The combination of moving every few years and the inevitable evolution of my own holiday decor, means that there are often areas of my home that I just can’t ever get right. My current front porch is one of those place. Actually I often struggle with my outdoor holiday decor. BUT THIS YEAR I am finally in LOVE with my Vintage Sparkle Christmas Porch!
I decided to call it my “Vintage Sparkle” porch because of the many vintage items I pulled to use and of course, all the awesome sparkle of the lights! The sparkle is one of my favorite parts of Christmas time!
Let’s start with my front door. First off, it’s huge. Which is great however it makes almost any wreath look small and puny. So I decided to go with three wreaths, one for each of the window sections. I bought the pre-lit battery operated wreaths at Home Depot and added my own red ribbon bows. It took three lengths of garland to surround the door and I added some ornaments in my color scheme. That huge door now has decor worthy of it!
One of the vintage items I used was this old wood chair. I popped a wreath and a little barn wood sign in it. I had this little tree on hand for when I do my craft shows. I figured I needed some more sparkle so I brought it in a put it in an old metal bucket.
By the front door I put, yes another old wood chair. They just helped balance the sparkly-ness. Especially next to that vintage inspired metallic tree from Hobby Lobby. Pretty fabulous isn’t it? I popped that sucker in an old metal milk crate.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. The chair and little tree are hiding something. There is an outlet on that wall there but MAN do I HATE visible plugs and cords. I know, that’s kind of a weird thing to have such an aversion to, but I really do hate having to see them. Hate. I do. So I put them in front of the plug, ran the cord along the wall, and then tucked it under the doormat to light the tall tree.
I’m not gonna lie, I did my porch twice. The first go just didn’t do it for me, like happens so many times. Even through the second go around I second guessed every step of the way. Until suddenly I stepped back and fell in love. It is absolutely my favorite porch I’ve ever done!
At night my porch now glows. A beautiful Christmas glow! So what do you think of my Vintage Sparkle Christmas Porch?
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Earlier this week I shared my DIY Faux Christmas Chalkboard! If you’re like me, then you’re terrible at making a chalkboard design actually look legible! Give this faux chalkboard a try……