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This Christmas porch is full of holiday cheer! Enjoy the farmhouse style decor and grab lots of ideas for a simple Christmas wreath, a ladder with lights and garland, a bench with an inviting drink, and lots of other DIY decorations. Be sure to check out all the details!
Yay! I can official say that I have one area of my house decorated! I am so thankful for my friend Amy from Atta Girl Says. Not only did she organize this amazing Christmas porch tour, but she has been a wonderful friend over the years. And bonus, she motivated me to get at least one area of my house done!
I'm truly honored to be part of this group, because all these bloggers are so incredibly talented.
My talent this year was to try and utilize items I had, could repurpose, and to spend as little money as possible.
Welcome to my front porch - the whole thing. It's long and skinny. There will be no sipping of ice tea on a wide southern porch at my house. Still, I wanted my area to be warm and welcoming for all who come by. Even if it is just the Amazon delivery person.
Starting at the front step, you'll see this collection of pieces. A sweater tree, a glass tree, a frosted candle holder. The galvanized vase is a new purchase, and I plan to use it year round.
I dreamed of going foraging for winter greens, for berries and more, and then life got busy, and I never made it out of the house. The vase is stuffed with winter picks that I picked up over the years when they are 90% off the weeks after Christmas.
The white yarn tree ornament I picked up on a trip to Waco a while back.
I centered my "theme" around the wreath hanging on the door. I decided to mix things up this year and go with a rectangular wreath, and made this one myself. I'll be sharing the how to later on this week! I've had the tobacco basket for a while, so it only required a few other items.
Since I can't figure out how to really get garland to hang around my door with all that brick, I decided to use a wooden ladder that I built a few years ago, and decorate it with a lighted garland piece. I embellished it with more floral picks, burlap ribbon and pine cones.
I also used 2 poinsettia flower picks I had, and a bit of Scandinavian inspired Merry Christmas ribbon. And those birch bark stars. I found those years ago at our Habitat For Humanity Restore and use them every year - they are so versatile.
I believe a local boutique used them for a display. They are essentially cardboard stars with birch bark adhered along with glitter and some tree twigs. I love the rustic look they bring.
The bench is handy when the boys need to take their shoes on or off. Can you believe I only paid around $50 for it brand new? It was a total steal! I actually purchased 2!
Above the bench is a "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" (Grab the FREE SVG file HERE!) wood sign that I made a few weeks ago. Again, the brick is challenging, so it is simply held up by command strips. I love those things! And on the bench is this fun drink.....
A simple but beautiful cranberry winter punch. Because I love cranberries and just cannot get enough of the cranberry season!
Aren't the champagne stemware glasses divine? My friend found them at an estate sale and kindly passed them on to me. I'm in love! Serve the punch in a simple classic cracker jar adorned with festive ribbons and you're all set!
On the other side you'll find a simple bundle of glittered birch bark logs hiding behind a small mini tree and an old lantern I picked up at Round Top years ago. The door mat is new, found at Target.
Also found at Target was the "Joy" banner piece adorning the basket wreath. I'll use the other pieces of the banner elsewhere in the house, but I felt like this one was just perfect for the wreath. I've hung a fun birchbark star off the wreath as well. The roses look wooden, but they are actually a very thick foam.
I did save one stemmed rose that I place with all the assorted greenery picks I had. That curve on the bench- it gets me every time!
Whew, sorry for the picture overload! I hope you have enjoyed my tour, and that you stop by again this holiday season. I have lots of fun stuff coming up, as well as great recipes that are perfect for the season - like my make ahead cranberry sauce and easy reindeer gingerbread cookies! If it's your first time stopping by, you can grab my free E-book by signing up for my newsletter!
Love the birch bark stars? See how I re-used them in a new way for my 2020 Christmas Porch Tour!
Be sure to stop by all the tours by your favorite bloggers and see all the amazing Christmas porches! I'm in awe! So much talent out there!
Christmas Porch Tour
Follow the links below for the full Christmas porch tour lineup, featuring 18 home decor bloggers. Be sure to visit everyone for lots of ideas to add festive touches to your porch and other outdoor spaces.
Monday, Day 1
Tuesday, Day 2
Wednesday, Day 3