It is that time of the year! The time of the year to spruce up your front porch for the holiday season. Today, I am sharing my easy and natural front porch Christmas decorations…and, how it was so EASY!
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I have been transitioning using my faux greenery and garlands to using all-natural evergreens for most of our Christmas decorating. I love that it is natural (and smells so divine…the pine and cedar scents are so amazing!). I especially appreciate that I do not have to store any of it once the holidays are over.
Once Christmas is over, we just take it all down and burn it in our outdoor wood-burning fire pit…leaving no footprint.
I get asked a lot about how I keep the fresh evergreens fresh throughout the season. I have sourced the product I use towards the bottom of this post so be sure to check that out.
For this season, I bought over 105 linear feet of fresh garland for indoor and outdoor! Maybe, I went a little overboard?!?! You think?!
So many more people will view your front porch as opposed to your indoor decorations. This is why I like to get it right and feature a festive space. Our home is located at the beginning of our street so I feel like I need to up my game! 😉
If you do not live here locally in the Denver area, I have sourced some of my favorite fresh wreaths and garlands HERE.
Our Easy and Natural Front Porch Christmas Decorations
When I wrapped up our fall front porch decorations, I removed all of the planting from my front pots and left the dirt in them to reuse them for the holiday season. Based on that, I have two more pots than I had last year to fill.
You can see how I decorated our front porch for fall HERE and how I decorated our front porch last Christmas HERE. You can also see my Green and Gold Fresh Evergreen Christmas Home Tour from last year for other inspirations.
Here is what I created last year…
As you may know, I am not fond of our front door. We are still waiting on a new one. Based on that, I load up the area around the front door to help disguise it. 😉
For this area, I started with hanging the fresh evergreen mixed Garland from O’Toole’s Garden Center. They carry two types of mixed garland. There is just nothing like fresh garland to create a dramatic and elegant look! I am obsessed!
We get quite a bit of wind here in the winter so I use zip ties to help hang the garland on the nails for more security.
On my first trip, I bought one of these incredible mixed wreaths for the front door but when I got home, I decided to use it to top off the shorter, round planter pots. It made it SOOOOO easy! I wanted to keep the design of these posts low so that they don’t cover up or compete with the taller planters.
So, back to O’Toole’s I dashed! I bought one more matching wreath for the second planter pot and four of the sugar pine cones (they are only $4.99 each and really add a nice, natural texture to the pots) to fill in the centers of the wreaths.
To finish off the front pots, I simply added a few varieties of cedar branches (O’Toole’s carries small bunches that you can buy for filler) underneath the wreaths to create the draping look. They are super bougie!!
For the back planters, I wanted to add height. I started with spiking the tall cedar branches into the dirt in the middle of the pots. Next, I filled in with the other varieties of cedar to spill over the pots.
I used the same varieties in all of the pots to coordinate them. This is also why I added a sugar pine cone to the pots as well. Plus, the warm-tones tie in with our front door.
To finish off the area, I added the mixed evergreen bough. O’Toole’s has a great selection of these right now but they will go fast!!
To help keep the greenery fresh through Christmas, I spray the foliage with water first. They like water. Next, I use Wilt Stop to also extend the life of the evergreens. O’Toole’s also carries this at all three of their locations in the Denver area (Littleton, Lakewood, and Westminster). Please stop by there and see their amazing selections of winter foliage, included fresh Christmas Trees!!
I hope you enjoyed seeing our Easy and Natural Front Porch Christmas Decorations and that it has inspired you to use more natural evergreens for decorating, whether indoors or outdoors. Are you excited as I am for this holiday season that is upon us?!