The top photo is a wreath I made using leftover Christmas balls, ornaments given to me by different family members, old toys that remind me of Christmas and other finds left in the bottom of boxes. I gathered all of these items up and hot glued and wired them onto a very large artificial greenery wreath I had for Christmas. Oh, and I forgot to mention, I put colored lights on first so it would sparkle at night.
On the tree on my front porch I decorated it with homemade felt garland, (I'll give instructions on how to make this later) stuffed animals, large outdoor balls,large snowman heads I purchased at The Dollar Tree and lots of colored large lights. After I finished decorating it, I stuffed real magnolia leaves, (my mom let me pick from her tree), and pine boughs giving the tree a more real look. They will stay pretty fresh here since it is cold outside.
Here is a picture of the snowman I purchased at The Dollar Tree. They all had different hats and scarfs. So cute.
This is a close up of one of the toys on the wreath. I like large toys. They make an impact and the kids just love it.
I'll share more photos of the porch wonderland tomorrow. "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."