steps I used and my tips for making the transformation:

Steps and Tips for Transforming your Christmas Doorscape for Winter

Step 1 - Remove any Christmas pieces from the wreath and garland. When I made this doorscape, I used the wire in the pine garland to attach the pieces that way they are always removable, saving the base garland for future decorations.

Tip 1 - Red gives off a much more Christmas-y feel than probably any other color you might have in your decorations. To really transform your door away from Christmas, remove any red pieces. One exception to this is red berries, as long as you don’t leave too many and they are small in size.  White, on the other hand, is beautiful for a winter wreath and garland. If you have any of that in your doorscape, you can leave that in.

Tip 2 - You might want to consider using a black/white or gray as a color palette as well.

Tip 3 - Bring a trash bag outside with you. As you pull off each piece, inspect it for wear and damage. If you wouldn’t use it again, throw it in the trash bag before you even go inside, that way it doesn’t find its way back into your stash. 

Step 2 - Fluff the new pieces you are adding to give them a little more volume and character. Your goal is always to make them look at real as possible. Then add them to your garland. When decorating over a door, I like to find the center of the garland and make sure when you are adding in the pieces, they are all facing away from that point. 

Tip 3 - Wrap the wire in the garland branches around the pieces to attach them instead of using any extra wire or glue. This will keep them secure even during very windy days, but allows you to remove them when you're ready to redecorate the garland for another season or next year.

How to Make a Winter Doorscape from Your Christmas Decor

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"How to decorate your front door for Winter" Winter front doorscape with evergreen garland, silk flowers, and pinecones.


  1. Karla Kopsas on January 8, 2020 at 9:57 am

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    • Julie Siomacco on January 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

      Karla, as a business owner you understand the costs of everything. LOL I have to pay for the website somehow, it’s not free as you know. Advertising helps to pay for all the tutorials I house.

      • Karla on July 7, 2020 at 8:56 pm

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  2. Daphne on January 9, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Absolutely beautiful.

  3. Elaine Horne on April 29, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Cant find how to to make just the wreath

    • Julie Siomacco on April 29, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      In the member portal, search winter wreath.

  4. Amber on September 6, 2020 at 1:27 am

    Quick question, how do you attach your garland around the door? I tried searching for other posts about your outdoor garland but couldn’t find anything. I probably just didn’t look hard enough 🙂

    • Julie Siomacco on September 8, 2020 at 1:17 pm

      Using hooks into the wooden moulding

  5. Jordan on October 4, 2020 at 12:38 am

    What kind of garland do you use and how much of it? Did you buy it at any store in particular?

    • Julie Siomacco on October 5, 2020 at 2:50 pm

      an evergreen PVC garland purchased wholesale

  6. Marina on November 6, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    What if your door frame is not wood? How to you attach
    To a stucco base?

    • Julie Siomacco on November 9, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      I’m not sure. I would not drill into stucco but everyone has a wood door frame. You’re might be closer to the doo though. There are garland tension rods you can try to see if they work and found on Amazon here

  7. Susan on November 29, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    I came a cross your tutorials on Pinterest and I love them all now! Lol
    Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Question, where do I find the tutorial for this door garland but the Christmas garland one? Thanks

    • Julie Siomacco on November 30, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      It’s for paying members of our wreath making of the month club

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