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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Whether you purchase it premade or you gather pinecones yourself, this beautiful garland is the perfect way to dress up your front door. Add a few plastic Christmas ornaments or red berries to make it really festive. You can even add red velvet bows or other decorations to make it unique.
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The Grinch is a favorite holiday character and you can give the impression of the Grinch when you dress up your porch in reds and light greens. Pink and white poinsettias, brightly colored bows and oddly shaped ornaments are the perfect touch to give your home a Grinchy look.
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Dress up your walkway with these beautiful cranberry luminaries. You just have to have glass vases, or you can use plastic if you prefer, and add cranberries and fake snow. Add a pillar candle and your walkway will provide the perfect path to your front door. You can add fir bundles or pinecones as well if you want a bit more decoration.
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You don’t have to purchase a lot of decorations to give your porch a festive touch. You can use planters and then just add pinecones and other decorations to them. If you have larger planters, fill them with pinecones and then add ribbons, pine branches or red ornaments to make them really festive.
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Taking some empty boxes, wrapping them like gifts and placing them strategically around your porch is the perfect touch to your Christmas decorating. Stack them up around a topiary tree or near a bench if you have one. This may not work if you have outdoor pets but is a great idea for those who want to add a traditional Christmas look without spending a fortune.
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Traditional Country Christmas
Garland, wreaths and traditional reds and greens are all you need to create this beautiful country Christmas front porch. You just have to hang the garland wherever you want, on the ceiling or along the railing, and then add wreaths to the doors. Clear lights will give it a really beautiful sparkle.
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If you have ice skates or even an old sled, you can use those items to decorate your porch. Just add sleigh bells, small wreaths or other decorations and hang or sit them on your porch. Hang them on your door or use them to decorate your porch railing. Use fresh sprigs and leaves and these decorations will cost you nothing.
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Fruits and Ribbon
You don’t have to use store bought items to decorate. Fruit is a very popular decoration around Christmas time and you can add ribbon and fresh pine twigs to really give your front porch the Christmas spirit. Just drape ribbon around the door and then decorate with whatever you have on hand.
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Poinsettias are the perfect addition to your outdoor display. Note that if you live in areas where it gets really cold, you will need to use fake plants. Just place the plants in outdoor planters and adorn them with ornaments, ribbon or garland to get that red and green look if you want.
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Decorate a Tree
A Christmas tree on the porch is the perfect complement to your outdoor decorations. If you have a smaller tree, or if you can find a smaller real tree, add that to your decorating scheme. Add a few ornaments (nothing that will break in extremely cold weather) and ribbon to finish it off.
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