My Christmas porch and entry decorations

Confession: I don’t love to decorate for Christmas. I get super excited and go crazy for Halloween. Thanksgiving is easy because I only need to switch a few things out. By the time Christmas gets here I’m tired and busy. I do what I can but it always seems kinda lame. With that  in mind I thought I’d share a few of my holiday decorations. This isn’t everything – I’m not that lame – just my front porch and entry. Enjoy.

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Santa stands just inside the front door on my little entry table.

laughing abi Christmas entry

Next to Santa is the last letter my daughter wrote to Santa before she learned “the truth”.

laughing abi Christmas entry

Of course, I had to include some pics of my girls with the big man himself. Seems so long ago.

Christmas entry table

Here it is all together. (Apologies for the bad flash photography.)

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Hanging on the wall above the Santa table is this chalkboard.

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My front porch.

laughing abi Christmas entry

laughing abi Christmas entry

laughing abi Christmas entry

This is a bench that sits in my front yard. See the front porch in the background? If you look closely you can even see my little chalkboard and Santa just inside the front door.

Halloween porch and DIY outdoor Halloween decorations.

I’ve spent the last couple weeks sharing all the Halloween goodies in my home – a black and white themed Halloween plate wall, my first chevron stripe on the Halloween mantle, an entry decked out with witch’s potions, and some very happy martini drinking witches. Now it’s time to take a look at what I’ve got going on outside. As usual, most of it is DIY. Some say I’m creative. I’m really just cheap.

outdoor Halloween decorations

A hand-painted monogram & witch’s hat add a little character to this pumpkin topiary.

outdoor Halloween decorations

This DIY witch’s brew is made of spray foam insulation then painted green.

outdoor Halloween decorations

My front porch.

outdoor Halloween decorations

Inexpensive foam tombstones from Michael’s get a little extra paint
and fresh dirt to make a small cemetery in my empty flower bed.

outdoor Halloween decorations

My youngest daughter named this crow Freddy. No idea.

outdoor Halloween decorations

Dead branches, black spray paint, orange lights, and Dollar Store birds.

outdoor Halloween decorations

outdoor Halloween decorations

I had to share this little flag just because I love it.

What’s your favorite outdoor Halloween decoration? Do you go spooky or sweet?