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Holiday Porch with Budget Decor Hacks

Christmas Decorations


Decorating the front porch for Christmas with budget decor hacks

Decorating my front porch doesn't get any better during the holidays for me. It's one of my favorite tasks that I look forward too. It's also one that I used to stress about, because as the first impression you get when you drive up, it has to wow people.





As each year goes by I collect my holiday permanent pieces and use them over and over until I wear them out. The large 5 foot tall wreath is the first thing we hang and this year was a task! The Santa that's inside had to be hung separately due to the weight of it.

I also feel a little bit more at ease, if the wreath should fall for whatever reason. I feel like I need to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best, and so far this strategy has not failed me. Especially since if I had to replace it, it would cost hundreds for the wreath alone and I only paid 5 garage sale bucks for this baby about 9 years ago. I got a lot of crazy looks hauling this sucker down the street in July, but I bet those haters wish they hadn't passed it up. 


Christmas Decor on the front porch with budget decor hacks

I've been slowly buying Pier 1 lanterns for my porch stairs. I love them year round in this spot. The skates were an antique store purchase in a small town South of us, a couple of months ago.


Front porch for Christmas - decorating using budget hacks

I had forgotten to fill up the urns with greenery and tried to resort to "picks" at Hobby Lobby, but they were extremely low and what they had, I didn't care for. So I resorted to my tried and true cheat of buying garland at 50% off and cutting it up. One twelve dollar garland gave me 8 large picks! I also cleared out my local Home Depot of red berry picks for all my outside pots and two trees inside.


holiday decorating on a budget




Christmas Decorations

I also found some metal signs for the urns that matched my style, so those got popped in. Which was perfect as a filler in these pots. I left the small fire pit out. It is fast becoming a staple in the front yard. I had plans to light it tonight, because I knew I was going to take pictures, but sadly it has been raining all day. I was waiting for Snow, but haven't had any yet this December.


Christmas Decorations

I still love a simple 8 feet of ribbon tied with two extra large pinecones hanging on my front door. A wreath on it looks a tad too over done since we have wreaths on all front windows as well.


Christmas Decorations




Decorating Ideas for Christmas


Decorating Ideas for Christmas

I have filled the lanterns with glass and plastic red and black ornaments from wherever I can find them for cheap. I have been scouring Thrift stores for years now and have a list in my cell that has "Things to never pass up" and a brief description why, to remind me specifically what I want it for and it also urges me to not pass up good buys even if I don't need it right then. 


Decorating Ideas for Christmas




Decorating Ideas for Christmas


Porch decor for the holidays

I hope you enjoyed seeing a small piece of my world and what I've gotten done so far. Stay tuned for more!

Happy Holidays!




Christmas Porch decor with budget saving hacks on decorating

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