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What should I do with my front porch?
Old 12-01-2019, 04:23 PM
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Now that I have a spacious and beautiful front porch, I am thinking about how to decorate it for the holidays.

I have solar LED post caps and solar LED twinkly lights...and a wreath on the front door...but the area to the right of the door needs something.

I looked into a live potted tree, but it is very costly and I need to have a hole dug and insulated so it can be planted right after the holidays. Decided not to bother.

Iím looking for something interesting and inexpensive...preferably something that I can make from stuff I have. Ideally something I can use every year.

I did think of hanging a wreath on the wall, but not sure how I would attach it...so maybe not.

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Old 12-01-2019, 04:29 PM
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Can you safely hang a string from your light fixture and then hang a wreath from the string? Or maybe a ribbon?
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Old 12-01-2019, 04:30 PM
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I was going to suggest hanging the wreath there, but am not sure about putting a nail in the siding Some people down the street from us have a skinny lighted artificial tree by their front door and that looks cool.
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Old 12-01-2019, 04:37 PM
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Do you have an old sled you could lean against the house? Maybe some boxes wrapped like gifts? Could use plastic tablecloth material.
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Old 12-01-2019, 04:42 PM
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I don't know if there's another name, but my sister bought a slate welcome sign at a craft fair and the artist gave her a special hook for siding so she could hang it. That would work for a wreath, I'd think.

Try looking at this... https://www.blesserhouse.com/


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Old 12-01-2019, 04:42 PM
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I love the look of these front porch signs...if you are somewhat crafty it would be fun to make! Some people do reversible ones too that can be used for multiple seasons. Thereís a million similar signs to look at on Pinterest!
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:05 PM
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I like a grapevine tree with Christmas lights. The reason being you can use it for other seasons. Orange lights for fall, hanging Easter eggs for spring, red, white, & blue ribbon for July, etc.
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:15 PM
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Wrapped around the railings.

It looks cool if you "wrap" your front door with metallic red paper, to look like a giant gift box.

You could hang plastic icicles...
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:20 PM
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The JOY pots look festive
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:25 PM
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I made a tree using a tomato cage. The Garland helps it look good in the daylight and the lights at night add color. You might have room for a couple in different sizes.

https://www.twotwentyone.net/tiered-...ristmas-trees/


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Old 12-01-2019, 05:42 PM
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Wow! Lots of great ideas here.

I have dsil checking the garage at their house (formerly my house) to see if the old runner sled is there...

I definitely have some tomato cages I could use.

Keep the ideas coming...I will update when I figure out what Iím going to do. We are in for a ďlong duration snow eventĒ from now till Tuesday, so I have lots of time to think about it...but canít do any shopping till the roads are clear.
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What about something like this?
Old 12-01-2019, 05:48 PM
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Holiday-T...iABEgLpRPD_BwE
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:04 PM
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I think something on each step would be cute, like some festive potted plants. Especially of you can light them up somehow. And yes, also something you can highlight under that porch light. A little rocking chair decorated Christmas-y with a small evergreen or poinsettia next to it maybe?
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:04 PM
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You can buy vinyl siding hooks that donít make holes in the siding. Check Amazon!
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:36 AM
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You had so many good suggestions posted here, and I can't think of any other. But I want to say that your front porch area looks very inviting! I love the way the lighted railings on the steps lead up to the porch!

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Old 12-02-2019, 04:38 PM
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I have these hooks and they work beautifully on my siding.
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:53 PM
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How about different kinds of lanterns on each step? We have battery operated lights that could be put in each lantern.
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