The holidays are finally here, and what better way to greet your holiday guests than with creative front porch Christmas decorations? 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. We found some great projects and tutorials to help you on your way, and some Christmas porch ideas just to inspire you too! So let’s get started decorating your front porch for Christmas!


Creative Ways to Decorate your Holiday Front Porch


DIY It! Front Porch Christmas Decorations

Christmas Porch DIY Wreath

Making Lemonade‘ has my holiday heart with this DIY moss wreath. Such an easy Christmas porch decoration! An inexpensive grapevine wreath, some floral moss and some firefly lights. Magical!


Christmas Front Porch Sign

Jen at ‘Tatertots & Jello‘ made this ever so awesome candy cane front porch Christmas decoration. She has a tutorial for her “Jingle” sign, and it’s so easy! Go to her post to check out her one of a kind farmhouse style door wreath. Oh, and don’t forget her candy cane topiaries! (She has tutorials for all of them!) Loving how she decorated her front porch for Christmas!


Stars Front Porch Christmas Ideas

Jump on over to ‘Creek Line House‘ and learn how to make giant red stars to be the focal point of your Christmas front porch decorating. Easy, and almost free idea!


Christmas Pathway Lights

Loving on this inexpensive front porch Christmas  idea from ‘HGTV‘. Pick up some glass vases from the dollar or craft store, and fill part way with epsom salt. Then nestle a votive candle in each one. Perfect way to light the path to Christmas cheer!


Porch Planters for the Holidays

An easy way to bump up the front porch Christmas ideas 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 globe! Photo by ‘Houzz’.

Creative Ways to Decorate your Holiday Front Porch


Front Porch Christmas Garland

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!

Creative Ways to Decorate your Holiday Front Porch


Wood Snowflakes

These reclaimed wood snowflakes from  ‘My Altered State‘ create rustic and welcoming Christmas front porch decorations. Check on their tutorial for this project!

Creative Ways to Decorate your Holiday Front Porch


Joy Christmas Sign

Instead of a wreath this year, how about creating cute Christmas 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’.


Natural Front Porch Christmas Decorations

Create an easy holiday planter or flower pot for a pretty front porch Christmas decoration. 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!

Creative Ways to Decorate your Front Porch for the Holiday


Easy Front Porch Gift Boxes

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.

holiday porch decorating


This is a simpler version of outdoor Christmas gift packages with no lights, and we love how clean and fresh it looks! Tutorial from ‘One Good Thing By Jillie’.

Creative Ways to Decorate your Holiday Front Porch


Xmas Door Mat DIY

Want to make a cool Christmas 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 to a store bought mat. This tutorial is from ‘Tip Junkie‘, and she makes it easy for you! What a happy holiday welcome!


Get Inspired : Front Porch Christmas Ideas!

Why do we love this front porch Christmas decoration from ‘Kelly Nan‘? The tree, of course! Or, maybe, the garland? Or… Well, this entire Christmas porch is worth going to see. She has every little detail just the way you would want it in your holiday dreams. From using a tree on the porch, to the rockers with Christmas red throws (go check it out!) this is an amazing Christmas porch tour!


How to Decorate a Front Porch for Christmas – Traditional Style

Lucy from ‘Craftberry Bush‘ never disappoints with her Christmas porch ideas! This is a pretty simple holiday scheme. Lots of greens, a couple of red lanterns, and the rest is easy DIY! She tied red scarves onto the door wreaths, and wrapped boxes for a pile of gifts. The best photo of her decorating her front porch for Christmas? It’s the first photo on her post. Be sure to go check out her helpers.


Minimal Front Porch Christmas Decorating Ideas

If you are looking for a more minimal Christmas decor, then look no further than these front porch Christmas decorations from ‘Crazy Chic Design‘. You don’t have to go over the top if that isn’t your thing. Simplicity is sometimes best, especially around the holidays!


Urban Farmhouse Style

This Christmas 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!

Creative Ways to Decorate your Front Porch for the Holiday


Red & Green Christmas Theme

Simple and easy seems to be the magic phrases for decorating your front porch for Christmas 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!

Creative Ways to Decorate your Holiday Front Porch


Rockwell Style Christmas Porch

This porch from ‘Pottery Barn‘ is straight from a Norman Rockwell print! This Christmas porch decoration 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!

front porch holiday decorating

Use these creative front porch Christmas decorations & ideas, and share your love of this season with your neighbors, friends and family! Looking for more outdoor Christmas decorating ideas? Check out our post on DIY Outdoor Christmas Yard Decorations or DIY Creative Christmas Light Ideas! Need ideas for indoors? Check out our posts on 20 Traditional Christmas Tree Ideas and Easy DIY Christmas Projects &  Holiday Crafts over at TBD!

Don’t forget to pin this Christmas DIY project for later!

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  1. LocalService April 17, 2020 at 3:18 am

    Wow! so many things that i never knew of! thanks for this guys!

  2. Tiffany July 27, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Where can I buy big long Joy sign on porch?

    1. Kathy Woodard September 8, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      As far as we know, that was a project done by BHG… I would search Etsy for a similar sign!

    2. Ginger November 20, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Hobby Lobby had similar JOY signs

  3. Grace June 21, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    what kind of lights are on the branches in the pot?

    1. Kathy Woodard July 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      I belive this are pre lighted branches you can buy at the craft store. Hope that helps!

  4. Pat May 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Great ideas…thanks for sharing!


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