St. Patrick’s Day Front Porch Ideas

Pillows are the easiest way to add a fresh pop of color and fun to your home--inside and outside.

Pillows are the easiest way to add a fresh pop of color and fun to your home–inside and outside.

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation about everything from gluten-free goodies to handmade goodness. Today on the blog, we are chatting about an easy way to gussy up your porch for St. Patrick’s Day.ย I had a much bigger decorating plan for St. Patty’s Day, but the snow and extremely chilly temps kept me from decking Hathorn Hall with green and gold. No need to fear because I bundled up and created simple + ย cute holiday fun.

On a quick trip to Walgreen's to pick up diet beverages and a few necessities, I discovered this adorable hat and knew exactly where to put it when I got home.

On a quick trip to Walgreens to pick up diet beverages and a few necessities, I discovered this adorable hat and knew exactly where to put it when I got home. It was totally worth braving the snow and chilly temps for this perfect St. Patrick’s Day find *wink*

After a couple of days of complaining about the weather (almost pouting--okay, I was pouting), I decided to spend some time in my art studio. I created this four-leaf clover using leftover wood that I found in the basement + five or so shades of green paint.

After a couple of days of complaining about the weather (almost pouting–okay, I was pouting), I decided to spend some time in my art studio. I created this four-leaf clover using leftover wood that I found in the basement + five or so shades of green paint. Wanting it to be a little cuter, I added polka dots + stitching + a gold burlap bow.

While I was working in my studio, the hubby was working in the basement creating a sign for Hathorn Hall. He repurposed a cabinet door + used the Cricuit to create a stencil for the letters. I think the hubby did a fabulous job *smile* *kiss for the hubby*

While I was working in my studio, the hubby was in the basement making a sign for Hathorn Hall. He repurposed a cabinet door + used the Cricut to create a stencil for the letters. I think the hubby did a fabulous job *smile* *kiss for the hubby*

A simple pop of color brightens even the dreariest of days *smile*

A simple pop of color brightens even the dreariest of days *smile*

Even though my big plan did not happen, I am happy with how my St. Patrick's Day front porch decor turned out.

Even though my big plan did not happen, I am happy with how my St. Patrick’s Day front porch decor turned out. I am sad to report that I killed another plant. May that sweet little tree-shrub-evergreen rest in peace.

Keeping it simple makes decorating easy and affordable.

Keeping it simple makes decorating easy and affordable. The hat was about $5.00–big decorating bang for the buck *wink*

I really love the black + white of the "Hathorn Hall" sign. It is simple and classic.

I really love the black + white of the “Hathorn Hall” sign. It is simple and classic + it won’t compete or clash with any holiday/seasonal decorating I do.

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we took a look at Hathorn Hall’s new sign + St. Patty’s Day front porch decor. Keeping my fingers crossed for warmer temps and sunshine!

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It’s Love at Hathorn Hall, Y’all

I found the darling heart pillow at Target. I really do have a pillow addiction!

I found the darling heart pillow at Target. I really do have a pillow addiction!

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation about everything from handmade goodness to holiday decorating. Today on the blog, we are chatting about decorating your front porch or entrance for Valentine’s Day–awwww, it’s all about love, y’all *smile*

I must admit that I have never decorated my front porch for Valentine's Day--but when I spied this giant wooden heart sign at The Next Best Thing in Johnson City--I knew I had to gussy up the place for Love Day :)

I must admit that I have never decorated my front porch for Valentine’s Day–but when I spied this giant wooden heart sign at The Next Best Thing in Johnson City–I knew I had to gussy up the place for Love Day ๐Ÿ™‚

After getting my sign, I headed to my go-to place for pillows--Stein Mart.

After getting my sign, I headed to my go-to place for pillows–Stein Mart.

I already had the red chair on my front porch--i just moved it to the front door area. If you don't own a red chair, no problem. Check out local thrift stores for one to paint...easy DIY for Valentine's Day + the color also works for Christmas!

I already had the red chair on my front porch–I just moved it to the front door area. If you don’t own a red chair, no problem. Check out local thrift stores for one to paint…easy DIY for Valentine’s Day + it will also work for Christmas!

There is just something about old baskets that I love. I found this one at Redeemables in Johnson City. Stay tuned to an upcoming blog about their new store + their awesome mission.

There is just something about old baskets that I love. I found this one at Redeemables in Johnson City. Stay tuned for an upcoming post about their new store + their awesome mission. What makes this basket so great is its versatility–pink bow for Valentine’s Day, tulips for spring, brightly colored eggs for Easter…the possibilities are endless!

White pillows + red tulle bows = Valentine's Day ready

White pillows + red tulle bows = Valentine’s Day ready

The flower pots needed a little love so I added pink tulle bows. It is really easy to add Valentine's Day touches--just think pinks and reds with touches of white.

The flower pots needed a little love so I gave them pink tulle bows. It is really easy to add Valentine’s Day touches–just think pinks and reds with a little bit of white.

Even the milk can gets a Valentine's Day pink kiss!

Even the milk can gets a Valentine’s Day pink kiss!

Decorating for the holidays doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Work with what you have and just add  pretty pops of color.

Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Work with what you have and just add pretty pops of color.

Shop local and handmade for your decor. Even though the hubby and I could have made a wooden heart sign, it was great supporting local artists and small business owners + i was able to put together my front porch in less than an hour (and that includes cleaning it!) *BIG SMILE*

Shop local and handmade for your decor. Even though the hubby and I could have made a wooden heart sign, it was great supporting local artists and small business owners + I was able to put together my front porch in less than an hour (and that included cleaning it!) *BIG SMILE*

Keeping it simple and sweet.

Keeping it simple and sweet.

I still can't believe how easy this decorating project was--it almost seemed too easy...haha

I still can’t believe how easy this decorating project was–it was almost too easy…haha

I started to fill the stairs with decorations--but I really like it being simple. Mainly because it is winter and cold outside--and I did not want to fret with a lot of plants and hearts flying through the air *wink*

I started to fill the steps with potted plants and decorations–but I really like it being simple…okay, truthfully…because it is winter and cold outside–and I did not want to fret with a lot of plants and hearts flying through the air *wink*

I have really enjoyed my front porch! Just sitting outside with a good cup of coffee--taking time to renew the spirit!

I have really enjoyed my front porch! Just sitting outside with a good cup of coffee–taking time to renew the spirit!

IMG_9315Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about easy Valentine’s Day decor. Honestly, this was so simple that I think I will gussy up the place for St. Patrick’s Day–shhhhh, don’t tell the hubby *wink*

"Hey, Mom! What are you doing out there? Why can't I come out and help?"

“Hey, Mom! What are you doing out there? Why can’t I come out and help?” P.S. notice all of Ziva’s nose art!