Our exterior holiday decor

I shared our full holiday home tour a few weeks ago. But, due to weather, I didn’t get to finish up our outdoor decor until this week. Because clearly, it’s better to wait until IT SNOWS to finish your outside decorations.

We don’t go over the top, but I think our home looks quite festive! (The layer of snow doesn’t hurt that feeling. It does, however, hurt my back. I’m already over all this shoveling.)

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But I’m not over the porch. A red front door is pretty all year, but there’s something perfect about a red door at Christmastime.

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You already saw our non-wreath. I originally made this non-chalkboard arrangement for Henry’s birthday party. (Check out this tutorial at Perfectly Imperfect for more about making inexpensive faux chalkboards with poster board.) I simply added our wedding DIY pinecone wreath and a quick Christmas tree chalk drawing.

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The weathered fence was a gift from my mom a few years ago. The berry wreaths were hand-me-downs from my in-laws and the poinsettia arrangements were alter arrangements at our wedding. I love that we can use them each holiday.

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On the other side of the door,  we have the second poinsettia arrangement, a red wagon borrowed from my in-laws and another holiday chalkboard.

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I also added greenery to the railing. And let’s not forget our pew bows!!! It’s wedding central on our porch!
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The vintage sled is also a favorite. (And another hand-me-down from my in-laws.) Can I call it vintage? I don’t actually know how old it is. But it looks vintage so I’m going with it.
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For our fence planters, I simply cut and added some real greenery to the cans. (I grabbed the pine branches from Home Depot. Did you know they give the trimmings away for free?)
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And that’s our exterior tour.

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What do you think?


  1. says

    I have said it before and I will say it again…I love your house. It is so colorful and welcoming and it makes me want to come in and kick off my shoes and hang out…which I hope you don’t take in a creepy way, lol. I love that your house isn’t all white and greige and that you embrace color.

  2. says

    LOVE it- and you can send your snow down here if you’d like. It’s supposed to be 70 (!!) this weekend here and I’m OVER that. I hate it when it’s warm in the winter- it just feels wrong. Bring on the cold and snow!!
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  3. says

    Looks pretty, especially with all of that snow. I usually make wreaths for the outside each year, but this year I didn’t even hang a fake one. So far no one had knocked on my door to complain so I guess I’m ok until next Christmas!

  4. says

    It’s wonderful! Merry Christmas!! I just remembered we have a red lantern on our deck. I’m going to get it and fill it with colored ornament balls. Thanks so much for sharing so much :)

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