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If you’re looking for some new and creative Christmas classroom door decorations then this post is for you. I’ve searched high and low and found tons of unique ideas for you including doors with your favorite Christmas movie characters and ideas that are funny and positive. Read to the end to find my favorite ideas to win your Christmas door decorating contest.
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These are some of the most popular Xmas Classroom Door Decorations:
In this post I’ll show you all of these ideas, a lot of them are DIY plus some super simple ideas that get the job done! I’ve organized them all by category to make it a little easier to find and I’ve sprinkled in some Amazon and Etsy finds that I recommend if you want easy and fast solutions.
If you're looking for Christmas classroom door decoration ideas that your students will love movie themes are always a hit. Think of your favorite Christmas movie and print off pictures of the characters to create a one-of-a-kind door design. Check out some examples below to pull it off.
To pull of the Home Alone door your students can pose like Kevin and you, and other teachers can be the bad guys peeping through the door.
On this door two of the classic holiday movie characters the Grinch and Buddy the Elf are having a snowball battle. The Book Buddy is all about reading and the Grammar Grinch is all for writing.
Copy this door if you want to create something your students will love! Just print off a ton of Buddy elves and put your students’ pictures on them.
If you're thinking of playing a holiday movie in your classroom this year you should read this first...39 Best Christmas Movies for the Classroom: Teacher's Guide
One of the most popular Christmas classroom door decoration ideas involve the Grinch. I found a lot of inspiration for Grinch doors. He's one of the most beloved Christmas movie characters of all time. Check out my absolute favorite Grinch door ideas below.
This 3-D Grinch door looks so real, doesn’t it? To copy the look, you’ll need a small artificial Christmas tree and a pair of stuffed leggings.
"Maybe the holidays don't come from a store, maybe the holidays perhaps mean a little bit more." This would be the perfect Grinch quote to add to your class door.
This teacher has a coffee themed classroom, so Grinchbucks is the natural choice for a Christmas door. Even if you don’t have a coffee themed class this Grinchbucks drive through window is a clever and unique idea to copy.
If you’re inspired to create a Grinch door in your classroom this Christmas, then check out my top picks for Grinch Christmas classroom door decorations from Amazon and Etsy to pull it off.
TWO | GRINCH DOOR DÉCOR KIT
THREE | GRINCH 3-D ILLUSION DOOR MAT
FOUR | GRINCH ARM DECORATION
Are you looking for some Christmas classroom door decoration ideas that will be a favorite with your younger students? Kids love animals so they’re sure to love a Christmas class door with animals. Check out some of my favorite animal door ideas below.
If you love this cute llama door décor, then check out this similar printable one that I found on Etsy here.
If you’re loving the llama theme and want to create that look for your classroom door, then check out my top picks for llama Xmas Classroom Door Decorations to pull it off below.
LLAMA DOOR DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
THREE | A WHOLE LLAMA JOY DIGITAL KIT
This is an adorable penguin class door that says, “if kisses were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard!”
Below check out the best penguin themed door decorations.
PENGUIN DOOR DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
THREE | 65 COUNT PENGUIN WALL STICKERS
FOUR | 48 PIECE PENGUIN CUTOUT SET
A classic Christmas tree is a go to for a Christmas door idea. If you want to create a tree that is a little more unique then check out these fun ideas.
You can create a 3-D tree with rolled paper, lights and even a light up star.
Here’s a unique house door idea that you can totally copy in your classroom. To pull it off you’ll just need pretty wrapping paper, bows and green tinsel to create the tree.
Are you looking for some creative Christmas classroom door decoration ideas? Read on to get inspired by teachers that created over the top doors for their classrooms for the holidays.
If you have a light socket by your class door, then you should try this fun idea.
Here’s a one-of-a-kind idea that would work perfectly for a science class.
Who doesn’t love a classroom elf? There are tons of class door ideas with elves including Elf on the Shelf, Elfies and of course the famous Buddy the elf. Check out some of my favorite Christmas classroom door decorations with elves below.
If your classroom has an Elf on the shelf, then this might be the perfect door idea for your class.
Have you seen the “elfie” classroom door idea? Students and teachers can stick their head in the window opening and take a selfie as an elf. This class door has a fun twist because the elf is dressed like Buddy.
Here’s another fun twist on the idea. You can take your student’s elfies and then put them on the door as an extra fun decoration.
So many things to love about this classroom door. Students created their own merry little elves with their faces on them.
If you want to create a festive elf door for your classroom this year, then check out my top picks for Christmas classroom door decorations with Elves.
