Traditional Christmas Porch Decor

Create your own traditional Christmas porch decor with these simple ideas and helpful tips! 

Traditional Christmas Porch Decor on a Craftsman Style Home

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… yippee! Today I am delighted share our porch all decked out for the holidays!

Traditional Christmas Porch Decor

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I admit, I always get a little nervous about decorating the outside of our home. We didn’t really have much exterior to decorate at our townhouse, so other than throwing a wreath on the door, I never did much outdoor decorating until we moved here a few years ago.

Craftsman Style Home with Christmas Decor, Ryan Homes Palermo Elevation L

I am slowly getting the hang of it, though, and it gets a little easier each and every season. When I began decorating our porch for Christmas, one of the first things I did was figure out how to put a cute garland around the door.

Christmas Front Porch Decorated for the Holidays with Craftsman Columns

I ended up using little white screw-in hooks like these, putting one at the top center of the door frame and then four down each side. I then took two pieces of 20 gauge floral wire and attached the garland at each hook. For once, it was a project that was easier than I expected! 🙂

Black Craftsman Style Front Door with Stone Surround on Christmas Front Porch

doormat | garland and mini trees- Pier 1, no longer sold | door wreath | planters – Target, no longer sold

The wreaths on the windows were a new addition to our Christmas outdoor decor this year. (I used 24″ wreaths that I found at Hobby Lobby.) Again, I was nervous about hanging them, but it didn’t end up being difficult! I wrote out the simple tutorial in this post.

Craftsman Style Home with Christmas Wreaths on the Windows, Ryan Homes Palermo

We live on a hill, so it can get pretty windy, but our wreaths are still firmly in place!

Holiday Front Porch, Craftsman Style Home

Once I figured out the logistics of hanging our items, all that was left to do was to add some pretty things… like pillows and lanterns and blankets and such. 🙂

Wooden Chairs and Plaid Pillows on a Christmas Porch

plaid pillows (similar) | rug | chairs (similar) | garden stool | lanterns (similar)

(Quick tip: Filling just about any vessel with ornaments makes easy instant Christmas decor! 🙂 )

Large Wooden Lanterns filled with Christmas Ornaments

I like that our porch is big enough for a little seating area and a bit of decor, but it is also small enough that it is not overwhelming to decorate, which I appreciate as a novice outdoor decorator!

Chair with Plaid Pillow, Lanterns Filled with Christmas Ornaments
Wooden Chairs with Plaid Pillows and Christmas Wreath on Window

Even though I am a warm weather girl, I had kind of been hoping for a little bit of snow so I could get a shot of the house in all of its winter glory. I had just about given up hope, but then I woke up yesterday, and we had gotten a little dusting, so I grabbed my camera and ran outside!

Craftsman Style Home Decorated for Christmas in the Snow, Ryan Homes Palermo Elevation L

I actually almost broke the camera too, because I didn’t realize that our driveway was a sheet of ice and I nearly slipped! Eeek! As you can tell by my ribbons going every which way, it was pretty windy, but I was still glad to be able to get a snowy photo. 🙂


If you’d like to snag any of the items I used for our traditional Christmas porch decor, I will link as much as I can below!

White Hooks to Hold Garland

20 Gauge Floral Wire for Garland


Door Wreath

Garland and Mini Trees- Pier 1, no longer sold

Planters- Target, no longer sold

Plaid Pillows


Chairs (similar)

Garden Stool

Lanterns (similar)

You can take a peek at our Christmas decor inside the house in these posts:

Christmas Home Tour- Part 1

Christmas Home Tour- Part 2

Christmas Shelf Decor

Thanks for following along! Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Jaime Costiglio says:

    All the heart eyes for those wreaths!!!! Perfection and I must admit I’m drawn to the wood planters 😉 It’s all so welcoming.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I love them, too! 🙂 Thanks so much, Jaime! Enjoy your weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  2. Jennifer Hadfield says:

    Oh my gosh! Your home is so cheery and welcoming. I love all of those wreaths!!


    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, friend! Have an awesome weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  3. Looks wonderful. You did a great job! Your porch is fabulous, but with 2 outside dogs at our house, all of that would be strewn everywhere the day after I did it…or less time. Lol!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I’m sure the dogs definitely make decorating more of a challenge! 🙂 Thanks for popping over, Karen! Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Beautiful and classy Abby. Love your front porch.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, sweet friend! Enjoy your weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  5. Jennifer Lifford says:

    Gorgeous! And what a difference a little snow makes! I love your sitting area too.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thank you, friend! Have a wonderful weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  6. I love your idea for hanging the wreaths! I also live somewhere where it can be rather windy at times, and decided to not hang wreaths for the fear of them blowing off the window. But I may have to try this! Did they hold up well that day you took the picture in the wind?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      They did! We’ve had a few windy days and they’re still going strong! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

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