Holiday 2012: Our Exterior

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I promised I’d show the outside of my house and how my holiday decor theme stretched its way to the exterior.  The winter whites, gold, and brown continue outside through the use of pinecones, ribbon, burlap and a couple of trusty bronze planters.

It is easy to switch out color schemes from the previous year by purchasing plain greenery and updating the ribbons and sprig wreath accents.  Those little picks from the craft store are just about a dollar a piece and will be a lot more versatile than a buying specifically colored wreaths and greens.

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Adding burlap to the mix is a bit more rustic than I went indoors, but the burlap isn’t going to disintegrate as much in the winter weather.  I kept the pretty metallic bows in just two small hits atop my mini Christmas trees which flank the door.

For more photos,

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It’s really important to me to be efficient and ensure that I’m buying holiday decor which can be versatile, have multiple purposes or can be used again. The little trees are actually in planters and can be used in the landscaping after winter has come and gone, so they’re not going to just be thrown away.   Aside from the plain greenery which was purchased five years ago, the metallic sprigs are the only frivolous purchase to bring this porch together.

Decorating the exterior of your home doesn’t have to be time-consuming either – a large bundle of zip ties was all it took to put this look together in under an hour.

Have a BEAUTIFUL Wednesday out there, guys!


p.s. There will be a second post later today (around 2-ish) with a “Simple, Seasonal” idea that could be a fun activity for kids!

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