Today we’re showing how we decorated our front porches for Christmas and hoping to bring a little inspiration on how to extend the holiday cheer onto those outdoor spaces.
For anyone who’s new here, we have a large screened porch across the front of our home. And because we live in South Carolina, we can use our porch for most of the year except on those extremely hot or cold days. So to decorate the front porch this year, I decided on a “Winter Wonderland” theme. It’s a real wonder if we get snow here so I decided to bring a little to us!
The first thing that you’ll see after you step up onto the porch is this garland around the front door, our new red lanterns, and a skate wreath. There’s even another wreath on a metal stand beside the front door.
The grapevine garland has been around our door for a whole year. I put it up last year when I was decorating the front porch for Christmas, and I’ve used it for every season since.
You may have already seen the skate wreath on our Christmas Home Tour, but I was really proud of the way it turned out. I picked up the old frame and the skate at the auction that Leo and I go to just about every week. The snowflakes came from the Dollar Tree, and the snowman on the skate was hand painted by yours truly.
They’re made out of muslin with red toile tab tops. My friend Brenda, who made my ruffled stool cover, made these as well. I’m sorry I couldn’t get a decent picture of them hanging. It’s been dark and dreary here for days!
On the table that’s on the porch, I created another little snow scene with this bucket of snowballs. It’s so easy to make them. Just roll some Styrofoam balls in watered down white glue and then Epsom salt and let them dry overnight. They look amazingly like the real thing!
Thank you for visiting and remember, it’s not too late to decorate your porch! I’d especially like to thank Mary and Dave from Front Porch Ideas and More for featuring our porches on their site. You can click over there to see lots and lots of decorated porches as well as follow them on their Facebook page Front Porch Ideas. And to see Ann, Debbie, and Dawn’s porches, click on the links under this graphic.
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