Monday, December 3, 2012

My Outdoor Christmas Decorations

This weekend I completed our outside decorations. 
I decided to go with a red and silver theme this year. I am really happy with how it came out!

For the swag on the door, I bought a premade swag and added a few floral picks and a bow.

I got the swag, picks (some new, some I had), and ribbon from Micheal's for about $10 all together.

The flower pots are the same ones I use year round and showed in my other porch post. I was going to remove the soil but decided it could be useful to hold my arrangement in place so I just left it be.

I used a full piece of pine garland I had in my basement and cut it in half to fill the top of the pots. For the lights I used 2 sets of Phillips 42" LED sticks. These were on sale for $20 a set at Target, so $40 combined.
The Christmas ornaments were the $5 shatter resistant sets from Target, and I used almost 3 boxes.
The bows, ribbon, large silver, large red, and small silver picks are all from Micheal's and cost about $18 for everything.

I recommend working with the large picks outside. Otherwise you will have glitter everywhere!

First I placed the lights where I wanted them and then I filled the pot with the garland.

Next I randomly stuck the picks everywhere and just made sure both pots were even.

Then I filled the pots with the balls.
I used double-sided tape to stick the ribbon to the pots, and tied the bows on with a twist-tie. 

I decorated our banister with garland and bows that I already had. Although looking at it now, I think it might need some spicing up!

 I'll Be Linking Up At These Parties!


  1. Your front door and porch decorations are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your beautiful porch at my Twirl & Take a Bow party! I hope you'll stop by on Dec 15th and link it up to the Deck the Halls party featuring Christmas decorations for your door. Have a great week!
    House on the Way

    1. Thank you! I will be sure to stop by on the 15th!!! I hope you have a great week too!

  2. that looks great! i wish i had some sort of room to decorate my entry. love the greens and the ornaments.

  3. WOw, Your door and porch look amazing! Waaaaaay better than mine! :)

    Just a wanted to let you know our Silhouette Cameo Giveaway ends tonight, if you haven't entered yet (or if you wanna get more entries! :) Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks! BTW I checked out your blog and I love it!


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