There's Still Time to Add This Cute Christmas Porch Decor

Celebrate the season and give your porch a total Christmas makeover with these super easy and totally festive holiday decor DIYs.

Christmas may only be two weeks away, but there's still time to give your porch the holiday makeover it deserves. Try one (or all!) of these easy DIY ideas to make your home the most festive on the block.

Celebratory Signage

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Photo by: Susan Teare

Susan Teare

If you want to make a major statement with minimal effort, this how-to is the one for you. It's easy to transform a basic porch when you opt for an oversized sign that truly says it all. Some greenery and adequate lighting to show off your masterpiece are the only extras you'll need.

Handmade Garland

Christmas Magnolia Garland

Christmas Magnolia Garland

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Deborah Silver

Store-bought garlands are just fine. But a handmade garland with gorgeous white lights? You've just mastered holiday decorating. Proof positive: This jaw-dropping magnolia garland looks flawless on a classic Southern exterior.

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Keep Your Magnolia Leaves Fresh + Green

Unfurl Floral Wire to Remove Damaged Leaves

Cut Discolored Leaves

Protect With Plastic

Keep Leaves Hydrated by Misting

But, Don't Overwater

Secure With Zip Ties

Shape the Garland

Playful Pillow

Holiday Porch Decor With Reindeer Silhouette Pillow

Holiday Porch Decor With Reindeer Silhouette Pillow

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Picasa, ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer

Welcome holiday guests with an absolutely adorable reindeer pillow that is sure to add a warm and cozy vibe to your home's wintry entrance. Enchanting rustic setting = optional.

Make This: Reindeer Pillow

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Home for the Holidays

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DIY Reindeer Pillow

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Add a Special Touch

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Mini Christmas Tree

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Easy Ornaments

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Embellished Wreath

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Gorgeous Garland

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Light Up With Luminaries

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Cozy Throws

Rustic Holiday Entryway Porch

Rustic Holiday Entryway Porch

Photo by: David A. Land

David A. Land

And speaking of cozy, why not add a blanket or two with that pillow? Winter weather doesn't mean you have to hibernate indoors. Toss a few fuzzy throws on a classic bench, as seen in HGTV Magazine, for a cozy spot to enjoy a hot cup of apple cider.

Tour This Christmas Home

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Home for the Holidays

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Classics With a Twist

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Welcome Home

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Fireplace

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Great Room

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Dining Room

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Kitchen

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Guest Bedroom

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Guest Bathroom

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Kids' Bedroom

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Kids' Toy Christmas Tree

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Miniature Tree

Front Porch Christmas Decoration

Front Porch Christmas Decoration

Bigger isn't always better — especially in the case of this delightful mini Christmas tree. For an extra special touch, try decorating your mini tree with natural elements such as pinecones and star-shaped ornaments made from twigs.

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Classic Meets Mod

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Match Your Decor

Simple on Top, Bold on Bottom

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Go Glam on a Budget

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DIY Ornaments

Blooming Design

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Shiny Baubles

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Bring Out the Color

Make an Individual Statement

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Spray-Paint Your Tree

Truly Patriotic

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Kids' Tree

Tons of Tinsel

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Perfectly Natural

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Go Mobile

Put Holiday Cards to Good Use

Sweet Tooth

Use Up Your Yarn

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Character Tree

Pet Friendly

Sounds of the Season

Complementary Colors

Match the Theme of the Room

Put a Bow on It

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Statement Ornament

Cluster Small Ornaments Together

Advent Calendar Garland

Light It Up

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Travel the World

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Update Natural Accessories

Forget the Tree Skirt

Saturated Color

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Ribbons Galore

Bright Neutrals

Dark Neutrals

Rustic Scandinavian

©Marc Kelly

DIY Statement Topper

Wrap Lights in Garland

Decorate Together

Night Lights

Candle Santa Runway

Candle Santa Runway

©Janell Beals

Janell Beals

Forget the tacky blinking lights. Guests will know they're in for an evening of classy cocktails and elegant decor when a trail of glowing white candles in crystal clear glass votives leads them to your door. Add a layer of Epson salt in the bottom of each votive for the look of snow minus the melting.

