Inexpensive Deck Decorating Ideas for Christmas

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By using natural elements and thrifty yard sale, free and repurposed treasures these deck decorating ideas are inexpensive and perfect for Christmas.

By using natural elements and thrifty yard sale, free and repurposed treasures these deck decorating ideas are inexpensive and perfect for Christmas.

One of my favorite DIY projects in our home is our front deck. Some folks who don’t live in the south have questioned the wisdom of building a deck without a roof, (otherwise known as a porch.)

Yes, a porch would have been ideal,  but so would a Lamborghini and that ain’t happening! (OK, I don’t know cars and that’s the only one I could think of!)

Here you can see where we started (minus the bushes we removed and just before we had the dead tree was taken down.)

A bench in front of a house

We now love having a front entrance to our home (previously we had a stoop) and an outdoor room that sets the tone for entertaining friends and family in our home.


Today I’m excited to be joining with my fellow bloggers from the community as well as as we share fun and inspirational Christmas projects.

Now I have tons of inexpensive deck decorating ideas for Christmas to share!

A living room filled with pink flowers on a table

Almost everything on our deck except the love seat, two chairs and trunk were either bought at yard sales, found on the side of the road or transplanted from my home decor stash.

A living room with a couch and a chair

When you choose rustic shabby chic as your decorating style it’s easy to shop yard sales and haul curbside treasures to transform with a little bit of paint and distressing.

A person sitting on a chair

Or in the case of our deck, let the elements weather them a bit!

A person sitting on top of a wooden fence

This year I used a lot of natural elements with evergreens from the Christmas tree lot and  red berries from the neighborhood. I also mixed faux with real, like this Christmas tree and the greenery below.

A living room filled with furniture and a fireplace

I wanted the deck to have a cozy feel that would entice guests to relax, whether inside or out, and these no sew place mat pillows and an inexpensive throw do just that.

A colorful blanket

This trunk provides a perfect setting for a plate of homemade Molasses Cookies (and these are addictive!) and my Instant Russian Tea.

A close up of pink flowers on a table

These candle sticks have been out on the deck for months and are rusted perfection for my simple table.

A bowl of food on a picnic table, with Deck and Yard

A planter holds a bit of greenery and ornaments. What could be simpler?

Deck and Yard

This changing table (now turned DIY Garden Cart) that I bought at a yard sale for $15 was a perfect place for more deck decorating ideas. The fence board O Holy Night sign tutorial is new this year. I’ve been crushing on lanterns a lot this year, too, and all the ones on the deck are from yard sales.

By using natural elements and thrifty yard sale, free and repurposed treasures these deck decorating ideas are inexpensive and perfect for Christmas.

A simple $1 metal yard sale basket holds weathered inexpensive ornaments and fresh greenery. 

A table topped with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables

No fireplace in our home but a few old logs convey warmth and welcome guests.

A close up of a flower pot sitting on top of a wooden door

I hope you enjoyed visiting my home from the outside. I’ll be welcoming you inside my home later this week as well! Be sure to visit as many of the links below as you can for more Christmas inspiration!

A living room

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  1. How sweet! I have fallen in love with the deck!!! I’m an avid DIYer and always try to be busy with some new projects. Was searching for a unique idea to start. The deck decorating ideas made me stop and crazy to make mine like yours asap! In a hurry to start. Wish me good luck, Marty! 🙂

    1. Hi, Malisha. DIYing is addictive, isn’t it? There’s always something to be working on or improving. Thanks for the compliment and good luck with your projects!

  2. Oh so festive and a surprise for guest visiting, “smile before entering”, it will put your guests in the festive spirit. I love the shelf with the house ornaments!! Just everything is wonderful!!
    Thank you for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wonderful Wednesday!!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Alright Marty, I can’t even imagine having a Christmas porch so I’m going to enjoy yours! This is beautiful! I hope you get to spend many hours in that cozy area over the holidays! Beautiful!

    1. Hey, Donna! Obviously I’m late replying, but thank you so much for visiting my deck post! I know you’re enjoying your cold weather as those of us in southern states are having recording breaking WARM days! So odd. Have a wonderful Christmas with your son!

    1. Hi, Pamela. Thanks for visiting my deck post! Our deck is one of the best investments we’ve made in our home in both curb appeal and enjoyment factor. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. I love porch living! We have blankets on ours during the colder months. Love how you decorated it for the Christmas season. Linda

    1. Thanks, Linda! Right now our weather is much warmer than normal and I want some more cold for Christmas! There’s nothing better than a warm blanket and relaxing on the deck. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. I love how your deck is styled for Christmas. It is warm and inviting. I am happy you have created such a lovely place that family and friends can dwell.
    Merry Christmas.

  6. Good Morning Marty!
    I love what you have done!!! It looks very nice! I have made pillows from placemats as well! I think that was a Pinterest idea!!! They turned out really cute and I love yours! What exactly is Russian Tea?? Just curious! What is your weather like all winter long? Are you going to be able to enjoy your deck through the winter? Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!!

      1. Marty,
        Thanks for the Russian Tea Recipe!!! Will have to try it some time! Sounds yummy! I am always open to try new recipes!!! We have had such warm weather here lately! No complaints here!