10 Ways to Take Christmas Onto Your Front Porch

Christmas lights are the most popular way to decorate the outside of your home for Christmas, but it’s easy to feel left out of the game if you don’t have the ability or the time to put them up. That doesn’t mean that your porch needs to stay bare and sad for the holidays, though. There are many options for greeting your guests with Christmas cheer before they even catch a glimpse of your Christmas tree. Don’t believe me? Check out these 10 ways to take Christmas onto your front porch.

Christmas porch ornaments

Save some of your bigger sized ornaments from a ornament-filled tree existence and showcase them on your front porch. This gives you the chance to use that leftover ribbon that you aren’t sure what to do with. (via Centsational Girl)

Large Christmas planters

Do you have planters on your porch all year round? At Christmastime, fill them with pinecones and birch branches and red berries to give them the most festive look with very little effort. Bonus if your pinecones smell like cinnamon. (via Calling It Home)

Paper snowflake garlands

So you want your porch to look like a winter wonderland without the icicle lights and there is nothing wrong with that. Use some heavy paper to make snowflake garlands and just start draping them everywhere. They’ll look gorgeous fluttering around with the real snowflakes! (via Martha Stewart)

Monogram door wreath

Everybody has a Christmas wreath. So if you’re looking for something new and unique for your front door, try some monogrammed greenery instead! It will make a super fun trip to the craft store to find all the things to fill your letter. (via View Alone The Way)

Buckets of nature

Winter may not have an abundance of flowers, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t beauty to be found outdoors. Put a couple galvanized buckets on your porch and fill them with pinecones and logs and pine tree branches. It’s will give you some porch decor that you can keep until spring. (via Design Dining Diapers)

Non red decor

Don’t be afraid to leave off the red. You can make a lovely scene with green and white and burlap that will tie in perfectly with your country rustic decor inside. (via Thistlewood Farm)

DIY Santa logs

No more light up plastic Santa Clauses will be welcome on your porch. Make these classy log Santas that will be a much better greeting for your guests than the cliche. In fact, you could make several sets for gifting as well. (via Smart Girls DIY)

Christmas garlands

Christmastime is the time for garlands galore. Keep one or two extra off your staircase to put around your front door and drape across your porch rail. If you want to go all out, buy some wreaths to match your garlands. (via Viahouse)

Pallet Christmas tree

For some, there isn’t much space to put Christmas decor or maybe your porch is a wind tunnel where everything ends up in the yard. Use scrap wood or a pallet to make a pretty wooden tree that can scoot up against the wall. You can paint it or just decorate it with lights. Your call. (via Little House of Four)

Minimalistic front porch

Are you thinking that none of those other porch decor ideas really match with your Scandinavian Christmas decor? Strip all the frills away and decorate with a plain tree and some simple lanterns. It will look like you decorated without clashing with your simple inside decor. (via Birch and Bird)