A Budget Minded Christmas Front Porch

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Christmas front porch grey door

It took a while, but we’re sharing the budget-friendly Christmas decorations we chose for our front porch. The simple design decisions and classic Christmas decor sure make us happy when we pull into the driveway. I definitely think that this year we’ll be keeping up the majority of these decorations for the month of January. So much goes into decorating for Christmas, it’s nice when you can extend those decorations and the effort expended into the New Year.
Here’s a breakdown of what we did to make it very merry on our front porch this season.

 

couple standing on Christmas front porch

Faux evergreen trees on a wooden base – These trees were thrifted and only five dollars apiece. Found them last year and they are worth storing the other months of the year. I love their classic look and how they stand guard on either side of our front door.

Evergreen garland and wreaths -You can buy these wreaths and garland anywhere. I happen to have thrifted mine, and I’m not sure if I’ll be using them next year. Might donate them back to the thrift store and invest in more realistic garlands for next Christmas. Either way greenery is a must when decorating for Christmas if you want a traditional look and feel.

Stone urn – This great vintage piece was given to me. Even at this time of year it still holds some living plants. I also filled it in with fresh greenery. We’ll keep it here throughout January and switch out the plants and greenery as needed.

front porch urn

Battery operated twinkle lights – They have changed my life! No messy cords to deal with, just easy and so convenient. You can find them here and I shared about them in this post. I also used these here on our front porch. They last a little longer and take the standard AA battery.

Lanterns – These are such a great product. I stumbled upon them on Amazon and you can see them here. I love them! They were very inexpensive and easily attached to the house with command strips. You can light them up and they are battery operated.

front porch lantern

front porch lantern

Outdoor Rug – I knew we needed a rug to not only cover up our not-so-pretty cement porch floor, but also to stop mud and dirt from coming in the house. I am incredibly happy with the purchase of this rug here from Amazon. The price is quite incredible and with a family of seven going in and out of our house, you wouldn’t know that anything had ever even touched this rug. Its gray and white pattern is still clean, and we’ve used it here for a week. It’s made of durable plastic so no worries when it gets wet. I can see us using it throughout the winter and into the spring when things get very wet and muddy here in Michigan.

outdoor rug

outdoor rug

Christmas front porch

couple standing on Christmas front porch

Mat -This small mat I nabbed at Target. It may be out of stock but it’s such a good looking piece and pairs so well with the gray and white outdoor rug.

Wrapped Presents -The front porch still needed some Christmas pizzazz so I wrapped empty boxes from our most recent Amazon delivery. Quite appropriate for an Amazon delivery box to end up back on the front porch. Coincidentally, they are the only things Jeremy and I have wrapped yet this Christmas and the big day is just five sleeps away.

In total this front porch was under $100 including lights. A price we’re happy to pay because it brightens the whole family‘s mood.

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