Here’s our Christmas front porch from last year.
I was SO ALL ABOUT IT.
We had just painted the bricks gray and I kept it simple with greenery and swags and evergreen trees by the front door.
Just between us though?
All the cedar swags were fresh cedar from the garden center.
The challenge with fresh greenery is that it looks amazing and smells amazing for a hot Christmas minute. And then? It starts looking a little faded and sad weeks before Santa and his reindeer show up to prance on the roof.
So this year I’m changing things up a little with faux greenery.
Have you seen the options on the market now?
The greenery looks so good and SO REAL.
So today, on DAY FIVE of “12 Days of Getting Ready for Christmas” I’m joining my amazing friend Leslie from My 100-Year-Old-Home to show you our favorite faux winter stems and garlands to decorate the outside (and inside) of your home.
1. Faux Eucalyptus
I’ve tried different Eucalyptus options—but this one is my favorite.
It’s a little more expensive, but there are tons of branches on each stem and the leaves are slightly farther apart and it has a light silver dusting that looks so real.
And if you are all about seeded Eucalyptus, here’s a pretty garland.
2. Faux Pine branches
I love this pine garland. Most of the ones I found don’t have enough pine in them.
But this one?
It’s super thick and looks so real.
3. Faux Cedar
This garland is so realistic. It would be perfect to mix with another garland on a porch on inside on a mantel.
We have cedar in abundance here in Texas, but so many people are allergic to it.
I think with cedar, faux is better.
4. Faux branches
Never underestimate the texture of branches.
You can always shop the yard for branches to add to your decor.
Or here are a few suggestions for branches to use to decorate for Christmas:
I can’t wait for you to see the front porch decorated for Christmas this year.
I’ll give you a hint with these two words.
It’s going to be EPIC.
But in the meantime, I’m still getting everything ready for December. Here’s a recap of everything we’ve shared over the last 4 days:
DAY 4: 30-minute handmade gift idea
DAY 4: Handmade creative gift ideas
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