Whether you prefer subtle twinkling lights or desire more of a Christmas Vacation look – please don’t cause a widespread electricity outage though – here are just a few ways you can deck your porch and pathways with festive touches, just in time for the holidays. After all, nothing says the “it’s the holidays!” quite like showing the neighborhood your seasonal spirit using your favorite décor.
Fresh and Festive
Make the entrance to your home inviting to holiday visitors by hanging a simple wreath from the door. Using either an evergreen wreath or swag, embellish it with berries, pinecones or sprigs of seeded eucalyptus. Add a pop of color with ribbon or ornaments. Use battery-operated fairy lights to make it magically twinkle at night.
Head on over to your favorite big-box retailer and you’re sure to find a wide range of doormats with seasonal messages or images. You can also go the DIY route. You’ll need a coir doormat, spray paint, and letter stencils to create special messages like “ho, ho, ho” or “merry & bright.” Allow to dry overnight.
Porch Holiday Trees
Erect a small, 3 or 4 feet, holiday tree on your front porch and decorate according to your specific tastes. Alternatively, you can pick up mini pine trees, then transplant them into rustic planters. Olive buckets, bushel baskets, galvanized milk tins, and do-it-yourself wooden planters can have a merry impact on your porch.
Nostalgic Holiday Signs
Nostalgic holiday signs can help you create a welcoming holiday greeting. There are a variety of tutorials for creating your own signs on Pinterest. Most are constructed using a 1’ x 4’ and large, bold fonts, in your choice of color. Once the greeting is dry, apply a thin coat of whitewash to the board for a rustic look that you’re sure to love. You can also use both sides, creating different messages for universal, year ‘round use.
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