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Christmas Window Decorating Ideas

Updated on October 7, 2014
Candle Reflection
Candle Reflection | Source

Make Your Holiday Window Decorations Special

There is something very magical about seeing the glow of a candle or lights from a home on a cold winter night during Christmas time.

There are so many different ways to decorate windows at home, at work or at school for the holidays.

Create some special Christmas magic using lights, candles, ornaments, snowflakes, trees, garlands, wreathes, cookies, clingy decorations and nativity scenes.

Discover a beautiful collection of Christmas and holiday windows, adornments and decorations to inspire your decorating this year and finding a way to send the feeling and warmth of the holiday glow to those spending the holidays at college or in the barracks.

Beautiful Christmas Windows

Holiday Windows in Germany
Holiday Windows in Germany | Source

Christmas Window Poll

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Christmas Window with Candle Glow

Christmas Window Glow

Warm Candle Holiday Glow
Warm Candle Holiday Glow | Source

Put LED Candles in the Window

Lily's Home Battery-Operated Cordless, Flameless, Classic Single LED Candle With Auto Timer - Gold Finish
Lily's Home Battery-Operated Cordless, Flameless, Classic Single LED Candle With Auto Timer - Gold Finish

The timer allows the candle to be on for 8 hours at night and off for 16 hours during the day.

 

Decorate with a Warm Candle Glow

Putting candles in the windows is a very old holiday tradition, creating the warm inviting glow seen at night.

To create this look you need:

  • Single Candle
  • Several Candles
  • Tired Candles
  • Candolier (multiple candles)
  • Advent holder with candle
  • Arched candle holder

Using a flameless, smokeless, cordless and dripless battery, operated LED candle is a perfect way to light up your holiday windows without any concern of a fire hazzard.

Birch Bark Flameless Candles

Set of 4 Flameless Textured Birchwood 10" Taper Candles
Set of 4 Flameless Textured Birchwood 10" Taper Candles

These unique birch bark flemeless LED batter candles bring a bit of the outdoors inside.

Set includes four 10 inch taper candles.

 

Tiered Christmas Candle Holder

Good Tidings LED 3-Tier Window Christmas Candleholder with Sensor, Pewter Finish
Good Tidings LED 3-Tier Window Christmas Candleholder with Sensor, Pewter Finish

This tiered LED candle holder lets you easily display several candles in the window.

Also comes in a Gold Finish.

 

Christmas Window with Holiday Wreath and Swag

Christmas Window with Window Swag

Window Dressing
Window Dressing | Source

Pine, Cedar and Balsam Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath (Made of Balsam and Pine) 24 Inch
Christmas Wreath (Made of Balsam and Pine) 24 Inch

This beautiful handmade Christmas Wreath is made from cedar, pine and balsam boughs.

Comes from Wilson Evergreens

Measures 24 inches.

 

Decorate with Christmas Wreath and Window Swags

One of the most traditional decorations for the Christmas holiday is hanging up a pine bough wreath.

This look combines the candle glow with the pine boughs by hanging a wreath and including a window swag or pine garland.

To create this look you need:

  • Pine Christmas Wreath
  • Pine Christmas Swag
  • Single LED Candle
  • Wreath Hook

Hang up the wreath using the wreath hook, lay out the pine swag or garland (may have to go inside the window depending on the type of garland). Turn on the LED Candle.

Christmas Window with Tassel Balls and Candles

Christmas Noel Window

French Christmas Window Decoration
French Christmas Window Decoration | Source

Add a White Rose Ball with Tassel

12 Inches Wedding Silk Pomander Kissing Ball White Rose Petals Roses
12 Inches Wedding Silk Pomander Kissing Ball White Rose Petals Roses

Add a tassel to a rose kissing ball and hand in the window.

 

Decorate with Pomander Ball, Candles and Brass Letters

This Christmas window with the French "Noel" (Christmas) is a beautiful and classy way of decorating the window.

To create this look you need:

  • Pomander Kissing Ball
  • White Tassel
  • Flameless pillar candles
  • Brass Holiday Letters
  • Hooks

Attach a tassel to the silk pomander kissing ball and hang in the window using a hook. Put the Noel holder and votive candles to complete the window dressings.

