Decorating for Christmas gets better and better the older my daughters get. They have always loved Christmas so needless to say our Christmas’s have been filled with JOY! But this Christmas we decided to do something a little different. We decided to create some Outdoor Christmas spirit on our back porch. So join me as we talk about Outdoor Christmas decorating!
To begin our quest we traveled to the Havana Christmas Tree Farm, in Havana, Florida, to search for just the right REAL tree. Let me encourage you to go pick up some Starbucks or something to drink on the way. It begins the trip with everyone in a good mood, and no one is Hangry–if you know what I mean. Anyways, this lovely Christmas tree farm is exactly the perfect place to visit. They were so helpful and friendly! They even let us use their gator to ride around the property searching for the right tree. After about 30 minutes we finally found just the perfect Christmas tree, and you will never believe where it was. Yes, it was right behind the main building.
So now we have a beautiful Carolina Christmas tree! Instead of using the usual store bought base for our tree we decided to use an old clay pot. It was perfect! By using bricks on the bottom and the sides, we were able to stand it up securely inside. However, let me encourage you to put a pot inside your pot. We had to use a lot of water to fill up this container to where the tree base started.
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After setting up the tree, and might I add it smells beautiful, on our back porch. We added some white lights and nature theme decorations along with a few ornaments from our travels. I want to encourage when styling your outdoor tree to look for some ornaments that have a little white in them. Click HERE to see an example. Otherwise, your whole tree will be very dark in nature. I also suggest some plaid ribbon like this one HERE. Hannah did most the decorating this year and decided against the plaid ribbon, but I think it will look nice either way.
Now you have your tree trimmed and dressed so focus on some outdoor Christmas decor around the room. Like this rustic looking Santa. He fits that all natural design. Another idea that I think would be cute is an old red truck like this one HERE. Or some outdoor Christmas pillows like these HERE and HERE. It’s important that your pillows be made of quality outdoor fabric unless you have a covered porch.
Last, use some of the cuttings from the tree to decorate around the porch. We used some under an old fashion lantern that lives on our porch year around and some more on top of the shutter.
And to top off your style add a bell to one of the door knobs. HERE is another idea for the bell. It brings some jingle to your space.
What is your favorite outdoor Christmas decor?