Your front porch christmas decorating should be a continuation of the inside decor. The front porch can be decorated using natural greenery from your own backyard. You can easily combine cedar with pine and holly branches for just the right look.
Wreaths are very easy to make and you can shape them into any design you like with florist wire. Start with a grapevine wreath, add pinecones, small bells, red berries, etc.
Fresh garland wreaths are beautiful, with pretty mesh ribbon weaved throughout, you can also wire or hot glue pretty ornaments onto the wreath.
Make a snowman out of grapevine wreaths. To create the snowman, the large wreath goes on the bottom, the medium goes just above the large and of course the small one goes above the medium. You can staple a santa hat above the small wreath and a red scarf between the small and medium wreath. Find two fairly straight tree limbs for the arms. These snowmen are so cute hung on a fence or on a wood house.
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Front Porches Decorated For Christmas
You can even make outdoor Christmas decorations by hanging wreaths on a porch swing.
Decorate rusted buckets by painting a star, candy cane, santa clause or whatever you like on the front. You want the finish to be rustic; just take a piece of sandpaper to your artwork to make it look older.
Place a small decorated christmas tree on your front porch, add a few festively wrapped, empty gift boxes, under the tree. If you live in a windy area you might want to add a heavy rock, to keep packages from blowing away.
Using a straight back rustic chair, you can tack onto the chair back a miniature grapevine wreath, on the seat, simply arrange some greenery, twigs and/or red berries around a rustic tray of candles.
Add a festive christmas rug and place poinsettias on either side of the front door
If you have pillars, posts or handrails weave garland and twinkling light around them.
Shop thrift stores, antique stores, flea markets and garage sales, to find great deals on christmas decorative accessories. Choose things that you can take home and add your own personal style to.
Make your front porch christmas decorating stand out from the rest of the neighborhood, but don’t over do it. Sometimes less is really more.
- Break a couple of small branches off of a pine tree, pinecones still attached preferably, and you can add red berries with a hot glue gun. This idea is great to place on a mantle, a table or hung over a door or window.
- Over a kitchen window, you could place an evergreen branch and hang a group of 3 bold ornaments.
- Baskets and bowls filled with pinecones or colored ornaments.
- Add holiday cheer to any room by framing wrapping paper.
- Use picture frames, simply wrap them in christmas paper, add a bow and hang them up.
- Drape a strand of colored metallic beads over a chandelier.
- Glass jars are great for displaying spools of ribbon, twine, peppermint sticks, cranberries, etc.
- Hang swags of garland along fireplace mantle or wind garland up a banister. To add a festive fragrance attach bunches of cinnamon sticks to garland.
- Line the tops of furniture, counters and tables with with red berries and evergreen boughs.
- If you don’t have a real fireplace, but you want to add a warm homey glow to your room, you can display a collection of candles, of all different sizes and shapes, but the same color. Choose scented candles that compliments any other scent you may have already introduced into your home. Never leave candles unattended.
- Wind twinkling clear lights around a branch and suspend this above a window or doorway.
- Wrap empty boxes, of all shapes and sizes, in beautiful Christmas paper, and adorn them with bows and sprigs of greenery.