By next Christmas, I plan to have a new porch. It will be one that is big enough for some rocking chairs and a place to put down a glass of sweet tea. I’m going to sit there and read and sip my tea and watch the world go by. In the meantime, my “porch” is barely big enough for 2 people to stand on at the same time. And decorating it for the holidays? Sigh. There’s just not many options at the moment. In the meantime though, while I dream of my new porch, I am collecting Festive Holiday Porch Ideas so that when next December rolls around, I can have rustic holiday decor I’ve been eyeing.
Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter! We are nearly at the end and I can hardly believe it. It has just flown by. I am loving all of the amazing ideas being shared and I definitely have some to add to my holiday celebration. Today, we’re sharing holiday front porch decor.
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Festive Holiday Porch Decor Ideas
My favourite front porch designs for the holidays are the rustic, country, even farmhouse style ones. It’s funny because I am SUCH a city girl (seriously…anything less than 150,000 people and I don’t think I could survive). But when it comes to Christmas, I really love the cozy old-fashioned country look.
Based on the ideas that really speak to me, I’m going to have to get my nephew to teach me how to do some basic woodworking. Or maybe hire him to make these for me? He has a new woodworking side business going and he is SUPER talented. Check out his Etsy shop here – he does some custom work too!
This reminds me of living back in Montreal as a child. I had a sled just like this and would go out with my friends to find the biggest hill we could. We would spend HOUR out there and then come shivering home, ready for a mug of hot chocolate from our moms.
I am a sucker for candles and if they are inside lanterns, then all the better! These would be perfect to put out in the fall and let them stay right through until spring.
You know, when I see something made of galvanized metal, you can be sure I’m going to want it. I think it reminds me of my grandmother’s house. Whatever it is, it gives me that warm fuzzy nostalgic feeling that I want at Christmas time. The blogger who shared them had a great idea. In other times of the year, simply turn the buckets around so you can’t read the holiday writing anymore. Now you’ve really maximized your purchase!
There we go. My front porch with rocking chairs and a place for my sweet tea. I even have several of those enamelware bowls (I’m a sucker for those too!) and goodness knows, tons of pine cones. Just ask my son in law. He opens a box of holiday stuff and says, “Oh look. More pine cones. I guess we can’t have too many pine cones.” Of course, you need to hear the “bloggers are crazy hoarders of stuff” voice he says it in. LOL But, one thing I need to make are some of those buffalo check shirt cushions. Swoon. Yes, buffalo check makes me swoon.
So many cute elements in this porch display but my favourite is the burlap bag from the North Pole! We’re all set on that. I purchased two of them this year. Well, they aren’t actually burlap. The ones I found are canvas but just as adorable. One is personalized with my sweet little Walter’s name (to use inside for his Santa gifts) but I bought another one with my daughter and son in law’s last name on it (Shhhhh, it’s a surprise) for them to use on the front porch. I think it will really add that personal touch it needs.
Want some personalized canvas North Pole bags for yourself? You can order them from my friend Aimee here.
I would love to put these right in front of my porch. To change things up a bit, I might add some distances to them like the distance markers you see in some places. Either way, they’re really adorable and will add some more of that North Pole charm to the whole display.
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!