ELF DOOR DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | SANTA I KNOW HIM BANNER
THREE | GIANT BUDDY THE ELF WALL DECAL
Sometimes you don’t have a ton of time or energy and need an easy idea am I right? But you don’t want it to look like you put in no effort. Well, these next few ideas are easy but also clever, win win.
Talk about an easy idea, all you need is the lettering, black paper and a red nose.
Here’s another easy idea that looks very festive. Just wrap your door in wrapping paper.
If you love Grinch but are not an artist, you don’t have to try to draw a full-sized Grinch on your door. With this idea you can just draw his hand.
A fireplace is another classic symbol of Christmas time. There are some fun ideas that you can use to create a class door with a fireplace theme. Check out my favorites below.
What’s a fireplace without a Santa sticking out? Creating Santa legs is as easy as stuffing red pants and black socks.
If you create a fireplace with stockings, you could even add a stocking for each student or have them create their own as a class project.
I found a few items to easily create a fireplace class door for your classoom this year including red brick bulletin board paper to cover your door. Check it out below.
Fireplace Xmas Classroom Door Decorations | Where to Find
TWO | 12 PIECE FELT STOCKINGS
THREE | 45 PIECE STOCKING CUTOUTS
Gingerbread houses are so festive and fun to create as classroom doors. There are tons of decorations available that fit this theme. Check out some of the best Christmas classroom door decoration ideas to pull off a gingerbread house door.
You can easily re-create this yummy looking door with a candy cane border, and some candy and gingerbread cookie cut-outs.
This is a clever idea to extend your décor past the door to make it look like an actual gingerbread house.
I love how this art teacher even kept with the theme through the entryway of the classroom as well, so students really feel like they are entering Candy Land.
It would be a fun idea to read your students The Gingerbread Man and create a matching classroom door.
This door is the sweetest!
If you want to create an epic gingerbread house for your classroom door, check out my top picks to pull it off below.
Gingerbread House Classroom Door Christmas Decor | Where to Find
ONE | GLITTER ICICLE BORDER
TWO | CANDY CANE BORDER
FIVE | GINGERBREAD DOOR CUT-OUT KIT
The next ideas are all about bringing the positive vibes into your classroom. Find a positive saying and incorporate some holiday décor like lights or snowflakes to create an inspiring classroom door for the holidays. Check my favorite positive Christmas Classroom Door Decoration Ideas below.
I’m loving the bright colorful rainbow color scheme and also the positive affirmation on this class door.
On each lightbulb the students were encouraged to write an act of kindness that is free and takes little time to do to hopefully inspire the school to spread kindness. Love this idea!
Similar to the previous idea you could also include acts of kindness ideas for students to try like eat lunch with someone new.
If you want to try out this idea in your classroom, check out my top picks for positive Xmas Classroom Door Decorations below.
Positive Classroom Door Christmas Decor | Where to Find
Santa may be one of your students’ favorite symbols of Christmas. So why not create a Santa themed classroom door for them? Check out my favorite Santa door ideas below.
This cute Santa’s beard was made fluffy with cotton balls.
You can’t forget about Mrs. Clause! Mrs. Clause with her cotton ball hair was next door to the Santa pictured above.
I love this bright and cheerful Santa’s Workshop class door.
Check out Amazon’s best Santa classroom door décor.
SANTA CLASSROOM DOOR DECORATIONS | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | SANTA’S WORKSHOP BANNER
THREE | 87 PIECE CHRISTMAS CUT-OUTS
FIVE | SANTA DOOR COVERING
Are you thinking of creating a reindeer or a Rudolph classroom door this year? If so, then check out my favorite creative Christmas classroom door decorations ideas with reindeers below.
Would your students get a kick out of this cute idea?
The Carol books add a 3-D touch to this clever class door.
You could have students help you cut out shapes to re-create this charming reindeer door idea.
You can have your students create little Rudolphs and then put them in the reindeer stable.
If you want to create a reindeer class door this year then check out some of my favorite online finds to pull it off.
CREATIVE CHRISTMAS CLASSROOM DOOR DECORATIONS WITH REINDEER | WHERE TO FIND
FOUR | 10 REINDEER WALL STICKERS
If you'd like to keep your classroom door decorations focused on winter rather than the holidays, there are countless ideas you can explore. You could create a winter wonderland scene with snow-covered trees, snowflakes, and glitter to emphasize the season. You can also add a cute snowman, polar bears, or penguins as your door's main focus.
