Check out some ideas for Christmas lawn ornaments this year.
Since the outside of your home is the very first sight people see, you can start there and work your way inside the home or you can work from the inside out - whichever direction you take really isn’t as important as getting the job done.
Outside of your house, if you’re putting decorations on your rooftop - things like waving Santa or Santa in his sleigh or the lighted, animated reindeer, start there first.
You’ll want to put them up before you string the lights.
And remember if you have a really large amount of displays you’d like to put up, you don’t have to get it all done in one day. Don’t exhaust yourself.
Next, hang the lights, the icicle lights are a hot selling item this year and look great on any home.
Once you have the lights in place, don’t forget to wrap the ends where they connect with tape to keep any moisture from getting in.
After the lights are done, you can start on the bushes or trees in your front yard.
The net lights make decorating small to medium hedge bushes a breeze and the cool to touch LED lights are good in trees.
Make an entire night of Christmas fun when decorating your tree.
Clever Christmas Tree outdoor decoration tips
If you have taller evergreens, you can decorate them like you would an indoor tree, complete with lighted gift boxes beneath the tree.
When the trees are finished, set up each display in an area of your yard.
As you go along, constantly test for any lights that fail to light.
You don’t want to get everything hooked up and then have to begin the hunt for a burned out or broken bulb.
Line your walkway with the lollipop decorations (especially if you’re aiming for a gingerbread house theme) or candy canes-whatever you like.
Put poinsettias by the front door and don’t forget to decorate the mailbox with a holiday covering.
Inside the house, decorate the mantle with garland (fresh or artificial boughs either one) and then if you’re going for a traditional look, you can weave miniature lights through the garland.
If you’re aiming for a country Christmas or a Victorian Christmas, instead, loop strings of cranberry beads so that they dangle down in small loops from the top of the mantle.
Set out your Christmas villages and if you don’t have a collection of them, now is the time to start.
They bring a certain nostalgia and are a lot of fun to set up. The lighted ones are perfect with any kind of theme.
More Resources for Simplifying Christmas
You can also save money and be unique, by making your own Christmas cards this year.
I have a brilliant pack of 1,500 Christmas royalty free images for only $5 that you can download and use year after year.
They are gorgeous and such fun to use on handmade cards and decorations.
Learning how to keep Christmas simple is a matter of making sure you are organized with your Christmas planning and budgeting every step of the way.
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