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Summer Porch Decor

May 17, 2015 By Courtney O'Dell
Summer Porch Decor

We have been working on setting up our porch for summer- I don’t want to admit how long our front porch has been a mis-matched, funky assortment of décor and storage for empty pots—and we wanted something warm, welcoming, and full of bright colors.

I headed to Jo-Ann to grab some summer accents- and got instantly hooked! There were so many awesome ideas and décor options; I got a bit carried away. They have so many patio-ready ideas- and a few cute things I made into fun summer decorations that we will cherish long after the seasons change!

Summer DIY Porch Decor // Quick and Easy Ways to Upgrade your Porch for Summer

Basically the only thing we had on our front porch was a table and chairs set that I spray painted to match some vintage hanging planters I found at a flea market a few years ago. They are green – like aged copper- which is pretty, but blends into the house colors a bit. I needed some fun pops of bright color, so I headed in to the Seasonal section at Jo-Ann to find some great goods to brighten up the space!

Summer DIY Porch Decor // Quick and Easy Ways to Upgrade your Porch for Summer

I actually hated some of the pots I put some new annuals in, and wanted to dress them up a bit. I absolutely love how these seagrass baskets look around a vase! Some adorable ceramic lanterns and a brightly colored mason jar are great pretty holders for citronella candles (which are a necessity where we live in Northern Colorado). They also make the table a little more fun, and inviting!

Summer DIY Porch Decor // Quick and Easy Ways to Upgrade your Porch for Summer

I love this lemon wreath I found, as well as this cute little pickup truck that I drilled some holes in to make it a vase. They help our front door stand out and cheer it up a bit!

Summer DIY Porch Decor // Quick and Easy Ways to Upgrade your Porch for Summer

I also found some adorable vintage-style letters and stapled them onto a pallet board to make a cute, stylish sign with our last name. They come in fun colors, are light enough to hang, and look great with just about any color scheme!

I also grabbed some bright blue outdoor pillows to make our chairs a little more interesting. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores have THE best outdoor pillows!

Summer DIY Porch Decor // Quick and Easy Ways to Upgrade your Porch for Summer

Summer DIY Porch Decor // Quick and Easy Ways to Upgrade your Porch for Summer

One of the areas I can never figure out how to decorate is a hook off a porch pillar. I grabbed a grapevine wreath and this adorable rooster welcome sign—they help fill up the space and look great!

Summer DIY Porch Decor // Quick and Easy Ways to Upgrade your Porch for Summer

The last addition is this adorable plant stand that looks like a ladder. It makes easy, quick, and clean vertical garden in minutes! It comes with a cute chalkboard in the back that is perfect for fun sayings or designs.

I used a stencil that I made out of vinyl with my Cricut and some Martha Stewart chalk pen to trace over the design- the word “grow” in Country Chick font.

We have a few more planters filled with annuals to add, but I am loving the new, cheery space! What are your favorite summer additions?

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