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I’ve been up on a ladder all week! And I’m still standing with no injuries! And my front porch is ready for Christmas! And it’s Friday! Clearly there are reasons to celebrate around here. :)
If you hang out with me on IG stories you might have witnessed the day I attempted to hang this garland around my door and half of it came crashing down. It wouldn’t be holiday decorating without a few minor hangups now would it!? Ha. I had to replace a command hook and then we were back in business!
Ready to see my 2019 Christmas porch?
I’m so excited about how it turned out! It’s simple and clean and screams Christmas and that’s what I love about it. All of the greenery is fake but looks incredibly real which is also a favorite. Getting the look without the maintenance and mess? Sign. Me. Up. :) The garland is the same garland I used on my mantel that sold out, but below are some other realistic garland options I’ve found that are still in stock!
I’m especially excited about these adorable faux potted Cyprus Trees. Could not love them more! They look so real and are absolutely beautiful in person. So fun for inside or outside. They came in a black pot but I knew I wanted them in baskets so I tried several baskets I already owned. My beachcomber basket that I use for my faux fig tree was a great fit (you can see it in the first picture), but I didn’t love the tall handles that were touching the tree.
I had to make a Target run for some other things a couple of days later and spotted these cute baskets and decided I’d buy two and just try them and what do you know.. PERFECTION. The exact size I needed and they look like they were MADE to hold my new trees. Don’t you love it when things just click like that? A trip to Target is always a good thing!
If only I could get my husband to understand this universal truth..
This was the first time I’ve ever put anything around my front door so there was a bit of trial and error involved! Basically I just measured how long the garland would hang to barely touch the ground.
Then I placed two command hooks next to each side of my front door and hung one garland on each side. (The garland I used is 6 feet long.)
It took one more garland to go across the top of the door and hang down on each side long enough to meet the other garland I placed on the command hooks. (So this look took 3 garlands total.) The top felt too thin to me but I didn’t want to use another garland to make it thicker (I was running out and still had spots I wanted the garland inside!) so I added a few berry picks. (Similar options are here and here.) It made the garland look more full on the top and I like how the berries and eucalyptus leaves add a little something extra. :)
I had to place 2 command hooks on the top sides of my door ledge also to hold the garland in place on top. I added the word command to this picture in the 4 spots I placed the hooks! Fingers crossed they stay put. At least until December 26th. I’ll hold my breath just like I did hoping my Fall mums would stay alive. (It’s beyond a miracle that they did!)
I might add some lights to the trees.. and maybe some garland or ornaments? Or not. I’m really enjoying the simplicity of this look right now.
Merry + Bright. I love this time of year.
And the color green.
In case you didn’t already know.
Enjoy your weekend and if you’re taking off early for Thanksgiving travel safe!