I think Christmas decorating starts on my front porch. I start decorating Thanksgiving weekend with lights and greens, and move into more decorating the first and second week in December. Decorating the front porch sets the tone for the rest of my Christmas decorations.
These front porch Christmas decorations are sure to inspire you as much as they are inspiring me. Spend some time looking through them while you’re taking a break from making Thanksgiving dinner, and think about what you already have in your decorating stash.
20 Wonderful Ways to Decorate Your Front Porch for Christmas
Front Porch with Christmas Balls and Pointsettias | Centsational Girl – Simple yet elegant, I love the contrast of white and red on this front porch. For those in cold states, use silk pointsettias for the same effect.
Lots of Front Porch Ideas for Christmas | Style Estate – Tons of amazing ideas to inspire your creativity! My favorite is the giant elf stocking.
Lanterns filled with white lights on top of a planter urn with a live wreath | Amanda Carol at Home – Take a black lantern from Ikea and fill it with fairy lights. Add some greens leftover from trimming your Christmas tree and you’re all set.
Christmas Lanterns | Hometalk – 2 more options for filling lanterns. Save the damaged Christmas balls for this project.
Stacked Wreaths on Front Door | Amanda Carol Interiors – Take 3 $10 wreaths, add a simple colored bow, and hang them on your front door. This decoration works best if the wreaths are secured at the top and bottom, or they’re hung on a little used door.
Hanging lanterns grouped on a porch | House to Home – For those with large porches, cluster hanging lanterns at one end of the porch or another out of the main traffic to your front door. This idea would be for a Dogwood or Japanese Maple tree near a front porch.20 Amazing Ways to Decorate Your Front Porch for #christmas!Click To Tweet
DIY Decorative Planters | Paper Blog – Give those discarded plastic pots from summer plants new life with these easy Christmas planters. Don’t buy the sticks. Just grab some from your yard and spray paint them or not.
Believe Sign and Giant Ornaments | Creative Raisins – We have all scrap wood lying around perfect for this simple project.
Tomato Cage Tree with Lights | Room Mom 101 – Your tomato cage can have a second life as a Christmas tree on your front porch. Wrap it in greens and lights, or just lights.
Vintage Winter Porch | Eclectically Vintage – Find wooden boxes at your local flea market, or pick up a few boxes of clementines, share the fruit with friends, and use the boxes to create some vintage Christmas decor on your front porch.
Red Pillow with Black Belt | Home Stories A to Z – Use a leftover scrap of red fabric for the pillow, or pick up one from the clearance section in your local fabric store. Make it a no sew project by stapling the seams together in the back.
Joy Trees | The Idea Room – You can find most of what you need for these cute trees at the thrift store and in your fabric stash. If you need to buy the letters, use coupons like Michael’s Craft Store’s 40% off coupon.
Christmas Decorating Projects for the Front Porch
HOW TO MAKE EASY DIY TOMATO CAGE CHRISTMAS TREES | Camp Clem
How to Hang Wreaths on Exterior Windows | Between Naps on the Porch
Christmas Sharpie Tree | Finding Home
DIY Christmas Porch Light | In My Own Style
Faux Snowballs | Cottage in the Oaks
Wooden Pallet Christmas Tree | Over the Edge Design
Apple Basket Christmas Decor | Linley House
How to Make a Real Ivy Topiary | On Sutton Place
DIY Porch Lighting | On Sutton Place