Festive Front Porch

This month’s Lowe’s Creative Blogger team challenge was to create some holiday décor.  I decided to head outdoors (mostly because that didn’t require convincing BC to haul in bins or put up trees).  I went to Lowe’s and came home with this:

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I’ve been buying my front door wreaths from Lowe’s for YEARS. They’re inexpensive (around $15) and they stay fresher than others I’ve purchased.  However, they come with a big old red velvet ribbon bow on them and that’s SUPER not my style.  The good news is that the bow is easily removed by undoing the wire on the back.

I saved the wire and reused it to make my new wreath embellishment, because I couldn’t find the wire I bought at Lowe’s last month I’m super eco-friendly. I cut the bottoms off of the tree picks and then wired them together and attached them to the wreath.

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Much better!

Then, I used the drop cloth to make some pillows for my porch chairs.  I cut the hem off of one of the 4 foot edges and then cut an 18” strip the width of the drop cloth (so 4’ X 18” ish).  Both 18” ends should still have the factory hem on them.  Cut 12” (including the hem) off each end.  These pieces are for the envelope closure on the back of the pillow.  Square the remaining piece so it’s 18” X 18”.  The square piece is what you’re going to embellish.  I chose some Christmas word art from the Silhouette Online Store and cut it out of freezer paper with my Silhouette.  You can for sure do this with a craft/utility knife if you don’t have a cutting machine.  I ironed the freezer paper to my drop cloth square to create a stencil.

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And then I taped around the edges

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and gave it a coat of red spray paint.

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I used Valspar Gloss Classic Red.

After it dried, I peeled off the tape and freezer paper and assembled my pillow case.

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And I loved it so much that I decided to make another one, only in reverse.

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Kinda makes you want to sit down and visit, doesn’t it?  Well, except for the part where it’s frickin’ freezing outside and metal chairs are SUPER cold on the old rear end, right?

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Maybe the festive-ness of the porch will rub off on the rest of my house?

A girl can dream, right?

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*I was given a Lowe’s gift card for the supplies for my makeover.  All opinions and statements are my own.

Comments

  1. A-DOR-ABLE!!! Love those pillows against the mint green chairs. Very, festive and creative! Love your crap!

  2. Ha! You make me laugh. I would LOVE to sit and chat on your porch even in the freezing cold…that is how much I like you and your crap!

  3. My porch is next!

  4. Ooh! I love the idea of using drop cloth as your pillow ‘base’! Pillows are one of my favorite things to decorate with!

  5. Love!!!

  6. Kelly Connelly says:

    Love this! Absolutely adorable :)

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