Now that I have the furniture all set. It’s time to get to the fun decorating.
The previous owners of the house were brilliant – they put hooks all along the the porch, perfect for hanging decor. Last year were had hanging baskets of flowers. which were nice but I have a hard time keeping plants alive. (fortunately this is not a reflection of my mothering abilities. I can grow kids, just not plants). So this year I wanted to find some decor that would look nice and not require me to water it. I found these awesome lanterns at Home Depot. They’re solar powered and light up at night. They had enough bulk to look good on the porch.
Then I added some large patriotic bunting along the porch, securing it with clear zip ties. I had four small swags that I put above at each of the porch entrances (ok my husband helped with that one). One the door is my wreath using the 1776 printable collection. You can get the entire collection for free here. You can see how I made the wreath here.
Next add our American flag to bring it all together. And it’s looking pretty awesome. And our neighbors might think we’re crazy. But it makes me happy so I guess that’s all that matters in the end right? Don’t you want to sit on the porch and drink some lemonade with me? If you’re really quiet I think you can hear some Souza playing….