Christmas Porch Decorating with Nature
Using natural elements for Christmas decorating is my very favorite way to decorate each year.
It is a simple and inexpensive way to decorate while making s spot look beautiful.
Every year, I like to incorporate a new evergreen of some kind in my garden so that I can use its trimmings at Christmas.
We have boxwood, juniper, holly, various pines, and this year added a few green giant arborvitaes.
Not only that, but I love to wander around the garden clipping anything that is left over from summer. I used tree peony seed pods, pussy willow, hydrangeas, rosehips, artemesia, and winterberry this year.
I also have a bin of dried naturals saved from year to year. Some of those include eucalyptus, pinecones, silver dollar money plant, tallow berries, dried oranges, and other fruits all store very well.
Create something new!
Normally, I purchase fresh green wreaths for decorating my porch and windows and then embellish them with extras. This year it seemed like Christmas greenery had gone up in price and decided on something else.
Missing my front window boxes, I had an idea of making window sill swags the length of my windows. I was really pleased. Sometimes you never know…but these turned out beautiful! They were simple, inexpensive, and easy to hang! I will share how I made them in the next few days!
The only purchase I had to make was for the ribbon. I chose a brown plaid for a traditional natural look.
Always handmades and vintage
Remember those vintage wooden boxes that my neighbor was throwing away? They worked perfectly here with this primitive tree. I added winterberry branches for a less faux and more wild natural look and topped it with an oversized grapevine wreath.
Most years my mom makes my sister and me a Christmas pillow. I love how happy they look on my swing. I have quite a few but try to stay with my color scheme of the year ~ it is so hard to pick!
One more thing… whimsy! Pots, statuary, urns, fence pieces… whatever you’ve got, use it. They add a touch of whimsy which is what Christmas decorating is all about!
I’ll be sharing more of our Christmas decor inside the house in the coming days. Thank you so much for visiting me today!
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