In case there’s any question, I am definitely on SANTA’S NICE LIST this year.
And to prove it, I put together a simple Santa display on our brand new front porch. (Which I still need to post about. We’ll come back to that.)
This exterior display was put together with things I already had on hand with the help of a little bit of Behr paint.
It’s part of the fun Holiday Home Challenge with the rest of the fabulous DIY Expert bloggers. (Check out all the projects at the end of this post and a giveaway to make your own holiday project!)Because I wanted to complete an outdoor project, I used two colors in Behr MARQUEE exterior paint – Ultra Pure White and Antique Red.
The red is the same color as our new front door, so I started by giving our old milk crate a fresh coat of matching paint. (I gave it a light cleaning and sanding first.)
I wanted to make it look like Santa, so I added a strip of black vinyl for a belt and a small decorative wood frame for the buckle.
Once the crate was done, I started a little makeover on an old wooden crate I had in storage.
This was made with a stencil I created on the Silhouette. You could also use pre-made stencils or stickers.
And finally, I created a piece of Santa art on a stained wooden circle I had lying around. (It was part of a long-forgotten project and was already stained.)
I created the designs on my Silhouette and then painted them onto the round.
I needed lots of greenery to finish off the display, which I found in my front yard. (The trees needed trimming anyhow.)
I have some plans to move a few things around, but I love how this display turned out. I told Henry that there’s no chance that Santa will miss our house this year.
If you are in the mood for more holiday inspiration, look no further. My friends and fellow Behr DIY Experts have some amazing projects for you today.
Rustic Front Porch Christmas Sign by Mountain Modern Life
DIY Painted Wood Snowman by The Frugal Homemaker
Merry Christmas Sign with Hanging Ornaments by The DIY Dreamer
Joy Porch Sign by Sugar Bee Crafts
Paint Dipped Pine Cones by Someday I’ll Learn
Santa Front Porch Display by NewlyWoodwards
DIY Black &White Ornaments by My Little Secrets
O Holy Night Sign by Marty’s Musings
Fence Picket Door Hanger by Maison de Pax
Ornament Frame Decor by Made to be a Momma
Holiday Planter by Life at Cloverhill
A Monogrammed Christmas Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog
Outdoor Christmas Display by Frugal Mom, Eh!
DIY Outdoor Plywood Holiday Trees by Décor Adventures
Rustic Hanging Christmas Baskets by Clean and Scentsible
DIY Outdoor Lanterns by All Things Heart and Home:
DIY by A Pop of Pretty
DIY Project by Be Crafty Workshop
DIY Christmas Trees by Poofy Cheeks
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