Beautiful fresh greens make simple Christmas porch decor hanging from sconces and in buckets and pots.
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I’m so excited to be joining some super talented friends to share Christmas inspiration for your tables, trees, porches and more. Thanks so much to Leen of Sand Dollar Lane for organizing the tour and Anna of Atta Girl Says for the extra help. You can find a list of all the links and participants at the bottom of this post.
If you are coming over from Sonya Burgess Blog welcome to our cozy cabin home. We live way Up North in Wisconsin in an area known as The Northwoods.
One of my favorite places to decorate is my front porch. During the Holidays it is even more fun. I don’t usually do a wreath on our front door because the door is beautiful on it’s own. I like to do swags of evergreens on the sconces instead.
It is easy to cut greens and build swags for porches and outdoor planters living here in The Northwoods. A walk in the woods with a wagon and some clippers or an ax is all you need.
I got a little help this year when Aiden, the son of one of my employees, sold fresh cut bundles of greens in front of my shop on Shop Small Saturday. I bought a few of his bundles knowing I wanted to put together small swags for my sconces.
I took about five branches of evergreen for each swag to make them the size I wanted to hang under the porch sconces. I tied them together tightly with ribbon.
Then I put wire through the ribbon to tie the swag up around the sconce.
We have our wood burning fire going all winter long. We keep some wood stacked up on the front porch so it’s easier to grab as needed. I thought it would be pretty to just put my vintage sled out against the stacked wood.
The bows I bought to save time and I loved their plaid pattern. The one on the sled with the long tail was from Hobby Lobby and the small ones on the sconces were from The Dollar Tree, but the plaids matched.
I added extra greens to a old minnow bucket. I love decorating my lake house with minnow buckets!
The Rest of the Porch
I took boxes I was planning to recycle and wrapped them in favorite paper and ribbon. You could always recycle the wrapped faux gifts and use them again year after year. It’s inexpensive, pretty decor.
This beautiful woven Hawkeye basket looks like the perfect carrier for gifts. You may not be able to be with your loved ones this Holiday, but you could leave a basket of gifts at their door.
Thanks so much for visiting! You will love the rest of the tour. Next up is The Little by Little Home and enjoy all the beautiful tours below.