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DIY Winter Family Initial Door Decor

November 26, 2021

Make sure guests, delivery workers and your neighbors know they have the correct house this winter with a beautiful way to showcase your family name. This shadowbox screams winter solstice with a sprig of faux holly berries in a delicate red, white and green color palette. Hang this initial door decoration on your door, or stand it up on your mantelpiece this Christmas.  The white finish of our Finnegan shadowbox plays up the country style, adding the perfect texture to this seasonal farmhouse design. Follow our tutorial and learn how to add adhesive vinyl, a beautiful ribbon and faux seasonal accents to set the mood for this festive feature.

DIY Winter Initial Decor Supplies


  • 8 x 10” Finnegan Frame
  • Red adhesive vinyl
  • Faux holly and berries
  • Faux snowball filler
  • Transfer Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scraper
  • Drill

  Cut Vinyl

Cut your adhesive vinyl design using an X-Acto knife or cutting machine. Use a weeding tool to remove all parts of the vinyl that are not part of the final design. We chose a large initial and the family name inside for this personalized piece of door décor.

Apply Vinyl

Remove the backing of the shadowbox and fill the inside with the faux snowball filler. Replace the backing and flip over.

Use transfer tape and a scraper on top of the weeded vinyl design. Peel this transfer tape and apply it over the center of the shadow box. Use the scraper again to smooth it out onto the acrylic front.

Decorate Frame

Use hot glue to adhere festive accents to the front corners of your shadowbox.

Add Ribbon

Turn the decorated shadowbox over and attach the security hangers to the back of the Finnegan shadowbox using the four provided screws.

Thread a thick, red ribbon through the rings and tie a knot at each end to secure.

Winter Initial Door Decor Final

Winter Initial Door Decor Closeup

Use a wreath hanger to display your winter shadow box on your front door.

Winter Initial Door Decor Angles

This festive piece of décor in the Finnegan shadow box will welcome holiday cards, carolers and out-of-town guests this holiday season.

DIY Winter Family Initial Door Decor

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