This past weekend I admitted that my porch was hideous. I was having a jewelry party Monday night & it just couldn't look like it did! I took down all my Christmas & left out the greenery, but it just had no pizazz without the over sized ornaments & lights. So I took a trip to Menards with the hubs. A date day - it's sad when your dates involve Long John Silvers & Menards - but ours commonly do. So I looked at Menards, and they had absolutely nothing cute for winter outdoor decor at all - what a bust!
(Thank the lord it was warm enough this past weekend to wear a sweatshirt only outside - then Monday it snowed - only in Illinois does weather like this happen!)
So I got home & I started rearranging the furniture & that helped a lot. Then I thought - work with what you have! So I went in the garage & looked at all my pots & found a bag of pine cones. That's when the thought came to me - twigs. Yes, just like in the house - go get some more twigs!
So I went to work! I stacked two crates & opened the top one. I filled it with greenery, pine cones & twigs. So much better than how it started!
Then I moved on to our little table. I had a wreath & a pot that fit perfect in it. So I stuffed it too with greenery, pine cones, & twigs.
This is my favorite thing on my porch. In the summer it holds a fern that always gets enormous. In the winter I stuff it full of large ornaments & lights - always a winning combo! So I did the same thing I had with the other two porch features. I also stuck twigs out the sides of this thing for more dimension - it looks great!
Thank the lord for all the trees & twigs!