I am so excited to be sharing some holiday inspiration with you today. Not only am I sharing my Christmas-y porch, but 29 other bloggers are contributing a bit of holiday cheer with vignettes, tablescapes, mantels, recipes, and more. A big thank you to Kendra from Joy In Our Home for hosting this holiday blog tour. If you are visiting from The Homemaking Momma, welcome!
Sooo… I live in Minnesota, where the weather isn’t exactly warm during the winter. Nobody’s sitting out on our front porch sipping hot cocoa… ’cause it is freezing. However, I did want to create a welcoming spot for those entering our home (or for the UPS guy dropping off all my Amazon packages 🙂 ). This year I tried a few new ideas, as I really wanted the space to feel like an extension of my home. I started off by making a scroll sign with from a $1 roll of wrapping paper. (You can find the tutorial here.)
I love these scroll signs I’m seeing all over social media, but being that it was going to be hung outside, I didn’t want to spend too much money in case the snow, sleet, and wind ruined it… (Minnesota is sounds pretty heavenly, huh?)
So far. So good.
Then I had a vision of a big chalkboard sign hung with garland surrounding it. Being that I’m always on the hunt for a good bargain, I headed to the dollar store and bought a piece of black foam board, and used my Cricut to create the white lettering. I then punched a hole the top corners and knotted a piece of rope to act as the hanger.
Truth: I am terrible at getting the lettering centered, and this was no exception. So, I added a few snowflakes to balance it out 🙂
I used a piece of garland I already had on hand to frame it, and while I would have loved to have it a little longer, I couldn’t find anymore this late in the season.
I have a wicker basket that sits outside all year ’round, I just change up the word on the chalkboard label and add in a little bit of Christmas greenery.
The lantern is a new find, and I love it! Adding a simple candle adds the perfect touch for the season.
A traditional Christmas wreath hangs from the door, and I decided to add the words “Merry & Bright” by the door handle, just to spruce it up a bit.
… and a few more.
Thank you for stopping by. Make sure to head on over to Making It In The Mountains for some more amazing Christmas porch inspiration, and check out all the bloggers participating in this Christmas tour below (under the Pinterest image 🙂 )!
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More Christmas Inspiration
Mantels on Monday
Vignettes on Tuesday
Recipes on Wednesday
Front Porches on Thursday
Tablescapes on Friday