Flameless Votive Candles with Timers

Christmas Window with Snowflakes

Christmas Window with LED Snowflake

Snowflake LED Window Decorations
Snowflake LED Window Decorations | Source

LED Lighted Snowflake on Amazon

Trademark Home 72-LT510 LED Color Changing Snowflake Window Decorations, Set of 2
Trademark Home 72-LT510 LED Color Changing Snowflake Window Decorations, Set of 2

These 4 inch LED snowflakes cycle through Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink, White and Purple colors.

 

Decorating with Snowflake Ornaments

One of the simplest ways to create a beautiful, magical holiday window is to hang up snowflake decorations either individually or as a chain.

To create this look you need:

  • LED Snowflakes
  • Glass Snowflakes
  • Hooks or tape (if needed)

Using LED snowflakes adds a magical glow as the lights cycle through different colors. These snowflakes also come with suction cups to make them quick and easy to attach to the windows.

The glass snowflakes make for a magical window, best seen during the day.Use the hooks to hang up the ornaments from the top of the windowsill.


Snowflake Ornament Decorations

Kurt Adler 2" Glass Iridescent Snowflake Ornaments, 12-Piece Set
Kurt Adler 2" Glass Iridescent Snowflake Ornaments, 12-Piece Set

Hang these stinning iridescent snowflake ornaments in the windows and watch them shimmer in the light.

 

Christmas Window with Cookies and Candles

Christmas Window with Cookies and Candles

Christmas Window with Cookies and Candles
Christmas Window with Cookies and Candles | Source

Clay Gingerbread Ornaments

CLAYDOUGH GINGERBREAD COOKIE ORNAMENT
CLAYDOUGH GINGERBREAD COOKIE ORNAMENT

This set of clay snowflake shaped gingerbread ornaments looks good enough to eat.

Set of three ornaments measures approximately 5.25"

 

Decorating with Cookies and Candles

One of my favorite decorations is the gingerbread cookies and candles in the window.

To create this look you need:

  • Gingerbread cookies
  • Gingerbread Cookie ornaments
  • Berry Wreath
  • Cake stand for cookies
  • Large LED Candles
  • Snowflakes
  • Ribbons and thread

Hang up the gingerbread cookies (either real or clay) using ribbons or thread. Attach a cookie inside of a berry wreath to hang. Hang the snowflakes. Put out the candles.

Christmas Cookie Ornaments on Amazon

3.75" Gingerbrd Cookie Heart Ornament Set OF 3
3.75" Gingerbrd Cookie Heart Ornament Set OF 3

Slighly smaller at 3 3/4 inches this set of three heart-shaped Gingerbread clay ornaments can decorate your window for the holidays as well as Valentine's Day.

 

White Cake or Cookie Stand

Rosanna Medium 10-1/2-Inch Pedestal, White
Rosanna Medium 10-1/2-Inch Pedestal, White

This decorating idea using gingerbread cookie is best when some of the cookies are put out to eat.

This Rosanna white cake pedestal can double as a cookie stand.

 

Bake a Batch of Gingerbread Ornaments

Bake up a batch of Gingerbread cookies with the kids or grandkids using my favorite gingerbread cookie recipe or use gingerbread ornaments.

Turn some cookies into ornaments and put out some more cookies to eat on a cake stand.

One major advantage to using the gingerbread cookies is that they are edible during the making process and after they have been hung up for decorating.


Holiday Pillar LED Candles on Amazon

Inglow Flameless Round Outdoor Candles with Timer, White, Set of 3
Inglow Flameless Round Outdoor Candles with Timer, White, Set of 3

Finish up the window decorations by adding in these flameless candles.

The timer allows you to set them to turn on at the same time every day and then shut off 5 hours later.

 

Christmas Window with Cling Decorations

Christmas Window with Snowflake Clings

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon

Christmas Gel Decorations on Amazon

Decorate with Snowflake Window Clings

To create this look you need:

Martha Stewart Snowflake Clings available on Amazon.

Christmas Window with Paper Snowflakes

Window with Paper Snowflakes

Window with Paper Snowflakes
Window with Paper Snowflakes | Source

Paper Snowflake on a String

Snowflake on a String
Snowflake on a String | Source

Decorating with Paper Snowflakes

Decorating the windows with paper snowflakes is more than just a way to decorate at school.

Making paper snowflakes is an easy and inexpensive way to make beautiful decorations for holiday windows.

To create this look you need:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Snowflake patterns
  • Snowflake templates

With a bit of imagination and practice you can create all kids of interesting snowflakes.

Try making some 3D snowflakes by linking or gluing several flat snowflakes together.

