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Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. Today I am sharing my Outdoor Christmas Front Entry Ideas.

As I live in a Townhouse I don’t have a porch but I always make do with what I do have.

Of course just about everything here is a DIY or craft project as I am always decorating on a budget!

Outdoor Christmas Front Entry

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Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

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Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40 

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I Marie~The Inspiration Vault

Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West

Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess 

 Terri~Christmas Tree Lane 

Sam~Raggedy Bits  I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity

Valeria~Val Event Gal I Yami~The Latina Next Door I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I Kim~Everyday Parties Dru~Polka Dot Poplars

Outdoor Christmas Front Entry

For the front door I hung a DIY Deco Mesh Wreath. I first used deco mesh two years ago and I have to say it is so easy to work with.

There is really no way to mess it up. If you haven’t tried deco mesh yet, the next time you are at the Dollar Store pick some up and give it a try.

That way if you don’t like it you are not spending too much money. I just shared a Christmas and Winter Deco Mesh wreath yesterday with a tutorial and used the same process for this wreath.

You can see it here.

Outdoor Christmas Front Entry

I added battery-operated lights that are on a timer so they are on when I get home and go off 6 hours later-it’s so convenient!

Luckily I was able to take photos before our big snowstorm. It is the first of many I’m sure!

One of the things I love to have by my front door is a tall freestanding DIY Sign. This year I went with Peace as it is something we all could use right?

The Peace sign is double-sided so when Christmas is over I flip it and have “Let It Snow” on the back. It saves time, money, and storage!

Outdoor Christmas Front Entry

The below photo showing “Let It Snow”  is from a couple of years ago so please excuse the photo quality:

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I had the old sled and skates in front of my mantel shown below but decided to move it outside. I’ll show you what I replaced it with next week!

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I’ve talked about “shopping your house” before. I’m always changing things up from room to room.

It’s a good way not to get bored and it is amazing how different things can look from one room to the next.

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Yup those are fake presents you see! I use the waterproof tablecloths they sell at the Dollar Store and let me tell you, they hold up great.

I literally leave them out until Christmas Day through the harsh New England winter and they last! You can see how I made the snowballs here.

Outdoor Christmas Front Entry

The thrift store reindeer was placed in front of a wreath in a galvanized bucket. The same ribbon that was used on the presents was placed on the reindeer to tie it all in.

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Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

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Tuesday 26th of December 2017

Everything looks beautiful. I used several of the battery operated lights with timers this year too, they are the best!


Saturday 16th of December 2017

Michelle this looks really great. I love the sled and can't wait to what replaced it by your mantel. Wow that tree too! Absolutely gorgeous!


Monday 11th of December 2017

I love your porch decor! The snowballs and presents are just too cute.


Monday 11th of December 2017

Hi Michelle. I love your snowball basket. I wanted to create one but haven't gotten it done yet. I probably won't because my decor is all done and you have to stop sometime... right??? lol


Monday 11th of December 2017

It looks great! I love the tall signs and the basket of snowballs.

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