Having a festive porch doesn’t have to cause you extra stress and time. Just a few simple touches can help bring some holiday spirit to your front entry. Here’s my easy Christmas porch decor.
Do you decorate the outside of your house for Christmas? It seems like most people fall into one of two categories – they either love decorating outside for Christmas, or they never have.
Up until this year, I fell into the “never have” category. While I have always enjoyed decorating the inside of my home, I never really did anything to the outside, except for a few porch decorations on occasion. That is changing this year, though.
We live in a great, and very active, neighborhood with lots of families with children. Many people in our neighborhood decorate the outside of their homes for the holidays. The entrance to our neighborhood is also often decorated for the season. We also have a neighbor one block down the road who is a balloon artist. When COVID hit, he started putting a new balloon art display out in his front yard every week. People from all over the city would drive through our neighborhood regularly just to see his latest creation. Nowadays, he usually only puts out a fun display for the holidays.
As you can see, though, we live in a wonderfully active community.
My daughter has been after me recently about decorating the outside of our house like many of our neighbors do. So, for the first time in my life, I have purchased some outdoor decor. Wish me luck getting it all up! I also put a few things out in our front entry, to help create some Christmas cheer. It was fast and easy, so I thought I would share my easy Christmas porch decor with you, in case you needed some simple ideas.
Also, this is the first Sunday of the month, which means I am going a few blogger friends to bring you even more inspiration. Our theme this month was “Outdoor Project,” so be sure to check out the end of this post for some more outdoor ideas.
Easy Christmas Porch Decor
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You can easily add a festive touch to your front porch with just a few staple items. Poinsettias are one such item.
Nothing screams Christmas quite like a poinsettia. I snagged these poinsettias a number of years ago from Lowe’s. They were on sale for $1 the day after Thanksgiving. Seriously. I probably should have bought like ten of them…
They are so great to set out front, though. Just plop a couple near the front door, and you instantly have some Christmas cheer. Plus, since they are fake, they can be reused year after year.
Another staple item is a Christmas mat. Christmas mats are plentiful and so fun. The designs are endless, so it’s not difficult to find one that suits exactly what you are looking for. I worked hard for this particular mat…
My daughter and I recently went to Lowe’s to peruse their outdoor decor. I needed a new Christmas mat, so we stopped to look at what Lowe’s had to offer. They had a box full of various Christmas mats. I wasn’t thrilled with the top few, so I started digging in the box to see if there was anything different further down. Of course – of course – I found the mat that I wanted at the very bottom of the box. So, for a few minutes, I was the crazy lady at Lowe’s completely taking apart their box of Christmas mats in order to get the one at the bottom!
Never fear, I put them all back when I was done. No harm, no foul, right?!
Welcome mats are actually not all that difficult to make, either. I made my own Christmas mat a few years ago. It was really easy and turned out great! We had an uncovered front entry at that time, though, so that mat didn’t last long.
Wreaths are another great staple for the front porch.
I hung these simple wreaths on my front doors recently, and it was so easy (and inexpensive) to add a little festive bow ornament in the middle. This helps draw the eye up a bit, and tie everything in the entry together.
It’s also nice to have at least one unique element, or feature item, in your front display. I’ve got this wooden Santa sleigh that my dad made when I was a kid.
My dad made a ton of wooden decor when I was younger, for all seasons. I have quite a bit of it in my possession now, as an adult, and it’s so fun to put out on display.
I simply put a little tree in it and filled it with ornaments. It could also be filled with small packages, large ornaments, pinecones, anything really! It’s a fun item to play around with.
Finally, I have a sign and a bucket full of snacks for the delivery workers.
I did this last year, and it was a big hit. I do a lot of my shopping online, as I’m not a very big fan of crowds. So, the ease of having things delivered to my front door and not having to deal with traffic, crowded stores, long lines, etc. is just perfect for me. The holidays are a crazy time for mail carriers, though. They are so, so busy that they work incredibly long hours and often don’t even get a break to eat. Sometimes, the snacks that people leave out for them is the only food that they are able to get in a day.
So, this is an easy way for me to say thank you those who deliver what feels like an endless amount of packages to my house during the holiday season.
And that’s all you need for easy Christmas porch decor this season. It didn’t take me long at all to put this display together, and I only had to purchase a couple of items. Most of what was used were items that I already had on hand!
Now to decorate the rest of the front yard…. Ha!
How about you? Have you ever done outdoor Christmas decor?
Don’t forget to pin this for later, and follow me on Pinterest for more inspiration!
Also, check out my blogger friends outdoor projects this month.
Plywood, Walls and Siding our Garage Addition from Grandma’s House DIY
Outdoor Christmas Lighted Gift Box from Life as a LEO’s Wife
- Super Simple DIY Christmas Doormat
- How to Make a Cheap Christmas Wreath
- Simple Christmas Table Setting with Holly
- Christmas Kitchen Decor