Front Porch Decorating Ideas for Christmas: make your own Christmas outdoor arrangements, Christmas wreath, and door mat with a star theme.
Decorating with white for Christmas is a favourite of mine, and I love how this outdoor Christmas urn, planter, wreath and mat with a star themed turned out. I hope it inspires you with some front porch decorating ideas for Christmas.
I offered to put this look together for my friend Heather. My secret weapon was my sister (also a Heather -I know it’s a little confusing around here) helped me out, and she’s a florist. But, I’ll give you all her simple tips so you can make one too. 😉
Lantern Christmas Urn
The inspiration for the starry theme came from these pretty Ikea lanterns. I loved the colour, size, and little star cut outs. They’re under $10, so I loved the price too. 😉 These were jumping off point for our front porch decorating ideas for Christmas. My sister had the great idea of making the lantern the centre of the urn arrangement.
We stared the urn by filling the container with soil, and then adding two pieces of floral foam on top. We used some sticks to drive through the foam and into the soil to anchor them. Then we anchored the lantern, with three more sticks pushed into the floral foam, tightly around the base of the lantern. Next we tied wire to the sticks and around the lantern to hold it firmly in place.
The next step was to add a layer of cedar, then pine, and finally fir, with each layer using slightly shorter pieces, and angled slightly downward.
Then, around the base of the candle we did a layer of silver sticks angled upward, and finally some pretty pinecone picks.
I found some remote control flameless candles, so Heather can turn them on and off each night with the touch of a button -how great is that!
Birch Stick Outdoor Christmas Arrangement
Beside the urn, Heather had another container -a long, wire basket, about the size of a window box found at an antique fair a few years ago. And, I did this one on my own since my sis had to head home, so you really don’t have to be a florist to pull these off. If I can do it, you can do it.
Since I knew the arrangement would be visible from both sides, I did a line of white birch logs down the centre, and did greenery all the way around. I used the same greens as we did for the urn -cedar, pine, and fir. I also added the silver sticks, and little silver pinecone picks again. This arrangement also has some larger painted white pinecones.
A little trick my sister uses is to flip the fir over and use the back which is kind of silver-blue, and adds another dimension.
DIY Star Doormat
Another fun front porch decorating ideas for Christmas is to personalize an inexpensive doormat. The pretty stars in the lantern inspired our matching simple doormat. I bought a plain mat for around $7 while I was at Ikea. Next I made a simple stencil to make it match our star theme.
I used a cookie cutter to make stencils out of some old cardboard and some white craft paint to add the stars.
So simple and so pretty with everything else.
For the front door, I picked up a wreath at the store, and added in a few extra sprigs of greens, and a pretty metal star garland. Then we added a very simple starry ribbon.
I love how the stars, white and silver tied everything together.
It turned out so pretty, I think I might need to do this next year at my house. 😉
Hope you’re enjoying this season of light. With front porch decorating ideas for Christmas, life is really a party!
More Front Porch Decorating Ideas For Christmas
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