It snowed! I thought we were supposed to get a light pre-winter dusting, but we got a full on winter wonderland with a good 4 inches. The good news is my kids had a blast playing in the snow all weekend long! The bad news is, I didn’t finish my red and silver Christmas front porch before the white stuff coated everything. Christmas front porch ideas.
So, here is my half done porch. It’s not really that far off from what I was planning though. I’ve used this same garland around the front door the last few years, but normally I add in real greenery to make it look a little fuller. I still think it’s festive as is, and maybe if we get a heat wave (crossing my fingers and toes!), I’ll add it in.
I had a few questions on how I hung this up last year. I bought those small white nails and I nailed 4 of them along the top of our trim. Our trim has a pretty heavy wood texture, so this is one area where those sticky command strips will not help me out. The nails are small and our trim is white so they blend right in. In fact when I took the garland down last year I just left the nails right in place so they were already for me to use this year. Next, I use a spool of floral wire, wrapping it around the garland and then wrapping it around the nails. It took me about 5 minute to hang up!
I also hung a wreath on the door this year. I have never hung a wreath on our door before because I thought it would bug me to look out at through the glass on the inside, but I actually don’t mind it. I just used one of those suction cup hooks, if the temps drop really far down though I’m not sure it will hold up to the cold.
Red mini red ornaments added a pop of color to my new tree planters. You can just see them peeking through the snow. Also, notice all the leaves peeking through the snow! Ack, the trees are still filled with leaves too, so taking care of the leaves this year is going to be a soggy mess.
While I was snapping pics of our from porch, I was called to take some pics of my little guy’s “snow fort”, well snow fort in progress…so here is my little photo bomber :)
My window boxes got a wintery dusting as well.
My kids are so excited for the lake to freeze over, (which usually doesn’t happen until late December), but I’m not ready to stare at the bleak white blah out there yet.
I did a little round up of all my past front porches, since this one isn’t quite complete. You can check them all out below!
Here’s last year’s look. I’m so glad I’ve simplified the pillow situation on the benches. You can see how nice and full the garland looked because I added in the real greenery.
Oh here is our old house! So many memories! I loved this sled look on the door, but it definitely would not work on our new glass front door.
Throwing it waaaay back with this one to 2012, and the year I decorated my parent’s house. Their blue doors were so fun with the red poinsettias!
Hope you all are staying warm where you are!