Red and White Christmas Porch

 

 

Welcome to our front porch.  It’s a great place to sip tea (or wine) in the summer and perfect for decorating all year long.

As you come up the steps there’s a cute little holiday sign that I picked up for a couple of dollars at our local grocery store.

 

 

To the right of the front door is a small pre-lit tree that I got at the same grocery store (Thanks, Loblaws!).

 

 

The urn was actually bronze but I spray painted it white and hot glued that cute ribbon around the top and bottom. I’m digging the red and white thing this year for sure. I added some white snow flakes from the dollar store and white and red striped ribbon to fancy it up.

We get some crazy weather here, so the gifts are bricks in boxes that I wrapped up in red and white paper.

I’ve spent enough time chasing porch decorations down the street…thanks very much.

 

 

I hung a white garland from Michaels around the front door and added a cluster of jingle bells at the top.

 

 

 

 

The “JOY” sign to the left of the door is a Target find. Oh, Target….how I love you. Target always seems to know exactly what I’m looking for. My wallet is not always as happy as I am.

 

 

Can we talk about this cute little wreath?

 

 

First of all, they were on sale at Michaels for like $2.99. So I had to buy five of them. I know, right??

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them but for the door, I just added the simple white and red striped ribbon left over from the wreath I made earlier this fall.

I knew it needed something but I wasn’t sure what. Then I found some red and white straws in the bin that I dragged home from the boys birthday party last summer. I started twisting and stapling and came up with this cute little star.

 

 

A bonbon sticker nicely covers the staples in the middle. Functional? Check. Cute? Double check.

Speaking of the red and white wreath….It’s currently hanging between the two windows on the porch.

 

 

There’s a small table under the window that holds some candles and my wine tea in the summer. I set a white galvanized tub that was also left over from the boys party (I think it held drinks?) on the table, filled it with spare greenery and another red and white wrapped gift and then topped the tub with a bow.

 

 

In front of the little table are these two rocking chairs that I found a few years ago on Kijiji (Craigslist for my Southern friends) and lugged them home for $20 a piece. They’ve been painted with Annie Sloan’s Old White.  I didn’t wax them as per the instructions. You’re not supposed to wax anything that goes outdoors since the sun apparently melts the wax. They haven’t held up all that well and I’ll need to repaint them this spring.

 

 

Red and White Christmas Porch- Rocking chairs with throw pillows made from dish towels

 

I made those little pillows out of dish towels and fabric glued a tie to the back so they don’t blow away in the wind. I didn’t do this with the Halloween pillows I made last year and wound up chasing them down the street. Along with all the other Halloween decorations. In my pyjamas. So sexy.

 

 

And that’s our red and white front porch this year. Bright and colorful and so fun to come home to. Thanks for stopping by ; )

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