After we took down all of our Christmas decorations, our porch just looked sad and uninviting. We put all of our furniture in the garage for the winter, and with nothing on the porch, the house looks like no one lives here!
So, I decided to create a "winter" porch for the month of January just to cozy up the space a bit. Everything I used is stuff I already had on hand. It seems a bit ironic that the day I did this, I was outside with no coat, welcoming temps in the 50's while all the snow melted. I know it's just a tease and it will get colder again soon enough.
I reused the DIY chalkboard I use for everything and stuffed a black planter with driftwood and cut branches from my Christmas garland.
I decided to drag out the fake tree I found at a thrift store (for $12), and added a burlap bow and snowflakes. I thought the pinecones on the tree looked wintry, without being too Christmasy (although my husband has asked me numerous times why we still have a Christmas tree on our front porch :).
The wreath is a DIY I shared with you last week. I love the simplicity and how it looks off our blue door.
I think the porch looks more inviting now, and hopefully not too Christmasy! I'm happy to do this for $0, since I already had everything on hand!
I think the porch now needs a little snow to make it more authentic! Happy Winter! xo
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