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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Front Porch Project

      I hate to admit this but I was so excited about decorating the porch for Christmas that the Thanksgiving decor here came down the day before Thanksgiving. Every year I try to include this old sled that I got in a junk heap, but also included a few new projects.



     I've shown you how I made this Pottery Barn inspired wreath here and the link for the sign is up above so today I'm going to show you how I made the tree. This tree was inspired by the tomato cage project I spied on pinterest. Since I didn't have a tomato cage {and wasn't really sure what one was} I decided to use this decorative garden thing I had above my kitchen cabinets. You could use this same process with a tomato cage {I wouldn't recommend a dog cage ;)}

      Take a garland of Christmas greens and starting at the top, wind your way down.



      Fluff out all of the greens and string with lights. For the base I found a white planter on clearance at Meijers. I really wanted something black so I spray painted it with some chalkboard paint I had on hand. (I didn't want a glossy finish so this turned out perfectly). Fill your planter with rocks for some added weight.




My boys had fun searching for these
Put your tree frame into your planter. I had to work with mine as the frame was slightly larger than the planter. This gave me some resistance as I had to bend the legs in slightly to get it to fit, but now its not going anywhere!



For His glory!

                -Jody




I'm linking up here:
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6 comments:

  1. Jody,
    Great looking outdoor decor. Hop over to NTT and see who got featured!!! It's YOU:) Please grab my starfish featured buton for your blog and thanks so much for coming to my party last week.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Wow. This is just darling. I am so impressed with the creativity. Thank you so much for linking up.

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  3. So simple yet so pretty. Very welcoming!

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  5. Hi, I'm new to your blogger. The little tree idea is super adorable. I'm going to have to steal, beg or borrow that idea for next year.
    Thank you for sharing.

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