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Christmas Festival Blog Hop: Easy Christmas Porch Decor

Easy Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas Farmhouse Porch Decor


Hello dear friends! It’s day two of an exciting week on the blog with Christmas home tours, blog hops and fun holiday link parties! Today I am joining Kendra of Joy In Our Home and twenty-three other bloggers for the Christmas Festival Blog Hop which lasts all week long. Each day has a different theme, and today’s theme is porches. If you are coming over from Little Brags or if you just happened to stop by today, welcome! Let’s get this porch party started!


Yesterday I shared my fresh holly and ivy Christmas swag which was inspired by an old Christmas carol, The Holly and The Ivy. I also shared a little bit of our porch decorated for the season.


Christmas Porch Decor

Time just seems to fly by during the holidays! I don’t want to “miss” Christmas this year, so I have been trying come up with quick and easy ways to add festive holiday touches inside and out without spending weeks (or lots of money) doing it. Due to some health issues and really bad weather, I was super late in getting the porch ready for the porch blog hops yesterday and today, so I had to throw things together fast. In the end it really didn’t take much to spruce up the porch, so I decided to share some of my easy ideas for Christmas porch decor with you.


Use Vintage Furniture and Rustic Vintage Decor

The vintage white chair, vintage Singer sewing machine and treble clef on the door (I am a music teacher) are on display year round. If you have a covered porch, having a small vintage piece of furniture or two on the porch instantly adds character and charm, and they are so fun to decorate for the holidays.


via Country Living



It is easy to style a small table on the porch seasonally. A basket, barrel or crate on top of a table or shelf can be  easily switched up with seasonal florals, greenery, and a bow. This pretty basket is just the right size for my sewing machine table. I have filled it with a mix of whatever extra Christmas greenery I had in my Christmas decorating and craft stash. A tartan plaid bow adds a quintessential Christmas finishing touch to the basket.  A little tartan and plaid is always a good idea on any Christmas porch!


We live straight across the street from a forest, so I like to use some rustic and natural looking holiday decor on our porch which seems fitting for the surroundings. If you prefer bright and blingy Christmas decor, you could fill a large basket full of big,colorful bulbs. Dollar Tree usually has some that look great when mixed in with some greenery.



Old sleds or skis make perfect Christmas porch props! These are relatively easy to find throughout the year at flea markets, yard sales, thrift shops or even Craigslist.



If you can’t find a sled in time for Christmas, there are plenty of DIY’s for sleds on Pinterest.

Easy to build $10 Vintage Sled tutorial on @vfynesvia Fynes Designs



Vintage ice skates are also a fun touch! You can hang them on a sled or even use them on a wreath.



Tobacco basket Christmas wreath #christmas #christmaswreath #plaid

via Worthing Court



DIY-Ice-Skate-Wreath-The-Crowned-Goat-2 DIY Ice Skate Wreath Christmas Holidays

via The Crowned Goat


Use Fresh (and Free) Evergreens

For The Holly and The Ivy Christmas Swag I used a faux Fraser Fir garland, grapevine and boxwood picks as the base, then I added some fresh holly and ivy that I clipped from the landscaping in front of our porch. I love the traditional Christmas look of adding the fresh evergreens! Next year I will probably get some free pine clippings from the hardware store to add to my swag or the basket by the door.


Come be inspired to create a simple Christmas porch that includes live evergreens, vintage touches, layered rugs and a fun wreath giveaway!

via Beauty For Ashes

Fresh cedar garland is relatively inexpensive at hardware stores and it looks beautiful draped around a door. You can also add small evergreen trees to baskets, buckets and urns.


Use An Inexpensive Christmas Tree As Porch Decor 

This little tree in the corner by the front was a $10 Black Friday bargain from the Dollar store. Well, at first I was not sure how much of a “bargain” it was, since it was quite pitiful and scraggly! Since it was going to  be outside on the porch, I wasn’t too concerned with the look or quality.  If you pick up a cheap tree like this one, the key is to fill in the gaps with large ribbon, burlap or some kind of material. I used a thick roll of burlap to cover metal parts of the branches that were still showing even after the tree was fluffed.


Christmas tree on the porch Christmas porch decorating ideas. Hang lanterns on a Christmas tree


After adding a couple of strands of lights, some old wooden bead garland, thrifted red bulbs, tartan plaid ribbon, it was looking much better. Then I got the idea to hang a couple of black lanterns on the tree since I was using lanterns in other spots on the porch, and now the tree looks just too cute!




Farmhouse Christmas by

via She Holds Dearly

Even an undecorated tree an be beautiful! You could always use a real tree too. I would love to use one on the porch, but it would be a battle with the birds daily!


Add Festive Pillows And Throws To Chairs and Benches


The inspiration for Christmas Decor can come from a lot of places. We found some of the best Christmas Porch Ideas to help you get your home holiday ready and your curb appeal top notch!



A pretty pillow or two can do so much for pulling a space together! I have a few Christmas pillows on the porch and they were the “icing on the Christmas cake” when it came to finishing up the porch. I actually was struggling a bit to get things to look right until I added this DIY French stripe pillow to the old chair by the door. I decorate with a lot of French and farmhouse style decor, so this pillow ties in perfectly with the Christmas decor that family and guests will find when they step through the front door.  Decorating with rain boots repurposed as “planters” is also an easy and on trend idea.


