Christmas Porches

Hello!  Is everyone gearing up for Christmas?  Is everyone’s tree up and all decor is up?  I have my Christmas tree up but not much decor.  But don’t worry!  I have my matching stockings up for me and my kitties.  I want to make sure they get their gifts!

In my apartment, I share my porch with someone else.  Now, they have some cute Christmas decor up but I don’t because I don’t have a big area to decorate.  But, I love looking at Christmas porches and getting ideas for when I get my own place.  So here are some of my favorites for you to ooooo and ahh over!  Enjoy!


Festive and Frugal Porch Decor from On Sutton Place

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Rustic Christmas Outdoor Fireplace Decor from Clean Living Clean Eating


Front Porch Decorating Ideas from Thistlewood Farms

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Natural Christmas Porch from Home Stories A to Z


Rustic Farmhouse Porch from City FarmhouseRustic-Glam-Christmas.jpg

Rustic Glam Porch from Ribbons and Glue


Neutral Christmas Porch from Cottage in the Oaks


Simple Yet Stunning Porch from Dandelion Patina

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Pink Christmas Porch from Nourish and Nestle

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Retro Red and Aqua Christmas Porch from Cottage at the Crossroads


Hanging Flower Basket Light

Hello again! Happy Fall officially! I can hardly believe it is that time already. Of course, if you spend time on the blogosphere, it has seemed like fall for a month now!  I will be joining the ranks with my own Fall Home Tour on Monday, so be sure to come back for a visit!

Today I have a little and fairly simple project that I put together. I bought these hanging flower baskets at a yard sale several years ago. I have used them for various things, buy they have been sitting for awhile now. I also have had the green lights, which are firefly lights for several years. They slowly fade in and out like flreflies. We don’t have real fireflies here, so I had to go with faux ones! Anyways, I never have found a good place to use them. So I decided to combine them with some Christmas lights I found at Goodwill.Outdoor Hanging Plant Holder Light

The first thing I did was wire the two baskets together on one side to make sort of a hinge. This made it a little easier to put the whole thing together without it coming apart each time I moved it around.

Outdoor Hanging Plant Light Wiring

Next I added in the firefly lights. I wired them in various spots so they would hang all around inside the baskets. This was followed by the Christmas lights. I added a piece of wire every couple of lights or so. I first went around the inside of one basket and then around the other.

Outdoor Hanging Plant Light Firefly Lights

When I finished wiring all the lights in, I wired the two baskets completely together. Now all there was to do, was find a place to hang it and plug it in!  I decided to add it to my fall front porch, to make a nice welcoming light.

Outdoor Hanging Plant Light Porch Light

Outdoor Hanging Plant Light Porch

I love how this looks in the twilight!

Outdoor Hanging Plant Light Evening

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Outdoor Hanging Plant basket light

Pretty simple and will look great on the back patio next summer too! Be sure to come back and visit on Monday for my Fall Home Tour!

Sunshine and Blessings