FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Decorating the Outdoor Steps !!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Decorating the Outdoor Steps !!


Decorated Steps with Vintage Watering Cans and Poinsettias
Decorated Steps with Vintage Watering Cans

Isn't it funny how you can get excited about steps and a banister? Who knew!  

We live in a ranch, so there are no steps or banisters to decorate. However, we do have three steps and a banister leading down from our deck. I usually have planters with flowers blooming on the steps, but at Christmas it gives me the opportunity to decorate this area. 

Since there is no chance of snow here in southern Florida, I sprayed the greenery and poinsettias with snow. We do get a lot of rain, so I don't know how long the fake snow will last. 

I used vintage watering cans to plant flowers and wanted to use them in my display, but didn't want to put in greenery or flowers. I found some birds at A. C. Moore and thought they might work. 

White Bird Perched on a Nest on the Opening of the Watering Can
White Bird Perched on a Nest on the Opening of the Watering Can
This bird was really nice, but there was only one like it. Nevertheless, I did find another one - a red one. Although I liked it, it's feathers were quite "fluffy."  However, he is very festive.

Red Bird Perched on a Nest on the Opening of the Watering Can
Red Bird Perched on a Nest on the Opening of the Watering Can
A bow and the watering cans are all decked out.

Red Bird Perched on a Nest on the Opening of the Watering Can
Vintage Watering Can with Nested Red Bird

At the top of the stairs, sitting on the deck is a replica of a tool carrier. This one was home made, but you can use a vintage one if you have it. 


Snowman Decor in Toolbox
Snowman Decor in Toolbox

The snowmen are made using Styrofoam balls covered in some plaster paris and then decorated. Other decorations include pine cones, tiny Styrofoam balls, greenery and mini lights.

Snowman Decorated  for the Holidays
Snowman Decorated  for the Holidays
The other snowman was made the same way only smaller. 

Smaller Snowman Decorated for the Holidays
Smaller Snowman Decorated for the Holidays
I added "Let It Snow" across the outside and glued on a red wooden heart. 

Wooden Box with Let It Snow
Wooden Box Labeled "Let It Snow"
One of the great things about this decoration is that I can move it anywhere I want to. Just pick it up by the handle and off you go!

Wooden Tool Box Christmas Decor with Snowman
Wooden Tool Box Christmas Decor with Snowman




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