Slowly but surely I have been adding little bits and piece of holiday magic into my home, but this past weekend I finally added a few more decorations to the front porch to give it a more complete look. I decided to keep it pretty simple and kind of like the holiday centerpiece I showed you how to do yesterday.
It’s so easy to “over decorate”, and I find that I am constantly having to remind myself that less is more. For instance, I really, reallyyyyy wanted to add a Charlie Brown Christmas tree to the porch, but my yard is seriously lacking in this department.
So, I thought to myself, “Self, I’m sure you find a few branches and make your own Christmas tree”. Easy peasy, right?
Uh, not quite.
Rustic Holiday Front Porch Ideas
Thankfully my neighbors (the whole whopping 10 of them!) already know about my wild and crazy decorating ideas so when I constructed an absolutely ridiculous tied together “Christmas tree” a few weeks back none of them even batted an eye which is always a good thing.
However, this monstrosity was beyond lopsided and was quite a sight! At first I thought I just needed to get used to it. You know how that is. You try something new, but sometimes you just need it to grow on you.
This my friends, was not one of those times.
Even though in the back of my head I realized it wasn’t going to work I kept trying… I added more dirt to the bucket that the evergreen branches were in to keep it more steady.
Then I trimmed some of the branches to shape them up a little bit to give it more a of Christmas tree look…
But as hard as I tried, I could not get that damn thing to look right! So, I had to roll out plan B which was basically figuring out what to do with all of these branch clippings that I had all over the front porch.
And that is when I realized that I could still have my cutesy little tree, but 100x smaller in a tin can.