Creating Some DIY Holiday Porch Decor

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Hi!  It’s day 11 of the 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop.  Have you followed along for all 11 days so far?  Yay!  Today we are focusing on our outdoor holiday porch decor.  I don’t do a lot of indoor or outdoor decor but I do place a little bit of fun by my back door. I think it is festive and fun.

 

Each year I try to create some Holiday porch decor. It is my back door where friends come into the house. I try to make it festive and fun!

 

 

Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

 

 
Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister I Jeanie~Create & Babble I Sherry~Olives & Okra

Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I

Marie~The Inspiration Vault I Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I

Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess I

Terri~Christmas Tree Lane I Sam~Raggedy Bits I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity  Valeria~Val Event Gal 

Yami~The Latina Next Door I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

Kim~Everyday Parties  I Dru~Polka Dot Poplars

 

Creating Holiday Porch Decor

I like to have something festive to greet guests and myself at the back door.  We only use the back door at our house.  I am not really sure why we even have a front door.  Maybe it is a small town thing but mostly I think it is because our driveway is in the back and the walk leads right to the back door.  

A couple of years after we moved in we created a patio area with pavers and two steps up to the door.  It was much better than the makeshift wood step that was there when we moved in.  But over the years it has become a little worn.  So dressing it up with some holiday porch decor helps make it look a little better.

 

Each year I try to create some Holiday porch decor. It is my back door where friends come into the house. I try to make it festive and fun! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I started with a simple pot and my large metal ornament from Oriental Trading and my metal snowman.  The light tree is made with a metal climbing plant support with lights wrapped around it.  You could use a tomato cage as well.

It needed more.  

My parents always let me cut as much greenery as I want so I headed over to their house.  I cut enough to place some in a smaller pot and to add to the larger pot around the base.   

Then I spotted this small chair/footstool in my garage that I had purchased at our local thrift store.

 

Each year I try to create some Holiday porch decor. It is my back door where friends come into the house. I try to make it festive and fun! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

Each year I try to create some Holiday porch decor. It is my back door where friends come into the house. I try to make it festive and fun! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

It needed a little work but I was up for the task.  All I needed was my trusty spray paint.  I used Rustoleum’s Colonial Red after a light sanding.  One coat was all it took.  

 

The Final Look

 

Each year I try to create some Holiday porch decor. It is my back door where friends come into the house. I try to make it festive and fun! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

The red is the perfect color and I loved it way it turned out.  The greenery is still a bit un-fluffed but will settle in after a few days.  All in all I am happy with the way the holiday porch decor looks.  I may decide to add to it later but for now…it is good.

 

Each year I try to create some Holiday porch decor. It is my back door where friends come into the house. I try to make it festive and fun! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

 

Each year I try to create some Holiday porch decor. It is my back door where friends come into the house. I try to make it festive and fun! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

 

Each year I try to create some Holiday porch decor. It is my back door where friends come into the house. I try to make it festive and fun! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

 

Each year I try to create some Holiday porch decor. It is my back door where friends come into the house. I try to make it festive and fun! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I would love to know what your porch decor looks like.  It is fun to hear what others do. 

 

Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 2018. Intelligentdomestications.com

10 Comments

  1. Shirley Wood

    Back door guests are best! YOur entry is festive and welcoming. Love your Oriental Trading find! I’ll have to look for that!

    11 . 12 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Shirley! I love the big metal ornament. It actually comes in a set of three. Last year I had all three out and it was fun too.

      11 . 12 . 2017
  2. Peggy Stolley

    I love the little red stool and the clean simplicity of your decor!

    11 . 12 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you. It is nice to have a little bit of holiday outside.

      11 . 12 . 2017
  3. Jenny

    I love the foot stool, what a great find. I also love the kitty in the window.

    11 . 12 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Haha! He was funny and wondering what I was doing. Thanks. The footstool was a fun find in my garage and I am glad it worked on the porch. I am glad you like it.

      11 . 12 . 2017
  4. Sue

    love it so much michelle. it makes me want to do something like this next year starting the day after halloween.

    13 . 12 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Sue. I like seeing the lights out side the door in the evenings. It make me happy.

      13 . 12 . 2017
  5. Emily @DomesticDeadline.com

    I have a little stool seat like that, I love the red color. The kitten peeking out your window is a cute addition too!

    26 . 12 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks. I think the red really made it pop and it looks so much better than it did. That is Min. He is wondering why I am outside. LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by.

      30 . 12 . 2017

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