and the white lights are aglow!
The countdown is on as we prepare our hearts to celebrate
the birth of the Light of the World!
This year I decided to replace the red,
and use more white, ivory, and antique silver.
The square wreaths were my first completed project.
You can read the tutorial by clicking here.
I added some bare branches that I spray painted silver to my porch ceiling ...you can read more about the porch lighting installation by clicking here.
Using a sheer organza ribbon, I hung 8 different sparkly ornaments at varying lengths from the branches overhead.
The garland I had used for many years around the front doors needed to be "de-reddened" to match the new wreaths...
I know that's not a word, but you get my drift!
I really didn't want to go out and replace all the reddish ornaments.
With a can of silver metallic spray paint and glitter,
I went to town transforming old ornaments to fit my new color scheme!
I used Rustoelum Metallic Silver and Krylon Looking Glass spray paints.
One trick I found...
I wanted some of the silver ornaments to look more antique rather than shiny bright silver. After the silver paint was dry, I sprayed them with Minwax spray stain and that "antiqued" them just right!
One more TIP:
I had 3 decorative picks left over from my wreath project.
I took them apart and then ended up with 5 smaller pieces per pick,
to insert throughout the garland!
Hang all your pretty sparkly ornaments in your garland
and the front door is finished!
The urns that flank the front porch needed some Christmas lights too!
If you missed my Fall Pumpkin Topiaries, you can
check them out by clicking here.
I found these 3' prelit trees at WalMart. They fit right on top of the urns,
but the tree stand was too wide to bury, so I wrapped the base
with burlap ribbon...wah lah...problem solved!!!
Here's the porch all lit up at night!
I have to give special thanks to the "hubster" for standing on the ladder
and following ALL of my directions!
It's a group effort for sure!!!
A view from the front yard...
Thank you boys for putting up the outside lights!!
They do good work!
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