Christmas Front Porch

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

This month for our #12MonthsofDIY we’re working with yarn.  And, it’s not just for knitters!  I used it this year in all my outdoor Christmas decor, and I love how it turned out.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

My very favourite is probably the yarn wrapped sticks I used as the centrepiece of my outdoor urns.  My friend thought they were birch at first, so they’d be great for anyone going for the birch look.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

The beautiful yarn I used for this one is Gold Leaf  from Lion Brand Yarn Company, I just love the gold flecks through it.  Perfect for Christmas.

These sticks are so, so simple to make.  Just find some sticks, straight and without too many small branches is easiest.  Then, just wrap them in yarn.

I used whites and creams for my sticks but they would look amazing in any colour to match your decor for Christmas.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

I also used the yarn around the doorway.  I used some grapevine that I gathered while out for a walk one day, and wired it around the doorway. Then I added some clear Christmas lights.  Next, I made a simple pompom garland.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

The different textures really look amazing all together.  And the light garland stands out well against the dark coloured grapevine.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

I also used the yarn to make a simple wreath for the front door.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

I started out with a straw wreath from the craft store and some moss.  This is some that I collected from the forest, and that had dried out.  I used hot glue to attach it to the wreath.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

I used more of the Gold Leaf Yarn and wrapped it around the wreath.  I love the how the soft, fuzzy white yarn looks against the vibrant green, it also helps the moss to stay in place.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

I wired on a little metal house from the crafts store, and hot glued a few white bottle brush trees.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

The “merry” sign is made of wood and hot glued on too.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

At the sides, I added a few more treasures.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

The stumps were picked up at the side of the road a few months ago.  Someone had a whole pile of them and a “free” sign so I loaded them up and put them in the garage for the summer.  I thought they’d be perfect out here for Christmas, and now I’m so glad I grabbed them that day.  The white gingerbread house trim was some I found in a ditch one day when I was out for a little walk with the dog.  You never know what you’ll find.  I brought them home banged out a few old nails and added them to my display for a little charm. 😉

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

Over on this side, more stumps and pinecones, and some old little skates.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

This pretty little sign is another one that started from a walk.  I found some old boards and grabbed a few thinking they’d be cute little signs.  To make this I just used chalk to write out “noel” and quickly painted over it with some craft paint.  So easy.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

When you’re sticking to a really simple colour scheme like white and neutrals, all these fun little details add interest and texture to your decor.

Christmas Front Porch: white yarn wrapped sticks, pom pom garland, and a Scandinavian wreath.

I hope you like how I used yarn in an unexpected way.

With a pretty Christmas front porch to welcome visitors, life really is party!

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY YARN project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.

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From the top left, they are:

Crochet Cowl from Brooklyn Berry Designs

DIY Chain Yarn Garland from Woman In Real Life

Easy Arm Knit Reading Blanket from Heather in Heels

Creative DIY Art Using Yarn from Love Create Celebrate

Easy DIY Faux Macrame with Wool from Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Pom Pom and Tassels Stocking and Tree Skirt from PMQ for Two

Free crochet coaster pattern for beginners from Sustain My Craft Habit

Beginner Crochet Infinity Scarf from Fresh Crush

DIY Yarn Wall Hanging from Lifeovereasy

How to Make an Arm Knit Blanket with a Fringe from The DIY Mommy

Make Embellished Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottle Vases from Time With Thea

Christmas Front Porch from Life Is A Party

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Comments

  1. This front porch is everything I’ve come to expect from you! Great job! I love that you’ll have felted branches when this is all over! What a neat thing to bring inside year-round or just save for next year.

  2. oh my gosh! I am in love. this is definitely on next year’s Christmas decorating list – such a lovely way to add warmth to the branches. the gold flecks are just the perfect cherry on top too!

  3. Thanks Ariel, yeah I’m really pleased with how the branches turned out. Sometimes the simplest things are the best things.
    Dannyelle

  4. Thanks so much Heather, and a little gold does make everything even better, doesn’t it. 😉
    Dannyelle

  5. I’m having some serious porch envy right about now! Wow! All your outdoor décor is perfect and am loving your creative uses for the yarn.

  6. Gold flecks in the YARN? Oh my goodness I LOVE that, I truly saw this image and thought they were birch branches! Wowzers, I adore how this has turned out, beautiful front porch! xo

  7. There are so many great ideas in this post! I love love love your yarn branches, and the little flecks of gold are perfect. And a pompom wreath is definitely going on my list for next year!

  8. Thanks Laurie.

  9. Thanks Dani, and the branches are so easy too.
    Dannyelle

  10. Your whole porch is lovely. And you really found some unique ways to incorporate yarn! The yarn-wrapped branches are a great idea!

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