I hope you aren’t tired of pine and juniper berries because I’ve got some more! It all started with this end of my front porch (in the pic below) which was my first Christmas decor post for 2016. Now it’s time for the other end and some Christmas front door decor. Before I get started though I’d like to say something that’s a reminder to all of us…me included. If you follow home and garden blogs, or write one, then you know that the holiday season is sort of the Final Four, World Series and Super Bowl all rolled into one. I know that I have felt unwanted pressure (self-imposed for sure) to top what I did last year and come up with something new. At the same time, I have tried very hard to stay true to the philosophy of my blog and the way I run my life. As a result, I have had to pull back and remind myself that anything “over the top” would be a waste of your time. The honest truth is that I couldn’t do over the top even if I wanted to. So…what I’ve got to show you over the next week or so will be classic, easy holiday decor. Festive pops of red, pine and pillows. Nothing took very long to put together and nothing broke the bank. I added a few new things but mostly I used what I already had. My wish is that you will come away with a few new ideas that make you feel confident. Ideas and inspiration that aren’t overwhelming or take a lot of time. With all that said, I hope any time you spend decorating your home for the holidays is fun and satisfying…because that’s the way it should be.
My Christmas front door decor began with the DIY Holiday Pinecone Garland I made in September. I made it knowing that I would leave it up through the holidays and it was so nice to have that step already checked off.
I used an old wreath but refreshed it with some juniper berries. This little trick will work with any kind of wreath…even one made from fresh pine. Take a plain wreath and embellish it with berries, ornaments, pinecones or even a big, lovely bow.
Instead of a bow, I hung the wreath from the same striped ribbon I used in the sitting area of the porch.
You’ve seen these grapevine trees many times but never in the olive buckets. I left the grapevine wreaths from the pumpkin planters attached to the buckets. (See how I did that HERE.) I wanted the trees to appear to be sitting on the rim of the olive buckets. To raise them up I filled the buckets with packing pillows. I used crumpled newspaper on top of the packing pillows to steady the trees. I was able to nestle the trees right inside the inner circle of the wreaths. I wrapped the base of each tree with juniper pine garland and called it a day.
You could use this idea with any sort of container. If you have garden urns or pots with the dirt still in them, just set the grapevine trees right on your dirt and then add the greenery.
I hope you’ve seen an idea or two that you can incorporate into your own holiday decor…and have fun doing it. See you soon!
Christmas Front Door Decor sources:
- Grapevine trees
- Olive buckets
- Juniper garland
- Striped ribbon
- Wreath unavailable (local purchase many years ago.)
Note: If you click on the juniper garland link and have a heart attack at the price…I’m sorry! I looked and looked for a more affordable option but could not find one. These look exactly like mine but I’m only going on the picture. I purchased mine last year at a local shop.
- Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas | Festive, Fun & Fast
- Christmas Porch Decor | Red, Ribbon and Pine
- DIY Holiday Pinecone Garland Tutorial
Today I’m joining a very special group of bloggers for “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” We’re sharing outdoor spaces decorated and fluffed for the holidays. If you have time please stop by the links featured below!
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