Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christmas Front Door

Holiday Front Door

It was pointed out to me the other day that I haven’t posted anything in a while.  That wasn’t news to me, but I thought, what better reason to write something.  Because the weather has been so beautiful outside, I was able to finish a few projects that I started a year or two ago.

Front Door

Holiday Door

Holiday Front Door 1

Joy Sign

The first was this JOY sign.  A year and a half ago, there was a sign on the road that read free barn wood, and I noticed a guy in the back pulling down a barn.  I stopped to see what wood was a available and ended up with a few pieces with weathered, peeling paint. (I wouldn’t bring this wood into my house, because who knows what the paint is, but seems safe on my front porch and stored in the front corner of my garage.)

back of Joy Sign

I pulled out the old nails and simply used some scraps of wood on the back to attach the two boards together.  (I used some larger pieces of scrap to give the board some weight, so that I would not have to pick the sign back up every time the wind blows.)

Wooden reindeer

I also put this little reindeer together with some scraps of wood that I had.  I drew the shape of the body on a large piece of paper and traced it onto some scraps of wood.  I also traced a second peice for each side to give him some dimension.  The legs are spindles from a craft store.  (They are silver becasue they were part of the candlesticks that were in the center of all of the tables at my wedding. Yes, they were beautifully hand made by my mother and aunt.) I used bark from a birch tree, that I had to sadly cut down, for the ears and the tail.  The antlers are made from metal crafting wire I purchased at the Dollar Store.

Holiday Pot

I filled the pots by my front door with evergreen branches left over from trimming our Christmas tree along with some of the branches from the birch tree.  The pots are topped of with some large ornaments.


sled with reindeer

The green sled was made by my grandfather years ago and I filled it with some birch logs to carry the birch theme through.

Front Door

I updated the door which you can see here.  Also, I made the wreath last winter, and you can see the instructions here.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season.  Thanks for reading.

Holiday Front Door

If you have a front door you would like to share, please feel free to add it in the comments. Thank you.

Until next time, happy creating…



Category: Create, Decorate