Guys, we made it through another Christmas season here on the blog! My halls are officially decked and I’m ready to sit back with my hot cocoa and just enjoy. The weather is even cooperating, we have had non-stop flurries (Pardon all the flakes in the photos – every time I tried to shoot, it started snowing, so we are just going to roll with it). My kids have been playing outside in the snow until dark and we are counting down the days til Christmas break.
Today, I’m sharing my front porch, which I had a hard time figuring out how to decorate this year. I always put wreaths on all the windows at our last house, but I didn’t have enough or the right size to do it here. I feel like this season was a little limbo-land for me trying to find boxes of Christmas decor that have been packed away for 2 years and figure out what will work in our new home.
So, I decided to just keep things simple with a wreath over each bench, a garland around the door and some festive pillows.
I used my go to trick on the outside of adding real greenery to my faux and wired some ornaments in as well.
Same for the window boxes. I start with a faux garland to make the boxes feel more full and then just add in branches I snapped off some of our trees by the pool house garage.
Along with a few ornament picks.
I had a little supervisor from the breakfast nook window seat. Have you ever seen such a little forlorn face? He loves playing in the snow more than all of us!
Ok fine Charlie, come on out!
I get a lot of questions about how I hang decorations up. For the garland, I used 6 little white nails that are pounded into the white trim around the door. I tap them pretty far in so that they can stay there year round and no one can see them. I then use green floral wire wrapped around the nail and tied to the garland.
For the wreaths I used suction cup hooks this year…
Nope! I won’t be going that route again. Real life – this is the current state of the front porch. It was windy here last night and my wreath came crashing down. It made it for a whole three weeks, so I thought I had found a great solution, oh well. It’s 18 degrees outside today, so we will be going with the deconstructed, asymmetrical Christmas look until I work up the nerve to brave the cold. ;)
Hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks until Christmas!