OK…let’s get this Christmas decorating party started! If you haven’t begun yet, that’s perfectly fine because everyone still has plenty of time. I started with my little tree and then moved on to the front porch. Christmas porch decor around here usually involves pine, white lights and pops of red. This year is no different.
I used decor I already had, but to refresh things a bit I added a few new things. I added two budget-friendly throws I ordered from Amazon. Some years I use throws and others I don’t. I re-used old red velvet pillows so I thought the new throws would brighten things up.
*All sources will be listed at the end.
I love to shop local when I can…and I found the little juniper wreaths at a farmhouse style shop here in my hometown. I got juniper garland there last year so I was happy to add the wreaths. If you are ever passing through Northwest Ohio, the shop I’m referring to is called The Homestead Collection. It’s at Exit 161 on I-75. Definitely worth a detour!
Everything else has been seen before but not in this combination. Striped ribbon (saved from last year) on the wreaths and lantern, along with greenery, pine cones and a few red berries finishes off the table.
I don’t have any pine trees that I can take cuttings from, so I went over to my Dad’s and he helped me get some clippings from his back yard. I attached a few to the lantern and then filled my grandmother’s watering can. I love the way the green pops off of the red throw and pillow. It’s an inexpensive, homespun look but it makes me smile every time I step out on the porch.
I admit that sometimes it’s a challenge to keep using the same old Christmas porch decor every year. There are a few things you can do to brighten and refresh what you already have:
- Add something new. You may think this is defeating the purpose, but there’s no harm in updating your things by adding new accessories. Even a couple of new bolts of ribbon would brighten any space. Don’t think you have to re-invent the wheel…just give it a refresh.
- Switch things around. Bring the inside out. Use something from your indoor decor outside. If you have always hung the same wreath over your mantel, use it instead on your front door. Use your stairway garland around your front door.
- Add fresh greenery. Even if you don’t have any Christmas porch decor at all, start with fresh pine cuttings. If you don’t have pine trees, look around and see if a friend or family member has some. You can buy fresh pine for a great price at places like Costco or Sam’s Club. It’s pricier at nurseries and garden centers so stay clear of those.
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I hope this has inspired you to decorate your porches with a little Christmas cheer. Here are as many sources as I could find:
- Wood lantern
- Red pillow cover
- Red chevron throw
- Mini pine wreath set
- Striped ribbon
- Vintage Galvanized Metal Watering Cans
- White Wood Rockers
- Giant pine cones
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