The front hall was decked with greenery, silver, black and white. It came together just as I imagined it (which as we all know doesn't always happen!) welcoming anyone who drops by. In addition to the traditional wreathes and garland, I added a few extra elements that give it a little personality. First the sign which I hand drew - not perfect but will work well for the holidays as well as the baby's first birthday party. Some quick hand drawn stars to adorn the windows and galvanized pails fill out the scene. Finally, Santa's boots filled with shatterproof sparkly ornaments as a little humor to round it out.
sources: 22 inch fresh cut wreathes, 20 foot fresh garland, suction cup wreath hooks, small potted trees, steel buckets, glass marker, 6 inch by 4 foot boards (but you could use scrap wood, pallet wood or even old flooring to get the same effect), liquid nails, flat black spraypaint (chalkboard paint would probably be best but I didn't have any), black rubber boots (that just might look familiar to the neighbors who saw Mr. Limestone this halloween), glittery bows and shatterproof balls (both sourced at a local junk store for a few bucks so I dont have a link)
*For those unfamiliar with the term stoop, here is the official definition:
stoop /sto͞op/ noun
noun: stoop; plural noun: stoops
a porch with steps in front of a house or other building.