It’s the one time of year I wish for a good snowstorm, and Michigan really let me down this week. I always love a nice sprinkling of snow for my Christmas front porch photos, but alas it wasn’t meant to be this year. I’m sure I’ve just jinxed myself, and the rest of West Michigan, sorry locals! A blizzard will probably be forthcoming now that I put it out there into the blogosphere.
So imagine a dusting of snow in all these photos. Also, imagine my red Merry Christmas welcome mat that I couldn’t locate anywhere. The Mr. is pleading his innocence, but I suspect it got tossed in the “great garage purge of 2020”. I ordered another one but it’s back-ordered.
Also, let’s applaud Charlie’s photobombing efforts as usual. ;)
I kept things pretty simple again this year. I start with a faux garland around our front door and add in cedar clippings from a local nursery. I attach the garland using 5 little white nails that I keep in the trim year-round. Then I use floral wire to attach the garland. I shared some video of this on my Instagram stories and saved it to my highlights if you are looking for tips.
My wreath is from Balsam Hill, and I added in the cedar clippings there too. I wired some faux red berries for a pop of red. These were from a local nursery (Flowerland for you locals) and it’s important to note that they are weatherproof faux berries. You don’t want to use regular ones as the color may run when wet.
My planters have the same little dwarf spruces, I bought 2 years ago now? I keep them watered until it freezes, and they have been doing great. The one on the right got a little dry this summer, but I’m hoping to nurse it back to health. It is perhaps strategically placed with its brown dead spot facing the door there…I always get questions about these planters. I found them in my parent’s barn and “borrowed” them a few years back, so I don’t have a link for you, but thanks, mom!
My window boxes are also feeling festive even though they are missing that magic dusting of snow. Again, I start with a faux garland in my boxes to give them extra fullness. Then I add in clippings and branches from my yard.
Why do I feel like someone is watching me??
I added a pop of red here too. Oh, and how could I forget my fun Christmas pillows? If you’ve been following a while, you will remember these are big body pillows I use as oversized lumbar pillows. I switch out the covers for the seasons. I decided to go with this fun classic red plaid I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics. Sewing is not my strong suit (if you follow me on Instagram you may recall my measuring mishap with this fabric). I cheated and used Stich Witchery this time. Which come to think of it, ironing is not amongst my top talents either but I made it work…just don’t look too close.
There you have it my Red Berry and Cedar Garland Christmas Front Porch – I’ll be sure to snap a photo if and when the snow arrives!
You can check out more of my Holiday decorating in these posts –