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 Mitten Wreath
What better way to show your Christmas spirit during the cold winter months than with a wreath made from Mittens? You can buy a twig wreath, or make one yourself, and then embellish it with mittens, scarves and other winter necessities. It looks great and gives your home a nice warm touch.
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Lighted Tree Urns
If you have tree urns on your porch, you can light them up and really give your decorating a boost. Just light up the trees that you already have or add small pine trees and decorate them with lights and red bulbs and ribbons. Add some lighted garland to your door and you’re all set.
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Simple yet Elegant
Plain pine garland and red ribbons go a long way in making your porch look festive. You don’t have to go all out with loads of lights and ornaments. You just have to place the garland and then tie red ribbons strategically throughout your design. This is a beautiful and inexpensive way to decorate the porch.
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If you want a rustic, traditional looking Christmas porch, you can use burlap. Burlap is relatively inexpensive and makes a great rustic looking garland. Just line your porch rail or your outdoor Christmas trees with burlap garland, add a few lights and you have a beautiful Christmas display that is easy and inexpensive.
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You can make a dramatic porch display by grouping your lanterns together and lighting them up. Make a focal point under the grouping with outdoor furniture or other larger decorations. Use lanterns of all colors or stick with a simple blue and white look if you want something elegant.
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Dress up Your Bench
If you have an outdoor bench, this is the perfect place to add faux presents, garland, lights and ornaments. Just throw a few pine sprigs and some red ribbon and then add lights to give your porch a really elegant yet simple look.
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Add ornaments to your outdoor tables or hang them wherever you like. If you want to create a stunning Christmas display, ornaments are the first thing to consider. Use gold or silver for an elegant décor or add loads of colors, whatever you prefer. Top them off by highlighting with clear lights.
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Pinecones and Snowflakes
You can create a beautiful swag with pinecones and plastic snowflakes. Hang those swags in the corners of your railing or even the top corner of your door. Dress it up with a pinecone wreath and add clear lights for a beautiful porch display.
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You can decorate outdoor pots with sprigs of red and gold, a few Christmas bulbs and some lights. Just tie a wide red ribbon around the pots and then add your decorations. These are easy to make and you may already have what you need to create them so they are very inexpensive.
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Create a Winter Wonderland
A few large bulbs strategically placed and some fake snow will give you a beautiful winter wonderland for your front porch. You can buy inflatable bulbs or larger plastic ones. Just place the fake snow (if you aren’t getting real snow for Christmas) around the house, in birdbaths and other areas and decorate.
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