Before I left for our trip across the world, I quickly decorated our new front porch for Christmas. You know I have been dying to have a front porch to decorate ever since we moved into our home five years ago. We build our new front porch this past spring, and I was looking forward to decorating it for Christmas the most!
Now, I didn’t do anything fancy to my front porch, just some simple farmhouse decorations to make it warm and welcoming.
I wish I could have gotten a picture of the whole front porch all at once, but there is a pretty good slope at the front of our yard, and as soon as I try to back up and take a picture of the whole front porch, I start to sink lower and lower, and I really need to get a ladder to take a level picture of the porch!
But you can imagine a window box on the other window as well, right? ;)
The focal point of my front porch is the beautiful berry wreaths I got at Lowe’s. I grabbed them as soon as I saw them because I knew they would look great on our new front doors.
For each side of the door, I simply purchased a small live evergreen tree from Lowe’s and placed it in a metal bucket.
Lowe’s has the cutest Christmas decorations this year, and I fell in love with this pinecone garland! It was the perfect, simple touch for my little trees.
I need to be the first one to write a review on these little cuties because they are adorable!!!
So cute in fact that I bought some for our fireplace! See?! One box of pinecone garland fit perfectly on my fireplace mantel.
I also bought my mini white lights and red ribbon at Lowe’s as well. I tried to find the red plaid ribbon online at Lowe’s but couldn’t. But if you go into your local Lowe’s, they will most likely have a section set up with all types of DIY Christmas decor like the one from mine below…
I found my red ribbon in that section, and I used it throughout my house as well. It gives the perfect farmhouse vibe. :)
My Aunt Tassy gave me the large black lantern for my birthday, and my cousin, Kelly, suggested that I layer different size candles in my lantern, so I did. :)
I found the striped rug on clearance at HomeGoods and layered it under my welcome rug.
For our window boxes, I purchased two planters from Lowe’s and painted them the same color as our shutters, Valspar Ebony Fields.
Once painted and hung, I stuffed the bottom of the planter with newspaper and layered real greenery from Lowe’s on top of it. I also used some faux red berries from Lowe’s decor section to fill in the greenery, and then added a battery operated candle in the middle. Looking at these pictures, I may make another red bow when I get home to go in the middle of the window box right below the candle. What do you think?
I think this is the one I got, but I am not 100% sure, but you can find them in the Christmas decorations. :)
I can’t wait to get back home and see the candles glowing at night.
I also purchased some flood lights to light up our porch at night. I always love adding that extra light to showcase our decorations.
So that’s it! Our farmhouse front porch! Sure wish I could have each of your over for some hot chocolate! Wouldn’t that be fun?!!a
*This post was sponsored by my favorite home improvement store, Lowe’s. All ideas of how to decorate my porch are 100% mine, and so are the opinions I gave! :)