The inspiration for Christmas Decor can come from a lot of places. We found some of the best Christmas Porch Ideas to help you get your home holiday ready and your curb appeal top notch!


via Home Stories A to Z


Decorate Hunter Boots

via Elizabeth Joan Designs

And now, back to the pillows!

tartan throw on porch


As mentioned above, plaid is always a good idea!


5 minute porch pillow makeover turns those summer pillows into Christmas magic with little effort!

via Our Southern Home


Cute Christmas pillow Farmhouse Christmas Trees pillow Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas

Buffalo plaid is still all the rage and I love it! This cute pillow is one of my favorites.


I also used some inexpensive red and buffalo check outdoor pillows on my vintage porch furniture. I actually spent all of October trying to find new neutral chair pads because I thought the bright green wouldn’t work for Christmas, but I couldn’t really find any colors I liked. I have no idea why I didn’t think the green would work!  Now I am loving this color combo which turned out to look rather Christmasy after all!


Christmas porch decor Snow man, picnic basket Rae Dunn Christmas canisters and mugs

With all the comfy pillows the porch is the perfect place to sit and enjoy some hot tea, cocoa, coffee and Christmas snacks on a mild winter day or night. By the way, today I am also sharing a recipe for some Gluten Free, Vegan and refined sugar free gingerbread cookies for the “Eight Cookies To Jingle Your Bells” Blog Hop. It has been years since I have made cookies that I could eat since I have so many food allergies and try to avoid sugar. I was shocked out how delicious these cookies turned out!



Trust me… these cookies are are amazing (just ask Mr. Snowman!)  You can find the recipe here.



Easy Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas Farmhouse Porch Decor



I hope you have enjoyed seeing our Christmas porch today and the easy Christmas porch decor ideas I shared. Now it’s time to visit Michelle’s porch at The Painted Hinge. She has the most awesome farmhouse style! Don’t forget to check out all the inspiring posts on the hop all week long featuring other Christmas themes.  Oh, and do plan to come back over “for Cookies” today too! I would love to hear your thoughts the recipe!


Christmas DIYs on Monday

Joy In Our Home | 2 Bees In A Pod | My Creative Days

County Road 407 | Chatfield Court


Christmas Front Porches on Tuesday

The Tattered Pew | The Crowned Goat | Little Brags

Follow The Yellow Brick Home | The Painted Hinge


Christmas Recipes on Wednesday

Crisp Collective | Love In My Oven | Countryside Cravings

Walking On Sunshine Recipes | Beyond The Butter


Christmas Mantles on Thursday 

anderson + grant | White Arrows Home | Elizabeth Joan Designs

  City Girl Meets Country Boy | Red Brick On The Lake


Christmas Tablescapes on Friday

The Inspired Hive | Curly Crafty Mom | Making It In The Mountains

Rain and Pine | Timeless Creations


Thank you so much for visiting today! If you have time, be sure to take a look at my cookies post too! I would love to hear your thoughts the recipe! I will also be sharing my Christmas home tours on Wednesday, Friday, and Monday if you are looking for interior Christmas decorating ideas. I can’t wait to show you this year’s decor!

Merry Christmas dear readers!





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  • Reply Lindsay Eidahl

    Your porch is holiday perfection! It is fun touring with you this week! Pinning!~

    December 4, 2018 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Cindy@countyroad407

    Only you can make a scraggly looking tree look amazing. Love your porch decor! Merry Christmas

    December 4, 2018 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    You are so sweet to include my DIY Ice Skate Wreath, Amber, thank you so much! I love your porch because you always pair so many beautiful vintage pieces together with all your treasure hunting finds. I swear I need to go shopping with you one day because you find the best stuff! Everything feels so warm and cozy. I love it all! Big hugs and Merry Christmas, CoCo

    December 4, 2018 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Your porch looks amazing!! Love how the tree turned out! And, of course, I LOVE all the vintage treasures!!!

    December 5, 2018 at 4:40 am
  • Reply Kendra |

    So much beautiful porch inspiration and yours is lovely too, friend! The old skates, lanterns, and other vintage pieces make it extra special! Thanks so much for joining me today friend! xo

    December 5, 2018 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    Amber, your Christmas front porch is absolutely stunning! I love the vintage touches of the sled and ice skates and all the plaid touches really set everything off. So happy to be hopping with you!

    December 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply kelly ballard

    Love all the inspiration you give!! I love all these ideas!

    December 6, 2018 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Malinda Linnebur

    The most beautiful porch ever!! I love everything about it! It’s so warm and cozy and so inviting which is perfect for company!! Thanks for sharing!

    December 6, 2018 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Christine Vandormolen

    HI Amber, what a gorgeous porch, you really have a ton of inspiration here to pin for next year! SUper cozy and warm and welcoming!

    December 6, 2018 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Kristen

    Oh I really like that little basket with the lantern inside of it! Nicely done!

    December 9, 2018 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Mother of 3

    So many cute ideas! I love that lighted basket on top of your sewing table (as well as the fact that you have an old sewing table out there!)

    November 22, 2019 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!

    November 22, 2019 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Your Christmas porch always looks amazing, my friend!

    November 27, 2019 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Liberty

    Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend! I will be featuring you tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Liberty @

    November 28, 2019 at 12:33 pm
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