We are so close to Christmas, and before my favorite holiday season passes us by, I want to share some cedar Christmas porch decor and entry inspiration with you guys!
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on beautiful front porch Christmas decorations. Hopefully these ideas will inspire you and get your creative wheels turning!
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Let’s start with my outdoor Christmas decorations this year. Real cedar garland can be pretty pricey if you need a lot of it, and faux greenery 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 from outside 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, simple garland hanging on your porch.
When you back up to the road, you can hardly tell that I used any faux garland at all on my Christmas front porch!
I loved the look of the cedar so much that I decided to continue with the same method around our arch top front door. I absolutely love the way it looks and the beautiful emphasis it adds to our unique doorway entrance. I added some Christmas wreaths to my door and the peak of my A-frame.
I added a mixture of pine and cedar branches to our window box planters 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 vintage 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 antique ice skates next to one of my lanterns and rocking chairs.
The snow adds a magical touch of holiday cheer, doesn’t it? I love a winter wonderland!
I even added some DIY door wreaths with pinecones to our shed doors. The shed looks so festive covered in snow, with Christmas trees in the background! My neighborhood is so beautiful this time of year, I just love to be outdoors to take it all in.
As you walk into our entryway, 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 a pop of color. I prefer using blue and neutral hues over the more traditional red in my holiday decor.
For our stair railing, I kept it really simple. I hung a faux cedar garland with white holly berries that I got at Joann’s with some string lights and tied it off a bow of 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 kids in the wintertime, it can quickly become a dump zone for boots, coats, gloves and scarves.
I kept the number hooks free from decor for a guest to hang their coat, 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!