Front Porch Christmas Decorating Tips

Make Your Holiday Decorating Easy and Fun

Need some Christmas decorating tips to help you decorate your front porch for the holidays? We sure have some for you!


What better way to capture ideas for your own porch than seeing Christmas pictures of some fantastically decorated porches.

We've chosen some charming Christmas decorating ideas from creative bloggers who share their ideas for your front porch.

We are grateful for their generosity in allowing us to feature them for you.


Christmas at Worthing Court

sophisticated Christmas door wreath
photo courtesy of Worthing Court



elegant garland and front door wreath for Christmas
photo courtesy of Worthing Court
Suzy of Worthing Court has a most delightful wreath hanging on her front door. It is not only interesting but also has a glow that's most appealing. Notice how the shades of reds and greens make it bedazzle.


Christmas Decorating Tips

When choosing a wreath for your front door make sure it is large enough (but not too large) to make an impressive sight.

Also make sure the colors complement the color of your porch and front door.



Most impressive is Suzy's garland above the front door.












Christmas door decoration of garland and holiday wreath
photo courtesy of Worthing Court
Suzy began by wrapping three relatively inexpensive garlands together and then adding 200 lights. She added flowers, ribbons, and ornaments to fill in the garland to match the wreath.


Christmas Decorating Tips

When creating the perfect garland start from the center and work toward the ends. Maintain symmetry by spacing objects equal distances from the center.

If placing a bow in the center, weave the same ribbon throughout the garland.

Add interesting objects like ornaments, twigs, or sprigs.



Simplicity makes an impact as seen by Suzy's decorated porch.

The lanterns filled with holiday colors and objects along with the ribbon-tied outdoor pillows create plenty of curb appeal.

Adding colorful ribbons to pillows and outdoor furniture like porch swings is an easy and quick way to add holiday charm to any porch.


holiday cushions pillows wrapped with ribbons
photo courtesy of Worthing Court



Lanterns and colorful Christmas cushions on porch furniture
photo courtesy of Worthing Court


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Turnstyle Vogue

Shari of Turnstyle Vogue has a beautiful wood front door along with several unique Christmas decorating tips that Mary and I really like!


front door holiday display
photo courtesy of Turnstyle Vogue
Transform a pickle barrel into a holiday planter. If your porch is large enough a barrel like this can hold poinsettias and other greenery. It adds an element of height to complement the front door and also reminds us of days gone by - just perfect for Christmas.


barrel with poinsittas
photo courtesy of Turnstyle Vogue



Christmas Decorating Tips

bucket of pine cones

Mix a bucket of pine cones with holly or even ornaments to make a holiday porch decoration.

To add a little sparkle, you can use spray glue to slightly coat the pine cones and sprinkle on silver or gold glitter.

You can also add pine cones to floral arrangements (with or without glitter)!




Of all the Christmas decorating tips here is one of our very favorites - snow dusting your tree. Shari has been doing this for many years and shows us how its done.


frocked christmas tree
photo courtesy of Turnstyle Vogue



ivory soap She uses a box of Ivory soap and approximately one and one-half cups of water to create a mixture that borders on thin cake mix.

Shari spreads a little at a time over the tops of the pine branches.


evergreen branches with home-made frock material
photo courtesy of Turnstyle Vogue
Shari recommends doing this for outdoor trees rather than indoor ones due to the smell.

She also suggests using a drop cloth to catch the soap that doesn't stick to the branches during application. Be sure to see Shari's blog, Turnstyle Vogue, for more detailed instructions.


Saving 4 Six

Christmas decorating tips can be found in many ways. Carrie of Saving 4 Six displays one that works on any porch during the holidays.


snowy front porch decorated for the holidays
photo courtesy of Saving 4 Six
We selected Carrie's porch not only for its snowy appeal but also for personalizing her front door wreath. Personalizing holiday decorations, especially those on the front porch, with family member names adds warmth and charm.


Snowman sign on front door wreath
photo courtesy of Saving 4 Six
Carrie also gives us perfect insight into using everyday,inexpensive items to use for decorations. She purchased the chair and lantern for $5.00, filled a bucket with greenery, and used a sled in a most fun way.


old kitchen chair on front porch decorated for Christmas
photo courtesy of Saving 4 Six



My Heart With Pleasure Fills

Lori of My Heart With Pleasure Fills caught our eye for two good Christmas decorating tips.

The first is her front door triple wreath. The wreaths add a new dimension and are ideal for a narrow doorway. You could also add poinsettias, ornaments, or other decorative items to the wreaths.


triple wreaths for Christmas on front door
photo courtesy of My Heart with Pleasure Fills
Packages! Imagine all of the fantastic colored wrapping paper you could use to decorate those old shoe boxes in your closet. Mix and match sizes, colors, and shapes to create a display or just use one or two like Lori did for a special look.


wrapped packages on bench for Christmas
photo courtesy of My Heart with Pleasure Fills



Buttercup Bliss

Lisa of Buttercup Bliss forsake the store-bought wreaths and created her own masterpiece. Like many of us, she tried to reuse wreaths from previous years but they were no longer up to the task.


colorful red bow on front door wreath
photo courtesy of Buttercup Bliss



Along with a friend, Lisa loaded a basket full of ornaments, stems, pine cones, ribbon, and wreaths. Once home, she spread them on the floor and began the fun task of assembling the wreaths for her front doors.


wreath making materials
photo courtesy of Buttercup Bliss
Lisa incorporated her entire cache into the wreath down to this little lime-green bird!





close up of front door wreath
photo courtesy of Buttercup Bliss
Lisa's tenacity and desire paid off handsomely as she now has two beautiful traditional-type wreaths to enjoy during the holidays.


French doors with Christmas wreaths
photo courtesy of Buttercup Bliss



We hope our decorating tips and ideas will inspire you to decorate your front porch for Christmas. As you can see, it is easy, fun, and can be rather inexpensive too!







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