Outdoor Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch: yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland and a Christmas wreath add a festive touch.Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch: yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland and a Christmas wreath add a festive touch.

This month for our #12MonthsofDIY we’re working with yarn.  And, it’s not just for knitters!  I used it this year in all my outdoor Christmas decor, and I love how it turned out. Today I’m sharing outdoor Christmas decorating ideas for the front porch.

Christmas outdoor urn ideas

Yarn Wrapped Sticks

My very favourite is probably the yarn wrapped sticks I used as the centrepiece of my outdoor urns.  My friend thought they were birch at first, so they’d be great for anyone going for the birch look.

yarn wrapped sticks

The beautiful yarn I used for this one is Gold Leaf  from Lion Brand Yarn Company, I just love the gold flecks through it.  Perfect for Christmas.

These sticks are so, so simple to make.  Just find some sticks, straight and without too many small branches is easiest.  Then, just wrap them in yarn.

I used whites and creams for my sticks but they would look amazing in any colour to match your decor for Christmas.

Christmas Front door with Pom Pom garland

Pom Pom Garland

I also used the yarn around the doorway.  I used some grapevine that I gathered while out for a walk one day, and wired it around the doorway. Then I added some clear Christmas lights.  Next, I made a simple pompom garland.

Pom Pom Christmas garland

The different textures really look amazing all together.  And the light garland stands out well against the dark coloured grapevine.

Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas wreath

I also used the yarn to make a simple wreath for the front door.

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

I started out with a straw wreath from the craft store and some moss.  This is some that I collected from the forest, and that had dried out.  I used hot glue to attach it to the wreath.

Christmas wreath Scandinavian

I used more of the Gold Leaf Yarn and wrapped it around the wreath.  The soft, fuzzy white yarn looks great against the vibrant green, it also helps the moss to stay in place.

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

I wired on a little metal house from the crafts store, and hot glued a few white bottle brush trees.

DIY Scandinavian Christmas wreath

The “merry” sign is made of wood and hot glued on too.

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

More Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

At the sides, I added a few more treasures.

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

The stumps were picked up at the side of the road a few months ago.  Someone had a whole pile of them and a “free” sign so I loaded them up and put them in the garage for the summer.  I thought they’d be perfect out here for Christmas, and now I’m so glad I grabbed them that day.  

The white gingerbread house trim was some I found in a ditch one day when I was out for a little walk with the dog.  You never know what you’ll find.  I brought them home banged out a few old nails and added them to my display for a little charm. 😉

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

Over on this side, more stumps and pinecones, and some old little skates.

Christmas Front Porch decorating ideas

DIY Noel Sign

This pretty little sign is another one that started from a walk.  I found some old boards and grabbed a few thinking they’d be cute little signs.  To make this I just used chalk to write out “noel” and quickly painted over it with some craft paint.  So easy.

DIY Christmas sign

When you’re sticking to a really simple colour scheme like white and neutrals, all these fun little details add interest and texture to your decor.

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

I hope you like how I used yarn in an unexpected way.

With a pretty Christmas front porch to welcome visitors, life really is party!

More Inspiration

You might also like our Christmas Front Porch here.

Christmas Front Porch: Rustic greens, large pinecones, and lots of birch logs create a rustic Scandinavian feel with brass lanterns for Christmas.

Also check out our Front Porch Decorating Ideas for Christmas here.

You might also enjoy Christmas Outdoor Planter here.

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY YARN project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.


From the top left, they are:

Crochet Cowl from Brooklyn Berry Designs

DIY Chain Yarn Garland from Woman In Real Life

Easy Arm Knit Reading Blanket from Heather in Heels

Creative DIY Art Using Yarn from Love Create Celebrate

Easy DIY Faux Macrame with Wool from Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Pom Pom and Tassels Stocking and Tree Skirt from PMQ for Two

Free crochet coaster pattern for beginners from Sustain My Craft Habit

Beginner Crochet Infinity Scarf from Fresh Crush

DIY Yarn Wall Hanging from Lifeovereasy

How to Make an Arm Knit Blanket with a Fringe from The DIY Mommy

Make Embellished Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottle Vases from Time With Thea

Christmas Front Porch from Life Is A Party


  1. This front porch is everything I’ve come to expect from you! Great job! I love that you’ll have felted branches when this is all over! What a neat thing to bring inside year-round or just save for next year.

  2. oh my gosh! I am in love. this is definitely on next year’s Christmas decorating list – such a lovely way to add warmth to the branches. the gold flecks are just the perfect cherry on top too!

  3. Thanks Ariel, yeah I’m really pleased with how the branches turned out. Sometimes the simplest things are the best things.

  4. I’m having some serious porch envy right about now! Wow! All your outdoor décor is perfect and am loving your creative uses for the yarn.

  5. Gold flecks in the YARN? Oh my goodness I LOVE that, I truly saw this image and thought they were birch branches! Wowzers, I adore how this has turned out, beautiful front porch! xo

  6. There are so many great ideas in this post! I love love love your yarn branches, and the little flecks of gold are perfect. And a pompom wreath is definitely going on my list for next year!

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