Outdoor Christmas Tour & Easiest DIY Holiday Wreath Ever

I’m so glad you’re here today! I’m sharing my Outdoor Christmas tour with you, along with the easiest wreath I have ever made, as part of the bHome Christmas Tour! I even made a VIDEO, ya’ll! There is also an awesome giveaway to go along with this tour, so be sure to stick around till the end!

Let’s start at the front door, shall we?

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

It had poured rain the night before, so everything was just drying out.

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

And how about my super EASY DIY wreath?

Easiest Christmas wreath ever!

I made it from an old wreath I’ve had for years, just added a swag and a bow.

How to make the easiest Christmas wreath ever!I believe I found this wreath at Craven Pottery in Georgia, but it was years ago! I pulled all of the sprigs of greenery out of the  side where the swag was going and beefed up the rest with it. You could also use a grapevine wreath or a greenery wreath.

Then I cut off most of the stem of the swag (Found at Michaels), bent it a little, and attached it with floral wire. I usually DIY my bows, but I cheated and bought this one from Michaels ready-made on sale for around $5. It coordinated with the other ribbon I was using outside.

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

My front door is so far from the street that no one notices the finer details on my wreaths anyway, so simple works just fine.

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

To the right of my entry is this little seating area…

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

See all those lights? My video will show you what they all look like at night! It’s so pretty all lit up.

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

And if you back up just a bit more…you’ll see this…

Santa's Workshop Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

It’s Santa’s workshop! We built it a few years ago. It was so fun to build and decorate!

Here it is all aglow at night:

Santa's Workshop Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

You really have to see it all together with all the lights…

And that brings us to that video I made just for you…it’s my Outdoor Christmas Tour all lit up at night!

Photos just don’t do it justice, so I thought I would create a fun video instead to share it with you!

Isn’t it better to see it in action? Hope you enjoyed that and it didn’t give you any trouble viewing it. (If so, you can also see it here.)

We love to decorate outdoors for the Holidays, and my kids get a big kick out of Santa’s Workshop!

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

If you missed my Christmas Home Tour, you can see it here:

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Christmas Home Tour 2015

Now how about that giveaway?

GIVEAWAY: All the bloggers you will see on this tour are on the bHome App and we are honored to be partnering with D. Lawless Hardware to offer a $150.00 Gift Card to one lucky winner. To enter just download our bHome App by clicking HERE. Our app is available to both iPhone and Android users. If you have already downloaded bHome, you will automatically get a message to TAP to enter. D. Lawless offers international shipping so this giveaway is open to anyone. Winner will be notified on or around December 14, 2015.

There are 30+ amazing bloggers on this tour that have been sharing their homes and fun Holiday ideas all week!

Visit them at the links below each day’s graphic:

bHome Christmas Event | Day 1

DAY 1

Garden Therapy | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Bright, Bold & Beautiful | Cupcakes and Crinoline
Southern Hospitality | Little Farmstead | Shabby Art Boutique

bHome Christmas Event | Day 2

DAY 2

Redhead Can Decorate | Jennifer Rizzo | Our Southern Home | Maison de Pax | Rooms for Rent
Cherished Bliss | Homemade by Carmona | Everyday Enchanting | My Soulful Home

 bHome Christmas Event 2015 | Day 3

DAY 3

Savvy Southern Style | Shabbyfufu | Housepitality Designs
Debbiedoo’s | StoneGable | Love of Home | Setting for Four | On Sutton Place

 bHome Christmas Event 2015

DAY 4

Buckets of Burlap | Cynthia Weber Design | Edith & Evelyn | Lilacs & Longhorns
Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer | At The Picket Fence | Duke Manor Farm

Did I mention my hubby and I got married right in our own little courtyard? See last year’s Outdoor Tour to see photos! 🙂

Thank you so much for coming to visit me today! That’s it for big tours for me this Christmas. I’ll be back early next week with a thrifty makeover for you!

XO,

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Comments

  1. Your home is beautiful! Amazing to think that winter wonderland was a spooky Halloween set up a few months ago! 😉

  2. Everything looks so festive! I smiled looking at every photo! Wishing you and your family a fantastic holiday season!!

  3. Oh my goodness!! This is all amazing!!! It looks like a luxurious winter chalet and I’m so wishing I could bring my kiddos by to see it all lit up. We’ll have to settle for the video. 😉

  4. Love, love the beautiful porch dressed for Christmas Christy….and thanks for the tutorial on your gorgeous wreath!…How wonderful to know that you and your hubby got married in your courtyard…how so very special!…Merry Christmas to you and your family Christy!

  5. Wow, Christy! Your outdoor decor is stunning! LOVE it! Next year you can come to my house! 🙂

  6. What a lovely welcome for your friends and family Christy. I pinned both of your tours and will be sharing this week. Merry Christmas xx

  7. Beautiful, you have an amazing outdoor space and you’ve decorated it wonderfully!
    xo
    Debbie

  8. Christy your home is gorgeous! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I can’t wait to look around and follow you!! Merry Christmas! Susan

  9. You are amazing!!! So talented, and your home is GORGEEEEOUS. The toy shop…I want to play in there right now. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Christy!

  10. Thank you for sharing your outdoor tour!! You home is stunning inside and out – great video I really enjoyed it! 🙂 Happy holidays friend!!

  11. Oh my gosh Christy, Santa’s Workshop is ADORABLE, especially lit up at night! I was expecting you to pan into the window to see a life-sized Santa leaning over a workbench. The exterior of your house looks beautiful – so festive!

    • Thanks, Marie! It’s so pretty in person, harder to capture on video or in photos, but you get the idea anyway. We do actually have a life-sized Santa and a Christmas tree that we usually put inside, but the kids have been playing inside it this year, so we left them out. 🙂

  12. You are amazing, Christy! How in the world did you get all of this decorating accomplished?? I love everything that you’ve done both inside and outside.

  13. Revisiting you today for some Christy inspiration! Looking forward to seeing this years’ reveal! Happy Holidays!

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