Ideas & Inspiration

Christmas Porch Decorations

Transform Corners
Transform Corners

Transform corners of your porch with containers of burlap-wrapped cone-shaped trees, such as emerald arborvitae.


Trees look great in containers and later you can transplant them to your yard. Set out smaller planters filled with rosemary or other small trees. Complete your Christmas decorations with more greenery, ornaments and string lights.


An old picnic table bench painted white with red letters serves as a welcome message for the holiday porch.

Make Swags
Make Swags

Make swags of magnolia leaves and add seed cones, fresh sprigs of pine or other greenery, and hang them by the front door or windows.

Use Gardening Supplies as Decor
Use Gardening Supplies as Decor

For a different look, try a galvanized beverage tub filled with pine cones. Top it off with old paint stirring sticks tacked together with small nails to look like a snowflake when primed and spray painted white.


Other ideas to kick around: a pair of gardening boots stuffed with leftover greenery. Or ornate vegetable trellises, no longer climbing with vines, can be put to use on the porch in decorative urns.

Add Accessories
Add Accessories

Put the final touches on your festive holiday porch decor by adding other accessories on the landing or steps, such as spray painted jiffy pots topped with pine cones, lanterns filled with ornaments and stenciled holiday wishing stones.

Photos by Lucy Mercer and Renee Valdes