Christmas door arch decoration - how to create a magical entrance

Welcome guests into an enchanting winter wonderland with an Insta-worthy door arch

Christmas door arch decorations are getting a lot of festive love on Instagram, with #doorarch offering up almost 1.1K posts.

Making your own DIY Christmas decor is easier than you might think - this Christmas idea from Wilko is a quick and effective way of creating your own magical festive grotto.

Make a Christmas door arch decoration

Christmas garland around doorway with large silver and white baubles

(Image credit: Wilko)

You don't need a whole host of kit to make this enchanting Christmas doorway arch, making it the perfect budget Christmas decorating idea. Just a selection of different sized baubles and some artificial flowers and foliage. Have fun!

What you'll need

  • Faux foliage garland
  • Medium and large baubles
  • Faux ponsettias
  • Pinecones
  • Artificial berry sprigs
  • Damage-free Command strips

1. Attach your Christmas garland

Christmas garland around white doorway

(Image credit: Wilko)

Attach the plain artificial foliage garland around the door frame. Extend the branches so they're nice and full and drape over the doorway.

For a damage-free solution that won't mark walls, use Command strips that can easily be removed after Christmas.

168 feet Fake Foliage Garland, £28.99, Amazon (opens in new tab)
Add volume and a traditional festive feel with this trailing ivy. Pair it with branches from an old artificial Christmas tree or fake fir branches from Etsy.

2. Add oversized baubles

Christmas garland around doorway with large silver and white baubles

(Image credit: Wilko)

Hang a selection of oversized baubles from the Christmas door arch decoration. Space them equally and alternate colours. Pick lightweight plastic baubles that won't shatter if they fall off!

We used white and silver decorations for a sophisticated look, but you can go as bright as you dare! It is Christmas after all!

Christmas Concepts Extra Large Baubles, £19.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
These 150mm baubles come in a pack of 3, one of each Shiny, Matte & Glitter to mix things up. These designs come in 24 colour options, from emerald green to hot pink – to suit all decorating schemes. Design – Christmas Decorations

3. Arrange smaller baubles

Close up of Christmas garland with hands adding medium silver baubles to the display

(Image credit: Wilko)

Hang slightly smaller baubles from the artificial garland. Space them equally as before, nestling them among the oversized baubles. Make sure they are securely on the branches so they don't slip off and bonk someone on the head.

Glitter silver baubles 38 pack, £0.50, Wilko (opens in new tab)
This large pack of baubles provides more than enough to decorate one arch. the pack contains a mixture of matt, shiny and glittery baubles to create a perfectly balanced display.

4. Add the finishing touches

Close up of Christmas garland with hands adding white poinsettia among white and silver baubles

(Image credit: Wilko)

Add in final flourishes like artificial poinsettia flowers, berry clusters and frosted pinecones. Use the wire to wrap around the garland foliage to secure it in place, like you would make a normal DIY Christmas wreath.

Buy now: Snow tipped pinecones on wire 4 pack, £1, Wilko (opens in new tab)

Christmas garland around doorway with large silver and white baubles

(Image credit: Wilko)

Stand back and admire your finished Christmas door decor. The perfect backdrop for all those festive photos from now until New Year.

Once Christmas is over, you can simply dismantle your arch and keep the components safe until next year.

Stephanie Durrant
Stephanie Durrant

Steph Durrant is the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home’s sister magazine, Style at Home. Steph is an experienced journalist with more than 12  years under her belt working across the UK’s leading craft and interiors magazines. She first joined the team back in 2016 writing for both homes brands, specialising in all things craft, upcycling and DIY.