Last year I decided my front porch was going to be a lush, holiday showstopper…I have always put garland around me door but it was lacking that wow factor. The day after Christmas, last year, I invested in 22ft of lighted garland, from At Home (formerly Gardenridge). And about 3 feet of garland with pinecones, and berries that was a little thicker. Here it is with just those 2 things and some bows.
Nice, but still needed something. So I went around to some live tree lots and collected extra trimmings. They cut them from the bottom of the tree and leave them in buckets for anyone to take. I bundled some and wrapped them with floral wire and tied them around my artificial garland. I also just stuck some single branches around it. This is the end result, and I love it!!
So lush and exactly what I pictured last year. I do have to spray the branches every day to keep them fresh. I need to take a pic of it lit up too! I highly recommend doing this trick to bump up your garland! Here are some more photos of how the porch is shaping up:
Continued the black, white and red theme outside. Most of the items on my porch I purchases last year or the year before on clearance or were found in the Target Dollar section. I made the pom pom garland last year for Valentin’s day and just added black pom poms for this garland.
I liked the thought of a wheelbarrow full of gifts rolling up on the front porch. Gives a little farmhouse feel to my Phoenix tract home.