Now that December has arrived, it’s time to get your holiday
decorating game on. Decking your halls may be a breeze, (wrap some garland,
hang some mistletoe, trim the tree, and you’re basically set), but what about
your outdoor decor? If you’re a little stumped when it comes to getting your
yard yuletide ready, fear not – we’ve got some great ideas for you to try! Don’t
let your neighbor’s epic light show intimidate you, follow our advice and you
could have the best looking house on the block!
We love this modern take on the traditional Christmas wreath. Instead of using
branches, you can make this beauty with a ceiling medallion (found at most
hardware stores). Add a bit of bright green paint and a ribbon and you’re good
– These rustic balls of holiday lights add a festive feeling to your outdoor
space. Place them on your porch, in birdbaths, and up trees to cast some
beautiful light on your wintry yard.
– Hang some ornaments from your porch to add some holiday whimsy to your
entryway. We especially like the use of white and silver balls here, to imitate
the effect of falling snow (plus they look great with the green!).
– Light your porch or walkway with sweet and simple votives. Adding a layer
rock or Epsom salt for the candle to sit on will help keep things safe (you
know what they say about unattended flames!) and looking good.
Too many little legs coming in and out of your house to make having live flames
a good idea? That’s ok; try this neat lantern! Filled with brightly colored
ornaments and some white lights, it’s a like a little burst of holiday cheer!
Live in a place that doesn’t get much snow or having an unseasonably warm
winter? This snowflake garland is a great way to turn even the greenest,
warmest spaces in to a winter wonderland!
Playful Pallet Tree
If your trees are too high to climb, too delicate to trim, or non-existent, try
making a palette tree! Fairly straightforward to build, they can have a nice
rustic effect on your yard.
Spread the joy this season (literally) with a fun sign on your porch! We’re big
fans of the wreath instead of an O, and the scene the surrounding mittens and
Ok, let’s wrap it up, (your tree that is!). Instead of simply hanging your
lights in your trees, try wrapping them around! This is such a neat look, and
definitely worth trying if you really want to show your neighbors up!
We hope these ideas help you spread some holiday cheer in
your neighborhood. Make sure to share some get shots of your holiday decor with
@HomeShows on Twitter
. We love seeing what you create!