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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Make a Wreath
You can buy or make a wreath for your front door. If you are planning to make one, think about your overall theme. If you are using fresh pine, then get a few twigs and sprigs or you can make wreaths from ribbon, ornaments or just about anything else you can imagine
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Twigs and Trees
You can buy spiral trees that light up at any Dollar Store and when you combine those white trees with brown twigs, you get a beautiful porch display. Make garland or a wreath from twigs and sprigs and then just add a bit of green and red. Finish the display off with a few smaller spiral trees
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What better way to dress up your porch than with a sled? You can create a stunning display using an old wooden sled and then just add ribbons, ornaments or even lights. Make a bow from burlap and add jingle bells and a pine swag to really give your sled a Christmas look.
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Make Your Own Signs
A few strips of wood and some paint will give you everything you need to create your own message for your porch. Just paint Joy, Believe or anything else you want and then use the sign as a focal point to your other decorations. This is a great idea for the kids when they are snowed in and want to be helpful with the decorating.
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Make Santa Cans
Old cans are a great start to this adorable porch decoration. You just dress up the cans to look like Santa and then add twigs, ribbons, ornaments or whatever you want. These are great for tabletops or you can like your steps with them leading up to your front door.
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Make fruit topiaries out of your topiary pots and apples and/or oranges. Just add ribbons and your fruit trees are the perfect complement to your front door wreath and other decorations. You can use picks to stick plastic fruits through your regular topiary tree or make the tree completely out of fruit.
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Make your front door look like the portal to the North Pole by decorating barber poles. You can use plastic pipe or something similar and then just wrap in ribbon to give it the North Pole look. Add lights and other decorations to really make your North Poles sparkle.
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Christmas ornaments hung from ribbons can be added to your porch to give it a festive look. Just hang the ribbons in different lengths and add the ornaments. You can also hang them from your railing if you have a rather large deck and decorate with ribbons or lights.
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There are so many ways that you can decorate your steps. Add plants with red ribbons or make Christmas messages from scrap wood. Place the message so that it reads up and anyone walking up your steps can see it. Decorate the step rail with garland and/or lights.
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Use a Dresser
If you have a small dresser, you can put it on the porch and overflow it with ribbons, ornaments and faux gifts. This is the perfect place to put your candles and other tabletop displays and if you put a small tree next to it, you have a great display that is very reminiscent of a traditional Christmas.
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