Nature Inspired Christmas Porch
See how I used natural Christmas decorations to create a cozy outdoor space to gather with family this Christmas.
Decorating with natural elements is not only beautiful, but it’s also convenient and inexpensive.
As a matter of fact, I didn’t spend a dime on my porch Christmas decor this year.
I used decorations I already had and branches from our yard.
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In addition to sharing my porch Christmas decorations, I am joining nine friends in a porch tour hosted by Amy of Atta Girl Says.
Be sure to check out all the gorgeous Christmas porches at the bottom of this post.
Porch Christmas Tree with Natural Decorations
This small tree was pretty skimpy and had a lot of bare spots,
Since I was determined to not purchase anything to decorate our porch this year I had to make do with what I had.
The best way to fluff a Christmas tree with natural elements is to add branches and pine cones.
With a few magnolia leaves, pine cones and cedar branches, it was looking much better.
Then I added burlap ribbon and a pine cone and berry garland.
A sparkly twig star tops it off.
A burlap bag from a local coffee shop makes a perfect tree skirt.
I just tied it around the tree “trunk” and draped it over the table.
Under the tree, this wooden dough bowl is a perfect spot to create a little Christmas vignette with a house ornament and bottle brush trees.
Natural Christmas Decorations
Look around your yard for some natural Christmas decorations such as-
- tree branches
magnolia, holly, olive tree, cedar and cypress
- holly berries
- pine cones of varying sizes
- birch bark and branches
- magnolia leaves
Christmas Wreath with Natural Elements
The wreath on our front door was also repurposed.
A couple of years ago I used it to create a coastal theme wreath.
It’s also the same wreath base I used in our spring decorating this year.
A few cedar branches, magnolia leaves, pine cones, red berries and curly ribbon and it ties in perfectly with our natural decor.
Natural Christmas Garland
These transom windows are one of my favorite things we’ve added to our home.
I didn’t have enough natural branches to create a garland this long so I dug through my stash for this artificial one.
Once again, I added magnolia leaves, cedar branches, and a few holly branches.
I added large bows with burlap ribbon and this cute birch bark wired ribbon topped with fun curly q ribbons.
Christmas Porch Swing
Our porch swing was looking empty so I created a little swag with more cedar and holly branches.
It’s tied to the swing with twine and a bow made with this super cute burlap ribbon. I love the fuzzy edges!
Next to the swing is a side table with a jar of branches and berries, another house ornament vignette, and a candle holder I made with birch branches.
Christmas Porch Lantern
My roadside find lantern is starting to rust a little but I think it adds character to it.
It’s topped with a swag and filled with red ornaments and twinkle lights.
There’s no shortage of ribbon on this porch!
I love how it looks with all the natural greenery.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful porch with us. I love how you used elements of nature to really make the porch so festive. The magnolia leaves look so pretty and I love that lantern! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.
Thank you, Michelle! Magnolia leaves are my favorite evergreen 🙂
I love all of the touches on your porch, Leen! All of that curly ribbon is to die for! Did you do it yourself? You’d never know that the sweet little tree is skimpy. You have it looking brand new and full!
Hi Suzy, actually the curly ribbons were a Hobby Lobby find. I think they were about a dollar each!
I am hoping next year they offer different colors 🙂
Looks great! I’m a sucker for birch bark. I think it’s wonderful you used what you already had! Always fun to get creative and use things in different ways! It was fun hopping with you, hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Me too Sara! I can’t get enough birch bark 🙂
Your porch is so pretty and welcoming. I love all of your natural Christmas decor. And the fact that you were able to do all of it without spending any money is awesome! Beautiful and thrifty!
thanks, Angie! I was tempted to shop a couple of times but decided that all my ribbon not being matchy matchy was kind of fun!
It came out beautifully Leen! The live greenery makes it and looks so expensive. You would never think you didn’t spend any money. Happy to be on the tour with you and Merry Christmas!!
Thanks Kate! I am so glad to be on this tour with you!
Leen, I love every thing about your Christmas porch! That front door wreath is stunning with the jingle bells, and it really pops against your blue door! I’m so impressed that you didn’t spend any money! That’s my goal for next year! Pinned 😉
Thanks, Cindy! It was harder to not spend than I thought it would be but I am glad I resisted 🙂
Leen – your Christmas porch is beautiful! We absolutely love that you used what you already have, mixed with foraged finds! Festive, warm and inviting!
I want to shop your yard! You have so many wonderful natural elements to use in your porch decor! I love the mix of the greens with the curly ribbon. I’d never thought to use curly ribbon in my decor. So many beautiful details on your porch, Leen. I need to come for a visit. (Seriously, I think we are planning a beach trip this winter.)
Bring a truck, we have a gazillion trees and shrubs in our yard!
Would love to see you. Are you coming to Topsail?