Another fun idea is to decorate your door as an ice-skating pond, with paper cutouts of students ice-skating in a blue and white background. This allows you to incorporate holiday elements without being specific to a particular celebration. Remember to keep it casual, fun, and engaging for your students.
If you’re looking for some door décor that you can download and print yourself and is winter themed looked no further.
PRINTABLE WINTER DOOR DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
THREE | WINTER WONDERLAND DOOR DECOR SET
I have a ton more ideas for winter doors that you can check out here... 65 Creative Classroom Winter Door Decorations
Are you looking for a unique idea for your Christmas classroom door? The next few ideas are ones that you may not have seen before and will definitely make your classroom standout.
In this example the sweater is actually very cute. But it would be fun to have your students help you create an ugly Christmas sweater with a bunch of tacky accessories.
Another idea for Christmas sweater is to have your students each create a sweater to decorate your door. You could also add their picture to a cute holiday sweater. Check out my favorite online Christmas Classroom Door Decoration Ideas with sweaters below.
CHRISTMAS SWEATER DOOR DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
This sweater weather kit is something that I created with Canva. Canva is an online graphic design tool that I'm obsessed with. You should check it out if you haven't.
But anyway, I created it so you can put your students' pictures in cute sweaters. Click the link under the picture if you want to check it out.
If you have a cactus theme in your classroom then I just found the perfect Christmas door for you, your welcome! I also love how this teacher incorporated her cute dog in her door décor!
This is a creative take on the winter wonderland sign.
You’ve probably seen the farmhouse truck idea, but I love how this one is actually 3-D.
Spanish Santa says Feliz Navidad and wears a sombrero instead of a Santa hat.
Do you have a nostalgic feeling when you see all of your favorite Peanut characters around the holiday? If so then a Peanuts themed class door might be perfect for you. Read on for inspiration to pull it off.
This would be simple to create a red brick doghouse with a happy Snoopy.
This Peanuts themed door extends all the way into the hallway with all your favorite characters.
If you have been inspired to create a Peanuts Christmas door this year then check out the best finds from Amazon to pull it off.
PEANUTS CLASSROOM DOOR DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
TWO | BRICK BACKDROP
THREE | PACK OF PEANUTS WINDOW CLINGS
FIVE | PEANUTS SNOWFLAKE DÉCOR KIT
There are a lot of fun ideas for a snowmen class door plus there’s so many good snowman puns. Younger students love Olaf from Frozen. Below check out some of the most creative Christmas classroom door decorations with snowman.
Here’s one of the good snowmen puns I was talking about. The teacher rolling a snowball is a funny touch.
You can create this 3-D snowman with white paper or Styrofoam cups. You staple them together in a circular pattern. Then add snowman accessories like a scarf hat and buttons.
Students love to be able to help create a fun holiday classroom door. Have them make a snowman with each snowball a letter in their name.
If you can draw a little, then this cute Olaf door would actually be pretty easy to create. If you’re not an artist there are some Olaf stickers that you can get here to re-create this look.
This Olaf quote is just perfect for a class door.
SNOWMAN DOOR DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
TWO | SIMILAR SNOWMAN DOOR CUT-OUT
THREE | GIRL SNOWMAN DOOR CUT-OUT
Students love when they are incorporated into the classroom décor. That’s why I love these next few ideas that include pictures of your students on your class door.
You could copy this idea by adding some construction work signs and cute little elves with student pictures.
If you have a class full of angels, then this might be the perfect door idea for you.
Here’s a clever class door idea for a Christian school.
Everyone loves a funny door idea. Check out a couple of my favorites below.
Would your students think it was hilarious if you became the wild reindeer in the stable?
This one is funny because it’s true. If you like this door here is a digital printable version of it.
Does this door speak to you? If so, you may have found your classroom door this year.
If you're looking for a fun and interactive way to decorate your classroom door, consider DIY projects that involve your students. One popular idea is to have students create their own paper ornaments, which can then be hung on the door or a paper tree cutout. You could also ask students to handcraft snowmen, reindeer, or other Christmas characters to decorate the door.
Creating a gingerbread house out of paper, glue, and other materials can be a fun and engaging activity for your students. You might also consider having a door-decorating contest, where each student gets to contribute a design element and the class votes on the winner.
Check out some more DIY Xmas classroom door decorations below to get inspired to take on a little DIY project this year.
Have students help create the paper chain that will become Santa’s beard.
Put your students to work on the design and implementation of your class door. Creative 5th and 6th grade students came up with the idea and helped to create this Harry Potter inspired classroom door.
