Christmas porch decorating ideas with a rustic mantel
Hello, friends! And happy December to you. It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over! I’ve got the house all decorated for Christmas and am teaming up with some of my home blogging pals today to give you some festive decorating ideas. All of my friends’ ideas are down below my post, so be sure to visit all of them for some wonderful ideas for your home.
I’m sharing our newly painted and refreshed deck with my vintage wood mantel and some Christmas decor that I’ve added to it. I’ve had this old mantel for years and just put it out here on the deck a couple of months ago. We had the house repainted in July and I got rid of most of the old furniture that was out here. It was definitely time for a change.
We added some comfy new chairs and I’ve got them all decked out for Christmas with a cozy throw blanket and some fun pillows. The red blanket and plaid accents give it a welcoming, lodge look.
Some birch wrapped candles add to the woodsy look. And some boxwood and magnolia clippings from the yard add a natural green filler to the mantel.
The wood bead garland dresses the whole thing up and makes it seem like a celebration is happening.
And the cathedral window adds some needed height to the mantel.
How do you like my little clay ornaments? I’ve been taking a pottery class at our local art center and made these with some leftover clay. I love the way they turned out.
There’s nothing like a simple little red stripe ribbon to add a cozy Christmas touch to a classic preserved boxwood wreath.
On the deck floor, a couple more boxes wrapped in kraft paper and tied with string look festive in our old coca cola crate wagon.
I dressed them up with some more of my little clay ornaments and holly and juniper sprigs. So simple to do.
A cozy wool striped blanket, a vintage arm & hammer wood box, and a woven basket with a grapevine wreath make the deck even more cozy, don’t you think? And I simply tucked a holly branch into the wreath to dress it up a little.
Who’s ready to drop by and have a cup of hot cocoa out here with me?
SOURCES: Available sources are found at the bottom of the post so scroll down if you’re interested in recreating a look like this.
Are you ready for more ideas? Here are some great ones for your mantel, porch, table, plus handmade gift ideas and gift wrap ideas. Be sure to visit everyone to see all the details.
Porches & Decks
Handmade Gift Ideas
Gift Wrap Ideas
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- Arched Wooden Cathedral Window Frame
- Preserved Boxwood wreath
- Red Stripe Ribbon
- Wood bead garland
- Plaid deer throw pillow
- Plaid pompom pillow
- Red cable knit throw blanket (similar) or here
- Rustic Wood Candlesticks
- Striped Brown Blanket
- Teak Chair with Cushions
- Birch wrapped candles (similar)
- Coca Cola crate wagon (similar)
Want to see more Christmas Ideas? See my previous years’ Christmas decor here:
Thanks so much for dropping by!