Today I am going to share our front porch decorated for Christmas. It is nothing elaborate and I wish I could do more or do it differently but it is more than I have done before and I love the little touches that I added this year. Here it is in the daytime – but it is much prettier at night!
If you have been following my blog you may remember that I did a little makeover on my porch in the spring. I added the bench and that has made a huge difference in making my porch feel more “homey”.
For Christmas I always put the wreaths on the windows, and wrap garland around the poles and draped it along the banister. It is all lit too. Last year I draped some extra greenery that my MIL gave me over the door and I liked that there.
I changed out the wire wall hanging with a chalkboard for Christmas and I really LOVE having a chalkboard there. I may have to make it a permanent addition.
I showed you how I made my faux evergreen wreath in this post.
And the added presents give a nice touch too. I would love to find a small tree to put out there – maybe on clearance after Christmas this year?
Now for the pretty night tour!
My absolute favorite part is those lanterns that I hung from the hooks I usually have ferns on during the summer. And I found LED, battey-operated candles that operate on a timer at Wal-mart for $3.00 each. So they automatically come on when the lights do around dusk and then turn off after 5 hours. LOVE coming home to candlelight.
So there is my Christmas front porch! I envy those of you that have a centered door and could put 2 of those porch trees on either side of your door or have stairs leading up to your front door where you could put candles in mason jars or lanterns going up the stairs. :) But I have done the best I can with our little porch and we have enjoyed it this Christmas.
How do you decorate outside for Christmas? Do you have big blow-up Christmas decorations in your yard? Icicle lights? Or maybe just a pretty wreath on your front door?