Here in the Midwest, we endure months, and I mean months, of cold winter weather. We are in the midst of an earlier-than-usual snowfall as I write this post. Nothing seems to help me get through the winder doldrums like decorating the house for Christmas and practicing a little hygee. (I should probably write a post about that soon as “seasonal affect disorder” sets in!) Anyhoo…this front porch vignette makes me just want to come on in the house and get my cozy on!
One thing I’m super proud of in this Christmas front porch vignette are my skills to improvise. I wasn’t sure how to decorate our outdoor lights. Wreaths? Well, I bought a couple at Lowe’s and couldn’t get them around the lights because the lights were too tall. Ugh.
I had a few of these garland sprays that I hadn’t used in years. They actually lay flat. I bent them around the back of the light and viola! After that, I taught myself how to make a bow with this video and I was done!
Onto the porch decor… my mom has two vintage sleds (yay for me!), so I asked her if I could borrow one. This one happened to belong to my dad when he was a kid.
I used another spray that hadn’t been used in years to place onto the sled. It originally had a gigantic red bow on it, so I took it off and made two bows with the ribbon, one for the spray and one for the wreath on the front door.
The other thing that I love about this vignette is that almost all of it is completely repurposed. I did, however, buy some plaid ribbon for the sprays on the lights, oops!
Next, up…I filled a brass bucket with pine cones and a buffalo check towel that I had and then added a couple of lanterns with battery-operated candles.
That little dusting of snow adds the perfect touch, don’t cha think??
Next blog post…Christmas trees!