Christmas decorating starts at the front door. Here are 9 creative outdoor Christmas decor ideas for a festive front porch.

Just in case you were wondering…

….I already ordered my poinsettias for this year.

It’s going to be so much fun to decorate the outside of the house this year with its new paint color and shutters. I’m planning on a similar color scheme to this, but I’m adding something a little extra this year.

Just keep your eye on that door.

It’s going to look a little different. ๐Ÿ™‚

And so today on our 10 days of Christmas journey—I’m sharing tons of ideas and inspiration for the front porch. From the prettiest outdoor arrangements for the front door to giant oversized nutcrackers, today is all about creative outdoor Christmas decor ideas.

And I have 9 of them.

Are you ready?

Let’s ho ho ho. ๐Ÿ™‚

9 Creative Outdoor Christmas Decor Ideas

1. Classic red and green outdoor decorating ideas

This is my Christmas porch from last year.

And I’m sharing all the tips—from hanging wreaths on the windows to the way we draped the greenery on the front of the porch.

It’s so much simpler than it looks. You can see all my favorite ideas for faux greenery and how to make it last outside here.

And it all started with a red bow.

See the entire porch and all the ideas here.

2. Lighted outdoor decor

When you are decorating your porch, you want to decorate for day—and for night.

This porch is full of light and the prettiest vintage finds.

See the rest of this beautiful porch here.

3. Three Christmas Outdoor DIYs

One of the easiest ways to make your front porch look festive—is to DIY it.

From this cute DIY box to the easiest Christmas door DIY—these projects will make any porch merry and bright.

See all the DIYs here.

4. Christmas Farmhouse Front Porch Decor

I already got four ideas for my front porch just from this picture.

Ordering some red bells asap.

See all the rest of this farmhouse front porch here.

5. Classic Tartan Christmas Front Porch

Look at those giant oversized nutcrackers.

Do you think I need a set of those on my front porch? They are amazing.

See the rest of the porch here.

6. Neutral Farmhouse Christmas Entry Decor

Look at that pillow. There’s nothing cuter than a truck full of Christmas trees.

This house has tons of farmhouse Christmas decorating ideas just like this in the entryway.

Take a tour of the entry (and the rest of the house) here.

7. Rustic Outdoor Porch Decor

This porch looks like it’s ready to roast marshmallows at any moment.

So simple and classic and rustic and ready to celebrate the holidays all at the same time.

See the rest of the porch here.

8. Ideas For Decorating a Small Front Porch

Not every porch is made for 27 people to drink sweet tea on.

Some of the sweetest porches are made for just a couple of people.

See ideas for decorating a small front porch here.

9. Ideas for outdoor winter planters

I was just trying to figure out what to do with my front planters.

And then? This post showed up with tons of winter planter ideas and inspiration.

See all the ideas and how to’s here.

In super exciting news? Be sure and check out these THREE Christmas e-books I created for this holiday season. Click on the links below to get more information.

So excited we get to countdown the days until Christmas together.

Here’s to making each day full of merry and bright. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Image for Diane Diane

    Great ideas to start The holiday decorating- with Halloween put away itโ€™s time we can gradually start I usually donโ€™t start the Xmas decorating until Thanksgiving but this year Iโ€™m going to start now giving more time to enjoy

  2. Image for Kris Kris

    I think my front porch area is a blend between yours and simply2moms. In fact, I'm gonna check to see if the 2moms stole my sled with ice skates on it! ๐Ÿ˜† It seems like, in my neighborhood, a lot of people decorate with lights. They are pretty at night but I like daytime prettiness, too.

  3. Image for Connie Connie

    I canโ€™t wait to see all your decorations for Christmas. Iโ€™m ready to my decorating now, but I am waiting to see your idea inspirations first! Love all that you do.

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