Liven up your workplace during the holiday season with a festive Christmas door decorating contest. Divide your office or workplace into teams and have some holiday fun.
Five Christmas Door Decorating Ideas
Coming up with a great theme for your Christmas door can sometimes be a challenge. You will want something that will attract attention and be original.
Santa Needs a Vacation
Even Santa needs a break during the hectic holiday season. Get your team ready for Christmas break with this fun design that is easy to do. This idea is ideal if you work in a busy, stressful workplace where everyone needs a vacation. You will need a large Santa cut-out (or one of your boss) and some beach-themed decorations. If you can, place Santa on the beach, on a surfboard or in a lounge chair relaxing. This idea has a variety of possibilities. Some elements to include in this design are sunshine shapes, beach chairs, sand, waves, surf board, sunglasses and flip-flops.
Add some glitter for some sparkle and incorporate your company's logo and names of coworkers into this idea as well. For the ultimate touch, use a strand of battery-operated lights and use them around a palm tree cut-out for a spectacular effect.
Favorite Christmas Recipes
Turn your door into a holiday cookbook. Gather up your favorite holiday recipes and display them on the door. You can print them out or write them by hand on decorative paper and arrange them on the door. Some recipes to include are eggnog, hot cocoa, cookies, gingerbread and fruitcake. In addition to the recipes, use designs that match the ingredients to the recipes. Be sure to have lots of red and green and Christmas decorations as part of the overall design.
For a special touch, make copies of the recipes and place them on or near the door for everyone to take and enjoy. To really make your door stand out, add some fresh cinnamon sticks or cloves so that everyone that walks by smells the aroma and stops to see the recipes.
Emojis are all the rage and are commonly used in text and email messages. Why not dress up emojis in festive holiday attire? This theme is sure to get laughs. Display your emojis on the door with accents such as Santa hats, ugly Christmas sweaters, antlers and lights. You can even write each employee's name on an emoji for a fun twist. Assign an emoji to each coworker based on personality and humor. A solid color background will work great for this design. Let the emojis be the focus of the door and add some small decorations such as candy canes or small Christmas tree shapes in the blank spaces.
To grab the attention of passersby, hang a string of flashing lights around the door frame.
Snow Globe Spectacular
Turn your office door into a huge Christmas snow globe. This is easy to do. First design a winter scene on the door complete with lots of cut-out snowflakes and Christmas designs. You can write your names on the snowflakes and incorporate elements such as candy canes, holiday lights and Santa. If you can make some images dimensional, it will add to the effect. Once your design is complete, use clear cellophane wrap and fashion it into a snow globe trying to make it stick out from the design. You can secure the sides with translucent tape.
Use spray snow around the edges to hide the tape and complete the look. If you have a star shower or a small spotlight, you can use that to illuminate the entire door. A final touch is to play music that fits in with the theme.
Homemade From the Heart
Get your knitting needles ready and create a special door created with love and holiday cheer. This design should feature everything homemade. You can include small knitted items, crochet hearts, handmade decorations and more. One idea is to create a wreath in the middle of the door and decorate it with the handmade elements. Spray the wreath with balsam spray for the scent of pine. You can also use a strand of knitted lights to adorn the door or a strand of popcorn garland.
Add some bells so when the door opens or closes, it makes noise. You may also want to consider wrapping some boxes in burlap and ribbon to place on the floor near the door to complete the look. The more homemade and heartfelt items you can use, the better.
Door Decorating Basics
There are some basics when it comes to decorating your door for the contest. You can start off by covering the door with gift wrap or large sheets of paper as a background. You can even use felt or material. Then, gather up all your supplies and get started. The better you plan and organize the design, the easier it will be to create. Have plenty of tape, glue and adhesives on hand as well as any printed designs and borders. Try to use your company's logo on the door as well. Remember to have fun and everything should fall into place.
Door Decorating Tips
Decorating your office door for Christmas should be fun and not stressful. To make the most out of this festive contest, be sure to assign each person on your team a different task. Not only will you be able to get more creative ideas from everyone but you do not have to take on the task alone. Working together not only will be fun but can help spread Christmas cheer throughout the workplace. If permitted, be sure to play some Christmas songs while decorating to get everyone in the spirit of the season.