Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wrensday: Front porch Christmas tree

Because I have a covered front porch, I love to put a Christmas tree up next to our front door. This poor little tree has seen better days (think Charlie Brown tree) so this may be our last year with said tree. All of the ornaments were either found at a thrift store or I made them myself. The banner above was found on a thrift store wreath. I pitched the wreath but kept the sweet felt banner that states "Keep Christmas in your heart".

I made these little votive holders from old jars and some wire. Some are canning jars that are chipped and some are pickle or olive jars. I wrapped wire around them to make a handle and added yarn and small beaded holly berries. I put battery operated candles in them and they are wonderful.

This is my favorite jar. I think lemon curd came in it. I love the little built in handles. Fun!
I'm linking up with The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday party. Click on what others have made to get some great ideas for your home.


  1. Oh yes! I do love me some thrift store goodies!!!

  2. I keep every glass jar that come in our house. I have glass jars with led candles on my mantle. but never thought of hanging them. Thank you for sharing. MERRY CHRISTMAS


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