The holidays are almost upon us, which means we only have a final few days to get the house decorated before family and friends start to arrive. There is something special about walking up to a decorated home; it lifts the spirit and sets a cheery mood. Today, we are going to share with you 5 easy Christmas garage door décor ideas that you can apply in less than an hour.
We want to note that before you go wild on decorating your garage door that you stay mindful of safety during the process. Never add decorations that stick out more than a ¼ inch, weigh over a pound, have to be nailed on, aren’t weather resistant, or impede the door’s function in any way.
5 Easy Christmas Garage Door Décor Ideas
Flat stickers are one of the fastest and easiest garage door décor you can add. You can keep it simple by creating a fall snow scene with snowflake stickers, or you can go all out and create a scene like Santa’s village. If you have kids, this is a great family project; just make sure they don’t put stickers on the door’s joints.
Murals are essentially giant stickers with the scene all laid out for you. All you have to do is apply the mural! Just make sure that the mural fits each panel of your garage door; you should never apply it over a section that has to bend. If you bought a large mural, simply cut a line at the door’s joints so it doesn’t impede the door’s function.
#3: Gift Wrapping
One of our favorite décor ideas is making the door itself look like a giant present; plus, it’s super easy to do! Take one long strip of water-resistant paper, felt, or plastic and place it horizontally across the door. Then add another one vertically, making sure not to block door joints. Again, if it goes over the door joint, just cut it there. It will still look like one big piece, even if it is actually four smaller pieces. There you have it! One big present to share with the whole neighborhood.
So maybe applying decorations directly to the door isn’t your thing; that doesn’t mean you are out of luck. You can still add decorations like holiday lights or garland around the door. This also allows you to add heavier embellishments since it won’t cause damage to the door or affect its operation.
We recommend purchasing an outdoor-safe projector if you want to keep it super simple with minimal clean-up. Simply power up the projector in a safe place, point it at the garage door, and then you can have anything you want on display. Many choose scenes that feature simple movements like snow falling or reindeer pulling a sleigh.
Want to give yourself the gift of a new garage door for Christmas? Give us a call at Overhead Door today!