There’s a lot out there in blogland showing all kinds of handmade wreaths, painted pots full of faux bird’s nests and fanciful eggs, and lots of fun fabric decorations for spring porches. But what if you don’t have time for that? Or don’t want to invest the time or money (no matter how inexpensively it might have been accomplished)? Can you still have a welcoming, decorated porch for spring?
You can probably guess what I think, huh?
Here’s our spring wreath. I invested about $7.00 one year (JoAnn’s clearance + coupon) and reuse it almost every year. The welcome sign was a thrift store find many years ago that stays up year around.
It’s not awe-inspiring, but it does bring a spring feeling to the porch and looks a lot better than keeping the dead Christmas wreath up any longer…cough.
I used to have lots of pots, but now find I can take care of just this seasonal pot plus two other old boxwoods that live on our front porch. This guy was actually empty for a few months.
Yes, I know I have a blog – I suppose that means I shouldn’t ever have empty pots, but guess what? The back patio is full of them – ha! Life is sometimes more important than pots.
But, even I got tired of seeing the empty pot every time we came home, so with a $2.00 investment in pansies (I actually dug the daffodil from our yard!) and about ten minutes of my time, the pot is full and our visitors (and me!) get a nice, cheery greeting.
Sometimes I get motivated and spend a bit more time on creating a welcoming porch, like last fall. But keeping it super simple with a discount, old wreath and a couple dollars in flowers works sometimes, too.
And you know what? Both make me happy.
What about you – what does your outdoor entry look like this spring, simple or a little more complicated?