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



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

©Deborah Silver

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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Playful Pillow

Porch With Wood Door, Wreath, White Rocking Chair and Reindeer Pillow

Holiday Porch Decor With Reindeer Silhouette Pillow

Cozy up a front porch chair or bench with this adorable reindeer pillow. With a few basic supplies and our free printable template, you can stitch up one of your own in just a few steps.

Photo by: Picasa ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer

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.

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Cozy Throws

rustic holiday entrance

Rustic Holiday Entryway Porch

holiday entrance

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.

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Miniature Tree

Front Porch Christmas Tree

Front Porch Christmas Decoration

This front porch Christmas decoration features a stocking and a Christmas tree in a basket with a burlap garland, pine cones, twig snowflakes, ornaments and presents.

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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Night Lights

Candle Santa Runway

Candle Santa Runway

A DIY project with candles makes a santa runway up the stairs.

©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.

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Black Door With Rope Hanging From Red Ribbon

Holiday Front Door Decorations With Rope Letters

Try this playful twist on a standard holiday wreath. Just wrap sections of rope with fine-gauge wire, working it between the rope's twists, then shape into letters to spell out a favorite holiday sentiment.

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.

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DIY Holiday Rug

Potato Stamp Rug

DIY Potato Stamp Outdoor Rug

This custom outdoor rug is festive, fun and unbelievably easy to make!

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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Pallet Board Sled

Pallet Transformed into Decorative Holiday Sled

DIY Decorative Sled

Repurpose an old wooden pallet into a charming vintage sled.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

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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Unexpected Upcycles



Add a touch of whimsy to your stoop or steps with a grouping of boots used as planters.

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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