Affordable & Natural Christmas Front Porch Decor

Decorating the front porch can get pricey, and sometimes look cheesy. Here is an affordable and natural look you can give your front porch for this holiday season.
Christmas porch pot planters can be very, very pricey. Our local grocery store here in Rochester had them for $80. Woah. Yes, they are gorgeous and had beautiful birch logs in them, but $80? No way!
I found these equally festive porch pot planters at Menards for only $14.88. At that price, I could afford to get more than one. They had several different ones to choose from that were all decorated a bit different. I picked the ones with the red berries and pine cones because of the colors.
In the garden center at Menards, they have fresh rope garland for around $12. This garland reminded me of how in the movie Little Women (1994), they used evergreen branches to decorate both the interior and exterior of their home for Christmas. I've always loved that look. I have never used fresh garland before and I thought it would look pretty against our white board and batten siding. After we hung the garland though, I was unhappy with the way the left side was hanging. The right side looked so much better! Once I realized that the rope garland is held together by floral wires and nylon string, I deconstructed part of the garland. This was easier than I thought it would be.
I just picked a spot that would make the garland even on both sides, cut the nylon rope and unwound part of the floral wire. I then flipped the left side of the garland so it way lay like the right side and tightly wound the floral wire back to the right side. It looks so much better this way!
Click the link below to see more images and also the outdoor lighted holiday gift boxes we used in previous years when we had a very large front porch.

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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Dec 02, 2015
    I LOVE all that fresh garland! So pretty and classic Christmas :)

  • Susan Rogers Garton Susan Rogers Garton on Dec 21, 2015
    I would love to do that but for some reason our porch is a spider hang out. And I hate spiders! Idk y. I think it may be those stupid bushes I hate out front. I can't think of any other reason.