Crafty Christmas Decor

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Light the Way for Holiday Guests

Festive Up Your Front Porch

Add an Orb

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Make a Fabric and Evergreen Swag

Photo By: H. Camille Smith

Make Ice Lanterns

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Turn Lumber Into Hip Trees

Go Big With Ornaments

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Craft a Monogrammed Doormat

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Craft a Snowy Wreath

Add Some Sparkle

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Treat Forest Friends

Make a Melt-Proof Snowman

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Craft Woodsy Luminaries

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Freshen Up Your Wreath

Make a Twig Garland

Craft This Cute Wreath

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Repurpose Old Jars

Upcycle Your Way to a Funky Front Yard Sculpture

Glitz Up a Wreath

Holiday Up Your Outdoor Rug

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Deck Out the Landscape

Craft Woodsy Stars

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Spell It Out

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Turn Summer Souvenirs Into a Wreath

Wrap It Up

Turn Every Day Into Holiday

Easy Holiday Update for Planters

Turn Craft Store Supplies Into a Snowman

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Craft a Chalkboard Silhouette

Light Up the Night

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Whip Up an Outdoor Pillow

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Craft a Colorful Tree Silhouette

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Give Topiaries a Holiday Makeover

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Make It Personal

Rethink Wreaths

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Give It a Quick Holiday Fix

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Holiday Front Door Decorations With Rope Letters

Holiday Front Door Decorations With Rope Letters

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Wreaths are holiday staples, and while you could go with your basic greenery and berry combo, we think this fun saying might be just the statement you're looking for. Create your own using rope, ribbon and wire.

Natural Decor Ideas

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Dress Up Your Outdoor Space for Christmas

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Go Square

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Add Splashes of Color

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Layer Up

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Create an All-Natural Ambiance

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Use a Tree Alternative

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Dress With Delectable Accents

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Make Everyday Items Seasonal

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Insert Holiday Flair

Add Winter Touches

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Get Creative

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Be Whimsical

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Create Rustic Decor

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

DIY Holiday Rug

DIY Potato Stamp Outdoor Rug

DIY Potato Stamp Outdoor Rug

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Ready for my favorite DIY for your fantastic Christmas porch? With simple directions from designer Brian Patrick Flynn, you can transform a plain sisal rug with three shades of green paint and some potato stamps. This one is a game changer.

Make This: Potato-Stamped Rug

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Classic Country Decor We Love

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Vintage Vignettes

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Playful Touches

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Front Door Decor

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Chalkboard Signage

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Bare Garland

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Handmade Wreath

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Side Door Decor

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Wood Scrap Sculpture

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Clever Containers

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Winter Dining

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Winter-Friendly Plants

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Pallet Board Sled

DIY Decorative Sled

DIY Decorative Sled

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Flynnside Out Productions

Whether you rarely get enough snow to go sledding, or you’re the kind of person who wants to be ready for the slopes the minute Jack Frost decides to make an appearance, storing your sleigh on the porch is a great way to say you’re ready for winter (and always ready for fun!). And if you don’t already have one, try your hand at this decorative version made from an old wooden pallet.

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Life-Size Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter

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Giant Advent Calendar With a Ladder

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Crafty Paintbrush Garland

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Hanging Rosemary-Wrapped Snowflakes

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Giant Christmas Ornaments

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Festive Rope Light Word Art

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Festive Potato-Stamped Rug

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Waterproof Paper Wreath

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Decorative Pallet Sled

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Christmas Tree-Shaped Window Dowels

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Rustic Holiday Star

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Wire Mesh Luminaries

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Unexpected Upcycles

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Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

And while you’re digging through the garage to find that sleigh, grab whatever red and green items you can. It might surprise you how easy it is to get a festive look with upcycled items in the season's favorite hues. Red rain boots stuffed with greenery? Don’t mind if I do.

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Puzzle Pieces = Napkin Ring Bling

Tin Cans = Cake Stand Risers

Ceiling Medallion = Textured Wreath

Old Door = Dining Table

A Few Paint Chips = Favor Tags

Lots of Paint Chips = Bloom-Covered Wreath

Pennant Banners = Sport-Savvy Tree Skirt

Vintage Aprons = Homespun Tree Skirt

Metal Stencils = Painted Ornaments

Drop Cloth + Drapery Hardware = Faux Mantel

Cookie Cutters = Christmas Ornaments

Sheet Music = Whimsical Christmas Trees

Sheet Music = Pitch-Perfect Placemats

Mason Jars = Outdoor Luminaries

Mason Jars = Waterless Snow Globes

Extra Wrapping Paper = Homemade Wine Charms

Leftover Cardstock = Graphic Christmas Ornaments

Deck of Cards = Unexpected Holiday Wreath

Starlight Mints = Sweet Serving Tray

Scrabble Tiles = Personalized Place Cards

Last Year's Cards = This Year's Cocktail Markers

Wooden Clothespins = Clean Snowflake Ornaments

Covered Cake Plate = Holiday Terrarium

Cake Plate + Ornaments = One-Minute Centerpiece

Wool Blanket = Warm Table Runner

Glassware Collection = Temporary Tree

Drawer Pulls = Heavy-Duty Napkin Holders

Glass Jars = Colorful Candle Holders

Old Wine Bottles = Outdoor Candelabra

Everyday Books = Holiday Accents

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