It’s no secret I LOVE DECORATING MY FRONT LAWN FOR HALLOWEEN!
It’s not that I love Christmas any less, however Canadian winters puts a damper on outdoor decor.
We did the whole just lights and blow ups, in fact we had 6 giant ones on our lawn one year, some 10 feet tall!
We had it all on a timer but it still wasn’t enough to keep them behaving.
From the pegs popping out and the blow ups flopping over to freezing rain literally gluing them to the ground, we gave up on blow ups a couple of years back.
With hubz help, from cutting and assembling to collecting reclaimed wood for me we set out to do all wooden decor for Christmas outside, lit up by a flood light.
Shout out to my Brother in law ( SIL) and Sister In Law ( Brother) who always think of me when they have wood kicking around too. My tombstones are 99% made from a stair case my brother ripped out a few years ago. Some scarecrows and snowmen made from bundles of 1×4 my Brother In Law gave me.
The first year Hubz said to me , the lawn looks like a craft fair sale, I think he didn’t like it, I took it as a compliment and well since then have went with that theme, I add every year to our craft sale lawn decor.
To be fair haha,this year as we were setting up Halloween in September we had a family pull up and come up on the lawn thinking I was selling the decor.
I love the “furniture” section of thrift stores, this chair may have looked like junk to some, or too much work to repaint it, I’m not sure why it was still sitting there late one Saturday evening but as soon as I laid eyes on it I knew NEW LAWN WREATH STAND!
It was metal, and red chippy paint! IT WAS PERFECTION! it was large and heavy too.
I did run it by Hubz and he said YES get it and easy, we will just zip tie the wreath on, and so we did and it now sits on our craft sale lawn.
For the wreath:
The middle is a cake pan spray painted teal and sanded to chip up the paint, zip tied to the wreath.( i got pans with hanging holes at the top)
The mittens are wooden cut outs stained teal, the cuff is plastic canvas needle point, and crocheted flowers are hot glued on.
The snowflakes are from the dollar store tied on with ribbon
The bottom snowmen are from the dollar tree, I removed the tacky hats and scarves and crocheted my own to have it match my wreath
Click HERE to see the original dollar tree items.
I made another one with a tree cake pan to hang on a faux fence panel I made a few years ago
The stockings are cut from balsa wood and topped with plastic canvas”fur”
The gnomes are plastic canvas, you can find the pattern HERE
The bow is from Dollar Tree
The flowers and cones are from last years wreaths we redid this year and I had pulled these off.
I also revamped a $3 thrift store wreath
The Dollar Tree bows come in a 2 pack so I used the second on here
I made a rag garland, actual scraps from another Christmas project, new Santa Sacs for the kids.
I used some of the fabric scraps on Dollar Tree plastic cany canes, I made a vase full of these years ago in rust fabric, they still sit in a vase from my brothers winter wedding, on display at Christmas.
I crocheted the flowers, the pattern is HERE
The greenery is from a dissembled fake tree I keep for crafts
It will hang on a faux window frame I build a few years ago
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