Christmas on the Porch – DIY and Tips

Beautiful Christmas on the Porch decor with added DIY elements that make it easy and inexpensive to follow along. Tips on how to decorate the Front Porch for Christmas. 

Christmas on the Porch - DIY and TipsDecorating our porch for Christmas is something we love to do as a family – there is just something so special about all of us contributing ideas to making the space more beautiful and fun. Every year there is something new.. and this year we went all out!

The new front door added to our excitement because it’s grand in scale and full of glass.. I couldn’t wait to hang a wreath on it so I could see how it looks from the inside.. out. Growing up, I always admired the homes that had garland draped around the front door.. full of lights and ornaments. Think along the lines of the Pottery Barn catalog.. Before now, I have never had a door that I could dress in this way.

When dreaming up ideas for this year’s holiday porch, I knew I wanted to go bold with color but keeping with the traditional reds and greens. My interior Christmas decor is more neutral this year, so I was really feeling the strong colors for the porch!

Christmas on the PorchBack in October, while shopping at Homegoods, I found 2 beautiful plaid pillows in holiday colors. These 2 pillows were my main inspiration behind the color scheme and decor ideas for the porch… They are just so gorgeous. I wish I could directly link them for you. I’ve searched and searched but can’t find the same Newport pillows anywhere. So many have asked and I feel so bad! You can check out the pillow aisle at your local Homegoods but in the meantime I did find other plaid pillows that are similar in look and style:

Of course, many of you know how much I love my door wreath from The Accidental Farmgirl! This gorgeous wreath is part of her 2018 Christmas collection and I’m obsessed with it. From the greens and champagnes to the beautiful bells and twigs.. I was blown away by the details and craftsmanship. Jessica hand makes these wreaths and sells them on her website & etsy shop. You can get 15% off any wreath by using the code KRISTYWICKS at checkout. Click on any of the wreaths below to shop.

Also, before I go any further.. I’m sure many of you will ask about my front porch chairs. I love them so much but they are also a find from Homegoods. I found 2 very similar looking chairs online and have them linked, here. They are on sale!

The red throw on my chair was a gift. I found a few similar colors and styles below:

Christmas on the Porch - DIY and TipsNow on to the greenery. Jeff and I went to Costco a couple of weeks ago and we found this gorgeous pre-lit garland and light-up faux wreath! I shared in stories my finds and you all had a million questions. :) The garland came pre-lit and we used 3 separate strands to drape around the door. Jeff drove 3 small nails into the top of the moulding then used green garden twine to strap the garland to the nails. The side garlands are attached by twisting the top of each strand to the two separate ends of the top strand of garland and then he used small command hooks to lay the garland flat against the sides of the moulding going down the door. The garland from Costco isn’t sold online, but I’ve linked similar options for you:

Once the garland was hung, we attached shatterproof/outdoor ornaments to the garland. These ornaments were also found at Costco, however I’ve linked similar shatter-proof ornaments here:

The faux pre-lit wreath was also a Costco find, but good news.. they sell it online! Yay! Click here to shop the wreath. I’ve also linked a few other wreaths that are similar from retailers you all shop from more often:

Christmas On The PorchAs to the two little trees next to my front door.. of course I found them at Target, and they have already sold out online. My local store shows that they have a couple in so you may want to check with your own store. Thankfully faux little trees like this are extremely easy to find, and I’ve linked a couple of them for you:

I wrapped the trees with my favorite battery-operated twinkle lights that I have used throughout my holiday home. Click here to shop them – they are $6 on sale! Also.. the little buckets my trees are sitting in were a local find.  I have found similar buckets online:

In regards to the small black lanterns… aren’t they adorable!? I’m in love with them, and there are a few different heights and styles to choose from. I’ve linked them for you, here:

One of my favorite things ever has to be my monogrammed champagne buckets. I use them for everything – ice, champagne, flowers, and now as Christmas front door decor! They also make a great gift. (You can even add a personalized inscription on the bottom – great wedding gift idea)  Click here to shop the champagne buckets. Inside  the champagne buckets, I have placed faux poinsettias.. I wanted to stay away from the real poinsettias because of Maggie (my pup).. they can be poisonous for dogs. My faux poinsettias are an amazing deal at just $8! They are basically the same price as real, yet I don’t have to water them and I can use them year after year. I have linked them here:

Also for those of you who like my oval doormat, I found one that looks exactly the same! Yay! Linked:

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Regarding lighting, we added a few different styles around the porch and house. For the main Christmas lights hanging from the roof.. we hired a local company, Tri-Valley Christmas Light Pros. I didn’t want Jeff hanging from a ladder. The guys were super sweet and did a great job! (Not sponsored – just love their work). Click here if you’re in the bay area and looking for a quality Christmas tree lighting company.

On the double-ball topiaries off the porch flanking the gate, we used regular white warm indoor/outdoor lights (always LED). I have linked the same lights for you, however they are everywhere:

The starry lights draping over the chairs are one of my favorites. They are so bright and beautiful, and glow even from the street. I have linked these plug in lights for you as well:

As to my magnolia wreath and my silver lantern.. I found similar looks.. I have had both forever and use them year-round:


I hope this post helped give you some ideas for your Christmas front porch! I love making my little space look as colorful and festive as possible for my neighbors, friends, and family. If you have any other questions feel free to comment here and I’ll answer as soon as I can. :)


My front porch decor links and sources: 


Don’t miss out on my other Christmas and Holiday content: 

Check out my Holiday Gift Guides: 

  • Click here for a Gift Guide for the Cozy Girl/Homebody.
  • Click here for the best Tech Gifts 2018 – Jeff approved!
  • Click here for the Best of Beauty Gift Sets.
  • Click here to shop my HOLIDAY CANDLE COLLECTION!

More Holiday Content You’ll Love: 

  • Click here for my favorite Holiday & Christmas Home Decor page with sources & links.
  • Click here to see my Pastel Christmas tree and Christmas Bedroom Decor {Tips on how to prepare for guests!}
  • Click here to see my favorite artificial Christmas trees.
  • Click here  for my Simple & Neutral Christmas Mantel (and other Mantel styling tips!)
  • Click here to see my cozy Christmas family room decor.





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4 thoughts on “Christmas on the Porch – DIY and Tips

  1. Kristy

    Your porch area is spectacular. All decked out for Christmas. Your talent is so amazing. And your Christmas decor inside your home. Everywhere. Just beautiful.
    You and Jeff and Emma and Maggie spread such cheer everywhere and with everything you do. Much love Raylene