There's Still Time to Add This Cute Christmas Porch Decor
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.
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.
Make This: Hand-Painted Vintage Sign
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.
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
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.
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.
Make This: Front Porch Christmas Tree
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.
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.
DIY Holiday Rug
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
Pallet Board Sled
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.
Make This: Decorative Pallet Sled
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.