Happy Holidays friends! How are we already in December? Well the first thing on my list to do this week was get my home’s holiday curb appeal together.
I usually keep the front of our house pretty simple, a wreath, and planters filled with evergreens, and I knew first and foremost, that I wanted to recreate my wreath from last year, inspired by one I had seen from Martha Stewart Magazine years ago.
But after I gathered my greenery, I stopped to scroll the ‘gram and came across my friend Joanna’s reel, sharing how she created a garland arch for her portico—I was instantly influenced, so 3 days later, my portico garland was complete. I honestly had not intended on it taking 3 days, but it was definitely worth it.
I am so happy with how it turned out. I’m currently contemplating getting some copper beads to wrap around the garland for a little contrast, but we’ll see.
Everything on my front porch was foraged from my yard, so it makes me feel good that I didn’t spend a single dime for this look! I also have to say I know I am extremely lucky to have all this greenery to pick from, coming from two previous homes that didn’t have much to choose from when it came to foraging greenery. But you can always bug a neighbor or family member, visit the tree farm for free clippings, or purchase some at Home Depot. You can also deconstruct some store bought ones too, to get the look you’re going for.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
I’m still obsessed with my door color. It’s a 50/50 mix of Behr Lite Cocoa and Clay Pot, and I was able to compliment it with the greenery I used.
The garland, wreath and planters all use the same “materials”: Juniper, pine needles, hemlock, wood branches, and azalea branches and Fire Chief Arborvitaes for color and texture.
I’m pretty happy with the wreath, but I may tweak it just a bit.
The planter’s were the final component to my holiday curb appeal, but I have a few pieces of greenery leftover, so I may add a little hiliday cheer to our front lamp post and to our mailbox, and then call it done. If I do, I’ll come back to share.
Are you into foraging for fresh greenery?