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It’s been an extreeemely busy year at The Seasonal Home
but finally, here are the:
2014 CHRISTMAS Photos,
Musical Video House Tour
and a BONUS VIDEO…
a tour of our Christmas FRONT PORCH – featuring several last-minute, super-easy, ideas for you to try!
Enjoy the Creativity and Good Luck!
This year’s theme…. “NORTH POLE”
North Pole Front Porch
While shipping out a package last month,
this inexpensive idea came to mind…
and even better, it provided me with a way to utilize my 2 planters again!
Begin by gathering recycled boxes (received in the mail) or product boxes (you have in storage) in 3 graduated sizes.
Wrap each of them in inexpensive brown paper (dollar store), stack them & tie them together, using ribbon.
Surround them with a wreath, some apple picks & a touch of grapevine
and place them on top of a planter
to create this look
Instead of a door wreath, consider a basket of greenery picks!
Add embellishments (like small signs) because they immediately set the holiday mood, through their sentiment!
Add greenery picks & ribbon to surrounding items… like an outdoor light
And if there are shutters nearby, use more ribbon to dress those up too!
And here are the decorations I added to the rest of the porch… don’t forget to check out the video (below) for more details!
Enjoy this new BONUS video (with more detailed instructions) on how I created the FRONT PORCH designs:
“REASON FOR THE SEASON” Foyer
I was inspired by my vintage Angel collection & snuggled them up to snowy accents…
Angels, of course, would be watching over the reason for the season
– the Nativity –
This year, I used a very modern water globe version…
“MRS. CLAUS’ KITCHEN“
Can you smell the Gingerbread?? 🙂
Use red paint to brighten up some dollar store wooden spoons.
Then, add a touch of glitter to the end of each (using glue) to simulate iced frosting
and add them, as an accent, to a wreath, tree, garland or as part of a tree topper!
“SANTA’S MAN CAVE“
Nothing but red, white & black for the man with the beard!
Can you spot the 5 layers of decor in the next photo?
Layer 1: Wreath Layer 2: Mantle Decor Layer 3: Jingle Bell Ribbon pinned to mantle front
Layer 4: Garland Layer 5: Large Hanging Ornament Balls
And on the fireplace hearth, a creature WAS stirring… a sweet, little Mouse!
Above the built-in cabinets… touches of Peppermint & Snowflakes!
Sentimental Family Art & Photos are always a must-have!
Even Santa commemorates his travels & enjoys collecting replicas of himself!
A Snowy Garland welcomes you into the most peaceful room I’ve ever created…
In the still quiet of a Winter’s Eve, the creatures nestle in, while waiting for Santa..
I recycled my white lanterns (from Easter 2014 & last Spring’s Backyard Wedding) to flank the fireplace…
MERRY CHRISTMAS… from The Seasonal Home!
And just in case you missed it… here’s the musical video tour from this year ~