Dec 4, 2015
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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!
Wonderful Wreath – 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 to go.
Image via HGTV
Beautiful Bundles – 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.
Image via Better Homes and Gardens
Ornate Ornaments – 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!).
Image via Home Stories from A to Z
Vivacious Votives – 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.
Image via HGTV
Lovely Lanterns – 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!
Image via Dimples & Tangles
Sweet Snowflakes – 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!
Image via Martha Stewart
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.
Image via Buzzmills
Stupendous Sign – 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 skates create.
Image via Fynes Designs
Wicked Wrapping – 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!
Image via Christmas Lights Etc.
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 and Instagram. We love seeing what you create!
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