My favorite kind of Christmas porch decorations are the ones that take no time at all! Learn how to create a 5 minute grand entrance with these simple front porch Christmas decorations. Welcome to the tree farm!
Winter Arrived Early This Year
November 2019 has easily been one of the coldest Novembers I can remember! We are seeing temps that we would expect in January, so it put me in the Christmas decorating spirit a bit earlier than normal.
I decided to sweep off my front porch, toss the pumpkins in the woods, and create a mini tree farm to welcome guests with some simple front porch decor.
One of my goals was to use Christmas porch decorations that I could easily transition to winter after the Christmas season ends. So I kept it simple, which will also make it easy to transition when it’s frigid out in January!
Front Porch Christmas Decorations
This year, I wanted to create a “tree farm” theme. I have so many mini trees from years past that I wanted to use in a new way. The key to this is using trees that aren’t flocked in the traditional sense.
Faux Christmas Trees
Look for faux “flocked” trees that have more of a glitter or pasted snow rather than traditional flocking. This will allow them to be outdoors without getting ruined by snow or rain.
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Also, make sure to vary the height of the trees. This draws the eye to each tree rather than them all blending into one line.
Next, simply mix in a few accents. These silver bells are perfect for Christmas, and can easily be removed once it’s time to transition to winter porch decor.
On the other side, I added a vintage crock full of fresh cut logs. My son wanted to practice his hand-sawing technique. 😉 Using nature is the easiest way to transition from the outdoors to inside your entry.
The final touch is a bit of jewelry for your front door. These gorgeous cedar wreaths have a beautiful realistic appearance. The simple addition of pine cones helps them stand out.
And for a little glamor, I added rich toned hanging bells. These are so warm and beautiful and turn a simple wreath into a statement maker.
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Transitioning Christmas Porch Decorations to Winter
Once Christmas has come and gone, my plan is to remove the Christmas trees to transition to winter porch decor.
I will most likely leave the lanterns and logs, and then add in a few simple touches of greenery. Perhaps a basket of pine boughs from our Christmas tree would add a bit of coziness for the remainder of winter!
Simple. Affordable. Doesn’t include stringing lights in 10 degree weather. This is my kind of front porch Christmas decorations!
I hope you enjoyed these easy tips for creating a welcoming front porch for the holiday season! This is the first of many Christmas-decor related posts to come.
In the mean time, you can see all of my Christmas decor from years past, here, to begin to get ideas!