6.15.2013

4th of July Porch

  How was everyone's Saturday?  I spent the day changing up my porch for the 4th of July...finally!  
I've never been really big on holiday decorations (except Fall and Christmas!)  And even when I manage to put up a few things, its usually only on the porch.  But I tried a little harder this year for the 4th and added more patriotic goodies!

 Since I have to use fake flowers on my porch, one thing I always do for the Holiday/Season changes is change up the flowers.  So I replaced my pink Spring flowers with these pretty red and blue ones 
(from Hobby Lobby and Garden Ridge):




Over Memorial Day Weekend, I went shopping with my sister and her husband's family, and her sweet Mother-in-Law Joyce bought me this Welcome sign!  Isn't it adorable?!  

Then I made 2 wreaths:
This first one cost me about $6
The brown wreath I got at Goodwill, and the wood stars came from Hobby Lobby.  
I just attached them to the wreath with hot glue, and hung it on my post 
(which I will tell you more about later!)

Here is the second wreath:

 I made this one using the same type of wreath and attached hydrangias instead.  Then I looped some burlap ribbon and hung it on my door.
This one cost me about $15



And Finally....I made ANOTHER pallet sign! HA!  They are just too much fun!
And the best part is that it cost me pretty much nothing to make it!  I used my free pallet wood, then used my favorite technique (explained here) for transferring the lettering, then added a few wood stars and burlap ribbon.  I attached it using a wooden stake that I had! 

So here's my porch all finished!  
And of course it's not complete without a little munchkin sitting in the middle, right?!

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19 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love your pallet sign. I've got a stack of pallets in my garage that I need to turn into something cute. :) Thanks for inspiring!

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    1. Thanks so much! I checked out your cute blog and entered to win!!

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  2. Very beautiful porch!! I love all the colors!

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  3. What a darling porch! I love those square planters and the sign.
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    1. Thank you so much! I'll definitely link up!

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  4. Love your porch and the sign is perfect. Your little one is so precious too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Love the patriotic porch - thanks for sharing! Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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  6. OK You hafta come show this off at my party "DIY Showcase" I cohost!!! Love the Pallet Sign!!! It opens every Sunday! Hope to see this there!

    Shelly- minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, thank you! I checked out your blog and I'm your newest follower! I'm headed to your party now!

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  7. Lovely entrance! I'm just starting to decorate our front porch after 4 years of absolutely nothing. Even just a little decoration makes an entrance feel so much more homey. - Love the pallet sign too!


    If you're interested, I'd love to have you share this at my Show & Tell link party today. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/06/show-tell-31.html

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    2. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell party last week. You've been featured! http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/06/show-tell-features_25.html

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  8. Thank you! Of course, I'm headed there now!

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  9. You have made so many wonderful things! The hydrangea wreath is awesome-thanks for sharing.

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    1. SO SO Sorry!!! I just took care of it! Thanks for having me!

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