All Things Neon - Exterior Update

A few weeks ago, I shared my ideas for our porch decor with a design board. It took me a few weeks, and I'm still not sure I'm 100% done, but I promised an update forever ago! I tried to make most of the interior and exterior decor this year, so over the past few weeks, I collected items to decorate with at various local craft stores. About two weekends ago I bought clear glass ornaments, lots of brightly colored ribbons, a white door wreath, and neon craft & spray-paints at Michaels. I decided to decorate the glass ornaments using three different methods - adding craft paint to some of them on the inside and aggressively swirling the ornaments around (seriously), spray-painting the outside of some, and adding brightly colored glitter to the inside of some. Here are some photos of the spray-painting process:

I liked how bright the spray-paint came out, but my favorite process was adding the paint to the inside, especially when mixing colors. I thought these came out really pretty!

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I bought the wrong craft paint or the humidity (yes humidity in December) caused this, but after a few days, most of the paint just settled to the bottoms of the ornaments. It still looks kind of neat but definitely not as pretty as that original image above.

As you can see in the first image I shared, I also spray-painted the pine cones I used in our fall decor to reuse them on the porch for the winter. I used the same colors as the ornaments (plus bronze glitter spray on some), but the pine cones came out slightly more subtle.

After decorating the clear glass ornaments and pine cones, I moved onto my next craft project of a door wreath. I bought decorative "bowl fillers" at Michaels, and used Gorilla Glue to adhere them to the white wreath I also bought. I like the way it ties in with the other porch decor, but I'm still thinking about adding a larger, more decorative ribbon bow at the top.

After I hung all the ornaments from ribbons along the front of the porch, put the pine cones back in our white decorative birdhouse, and hung the wreath from the front door. I used extra ornaments and ribbons to make an "ornament mistletoe". Keith helped me hang a hook and the new mistletoe in front of our door when he got home, and I gave him a kiss underneath as thanks. *smooch*

Just this past weekend, I bought a faux tree from Home Depot and added a pom pom garland I made earlier in the week. I placed a few ikea ornaments we had on the back porch, some tree stumps from a Christmas tree lot, and some extra pine cones around the base.

I still have a few more finishing touches before sharing the full reveal, but since I'm off for two whole weeks starting tomorrow at 5 pm, I'm hoping to work on it a little more this weekend and get those final photos up for you soon. In the meantime, stay tuned for an interior tree update soon!