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Christmas Front Porch

I finished up our outdoor Christmas decorations over the weekend. In years past we’ve decorated the shrubbery in front of our house and garage but this year I’m using the baby as an excuse for scaled back decorations. Kind of like how I blamed being super busy and tired (didn’t know I was pregnant at the time– hah) last year.

Last month I shared how I whipped up these tiered tomato cage Christmas trees. I stuck the biggest one in our giant planter, and I plopped the other two in front. Let me tell you, the legs on the tomato cage Christmas trees make anchoring them to the ground super easy. I should patent that idea.

tomato cage christmas trees

tomato cage christmas tree

Something I added this year was lighted garland around the window.

red and white christmas porch

Hanging the garland was really easy. I used two clear Command hooks– one on each side. Took me all of 2 minutes.

command hook

The garland on its own was kind of boring so I jazzed it up with some shatter-resistant ornaments (here and here) from Lowe’s. Bonus: they’re currently 30% off.

Shatter-resistant is important, especially when the wind picks up. You don’t want ornaments exploding all over your front porch.

ornament and garland

Attaching the ornaments to the garland was incredibly easy. Enter: ornament hooks. Ground breaking, I know.


I hooked the hook onto the garland and gently pinch it to make sure it was secured.

attaching ornament to garland

Here’s what the porch looks like during the day. Granted the lights aren’t on during the day (as shown in the photo), I think it still looks nice and festive because of the pops of red and white.

christmas front porch daytime

And here’s what the porch looks like at night.

Ooooh ahhhh.

christmas front porch at night

Have you made any tomato cage Christmas trees this year? If you have, post a pic on social media and tag me!

How do you decorate your exterior for Christmas? Minimal or Griswolds?

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As a Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creator, I was provided a gift card to cover the cost of materials for this project. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. It looks beautiful – so clever and creative! x

  2. That’s beauitful! I love wondering around looking at (tasteful) Christmas lights.

  3. Hi Chelsea! I love the front porch!! And LOVE your white tree with bright ornaments! So fun to see your ideas! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

  4. I really enjoyed your blog and must tell you I think you have wonderful inspiring ideas.I am really full of ideas and plans now to update some rooms in our home. Please keep on blogging and enjoy all your projects.

  5. Hi,

    I’m just wondering where you leave. I’ve tried to hang command hooks outside my house and they do not stick. I leave in Ontario (Canada). No matter how I do it they just don’t seem to stick, just short of crazy glue.

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