You can create 3-D candies with rolled up tissue paper to easily create a festive holiday classroom door.
This DIY elf classroom door is actually pretty easy to copy by cutting colored paper as shown. Bonus points to wear a costume that matches your door!
Are you looking for some ideas that will take little effort and time but will still give your classroom a festive feel? I got you. I’ve found the best holiday door covers on Amazon. So all you have to do is cover your door with one sheet of vinyl. Bonus they’re all pretty cheap too! Check them out below.
Here’s an easy way to add some Christmas cheer to your classroom this year.
Add a little joy to your room with this cute little Christmas reindeer.
You can’t go wrong with a Grinch door in elementary school. Here’s is a super easy way to get one that looks great!
I choose this one because I think it’s cute and fun. If you look close there is a Minnie Mouse in the upper window.
Looking for preschool some Xmas Classroom Door Decorations? You can have all of your students work on a Christmas craft and then use their art work to decorate your door. You could also add their pictures to snowman or snowflakes to make an adorable door display.
Check out some more inspiration for Preschool Christmas Classroom Door Decoration Ideas below.
You can pair this quote with winter artwork that your preschoolers created like penguins, snowflakes, or snowmen.
Olfaf is a favorite of many preschoolers. I love this quote and the idea of adding student pictures to the snowflakes.
Does your school do a Christmas door decorating contest? If so, you’re going to need a creative idea to win this year. Check out some of the best ones below.
Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie. This door is sure to hit them all including Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Elf and Grinch! This door was created by Junior high students, well done!
Love this idea that is a play on everyone’s favorite Mariah Carey Christmas song.
Do your middle or high school students love Snoop Dogg? If so recruit your artistic teacher friend to help you re-create this Christmas classroom door.
Here’s another clever idea. I love the idea of making your class door look like a smart phone and what a fun idea to make all of the apps Christmas themed too.
Next check out some of my favorite door decorations for Christmas that you can download, print and then cut out yourself.
PRINTABLE DOOR DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
TWO | DIGITAL CHRISTMAS PACK
You can create simple and charming decorations using everyday materials. For instance, try making a wreath with paper plates, colorful construction paper, and ribbons to hang on your door. Or, use construction paper to create a Santa Claus, reindeer, or snowman scene.
Another idea is to create a Christmas tree using the handprints of your students and arrange them on the door. The possibilities are endless, so let your imagination run wild and have fun with it.
To involve your students in the decorating process, you can assign them to work in pairs or small groups on different elements of the door decoration. You can also set up crafting stations with various materials and invite students to rotate through these stations, creating different decorations. Allow them to contribute their ideas and mix their creativity with each section.
Some unique themes you can explore for your Christmas classroom door are favorite Christmas movie characters, winter wonderlands, global holiday traditions, or designs with funny and positive messages. You can even opt for non-traditional holiday colors or patterns to make it stand out.
Adding educational elements into your door decorations can be a fun and engaging way for students to learn during the holiday season. For example, you can create a door decoration based on holiday-related vocabulary words or phrases in multiple languages or use a math-based theme, with ornaments that display math problems or geometric shapes.
To keep your Christmas door decorations budget-friendly, consider using affordable materials such as construction paper, craft foam, and recyclable items like water bottles or egg cartons.
You can also create everything in black and white, making it only necessary to rely on essential craft supplies. Look for inspiration in nature, like pinecones and branches, which can be collected for free and used to decorate your door.
When selecting a decoration that meshes well with your classroom theme, think of the overall style, color palette, and subject matter. For instance, if your classroom has a nature-centric theme, select a woodland Christmas or winter wonderland design.
If your classroom focuses on a specific subject or educational concept, come up with a decoration that incorporates relevant symbols or ideas while still maintaining the festive atmosphere.
The best ways to cover a classroom door include using butcher paper, fabric, or bulletin board paper as a base, then attaching other elements like cutouts, ornaments, and decorations. You can secure everything with glue, tape, or staples to ensure they stay in place throughout the season.
If you’re obsessed with Pinterest like I am you’re in luck. I added a little feature to my blog to make it easier for you to save your ideas to your Pinterest boards. So if you find some doors that you love, you can click on the picture and then a P will pop up. Click on the P and then you can choose your Pinterest board. Yay! Happing Pinning!
So, now you’ve seen all of the best ideas for creative Christmas classroom door decorations. Hope you found an idea that you love and are going to try on your class door this season. If you enjoyed this post, please give it a share!
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