I was hoping I could make that title a little longer, but sorry, that is as long as it gets. Today you are in for a special 12 Days of Christmas post because Day 9 not only shares lots of ideas for your front porch, but I am also participating in a Welcome Home Tour with other bloggers, so be sure to visit the other links at the bottom of the page.
On the ninth day of Christmas
Beyond The Picket Fence gave to me
A front porch that is as cute and cozy as can be.
So let me start by saying that this past summer I completely redid my front porch decor. You can see the details of the makeover HERE
and while I loved it for summer and fall, these colors weren't going to cut it for Christmas. So all that decor, which had been emptied of its flowers long ago, went into storage and new things replaced it. I started by replacing the plant shelf by the front door with my red ladder.
This ladder I acquired years and years ago by saving it from a friend's dump pile. Last Christmas is was inside--you can see it HERE.
A dear friend recently borrowed it holiday photo shoots and when she returned I set it on the porch. I decide it would work perfectly in place of the plant shelf. I added a chalkboard to it,
an adorable vintage mailbox tied with a ribbon,
a red striped box with candy canes for visitors, and fresh greenery.
Speaking of fresh greens, I made a fresh garland for the first time ever. I am very happy it with it. You simply wrap wire,and wrap wire, and wrap wire until you get the fullness and look you want. I then added some PLASTIC Christmas balls (I used glass at first and after breaking 3 decide I better go for the plastic ones).
tutorial HERE) hanging on my front door
(from last fall) on the chairs under the front window,
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