We can’t be the only ones counting down the days until Christmas as soon as it turns fall. To say we’re obsessed is an understatement. And because we’re big on holiday decor, we’ve found some fabulous front porch Christmas projects to help you deck your halls this holiday season. For budgets big and small, we have loads of ideas to inspire you here!
Festive Christmas Front Porch Ideas
You may not have a wooden pew stashed somewhere, but odds are that you have a wooden bench that you can use the very same way. With some cozy pillows, a festive sign, garland and two arborvitae bushes flanking each side, you couldn’t ask for a more perfect picture for your front porch.
Although a wreath is traditional at Christmastime, you can decorate your door with minimal fuss using pine bunches instead. Add a scarf and some jingle bells, and your door is ready to welcome your holiday guests.
Add ornaments to empty lanterns for a rustic touch. It looks even better if the lanterns are old, but if not, they’ll still look lovely filled with ornaments and topped with some greenery and bows. (Cannot find original source. If it’s yours, let us know!)
DIY Christmas decor doesn’t have to be difficult. This Sharpie Art Tree Sign is a simple project that you can modify to include your favorite Christmas carol.
I’ve never had a green thumb, so I have a hard time pairing things together. If you’re the same way, try this tutorial for creating the perfect Winter Porch Pot to adorn your front porch.
A red flannel blanket, lots of burlap and some cozy pillows give this porch a rustic touch that looks so welcoming!
Speaking of burlap, it pairs nicely with poinsettias to create a poinsettia and burlap Christmas theme. And if you’re worried about your pets, fake poinsettias look very nice too and are quite affordable.
Adorn your porch in oversized ornaments for an easy touch of Christmas flair that the kids are sure to love.
Create a “JOY” sign with wooden letters and a beautiful wreath for the “O.” We love the ice skates, mittens, etc., too. Nice touch!
Christmas arrows tell the elves where to go! Okay, maybe not, but they sure will look cute on the porch or in the yard. And if you buy pre-cut arrows, the project is a pretty simple one!
Nail the farmhouse Christmas porch look with a rocking chair, a plaid blanket, a cute Christmas pillow and lots of greenery and pinecones.
Or add a wreath to the back of the rocking chair. You can always flip it over to the back if you plan to actually sit in them… it’s usually too cold for that here during December.
On a Dollar Store budget? No problem! Get some of those big snowflakes and a star to make this stunning snowflake door hanger. Arrange them any way you like… there’s no wrong way to do it!
Here’s another fun Dollar Store project: a candy cane wreath. Use acrylic candy canes from the Dollar Store (or real ones if you prefer) and a styrofoam wreath. It’s easy peasy.
Fill pails with greenery and add a plaid ribbon and some lights to add Christmas cheer to every step on your front porch. Aren’t these chalk pen galvanized buckets darling? Make sure you use outdoor safe lights if they’re going to be exposed to the weather.
Snowman porch columns are simple and so cute! You can easily make these with materials you already have at home. Frugal decor is the best decor!
Create a terracotta Christmas tree with your old flower pots. This is a wonderful project for the kids! Display it indoors or outdoors.
We’ve seen several variations of this, but if you have a Radio Flyer wagon, it needs to become part of your Christmas porch decor. It’s like it was made for it!
Bowls and buckets of pinecones add a wintry touch to just about any theme. Add a few sprigs of greenery to the bowl to make it more festive. You can even paint the pinecones, add glitter, and more.
Don’t forget to add a magic Santa key to your door so Santa (and his elves if your kids are into Elf on a Shelf) can get in without a hitch!
Build some Christmas planters (or buy some) and fill them with greenery and ornaments. Metal stars on the front are the finishing touch!
We couldn’t pick just one thing that we loved about this retro red and aqua theme, but it’s a great representation of how you can use non-traditional colors for your Christmas decor and still look wintry and festive.
And finally, we couldn’t leave these giant Christmas ornaments off the list. All you need are some cake pans, kids play balls, ribbon, gorilla glue and something to hang them with. Won’t the kids love these?
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