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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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!