I think one of the best parts about having a front porch is getting to decorate it for each season. And I have to say, fall and winter are my two favorite seasons to go all out. It’s just so festive this time of year. I get to bring in the mums and pumpkins for fall and then not too long after, I get to break out the Christmas decor. Come along as I give a quick rundown of this year’s traditional Christmas front porch.
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The Giant Bow
This year I kept a traditional, classic Christmas theme on the front porch. I stayed with the simple green wreath and red bow combination. So, of course, I had to use my giant red bow that I purchased last year. And when I say giant, I mean it! This bow is 60 inches tall and is made for outdoor use. Plus, its velvety, moldable, and easy to hang. It even comes with the wire to hang it. All I had to do was drill into our brick and screw in eye hooks so that we can rehang it every year.
The Giant Wreaths
To go along with the giant bow, I hung giant wreaths. These are also quite large at 48 inches, but the nice thing is, they come in 2 pieces for easy storage. I have always really wanted to get that classic wreath in the window look but, because I have very large windows, it’s hard to find wreaths large enough to fit the scale I need. I am very happy with the scale of these! To match my big red bow, I added red bows to each of my wreaths as well.
To hang them, I used these heavy duty suction cup wreath hooks. They hold up to 22 pounds and have worked perfectly. And don’t worry, they are waterproof too, so they’ll withstand the elements all Christmas season long. They’ve even held up during freezing temps at night and warmer temperatures during the day.
The Front Doors
Finishing up the front porch, I hung garland around the doors with a large ornament over the center. Then I hung woven baskets that I actually use year round! I like to fill them with seasonal items. For my traditional Christmas front porch, I filled them with giant pine cones and Tartan plaid ribbon.
Since giant installations seem to be the thing this year for holiday decor, I’ve got an easy DIY project in the works that I will be sharing with you on Instagram. The tutorial will be shared next week. But for now, here’s a hint: it’s not a giant nutcracker! Stay tuned for the finishing touch to my traditional Christmas front porch.Add to favorites or read later