Did you know that the inventor, Thomas Edison, created the first string of electric lights? If you want to take part in the tradition of decorating your yard for Christmas, we can help.
In this guide, we’ll go over how to decorate your yard and create an outdoor Christmas scene.
Want to learn more? Keep reading.
Outdoor Christmas Tree
Do you have trees scattered around the house? You could decorate them to create an outdoor Christmas tree and brighten your yard.
Pick up plenty of mini lights to string through the branches. Choose colored lights that will match the rest of your outdoor decorations.
When you decorate the tree, string the lights on the interior and exterior branches.
Look for oversized Christmas ornaments that you can hang on your trees. People will pause and look at these colorful decorations. You could even look for a few angels or stars to add to the top of the trees.
Pick up Animal Decorations Decorations
You can place illuminated animals near bushes and next to the trees. Consider creating a scene of grazing deer.
Put the reindeer in a row and depict Santa’s team pulling his sled. You can get topiary animals in LED light colors or warm incandescent lights. Pick different heights to suit any area around your home.
Pick deer that stand, lie down, or graze. Decorate your yard and symbolize nature visiting your front lawn.
Create a Christmas Message
You can pick up mini lights, and spell out the message “Merry Christmas” in the middle of your yard.
Use blackout caps to create spaces between the letters. You can make the words as small or big as you like. Pick contrasting lights, so your message stands out from the rest of the decor.
Animated Christmas Decor
Another fun Christmas yard decoration is an animated decoration. Moving decorations will come in all sizes and shapes with different themes.
For a bigger yard, you could design elves placing gifts inside Santa’s stocking. You could also consider an Outdoor Nativity scene.
Some people like to pick up inflatable animal decorations, as well.
Decorate Your Mailbox
Do you have a mailbox? Consider adding garland around your mailbox. Keep the garland near the back of the mailbox, so you don’t impede the mail carrier.
Add colorful accents like red berries throughout the green garland.
Outline Your Walkways
Consider using pathway lights to create a bright and welcoming path to your front door. Use stakes to hold the light strings in the same spot.
When picking the height of your light stakes, consider local weather patterns. Yards that get tons of snow will need to use a 15-inch stake. If you don’t get much snow, consider using a 4-inch stake.
Use Walkway Trees
If you don’t have natural hedges and walkways, you could pick up walkway trees and put them along the sidewalk.
What color will you choose for the rest of your Christmas light colors? Think about your color scheme when selecting walkway trees.
If you choose warm tones, you could use walkway trees with warm white LED lights. Cool white lighting will pair well with multi-color LED walkway trees.
Decorate Your Gates
Another popular Christmas decor idea is to add shining stars or snowflakes to your gates. Your visitors will get greeted by these bright decorations.
You can mount the star or snowflake decor on your house or trees as well.
Hang Christmas Garland or Lights on Your Fence
Pick up prelit garland and decorate your gates and fences. You can wrap unlit garland with your favorite string of lights. Search for extended lengths of garland to decorate your fences.
Drape the garland between posts and add ribbon as well. Place matching wreaths to the windows, doors, and posts.
You could also drape icicle lights on your fences. Icicle lights look like falling snow.
Put Net Lights on Bushes
Do you have a lot of shrubs and bushes around your home? You should look into getting net lights. Net lights are a uniform and quick lighting solution for your shrubs and bushes.
Net lights are a rectangle and will cover bushes in a uniform manner. You can choose one with incandescent or LED bulbs. Net lights are easy to use and to pack up.
Pick up a Projector Light
Have fun illuminating your home with a snowflake projector. The projector will create the effect of falling snow outside your home.
You can change the color or lights scheme with a remote controller.
Place Nutcrackers at Your Entryway
Pick up nutcrackers and put them on either side of your front door to welcome guests.
Nutcrackers are colorful and will put you in the holiday spirit.
Decorate Your Front Door With a Wreath
If you have a smaller porch area, don’t worry. You can spruce up your front door with a fantastic holiday wreath.
Pick a larger wreath that uses colorful ribbons and tinsel. Look for one that will match the color elements in your yard design.
Hang Snowflakes and Stars
Hang stars in your evergreen trees and snowflakes. You could hang the lighted snowflakes from your trees to mimic falling snow. The stars will shine bright from the street and appear cozy.
Now You Know How to Create an Outdoor Christmas Scene
We hope you found this guide on Christmas decor helpful. Take the time to plan out a beautiful outdoor Christmas scene this year.
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