Do you feel that your porch gets neglected during the harsh winter months? You know, your Winter porch doesn’t have to be boring.
Here are 5 Budget Winter Porch Ideas including a Simple Valentines Décor and DIY Project. A few simple tips to beat the Winter Blah’s on your porch.
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Grapevine Wreaths Re-imagined for Winter Porch
Instead of hanging your grapevine wreaths, use them on your planters and fill in the center. Here, I’ve used the wreaths to surround a large moss ball. You could also fill in with evergreen stems such as magnolia. cedar or pine stems.
Keep Winter Porch Cozy
An inexpensive way to add color and warmth on your Winter Porch, is to purchase lengths of flannel fabric as throw blankets. The one pictured here already had frayed edges for a perfect throw.
Gather existing Accessories for Budget Winter Porch Ideas
Use what you already own for a very budget friendly idea. First, when decorating for Valentines you can gather items that are red or pink. However, anything that you feel creates a romantic vibe would look great.
For this Valentines Porch, I used red as my accent color. Just search around the house for items of a similar color and gather them together.
Lanterns, galvanized containers, watering cans, and faux or real evergreens, are just a few examples for other winter porch décor ideas.
Red candle stick, vintage red bucket, faux red Amaryllis, a chippy red metal container all combine to give a Valentines vibe.
A Budget DIY Project to Enhance your Winter Porch
Because I loved the trio of red bells on the porch this past Christmas, the idea of using a trio of red hearts was born.
Design Your Pattern
First, draw out your pattern for the hearts. I used 3 different sizes.
Finish the Wood Hearts
Next, in order to age the wood, I used a quick 50/50 mixture of black paint and water as a stain. This dries quickly to speed up the project.
Paint the Hearts
To finish the hearts, use your choice of paint color and either wax or spray sealer to add a matt finish.
How to Hang the Hearts
If you want to hang your hearts, you will need small screw eyes and jute rope. You can drill a small pilot hole into the side of the heart so the screw eye can be easily attached.
Tip: I used a nail & hammer to tap a small hole and it worked like a charm.
You should to play around with the length of your jute rope, depending on how you want your hearts to hang. Be sure to leave plenty of excess rope until you have everything adjusted. Tie a knot at the top of your jute rope to connect the hearts together.
If you feel you may use the hearts in other areas of you home, don’t cut off the excess and then you will have future options.
Triple Heart Swags
Here are the Triple Heart Swags finished. Two sets are easily hung from the vintage shutters beside the front door using these large S Hooks.
You can see how I used the Triple Heart Swag inside the house on this Guest Bedroom Tour.
Bring Pillows from Inside onto the Winter Porch
The last Budget Winter Porch Idea is to bring pillows from inside the house to use on the porch for special occasions.
If your porch is covered using a pillow from inside will be OK for short term use. You can also prevent moisture damage by spraying the pillows with Never Wet to protect them. Here are some more porch tips that you might enjoy.
Provided there is room, using a larger rug at the front door, is another way to add warmth to the winter porch.
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