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Merry and Bright Front Porch

Welcome to the 11th day of the Christmas Blog Hop. I can’t believe we are on the 11th day. December is going by very fast to me. Today I am going to share my front porch and yard with you. My son is so excited to share his blow ups on my blog, he always takes pictures for me to put on my blog, he’s my mini assistant. From our house to yours- Merry Christmas!

 


They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister I Jeanie~Create & Babble I Sherry~Olives & Okra

Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I

Marie~The Inspiration Vault I Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I

Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess I

Terri~Christmas Tree Lane I Sam~Raggedy Bits I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity  Valeria~Val Event Gal 

Yami~The Latina Next Door I Jeannee~Centsably Creative I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

Kim~Everyday Parties  I Dru~Polka Dot Poplars

 


One of the main reasons I chose our house was because of the front porch, I have always wanted a house with a front porch. The front porch is a great place to make memories.

Street-View

Since I have an open front porch, Christmas decorations can be challenging because of the winter weather. I live in WNY outside of Buffalo, NY so lake effect snow is a part of life. When planning my Christmas decorations I always have to take in account the weather. My pictures show how the weather changed from leaves on the ground to frost to snow at the end. I love garland with lights and snow piled on top.

My front porch is a collection of Santas with candy cane ribbons and garland with lights. We are big fans of Santa around here! The kids are so excited for him to come and love counting down the days to Christmas Eve.

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Candy Cane Ribbons- I bought these years ago when we moved in, I think from AC Moore. They are awesome because they are plastic and hold up great in the weather (I’ve had them for 5 years). I use zip ties to attach them to the porch.

Candy-Cane-Ribbon

MailWraps Tis the Season Mailbox Cover 03929– my mom loves these and has started my collection for me of mailbox covers and magnetic yard signs.

Santa-Mailbox-Cover

Yard Design Santa Gifts Yard Sign 74026

Magnetic-Santa-Sign

Santa Yard Sign- This santa is so cute, he just makes me smile. I think I bought him at Walgreens 5 years ago for our First Christmas in our first home.

Santa-Sign

Garland with Lights- The garland was 50 Foot Non-Lit Green Holiday Soft Garland
and my dad added the lights to them for me. Then I just drape it on the porch and wrap it around the mailbox post. I love garland on porches because it looks great during the day time to.

Front-Porch

These are my sons pride and joy. He has had a love for blow ups since he was little. They are his favorite thing. He even has a few on his Christmas list.

Santa Train Blow Up

Santa-Train-Blow-Up

Lamp Post Display with Awesome 4 Foot Self Inflating Illuminated Snowman Holiday Yard Decoration Blow Up
and Blow up 4 Foot Self Inflating Illuminated Penguin with Santa Hat Yard Decoration Inflatable– I added the lollipops around the lamp post and created the swag from the branches we cut off the bottom of the christmas tree. These LED Lightshow SynchroLights – FOUR LOLLIPOP PATHWAY MARKERS are very similiar to mine, its so bright and cheery when the lollipops change colors.

Lamp-Post-Display

Swag

Swag

Rustic Christmas Wreath on the front door- this is a wreath that I made for the front door and I designed it around the burlap ribbon because I loved it so much. This wreath can also stay up for January becuase it has a winter feel to it. Find out how I made it http://www.cookiescoffeeandcrafts.com/christmas-wreath/

Rustic-Christmas-Wreath

Merry & Bright- this is my newest decoration for the front porch this year. My dad built a new deck and gave me the extra deck wood, which is perfect for making outdoor signs. I painted them white outdoor paint and added the red vinyl to create the signs.

Merry-and-Bright

Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do because I hope my house adds a smile to someones face and brings them Christmas cheer when they drive or walk by. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year! We hope all your holiday wishes come true!

This is what my porch looks like most of the winter and Christmas season. The snow has fallen and it will be here to stay.

Front-Yard-in-Snow

Small-SIde-Porch

Porch-and-LIghts-in-Snow

Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 2018. Intelligentdomestications.com


Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.