Outdoor Christmas central theme at the front door

My Christmas 2019 Home Tour

Welcome and thanks for joining me as I show off my Christmas décor for this years Holiday season.  Christmas is my biggest passion and this blog started as a possible Christmas DIY destination.  Part of these pages may eventually share that goal, but for now I hope you enjoy taking a tour through my home and what I’ve done to it to bring in the Christmas season.

Outside Tour

I tried to create the outside as something pleasurable to view, not just at night with the lights, but also during the day which makes it fun to look at for the kids and neighbors.

Handmade garland with shatterproof bulbs, glittering ribbon and twinkling lights outline the house’s roofline and front trees.

I reused all my past years icicle lights to create a snow effect on the ground to bring the cute little lighted up snowman to life more.

My custom built log reindeer I put together from my neighbor’s chopped down tree.  I’ll be writing a tutorial sometime on how to make one of these later.

I even tied in the mailbox to the house’s theme and gave the mail carrier something to enjoy on their route.

My custom handmade nutcracker from pots, planters, and PVC pipe.  See the full tutorial here on how I made him.

Completed outside display lit up at night.

Inside Tour

My favorite part of this year is the new addition of a different family Christmas tree.  The old one is the one outside by the front door.  I call this new one “The Plaid Angel.”  The design I did was based off the angel topper I bought last year from an after Christmas sale, keeping with a plaid and burlap theme.  I also had to do the train I got as a gift last year under the tree.

Bringing in the bannister into the mix as I hung all the stockings from here because we have no fireplace.  

Foyer/entrance way. Cinnamon scents everywhere, from candles, pinecones and brooms scented with the familiar Christmas spice of cinnamon.  I fell in love with Christmas boxes that, when closed, appear as large antique books which I incorporated in the welcome area.

Internal doorways included with ribbon, garland and wreath…no surface of my house was safe from being slapped with glitter…lol

Dining Area

Custom framed handmade music sheet art deco of classic Christmas carols and instrument ornaments I made.

More custom framing keeping with the theme of Christmas music as above.  Also hand made by me.  Tutorials coming soon for both types of framed Christmas decor.

My kitchen window which was perfect for any type of Christmas style I’d choose since the window was designed with three shelves as it’s a greenhouse boxed window for plants.  I chose a cookie tin and Christmas candy theme.  One year I’d like to put a whole Christmas village in there as it would be a perfect fit.

Winter Wonderland Screened in Back Porch

I had to bring in the northern snowy feel to my house to bring me back to the childhood days of white Christmases since I live in Florida now.  I used all blues, silvers and whites to keep a cool feel to the décor.  The only red is the bird perched on the sled.

Sled courtesy of craigslist and skates found on eBay.  Buffalo puffy fake snow in a bag tied everything together as a snow ground tree skirt and layout.

The table at the end was just what I needed to add some more fun winter themed items to display.  The selling point to the whole look I believe are the many scattered pine cones I randomly threw down and highlighted with some spray can snow as it brought the scene to an exterior feel.


Thanks for taking the tour…I hope you enjoyed it!  Merry Christmas!

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