Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Front Porch Make-Over

Our front porch needed a little help (as you can see). So with my two helpers, Ed and Janie, we got it ready for the holidays. I know it's early but I love this time of year and a pretty front porch always makes guests feel welcome. I decided to make a magnolia wreath and followed this tutorial from Southern Living. I purchased a 15" wreath oasis from a local florist and soaked it in water. My helpers gathered tons of magnolia leaves and we poked them into the wreath in concentric circles. I'll add a big red bow closer to Christmas to make it more festive.

I also spray painted the planters with Rust-Oleum in black and planted some dwarf evergreens and pansies.

And look who made his grand entrance on Monday morning? Jo Jo! Again, I know it's early but what could be more fun than celebrating the holidays with a three year old? We couldn't wait to start!