Rustic Holiday Porch Decor

Okay, so I know the holidays are less than a week away now, and I have yet to show you any of my house decorated for Christmas! Ho-ho-holy cow, where has the time gone?? I suppose it’s only fair to give you a peek into my home during this beautiful season, so today I’m sharing with you my Rustic Holiday Porch Decor!

I gave the outside of my house some extra love this year and went all-out decorating my porch as a rustic, cozy winter wonderland. Let me give you the grand tour!

Warm and cozy rustic porch decorated for the holidays!

Earlier this week I showed you a new pillow I made for our patio furniture that is just too cute for words…

Create a DIY Flannel Polar Bear Pillow Cover to decorate for winter!

Isn’t he adorable? I created this stuffed little polar bear and sewed him onto a red flannel pillow cover I made using this tutorial. I can’t even tell you how much I love this little guy! The soft red flannel fabric adds a splash of color to my tan and white chairs and makes the space feel super cozy and warm. Lumberjack chic if you will. 🙂

Create a DIY Flannel Polar Bear Pillow Cover to decorate for winter!

I made a second flannel pillow cover to pair with a pretty snowflake pillow I found on sale at Joann’s. I’m a total sucker for a clearance bin, guys. It’s a true Christmas miracle I didn’t buy all 10 that I liked!

Change pillows into these red flannel and snowflake pillow covers to make your home cozy all winter long!

To add to the rustic vibe, I grabbed my DIY decorative ladder I built for my kitchen and set it in a corner of the porch behind one of the chairs. I couldn’t decide how to decorate it though… bells? bows? Nothing was coming to mind. But after I spotted this lovely winter wreath complete with red berries and snowy pinecones at Big Lots for only $10, I knew it was meant to be! I just used a bit of floral wire leftover from my mistletoe ball to attach the wreath to a ladder rung.

Use a rustic wood ladder to hang a winter wreath for the holidays.

 

Use a rustic wood ladder to hang a winter wreath for the holidays.

This easy idea was one of my favorites! I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with the flower pots on my porch and had no desire to move and find some place to store them. So I whipped out some wood boards and my jigsaw and turned them into little plant stands! Clever, right?

I didn’t have a piece of wood big enough to cover the entire top of the flower pot, so I cut two half circles from a 12″ wide board and laid them together over the pot. I considered staining or painting the wood, but I kind of like the simple, rustic look of the raw wood. Now I have the perfect spot to set a little evergreen wrapped in burlap!

Cut pieces of wood to fit over your planting containers and add a pretty evergreen tree to decorate for winter!

A second small evergreen tree went on the steps up to my front door along with a simple basket of pinecones that we collected as kids on our yearly trips to Wisconsin.

A basket of pinecones makes the perfect winter decor!

On the other side of the door, I propped up a vintage snow sled decorated with greenery, lights, bells, and oh yeah… more flannel!

Add some holiday accessories such as pinecones, bells, lights, and greenery to a vintage snow sled to decorate for winter!

One of the absolute BEST parts of where we live is the beautiful evergreens we have growing in our yard. Even though we use a fake tree in the house, I love chopping some branches off our evergreens so we can enjoy that intoxicating Christmas tree smell! I planted a whole bunch of evergreen clippings in another flower pot on our porch… gotta love that free holiday decor courtesy of Mother Nature!

Plant evergreen branches in bare flower pots to decorate for winter!

And last but not least, I added a simple birch log candle holder to our side table for a bit of warmth and light. My Mom received this birch log as a gift from her teacher in first or second grade, and she’s kept it ever since! Isn’t that sweet? She loaned the candle holder to me this year, and I think it’s the perfect rustic, woodsy, nature-inspired centerpiece!

Cut a birch branch in half and drill a hole for a candle - perfect rustic decor!

So that’s it folks! This porch makes me smile every time I step inside, and I honestly wish it wasn’t so darn cold so I could spend more time out here!

A warm and cozy rustic porch decorated for the holidays!

I hope you enjoyed seeing a tiny bit of my home for the holidays, and if I get a chance to photograph more of my inside decor in the next few days, I’ll let you know! There’s about to be a whole lot of holiday baking and present wrapping going on, so I’m not making any promises! 😉 Thanks for stopping by, sweet friends! Happy Holidays!

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Comments

  1. Your porch is beautiful with it’s simple yet elegant decorations. I have to tell you how much I love the wreath on the old wooden ladder!

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Thank you, Paula! I agree, that wreath on the ladder is one of my favorite parts. I can’t wait to put it all up again next year! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Beautiful! Simple but a big impact. You should toss some lights onto your branches that you have in the flower pots! I did something similar with crates and fresh evergreens, too. You should hop on over and check it out.. I shared yesterday on the blog! 🙂

    Loving your lumber jack chic….. hehe! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, Liz!!! Relax and have a nice weekend 🙂

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Hey Kelly! Your porch is super cute too! I love the crate with evergreens. Simple and beautiful! I wish we had more outlets outside or in the garage so we could do lots of lights, but we have hardly any! Gotta love those old farm houses. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, sweet friend!!

  3. Cute! I love your pillows! I love plaid!

  4. It looks great, Liz! I love the bear pillow. I have a sled just like that, but Hubby is afraid someone will steal it if we leave it on the porch! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Hi Amy! Thanks so much! I love decorating our porch each year, and that sled is one of my favorite pieces! Merry Christmas to you too!!

  5. Oh, love the pot with the evergreen. I wanted to do that this year, but didn’t… I love it! Looks great!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Thank you, Carolyn! I really had to talk myself into braving the freezing cold winds to cut all those branches down, but I suffered through, and I’m so glad I did! I think I’ll leave them in the pots for the rest of winter until it’s time to plant Spring flowers again!

  6. These are all great DIY ideas for the holidays! Your porch looks great!

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