You don't have to have the most lights on the block to feel festive this holiday season. Decorate the porch, mailbox or front door with these cheerful ideas.
A pair of magnolia wreaths adds holiday spirit to a Houston home's entryway. The front doors are fittingly painted 's Texas Leather.
What you'll need: artificial wreath ($110, )
Don't worry about tangled extension cords (or the electricity bill) by unraveling a strand of sun-powered lights instead. After charging all day, they'll automatically light up once darkness falls.
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Sometimes more really is more. Double down on door decorations for twice the fun, and round out the entrance with stacked birch logs and a cozy plaid blanket.
What you'll need: artificial wreath ($10, ), buffalo plaid ribbon ($13, ), plaid throw blanket ($49, )
Garland and wreaths strung with lights are standard, but colorful green presents are a bit more unexpected. This set adds serious color to a classic white bench.
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Popped in a galvanized tub and orchard basket, pint-sized trees add greenery to a bare porch. Scatter leftover trimmings around the base and in a rustic crate for even more foliage.
What you'll need: vintage sled ($118, ), vintage table ($65, ), mini fake tree ($5, )
Bargain-priced shirts became the cutest pillows with a little stitching, but even those short on time can fill an enamel tub with cranberries and pine cones.
What you'll need: oval black trim basin ($28, ), pine cones ($9, ), berry branches ($10, ), buffalo check pillow ($23, )
You won't need a lot of additional decor when you put this five-foot-tall statue front and center on your doorstep. His jewel-covered ensemble is the cherry on top.
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Sweeten a plain exterior with a jumbo treat. This door decoration is coated in real peppermints, just like a gingerbread house.
What you'll need: styrofoam block ($6, ), peppermint candies ($12, ), pine branches ($4, ), red ribbon ($16, )
If you won't want to spend an entire day decorating the front of your house, invest in a festive sign you can plank next to your door in mere seconds.
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Here's another oversized idea: Sugar pine cones, which typically measure a foot long, look festive from near and far.
What you'll need: sugar pine cones ($8, ), white paint ($7, )
If you have columns on the front of your house, warm them up with garland that'll turn this space into a winter wonderland for the season.
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Use snowflake decals or hanging cut-outs to fill each glass pane on your front door.
What you'll need: snowflake decals ($5, )
An easy way to personalize your doorstep: tuck the first letter of your family name into your wreath. If you host a Christmas party, this will also help first-time guests know they've reached their destination.
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Instead of a wreath, try hanging a basket filled with greens, pinecones or holly.
What you'll need: basket ($39, ), pine branches ($4, )
Hang this easy DIY wreath with a thick, bold ribbon. If you have a light colored door, use a dark hue for a lovely contrast.
What you'll need: snowflake wreath ($25, ), red ribbon ($16, )
Let your kids leave their sled leaning by your home's entryway for a subtle decoration.
What you'll need: vintage sled (), red urn ($56, ), pine branches ($4, )
Copper tea lights and string lights are the tag team that make this porch come to life on a misty, winter day.
What you'll need: vintage sled ($80, ), pine garland ($32, )
This blogger made her mailbox a little more festive by adorning it with things she already had laying around her home: A scarf and skates!
What you'll need: vintage black skates ($21, ), plaid scarf ($13, )
Fill your once blooming flower bed with a handful of brightly colored ornaments instead.
What you'll need: pine garland ($25, ), colorful ornaments ($12, )
Although it's hard to tell from afar, this star was made using yardsticks.
What you'll need: yardstick ($7, )
Rain boots, a scarf and a lantern are just a few of the things that make up this entryway's bright colored accents.
What you'll need: black lantern ($42, ), red ornaments ($2, ), wreath ($65, )
Leave a fully decorated Christmas tree on a screened-in porch for a classic display you can appreciate from inside and out.
What you'll need: "believe" decor ($8, ), barn star ornament ($10, )
Outlining a front door in garland is an elegant and simple way of welcoming the season. Take it to the next level by adding dozens of red bows and ornaments.
What you'll need: pine garland ($51, ), red ribbon ($16, ), white snowflake ornament ($7, )
This sign reading "Joy" is already cute enough, but the heaps of snow covering each part of it makes it that much more festive.
What you'll need: "joy" sign ($40, )
These DIY ornaments are a little larger in size, making them the perfect container for a set of string lights.
What you'll need: globe light ($11, ), silver leaf rub 'n buff ($7, )
Wish friends and family a "Merry Christmas" by spelling it out so big, they can see it from a block away.
What you'll need: sign ($20, )
Easy to make, this propped up sign is made complete with a wreath and ice skates.
What you'll need: "joy" sign ($40, ), vintage white skates ($36, )
An average mailbox gets a seasonal makeover with some evergreen branches, pine cones and a burlap bow.
What you'll need: pinecones ($9, ), evergreen branches ($25, ), burlap ribbon ($14, )
This twine star steals the show, set against a bright red door with an equally bright garland.
What you'll need: star decor ($35, ), pine garland ($32, )
The secret behind these glowing balls of lights? Chicken wire!
What you'll need: chicken wire ($8, ), string lights ($19, )