We are so close to Christmas, and before my favorite holiday passes us by I want to share some cedar Christmas porch and entry inspiration with you guys!
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful cedar Christmas porch and entryway. Hopefully these ideas will inspire you and get your creative wheels turning!
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Let’s start with the outside of my home this year. Real cedar garland can be pretty pricey if you need a lot of it, and faux can be even more expensive than real. I decided to use some thrifted pine garland that I found for just a couple of bucks, and I draped it on the front of my porch using small cup hooks.
I love the classic and timeless feel of cedar, so I cut a bunch of fresh cedar branches and simply stuck them into my pine garland, spacing them every 6-8 inches. I wrapped each cedar stem around the faux pine garland and string lights to keep them secure, and ta-dah! Now you have what looks like a full, lush cedar garland hanging on your porch.
When you back up to the road, you can hardly tell that I used any faux garland at all.
I loved the look of the cedar so much that I decided to continue with the same method around our arch top door. I absolutely love the way it looks and the beautiful emphasis it adds to our unique doorway.
I added a mixture of pine and cedar branches to our window boxes as well. I simply stuck each stem down in the dirt that was left over from summer planting.
To complete the porch, I added some vintage elements. A beautiful antique sled leans on one side of the door with a bundle of cedar tied to the top of it. On the other side of the door I added a pair of vintage ice skates.
The snow adds a magical touch, doesn’t it? I’m dreaming of a white Christmas!
I even added some DIY wreaths to our shed doors. The shed looks so festive covered in snow!
As you walk into our home, the first thing you see is our stairs and closet door. I decided to hang some antique snow shoes on the door with a bundle of mixed greens and some beautiful icy blue ribbon.
For our stair railing, I kept it really simple. I hung a faux cedar garland that I got at Joann’s with some string lights and tied it off with some more lovely ribbon. I couldn’t seem to find the same garland online, but maybe you can check your local store!
I didn’t add a whole lot more decor in this space, simply because it’s a busy area. With three little boys in the wintertime, it can quickly become a dump zone for boots, coats, gloves and scarves.
I kept the number hooks free from decor and decided to focus on the three tiered basket in our entry instead. Some simple cedar branches in the top tier contrast so beautifully against the white bead board.
In the bottom tier I added a pair of white ice skates that I got for a few dollars at a thrift store.
To finish it all off, I tied more ribbon around the basket which I absolutely love. I talked about this in my thrifty Christmas ideas post, but it’s amazing how some simple ribbon can make everyday items in your home feel festive.
Well, that’s about it! I hope you enjoyed our cedar Christmas porch and entry! Do you decorate your porch for Christmas? Is it snowing where you live? I’d love to know in the comments below!