Pity the front porch at Christmas. While most of us lavish decorating attention on our family rooms during the holidays, often the front door is ends up being an after thought. But Kirsten Krason, author of the DIY blog 6th Street Design School, has some holiday decorating ideas for the front door to help inspire you to make the front of your home look as Christmas-y as your living room.
We sent Kirsten a mystery box of Christmas decorations for our Holiday Style Challenge. Kirsten used those holiday items to wow us with her clever decorating ideas.
Take a look at Kirsten’s front porch trimmings– they’re lovely, welcoming and full of Christmas spirit. She also shares with us a couple of very easy DIY projects that will make your Christmas decorating extra special.
We don’t have a lot of room on our porch so I mainly focused on the area around the front door. In my box from The Home Depot they included a bunch of Martha Stewart Christmas ornaments. I wanted to figure out a way to incorporate these ornaments into my front porch holiday decor, so I strung them together to create a grouping that I could hang by my front door.
The ribbon I used to hang the ornaments is actually a DIY project that I created! I cut a white drop cloth into strips and then taped electrical tape to the strips to create this graphic ribbon. This creates a heavy-duty ribbon that can withstand the elements.
This was the easiest DIY, and it creates such a great graphic focal point.
In my box from The Home Depot I also received two wreaths. I decided to add some of my ornaments to one of the wreaths to make it feel more expensive and special.
You can see the before and after and how adding the ornaments made the wreath much prettier!
I also bought these pre-lit garlands to frame the door.
Another project that I tackled was this DIY marquee star. I got the tutorial from this post from Burlap and Denim.
The star is made from foam core and Home Depot Christmas lights. I sprayed the foam core with gray spray paint and then glitter spray paint that was included in my Home Depot challenge box.
Home Depot also sent these beautiful potted trees. The pots had a gilded gold finish that wasn’t quite my style so I sprayed them with a dark gray spray paint.
I love how they look more like concrete pots now.
They look perfect at the base of my stairs.
Another item that I was excited that The Home Depot sent me were these potted poinsettias.
They light up with a battery, so I didn’t need to run any extension cords, which was nice.
Overall I love how the porch looks now! It feels full of cheerful color and very inviting for all my holiday guests!
To decorate her front porch for the holidays, Kristen used this items from The Home Depot:
- 24 in. Pre-Lit Hawkins Pine Artificial Wreath with Clear Lights and Pine Cones
- 20 ft. Pre-Lit Noble Fir Garland with Clear Lights
- Rust-Oleum Specialty 10.25-oz. Silver Glitter Spray
- Home Accents Holiday 3 ft. Mixed Pine Pre-Lit Ball Porch Tree
- Martha Stewart Living 12 in. Pre-Lit Red Poinsettia Hanging Basket