When it comes to decorating for Christmas, many think only in terms of trees and mistletoe. But decorating the front porch can be just as fun and rewarding. Especially if those decorations can be scored at a great deal!

Take this star-shaped pendant light fixture. Built to handle the outdoor weather, the clear rippled glass Superior Moravian Star Hanging Light from Shades of Light is about 18" in diameter and comes with a price tag of $455.00 plus $59.00 shipping. Go a little smaller and you can enjoy the shine of the Olivia Star Outdoor Pendant from Pottery Barn. This cute little light is 13" across but sells for $149.00 with $21.00 shipping, a savings of 67 percent!

Savings: $344.00 or 67%


Another decorative item that can be absolutely stunning is pillar candles nestled in little outdoor lanterns. The Malta Lantern from Pottery Barn comes in 4 different sizes, but the small one is perfect for sitting on the corner of the steps at just 5" square by 12"H. These little lanterns cost $29.00 each without the candles, so a pair will run you $58.00 plus $11.00 shipping. But Pier 1 Imports has a knockoff that's worth considering. Their Black Metal Lanterns only come in 2 sizes, but the small one is 6.5" square and stands 14.25" tall, so it's a little bigger than the Malta lanterns. And at a price of just $12.00 each, you can pick up two of them for $24.00 plus just $6.95 shipping. That's a savings of 55 percent! All you need to supply are the pillar candles in the festive color of your choice!

Savings: $38.05 or 55%

And finally, there is nothing that says winter more than sledding! And Pottery Barn once again provides us with an adorable little 2-3-foot long sled décor item in the PB Found Wood Sled. It's just $159.00 plus $21.00 shipping. But Garnet Hill has their Vintage Alpine Wooden Sled on sale for just $84.00! With free shipping, that's a 53 percent discount over Pottery Barn!

Savings: $96.00 or 53%

Knockout Knockoffs: Outdoor Christmas Decor from Shades of Light and Pottery Barn