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Thursday, March 14, 2024


This time of year is always tricky for me to decorate my porch.  The Kimberly Queen ferns that I always have on my porch through the Summer won't be available until sometime later in April and we're not past possible night time freezing temps yet, so I always resort to pulling out my faux topiaries for a few months after Christmas.

Here's where I started after all of the Christmas decorations were taken down, looking pretty plain! 🙁  I've had a pair of large ginger jars on my porch for a while, and the ginger jar door hanger that I've used for several years just didn't seem right with them.  

So, I've been needing something different.  I saw this giant bunny at Hobby Lobby last week and knew I wanted him to hang on the door as soon as I saw him!  However, I had to make some modifications.  He's designed to stand and doesn't have any kind of hanging hardware on the back, so I fixed that!  

First, because it's not really my thing, I used some pliers to pull out the staples that were securing the raffia bow. 

Then, I removed the wood piece from the back by unscrewing it from the hinge.  I kept the screws and just put them back in their holes and will stash this piece in case I ever do want to use it as a standing bunny.  I also removed the little piece of jute rope at the bottom. 

Then, I used that same piece of rope to make a little hanging loop and attached that with hot glue.  First I held the bunny up to the nail in my door to judge where I wanted the hanger to go so the piece would be positioned well on the door. After the fact I was a little nervous that that might not be secure enough, so I ended up attaching a piece of wire through the now-empty screw holes in the hinge to use instead of the rope hanger.  

I also attached some felt pads to the top and bottom so it wouldn't scratch the door when it moves around.

A new bow- of course- and here he is!  It's big and bold and I love it!  

Door- Sherwin Williams Dignity Blue

I pulled out some of my colorful lanterns and filled them with eggs until after Easter.  

And the porch is looking pretty cute! 

The topiaries are still available here, but most of what I used are pieces I already had and are too old to link for you.  The lanterns are all old from At Home (spray painted the pink ones), Plaid Ribbon old from Sam's, Ginger Jars were from Tuesday Morning (out of business 🙁), rug is old Target, Gingham eggs from Hobby Lobby. 

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  1. Your joyful use of color always brings a smile to my face. Glad you’re back blogging, we need your light.

  2. I saw this on a DIY the other day on how to refresh faux boxwood or whatever plant might be appropriate. She used food coloring in a sprayer with water. So genius because faux plants fade from the sun. We know HL has many different colors of food coloring. I live in Alaska and not only do we not have a Hobby Lobby they won’t ship either 😫 I go whenever I’m in the lower 48 a couple times a year. Anyway, Maybe you’d want to try.

    1. Oh that's interesting! I'll have to look for that tutorial.

  3. Cute, pretty and festive! Love the Easter and spring look. Mary Ann

  4. It’s been awhile so I was wondering p, hoping, you’re just doing life and all is well. Happy Spring. Your porch is charming. Pamela


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