Welcome to our Deck the Halls party and the 98th Metamorphosis Monday!
I can’t wait to see all the wonderful holiday decorating you’ve been doing in your home!
A couple of weeks ago, I shared a Pottery Barn hack where I made and decorated my porch columns in garland very much like the PB ornament garland, but for less than half the price. (You can read that post HERE and you’ll find the tutorial to make the garland here: Make a Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Garland.)
Here’s a photo of the porch with the garland. As you can see, the porch was definitely not fully decorated when this pic was taken.
Every door needs a wreath, basket, or something for Christmas. Right? 🙂 I found this wreath at Lowes , but once I hung it on the door, it looked a bit too small. I started to return it, but then I got the idea to just beef it up a bit.
I’ve been using a lot of magnolia in my decorating this year…like in the mantel I posted, HERE.
I added magnolia leaves all around the outer edge and a little to the wreath itself. Much better!
I made the bow from some ribbon I already had.
I hung pine garland around the door and added additional magnolia to the garland to tie the look in with the wreath.
Clusters of magnolia were added to the corners, along with ornaments left over from when I created the garland.
I have three of these angels…used them in my Christmas decorating years ago.
And the gas lantern gets a touch of Christmas, too.
One of the best parts about decorating a porch is enjoying it from inside as you pass the window.
A few pics from inside…
Found these lanterns at Virginia Metal Crafters many years ago. Unfortunately, they are no longer in business.
A little silliness for the entry.
A few pics of the porch lit up at night…
For so many years I didn’t have a front porch. This one was added at the same time the screened porch was added and I can’t resist dressing it for the holidays.
Don’t you just love walking or driving slowly down a street at night and sneaking a peek inside to see how a room is decorated or furnished. I love that! Especially if it’s cold outside and the home seems to be glowing from inside. It just says family, safety, warmth, love, security…all those things that give me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
A few more views of the porch decorated for Christmas…
Christmastime is just so magical. Even the most diehard Scrooge would have to be charmed by all the sparkle and glow of the season.
Let’s go sledding or ice-skating? Ready?
I purchased a wreath locally and embellished it with magnolia leaves from the huge magnolia in my front yard.
I also added magnolia to the garland that surrounds the door.
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you would like to make the garland for your front porch, you’ll find the full tutorial here:Make a Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Garland.
Merry Christmas sweet friends! Hope every single one of your Christmas dreams comes true!
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