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Neutral Christmas Screen Porch

It’s later than I had planned, but today I’m sharing my 2019 Christmas screen porch!  This year I did a neutral Christmas look and I got up early this morning to snap some photos!  Brrrrrrrr – it was freezing cold!!!  

I’ve decorated my screen porch for Christmas now for several years!  Most years I use more color out there, but this year I decided to go with a more neutral Christmas look. 


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I saw a tutorial for making the paper stars on instagram a few weeks ago and knew I wanted to give this craft a try!  They are made from paper lunch bags and only take minutes to make!!!   Then, I saw my friend, Julia of Cuckoo4design made them for her home!  She shared a tutorial to make them on her blog! 

The only thing that I did differently is that I used my glue gun instead of craft glue.  She also strung some fairy lights through the stars and that looks amazing!  The sherpa pillows in the photo above were just $5 each at Walmart!  They are large too!  I could not believe the price!  And, they are perfect to make it more cozy on that cold glider!  I made the linen jingle pillow way back when I first started the blog in 2012!  And, I still love to bring it out at Christmastime!

As you can see, I left the old suitcases and scale out on the porch since fall.  The rusty scale and suitcases are what really inspired me to use a neutral Christmas palette this year.  I had the snow covered neutral Christmas tree that is sitting on the scale, but I picked up two more that are similar from a local shop when they were 50% off!  So, you’ll be seeing these trees for years to come!

I used the extra paper lunch bags to make some DIY luminaries for the porch.  They were so easy to make!  I used a gold craft marker and drew simple Christmas trees on the front.  Then, I used my hole punch to add holes along those lines.   I added some play sand to the bottom and a battery operated tea light, so I don’t have to worry about fire!!!

I fell in love with this Night Before Christmas scroll from Cottonwood Shanty because of the vintage Santa and sleigh image!  The scrolls in her shop are now 40% off!  I draped the bell garland and fresh cedar over it and love how it looks.  And, here you can see more of the paper bag luminaries.  

I’ve had these vintage handknit mittens for several years.  I found them at a local antique shop and love them so much!!!

And, here’s a look at the shelves on the other side of the porch.  The smallest of the trees is inside the galvanized terrarium.  I got the pinecone wreath at Target last year on clearance.  You can see in the window reflection the pretty sunrise this morning!

Thanks for stopping in today to see my neutral Christmas porch!  Even though it’s freezing cold out there, it’s pretty at night with all the lights on and we can enjoy it from the inside looking out!!!   

I hope you have a great weekend!  Whether you are still shopping, wrapping gifts, baking, or cleaning the house; I hope you can stop for a break and think about the real meaning of the season!  

Jennifer Ponder

Thursday 2nd of January 2020

I fell in love with your screened in porch and oh my...those snowflakes! I had to make some of my own and linked your picture and blog in my blog post about them. I'm continuing to try to figure out how to use them a little longer and hopefully have figured out a way to make them work. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

Doreen Cagno

Friday 3rd of January 2020

I'm so glad you gave them a try! Aren't they amazing!!!


Sunday 22nd of December 2019

I LOVE your porch and all the neutral decor! It is so inviting and makes you want to sit out there and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Such wonderful inspirations for inside and out side our homes. Thank you for sharing! May your family have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!


Saturday 21st of December 2019

Doreen, your neutral porch decor is just beautiful! Makes me think about doing the year! Merry Christmas!


Friday 20th of December 2019

Absolutely beautiful. Nothing over the top, just simple beauty

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

Friday 20th of December 2019

Your Christmas porch is gorgeous, Doreen! So much to love here...and thank you for the tutorial link! Merry Christmas!