The holidays are finally here, and what better way to greet your holiday guests than with a creative holiday front porch? Even if you don’t have much time to decorate for the holidays indoors, you can use these quick and inexpensive ideas to add a personal touch to the front porch in a flash. After all, sharing the Christmas spirit with your neighbors is one of the best parts of the holiday. So let’s get started decorating your holiday front porch!
An easy way to bump up the holiday style is to make over your outdoor planters. Simply insert evergreen branches into packed planting mix, and add some berry branches or pinecones. Love the LED light within the garden decor! Photo by ‘Houzz’.
From ‘Thrifty And Chic’, this is simply green garland wrapped with white lights with red bows! Simple, classic, and really effective at creating holiday cheer!
These reclaimed wood snowflakes from ‘My Altered State‘ create a real rustic and welcoming look for this holiday front porch. Check on their tutorial for this project!
From ‘Houzz’, this Christmas front porch is another classic look that any family can do. Wreath? Check. Garland and lights? Check. Mini trees and poinsettias? Done!
This porch from ‘Pottery Barn‘ is straight from a Norman Rockwell print! This front porch ties in the color of the front door by adding red ornaments to all the greenery, The eye is brought upward with the wreath over the door and on the upper story windows. The lantern luminaries and the twig trees are a really great finishing touch, adding a lot of warmth. We love the simple color scheme and easy to DIY decorations!
Check out the tutorial for this super easy wreath from ‘The Creek Line House’.
Instead of a wreath this year, how about creating cute holiday signs to hang on the front door? All is takes is a blank wooden template from the craft store, or even a scrap piece of wood. The more age, the better. Use stencils or stamps, and welcome Santa (and everyone else!) with style! Some catchy phrases for your sign? Keep it simple and use “Believe”, “Joy”, or “Let It Snow”. Be cute with “Santa, Define Good…” or “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, or choose something more spiritual to reflect your family. Try this “Joy” sign tutorial from ‘DIY Network’.
Here’s another tutorial for a similar sign from our friends at ‘Love Of Family And Home’.
Create an easy holiday planter or flower pot for your front porch decorating. Think in layers, like a cake. Make a base inside your container with stones or rock to secure your arrangement. Now using evergreen branches, “plant” them in the pot. Leave a clear spot in the center of the container to pile shatterproof ball ornaments. (This is the “cake” filling). I use a glue gun to secure them to each other to make them more stable. Now add some long bare branches into the arrangement for height and texture. Tie on a ribbon if you like. Easy, fast, stylish and best of all, you can collect most of the items for the planter in your yard or neighborhood! Kim at ‘Kim Power Style‘ made this charming little Christmas bucket using battery operated lights & large pine cones. Love those birch logs!
This is a really good way to easily add some dazzle to your holiday front porch. Wrap up some empty cardboard boxes like gifts, and pile them by the front door, on a bench, or in an entry. Pick up the gift wrap and the ribbon at the dollar shop, and it’s a frugal way to make fun and festive holiday impact! Or go all out and create these amazing DIY outdoor lighted gift boxes! DIY Vintage Chic tells you how to do it.
This is the simpler version with no lights, and we love how clean and fresh it looks! Tutorial from ‘One Good Thing By Jillie’.
This holiday front porch from ‘Brooklyn Limestone‘ is an urban version of farmhouse style. The “joy” and “sleigh ride” signs are great pops of seasonal color and add a homey touch to an otherwise elegant porch. A vintage sleigh, simple cedar garland with white lights, and sophisticated white lighted birch trees finish off this perfectly cozy look!
Simple and easy seems to be the magic phrases for your holiday front porch this year, and we love that about this porch from ‘Two Twenty One‘. The secret to making this porch pop is the door mat and rug that make it feel like an extension of the indoors!
Want to make a cool holiday front door mat? After all, this time of year, it gets a lot of use, and a lot of attention. Use craft paints and inexpensive mats from the home improvement store to make a custom door entry perfect for your family. You can stencil directly on them with a stiff brush, or use a pre-made stamp. Snowflakes, anyone? We love this one from the Lisa Leonard Blog. Here’s the tutorial.
Lastly, take this Christmas wonderland holiday front porch and use it as inspiration! Ok fine, maybe we all don’t have life-size nutcrackers to flank our front door… But we can all take ideas from this porch and make them our own. Wrapped presents, a toy land theme, and ornaments wired onto greenery are easy and inexpensive. Photo by ‘Houzz’.
Use these creative ways to decorate your front porch for the holidays, and share your love of this season with your neighbors, friends and family! Looking for more christmas decorating ideas? Check out our post on DIY front yard Christmas decorating projects!Image Credits: DIY Network, Houzz, Thrifty And Chic, My Altered State, Pottery Barn, Creek Line House, love of family and home, Kim Power Style, DIY Vintage Chic, One Good Thing By Jillie, Brooklyn Limestone, Two Twenty One, Lisa Leonard Blog