When it comes to decorating for the holidays, you simply cannot forget your front porch. Many people spend just as much time decorating their porches as they do putting up the tree.
Because the front porch is the first thing that your guests will see when they visit you during the holidays, you want to make sure that it offers a festive touch. We have collected 60 beautiful and festive ways that you can add a little holiday cheer to your entry way. Many of these include decorations that you can make yourself.
Whether you prefer the traditional lighted garland or you want your porch to be completely unique, you are sure to find the perfect decorating style in our collection. Choose from an all-out country Christmas complete with pinecones and presents or make a topiary out of Christmas presents. Decorating your porch has never been easier and we have the collection of beautiful porches that will help to get you started.
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Christmas decorating is often about big and bold. You can add a huge ornament garland to your entryway to really make your outdoor decorating pop. Larger plastic ornaments can be purchased for little to nothing and then you just have to tie them all together to create a bold statement.
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Candy canes are the epitome of Christmas decorating and they can be purchased in all sizes. Use them to adorn your door, decorate your walkway or even hang from the railing on your porch. Add a bit of ribbon or garland and a few lights and you have the perfect Christmas display for your home.
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Use Fresh Twigs
If you live anywhere near a wooded area, you should be able to find loads of fresh pinecones and pine sprigs. Use them to create a wreath for the front door and garland for the porch. Just add berries, plastic or real, and anything else you want to really dress up your home.
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Candles are a great decorating tool that will give your porch a beautiful Christmas look. You can use votive candles or larger ones to get the look that you want. Add candles to a silver tray along with a few ornaments for a tabletop display or use candle holders to hang from your railing.
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Make a Gift Topiary
Your topiary doesn’t necessarily have to be made from plants. You can stack gift boxes (minus the gifts of course) inside topiary pots to create a beautiful display. Just wrap empty boxes and glue them together to ensure that they are sturdy. Then place them on both sides of your front door.
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The rustic look is very popular and so easy to do. Add a few small pine trees, an old rocker and burlap stockings to give your home a great rustic look. You can let the kids make ornaments to decorate the trees and use garland with ornaments to adorn the railing.
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Use Lots of Lights
You can do a lot with clear Christmas lights. Think about adding pine sprigs and ribbon to your outdoor planters and then adding lights. Fiber optic lights are a good choice and you can mix up clear and colored lights if you prefer. However you use them, outdoor lights are a must for your Christmas decorating.
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Metal buckets are a great way to get a rustic look for your outdoor decorating. Add pine twigs, berries and ribbon to the buckets or light them up. A few pieces of firewood, some pine sprigs, ribbon and clear lights make the perfect porch decorating idea. You can add a few plastic ornaments as well.
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Go All White
If you aren’t lucky enough to live in an area that gets snow for the holidays, you can dress your porch up in all white to give that snowy look. Use white topiaries or small Christmas trees, white for your wreath and add clear lights. A few blue or green and red ribbons and bulbs will complete your wintery look.
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Chalkboards give your décor a nice country, rustic touch. You can incorporate that touch into your porch decorating this Christmas. Just add an old metal bowl with a chalkboard and write anything you want. Add a few minor decorations and you have a great tabletop display for your porch.
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