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DIY Christmastime Curb Appeal

By Top This Top That on Dec 08, 2012

Although I live out in the country on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere,  with a population of 25 ( including my kids and my donkeys), I still get lots of enjoyment decorating the outside of the house during the holidays.

And even though my house sits several hundred feet back from the road, over the hill, behind some pastures, then some trees, I still decorate as though I live in a subdivision where there are tons of neighbors walking or driving by hoping for a glimpse of my holiday spirit.


I imagine if I had neighbors they would be in complete and utter shock that I did not use my burlap wreaths on the front doors this year. What no burlap! Initially when the decorating started off, I had no wreaths on the door just one above it. Feeling slightly nontraditional  I opted for two wreaths in Red and Green Deco Mesh and a coordinating ribbon. First time ever using deco mesh.


This year we are channeling the Griswold's with our Christmas lights and Christmas inflatables. I will share the tutorial on our driveway arched lights next week.

If you happen to be in the air flying this time of the year, look down, we're the brightest spot South of the Mason Dixon line.


This year was also a first for my DIY garland that wraps around my pillars. The garland was very easy to make using inexpensive garland, outdoor balls in red and green, pine cones from the yard and some deco mesh ribbon.


I spray painted the planters that house the poinsettias and the lanterns in a coordinating color called Ivy Green .


Overall I think the look is simple, festive, and fun with its traditional red and pop of granny apple green.


So if you find yourself driving around this holiday season and come across a town with a population of 25, with a house that has lights that look like the Vegas strip, that would be our house!

Don't forget to honk your horn and we'll leave the lights on!


Grateful for~
Girlfriends. Near and far. Old and New.

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