‘Tis the season to deck your porch with boughs of holly! Before the tree is trimmed and the lights are hung – Start the Christmas cheer outside at your front door by using one of these easy tips for how to decorate your porch for Christmas.
Your front porch is typically the first part of your home that your guests see when they come for holiday visiting. A festively decorated front porch helps to set the tone for all of your interior decorating. From traditional wreaths to alternative luminaries, check out our holiday porch decorating tips to help you get into the Christmas spirit:
A Festive Front Porch with Door Wreaths
Whether store-bought or DIY, tied with ribbons or adorned with ornaments, a wreath on your front door is a classic sign of the holidays. If you feel like trying your hand at DIY, check out these tutorials:
Instead of the typical round wreath, try creating a Candy Cane Wreath to sweeten up your front door for Christmas! A fun and unique decoration idea – can be made with ribbons, ornaments, decorative leaves, or customized with other embellishments!
Does this wreath idea put you in the holiday spirit? Watch this video to get the full tutorial creating a DIY Candy Cane Wreath!
DIY Candy Cane Wreath by Keeping It Simple Crafts
This simple, yet cute and cozy wreath will give you serious ‘Marshmallow World’ vibes in 4 easy steps!
DIY Winter Pom Pom Wreath from Modern Glam
Create a classic Christmas wreath using an embroidery hoop, greenery, and flameless candle.
DIY Hoop Wreath from A Pumpkin and a Princess
Repurpose Planter Boxes to Decorate Your Porch for Christmas
Have you considered that you can use your empty summer planter boxes to house some seasonal greenery? Alternately, continue the tree trimming outside with mini Christmas trees.
Use evergreen boughs, pinecones and seasonal berries to liven up your empty summer planters with the Christmas spirit. Use evergreen boughs, pinecones, and seasonal berries to liven up your empty summer planters with the Christmas spirit.
Outdoor Christmas Planters from Threads and Blooms
Feeling crafty? Make some seasonal planters with this DIY Farmhouse Planter Tutorial.
DIY Farmhouse Porch Planter Boxes from The White Cottage Farm
Front Porch Christmas Light Alternatives
While Christmas lights are an outdoor holiday decorating staple, don’t feel like you must limit yourself to traditional strings of bulbs.
Have a creative side? Create these simple DIY Oversized Ornaments using light globes, tuna cans, and eye hooks! These beautiful lit-up ornaments can be added to your stairs near your front porch or entryway.
The Oversized Ornaments How-to can be viewed at Home Stories A to Z
Not in the mood to fight with the ladder, tangled string lights and unpredictable weather this year? Try these easy DIY Star Luminaries to light up your front entrance with an inviting glow.
DIY Star Luminaries from Polka Dot Chair
Capture the magic and whimsy of a little winter village all set up for the holidays with these simple mason jar lanterns! For a little extra magic, try them with twinkling fairy lights.
DIY Winter Village Mason Jar Lanterns from Look What I Made
The Best Way to Decorate Your Porch for Christmas
Want to treat your guests this Holiday season? Host a Hot Chocolate bar right on your porch! A perfect idea for cold winter months. If you’re not a hot chocolate person, you can switch it up with coffee, tea, or any of your favorite hot beverages to warm up your guests. This is a fun way to guarantee lots of visitors through the holiday season!
View the how-to for making a hot chocolate bar for your front porch on Celebrating Everyday Life.
Decorating Your Porch with added Advantages of Duradek
With your porch decked out with Christmas cheer, be mindful of how slippery and icy it can get in the colder months. The weather can easily create a safety hazard for guests right outside your front door. Duradek vinyl allows for safe, easy and worry-free winter deck care. Duradek is textured for slip resistance, so less worry for your guests. It is also durable to use plastic snow shovels and de-icing products.
For more details on caring for your Duradek in the winter, you can read our 3 Most Important Tips for Winter Deck Care.
If you are inspired to redo your front porch, call on an authorized Duradek installer to discuss keeping your porches, patios, and entryways waterproof protected year after year. In the meantime, check out our Pinterest Board for more holiday decorating ideas!