How to Make Paper Snowflakes - Video Tutorial

How to Make a Paper Snowflake - Video Tutorial

Christmas Window with Nativity Scene

Christmas Window with Nativity Scene

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon

Nativity Scene on Amazon

Willow Tree Nativity Set
Willow Tree Nativity Set

Place a beautiful Willow Tree Nativity set in the window.

 

Decorating with a Nativity Scene

For many people Christmas is a religious holiday celebrating the birth of the Christ child. Setting up a Nativity scene is a special way of honoring this birthday.

To create this look you need:

  • Nativity scene
  • Garland with lights

The beautiful nativity scene in the image above is a teak silhouette set. Another look is putting up a more traditional nativity set like the one from Willow Tree with individual pieces to the right.

Nativity Village Triptych

Teak Isle Christmas Window Decoration, Nativity Scene
Teak Isle Christmas Window Decoration, Nativity Scene

A beautiful Fontanini Nativity background to start your window nativity scene.

 

Christmas Windows with Lights at College

Christmas Windows at College

Image: Elvira Miller. College Dorm Window Decorations. Royalty Free Use.

White Outdoor Mini Lights

Everglow 2980-22 100 Clear White Wire Light Set
Everglow 2980-22 100 Clear White Wire Light Set

Send a set of Christmas lights to a college student so they can decorate their dorm.

This set of 100 white christmas lights is the number one best selling outdoor lights in Outdoor Lighting Products on Amazon.

 

Christmas Window with Christmas Lights

Another simple window decoration that can be fairly easily done with a minimum of supplies, but still create a magical effect.

To create this look you need:

  • String of Christmas lights that can go outside.
  • Hooks or tape for attaching.

Decide where the lights should be positioned around the window.

Use hooks or tape to secure the lights. Keep the on switch (or plug) in a dry accessible location.

Christmas Window with Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Through a Window

Christmas Tree Through a Window
Christmas Tree Through a Window | Source

Christmas Tree Poster

Christmas Tree - Advanced Graphics Life Size Cardboard Standup
Christmas Tree - Advanced Graphics Life Size Cardboard Standup

A fun gift for the college student who can't make it home for Christmas, a life sized cutout Christmas tree. This one even has cutout packages.

Measures 6 feet tall

 

Decorate with a Christmas Tree

The classic window display for the holidays is being able to see the decorated Christmas tree through the open curtains.

If you are going to put up and decorate a tree, putting it in front of the window is a way to get two decorations for the price of one.

To create this look you need:

  • Real or artificial decorated Christmas tree
  • Cardboard cutout of a Christmas tree

For college students who may have finals very close to Christmas it can create some holiday cheer to have some decorations put up. A cardboard Christmas tree is a quick and easy way to decorate.

Put it the cardboard cutout front of the window to have the window decorated too.

Christmas Window Decorating Ideas

Christmas Window Decorating Ideas with Candles

Get more Holiday Window Decorating Ideas from homestylist using different lighting.

Holiday Decorating Ideas - Video Tutorial

Decorate a Window with a Felt Sring Curtain

A fun decorating idea using felt cutouts to create a curtain of tiny trees and mini snowflakes from TheAleva0506.

Christmas Felt Window Decoration - Video Tutorial

What Christmas Decorations are your favorites ones to use?

Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

© 2009 Kirsti A. Dyer

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 3 years ago from Northern California

      @esmonaco: Have fun decorating your Christmas windows.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      What a wonderful selection here, Thanks for all of these ideas

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 4 years ago from Northern California

      @JoleneBelmain: Thank you for the blessings.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      I love the multi coloured snowflakes... those are gorgeous and would look amazing in a window during Christmas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

      ~BLESSED~

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 4 years ago from Northern California

      @applejacking: Happy window decorating

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      Never get bore to see more and more Christmas décor for any part of the house. And now I found great ideas for my bedroom window

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 4 years ago from Northern California

      @tedwritesstuff24: Hope you have fun trying out some new ones.

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      Always interesting to see others Xmas decorating idea's. Thank you.

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Real candles all the way for me. Super lens.

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      Iulian LM 5 years ago

      I love Santa Claus decorations! So I will use some this year, like every year! Great lens, great job!

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      heehaw lm 5 years ago

      thanks for sharing the tips on the decorations.

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I love all of your beautiful Christmas ideas! I especially like the snowflake clings.

