Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get out your favourite holiday movies and ugly sweaters. And since many of us would rather forget about last Christmas when we were separated from family and friends, there’s even more reason to go all out this year. So if you’re searching for some fun ideas for outdoor Christmas decorations to spruce up your home this season, we’ve got some inspiring tips below.
Go All Out With the Garland
Whether you love the classic, vintage or modern style décor, you can’t go wrong with garland. The rich green colour and fresh, nostalgic aroma are akin to the holidays. But this year, go big with it. Use it to cover your outdoor pillars, banisters and fence. You could even make your own using fresh cedar or fir boughs, along with grapevine twigs and green metal wire. It’s the perfect backdrop for bright red bows and white lights strung throughout it.
Wood Pallet Tree
If you have any spare wood pallets lying around, you can do a fun DIY project and transform them into upcycled “trees.” All you need is some green paint and some pom poms to finish it off. Place this on the porch, along with a few makeshift boxes wrapped up in holiday-themed paper for a fun, unique and rustic display.
When ornaments and bulbs are too far gone to put on the tree, consider using them to create a colourful wreath. Using a simple Styrofoam wreath base, you can pin down any of your old ornaments that you love but can’t use elsewhere. Add ribbon to the wreath as well to hide any of the white parts.
Lanterns and Planters
If you want something that will really wow your guests this season, the combination of holiday-themed planters and lanterns placed along the front entranceway is the way to go. You can combine a wide range of elements, but some of the most commonly used items are birch branches, cedar boughs, red dogwood twigs and pinecones. Place a few lanterns in front of the planters and along with the front steps for a beautiful display that will impress.
Old Skates and Sleds
Another winning combination for an epic outdoor display is using old skates and sleds. Skates can be hung on the door with some greenery and bows, and those classic wooden sleighs can be placed vertically, leaning up against the wall as a backdrop with other holiday features, like mini potted evergreens.