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Cedar and Magnolia Leaves For Christmas

My original plan was to visit a Christmas tree farm or store selling trees to get limbs and I hoped to find someone with a magnolia tree that did not mind cutting a few limbs. I finally went to Lowe’s and purchased cedar garland and got a few straggly Christmas tree limbs. I worked on a floral arrangement for the mailbox using the cedar garland and the tree limbs for hours. What I ended up with was not what I had envisioned. Thankfully, I ran into my neighbor who has a magnolia tree in their backyard and they cut some limbs for me. I tore up everything and started over. OUTDOOR DECOR I added magnolia leaves to the front door garland and wreath. If I had more leaves, I would redo the wreath completely but it’s a week before Christmas, so it’s just fine. Please ignore my mailbox. It needs to be pressure washed. I prefer the mailbox arrangement from the side. I should have paid more attention to what side of the leaves were …

Front Door Christmas Decor

Last year I purchased this flocked garland from Pier 1 and I added some flocked picks and pine picks to a wreath I had made a couple of years ago. I did not add any color, keeping it neutral. It was boring, so as my mother suggested, this year I added color. I found some red berry picks and red velvet ribbon. I had planned to drape two strands of the red ribbon on the garland but it was too wide, so I just tied a strand on each side. I also had two little black planters with mini Christmas trees beside the door last year but I decided the planters were too small. I thought about bringing out my blue and white fish bowl planters and putting mini Christmas trees in them with red bows but since I have the little juniper trees right by the door, I think the garland and wreath will do. Mailbox Christmas Decor Inspiration Last year I wanted to decorate the mailbox but I did not do it. This …

Christmas Patio

During past holiday seasons, I purchased burlap and rustic Christmas decor to use along with my collections of pinecones, acorns, cotton stems, galvanized buckets, and magnolia stems. Last year I used my rustic Christmas decor on the back patio. But this year, with all my black and cream decor, I just added a few touches of Christmas. I found a cute doormat to layer over the tan woven rug at Pier 1 last year. I found this cute sign at Kirklands this year. It matches the pillow cover I used in the rocking chair. I hung the magnolia wreath on the garage door. I also found a cute Christmas garden flag last year on Amazon. I will be decorating the front of the house next. I am adding red ribbon and red berry picks to everything since last year the front looked a little plain. SHOP THIS POST