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      seedplanter 5 years ago

      These suggestions add such a warmth and cozyness! Thanks for all the work you put into this Christmas lens.

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      modernchakra 5 years ago

      This lens has inspired me to do a neighborhood tour, self directed, of the houses in my own area and take pictures of the best decorations! Nice lens to get everyone in the Holiday Spirit!

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      We rarely decorate our windows ~ I know, we're boring.lol. Nice lens and some nice ideas. I am sure the kids would love it if I did soemthing different. =)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens! I love lights!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I love to decorate my windows with candles and swags with ribbons.

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      Leilani-m 5 years ago

      Great lens full of wonderful ideas :)

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      Julia Morais 5 years ago

      Now I've got great ideas on putting up decorations for my window. Excellent lens.

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      kviwhite 5 years ago

      beautiful snow and flowers, with these things, we can decorate something fabulous.

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      daphnedangerlov1 5 years ago

      My parents always used to put candles in the windows. When my brother and I were kids, we loved turning them on at night. I'd forgotten all about that until I saw your lens. Thanks for the memory.

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      daphnedangerlov1 5 years ago

      My parents always used to put candles in the windows. When my brother and I were kids, we loved turning them on at night. I'd forgotten all about that until I saw your lens. Thanks for the memory.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed my visit on your lens tonight, great items that you've got listed on here for purchase, thank you.

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      We always used the candle in the window to lead the weary traveler home. I like the snowflake clings too.

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      BakerBayBeadCo 5 years ago

      Every year we have a greens party... folks come all over the make wreaths and garland. I love the smell of the fur. But I loved your wreath with the ice.

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      I put on several decorations during the holidays.

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      SiochainGraSonas 5 years ago

      I love decorating for Christmas. Your lens has some wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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      RaintreeAnnie 5 years ago from UK

      I love to use candles, and natural decorations from our garden. I also love glittery things! Love a Christmas tree all decorated and lovely lights. I do like the look of those LED candles as a safer option near curtains/blinds etc. Great ideas here !

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      smsr0100451 5 years ago

      Very beautiful lens..... Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

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      Bahrns 5 years ago

      Great lens, wonderful decorating ideas. I can now feel the Christmas Season just around the corner. My wife has set up some decorations but trying some of the ideas above can definitely pumped up this year's decorating theme in our home... Thanks a lot!!!

      For safer and easier decorating session with the whole family make sure to use some material handling equipment like boxes and ladders to keep things organized and within reach.

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      WorldVisionary 5 years ago

      I especially like window candles - they are so magical!

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      Good info. Very nice lens!

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      garyrh1 5 years ago

      I use to do the snowflake thing every year. I'd both make them out of paper and use the spray can for them.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Kirsti, it is a pleasure to see you around these days! FYI ... oh my, but I have been in the Christmas mood since early last week. You see, I flipped my musical wall clock to play Christmas tunes. Being alone this season, you can imagine I need to infuse myself with the Holiday Spirit. Well, what a better hangout than this festive page, eh! Happy Holidays my dear. Don't be such a stranger, you hear?

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      elyria 5 years ago

      My sister and I used to make lots of snowflakes for window decorations when we were little. Brings back so many wonderful memories!

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      ErHawkns7100 5 years ago

      Beautiful window decorations.

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I love the LED Snowflake light! So many pretty choices, nicely done :)

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      leathersleepersofa 6 years ago

      Nice lens,Thanks

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      refrige23 6 years ago

      Oh! I like. Good Ideas

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      oztoo lm 6 years ago

      Nice ideas for Christmas window decorations.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Really nice ideas, I do my windows with snowflakes, but I was happy to see some other ideas too.

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      Windows seem like the perfect blank canvas to add an extra pop to holiday decorations. I love the bright LED star.

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      Another beautiful lens by you, I am enjoying my visits! 5stars ~claudia

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      Very pretty, love the snowflake ornaments!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love to ride around and look at Christmas decorations and my favorites are always the homes with Christmas Candle lights in the windows! :)

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      The electric candles are a tradition in our little Dutch town.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very nice!

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      momto4 lm 7 years ago

      So many great decorating ideas! I like the snowflakes in the window.

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      jgelien 7 years ago

      I love nighttime and seeing my decorated tree in one window and my candelabra in another. it is such a homey, welcoming sight. You have really found some great ideas. I love your lens.

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Well I never knew there were so many ways to decorate a window! Peaked my interest - got me in the holiday spirit!