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9 In home/ home decor

How to easily create a patriotic front porch

How to easily create a patriotic front porch - boxwood wreath with red, white and blue ribbon, planter boxes with faux hydrangea and flag.

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Sharing some easy patriotic front porch ideas to spruce up your porch for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day!

Welcome to our front porch, summer edition! With the summer holidays approaching, I wanted to add a touch of red, white and blue to our front porch. But I didn’t want to spend a fortune. I’m showing you how to easily create a patriotic front porch using some things you may already have on hand and just adding a few little seasonal accents.

And as always, I’ve linked everything so you can shop and re-create the look!

How to easily create a patriotic front porch

For the door

I already had a boxwood wreath on the door. So rather than get a whole new wreath, I just added some red, white and blue ribbon.

How to easily create a patriotic front porch using things you already have - add some red, white and blue ribbon to a boxwood wreath

 

Linking my wreath and some red, white and blue ribbon below.

front porch decor - boxwood wreath with buffalo plaid ribbon Red, white and blue, patriotic ribbon bundle for crafts red, white and blue patriotic ribbon for crafts - tie to wreath

patriotic front door - wreath with red, white and blue ribbon

In the past, I’ve also done a door basket which looks really cute too! Click here to see my door basket.

 

Door Mat

You are not going to believe that I actually got both of these mats from Aldi!

Layered door mat for front porch - blue and white large mat with welcome mat on top

I love the look of layering mats so I’m linking some ones I found and love!

front porch decor - black and white striped mat for layering for entryway Welcome mat with red and blue stars for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day USA flag welcome mat for patriotic decor, Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day

Faux Plants

How to easily create a patriotic front porch - black planter box with faux ferns, hydrangeas and a flag

I had bought these faux hydrangeas back in March for our planter boxes. The quality is so amazing, they even feel real! The blue color is so beautiful for summer!

To fill your planter boxes, I like to take paper shopping bags and crumple them up and then put them in the box to add some height. Then I put in these faux ferns and then added in my faux hydrangeas.

I got these car flags from The Dollar Store which work perfectly for the planter boxes.

Add a flag to your planter boxes for easy patriotic decor for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day

I’m linking some of the things I used for my planter boxes below so you can recreate the look.

 

set of 2, black planter boxes for front porch or deck, weather resistant black planter boxes for front porch or deck, weather resistant Faux Boston ferns for hanging baskets, planter baskets, front porch decor Faux blue hydrangeas for planter boxes, wedding decor, centerpieces

 

 

And in just a few minutes with a few touches, the porch was transformed into festive Americana that can be left out all summer long!

How to easily create a patriotic front porch for all summer long Memorial Day, Labor Day and 4th of July. Wreath with red, white and blue ribbon, add flags to your planter boxes.

 

For more Patriotic ideas check out:

These red, white and blue outfits

My boozy bomb pop cocktails

My fireworks ice cream brownie sundaes

This patriotic s’mores dip

 

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13 In home/ home decor

Fall front porch decor

fall front porch decor
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I love the way our house looks in the fall. I personally don’t think you can ever have too many pumpkins or mums. Below I’m sharing some photos of our fall front porch and giving you some tips on how to make your pumpkins last longer.

As always, click the thumbnail photos or links at the bottom of the post to shop.

This year I chose to add lots of heirloom pumpkins in muted tones along the stairs. (Be sure to watch my video below showing you how to make these gems last longer!). I also got traditional cornstalks and placed them in some black urns. (Tip – put some rocks in the bottom of the urn to add weight so they don’t tip over).

fall front porch decor

 

Instead of doing a traditional fall wreath, I opted for this door basket from Lauren McBride’s QVC line. I added in some faux flowers and some of my own dried hydrangeas. I love that you can keep this up year ’round and just switch out the flowers with the change of the seasons. This basket is currently unavailable (I’m hoping it comes back soon!!!), but I’ve linked a similar one on Amazon at the end of the post. Fall front porch decor - door basket  

Every year I get mums for our front porch and every year they’re dead in two weeks time. This year I switched up my game and got these faux mums from QVC. They are a little more on the expensive side but I look at them as an investment you can use year after year. They come in a variety of colors and are super easy to put together.  They always sell out so be sure to get them now!

fall front porch decor - faux mums  

I had found these solar powered lanterns at Aldi in the beginning of summer. We had them on our back deck but I brought them out front to add a soft glow to our steps. I’m linking a similar set below.  

Fall front porch - solar powered lanterns    

Here is a quick video showing you how to make your pumpkins last longer

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Shop the links to recreate a similar look

Door Basket  (currently unavailable so linking a similar one below)

Door Basket

Faux mums

Buffalo plaid doormat

I smell children doormat

Lanterns

 

For more fall inspiration check out

Fall front porch decor that isn’t mums – a DIY pumpkin topiary too!

Fall Finds for the Home

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

Best of Fall DIYs and Recipes

 

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8 In home/ home decor

Spring Porch Refresh

spring porch refresh
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Spring is here and I have been itching to start decorating! To me, I love a well decorated front porch, it gives such a great first impression. This time of year, I feel like the exterior of my home always needs a little pick me up after the cold winter. So I decided to do a little Spring Porch Refresh, adding some fresh greens and pops of color.  I’m sharing the details of my spring porch decor below plus, I’ve teamed up with some other bloggers to give you some extra inspiration!

And as always, I’ve linked most of the products so that you can shop them too, because sharing is caring.

To shop just click the thumbnail below my photo

Here is my Spring Porch Refresh

I started with my welcome mat. I layered it with this blue striped mat to give it another element of color and make it pop against the blue.

spring front porch refresh

 

I love this magnolia wreath for the spring and summer months.

front porch

 

I had been looking for a way to add some different dimensions and wanted a vertical sign for the porch. A local shop in my hometown called The Familiar Farmhouse made this welcome sign for me. I gave it a coat of poly so that it could stay outside and sustain the weather.

spring porch refresh

 

I am all about faux flowers for outside. I used to get fresh potted plants every year but let’s be honest – I’m good at keeping my kids and my patients alive. Flowers and plants on the other hand, not so much. I got these pots and faux greenery/fleurs from Afloral and honestly you could never tell the difference. I painted the pots this blue color, it’s called Crashing Waves by Behr.

flower pots

 

spring porch refresh

 

spring porch refresh

 

For more Spring Porch Refresh inspiration, check out some of other bloggers I’ve teamed up with below.

 

spring porch refresh

 

 

 

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