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Christmas Porch Decor

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My daughter loves anything miniature.  And she loves decorating.  She's been talking about decorating our Christmas Tree for MONTHS!  She also wears her Halloween t-shirt in July...  What can I say, the girl loves holidays.

DIY Christmas Porch Christmas Tree

I've been thinking of ways to jump into the holiday spirit and get my kids involved.  And then I thought about our front porch and how it could use some holiday cheer.  One trip to the local craft store, and I had the perfect porch decor that my daughter could assemble all by herself.  A win-win!

When we spotted these miniature trees, we couldn't pass them up.  They are the perfect size for a porch (not too big, not too small) and super cute.  I remember decorating a small tree when I was a little girl and how much I loved dressing that little tree however I wanted.  So I thought, why not let Kate have at it?

Supplies for Your DIY Porch Decor

Supplies for Your Christmas Tree Porch Decoration

  • Small fake Christmas Tree (I found mine at Joann Fabric, but I recently stumbled upon some at the Target dollar spot!)
  • Small ornaments.  Use anything you like!  We went with small white/glitter balls and small bells.
  • Ornament hooks.  We selected silver since we thought they coordinated best with the white balls and silver bells.
  • Basket or urn to hold your tree.  You don't have to have an urn or basket, but I think it helps ensure the tree doesn't fall over.

Make DIY Christmas Porch Decor with Your Child

How to Make Your Christmas Tree Porch Decoration

  1. Gently "fluff" your tree by carefully unbending the limbs.
  2. Slip the ornaments through the ornament hooks and gently close the hooks.
  3. Hang your ornaments.
  4. Place your completed tree in the basket or urn and display on your porch.

Easy DIY Porch Decor

Kate went crazy for this project.  She carefully hooked the ornaments (I checked, the ones we got were NOT sharp, so it was safe to let her hook them.  Just check yours to make sure they aren't sharp.), and she had a blast decorating her tree.

Easy DIY Christmas Tree

I love how it turned out - and it was so simple and looks so darling.  I think I'll be sure to head to some after Christmas sales to snag some more little ornaments for maybe a different color scheme for next year.  This tree concept could even make a great centerpiece since it's not too large.

How would you and your family decorate these trees?  Or maybe you'd even do multiple trees!

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Sarah Bagley is a wife, mother, and owner of a garbage-eating coonhound. She's a recovering perfectionist who believes being B+ is totally good enough and produces a weekly podcast where she interviews guests about what being B+ means to them. Sarah love getting up early, the color orange, and strong coffee.

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