Outdoor Christmas Yard Decoration Ideas

Drape Lights on Fence Lines

Line fence lines with mini lights or draping icicle lights to create a warm glow that envelopes the entire yard.

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Light Up Driveways, Wrap Trees

Stake walkway lights along pathways to lead visitors to the front door. With customizable light strings, any color combination or length is possible to line your walkway. Wrap trees in lights to brighten areas.

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Swag Garland on Fence Lines

Drape garland along fencelines to create a natural green. Place bright red ribbons on garland to pull the eye to the decorations.

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Stake Mini Trees on Sidewalks

Line walk ways and sidewalks with walkway trees, both artificial greenery and miniature spiral trees.

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Light Stakes for Outlining Walkways


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Christmas yard decorations welcome others into your home by means of drawing the eye from the road to your doorstep. When someone arrives at your home, the first thing they see is the area near the road. Making this a welcoming space is very important. Decorate with lights, garland, and bows to really draw the eye to your home and welcome those who have come to visit you for the holiday season.

Mini Lights on Fences: String decorative light strings or icicle lights along fencelines to convey a sense of gently falling snow. Create an attractive border to the property, or use garland lights draped in swag display.


Outline Walkways with Light Stakes: Walkway lights are great for outlining, a practice which takes bulbs and equally spaces them in the ground with Christmas light stakes to hold the light string steady. Since light stakes range from 4.5" to 15", take into consideration the weather around the home and purchase accordingly. Areas with lots of snow will need the 15" stake, while areas without snow will only need the 4.5" size.


Hang Garland on Fences: Artificial garland works well on fencelines, gates and entrances. The rich green coloring matches evergreen trees in the yard and works to add color back to a yard during winter. These garlands can be prelit or wrapped with mini lights to continue the warm, welcoming theme to the fence. This kind of Christmas greenery is best when used in long lengths, allowing the garland to drape slightly in between fence posts. Add red Christmas bows and mount matching prelit wreaths on posts, windows, or doors.


Add Walkway Trees: There are several versions of these miniature Christmas trees on the market, including small green trees and spiral trees made up of Christmas lights. Walkway trees range in height from 2 to 4 feet, while animated LED light show trees can extend all the way up to 9 feet in height. A wide selection of light colors allows these trees to fit the theme of the rest of your Christmas lights display.



Hang Grand Cascades in Trees

Grand Cascades offer beautiful animation to any area. Hang in trees along with C9s to grab the eye from the road.

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Decorate Outdoor Christmas Trees

Use mini lights and starlight spheres to nestle within evergreen trees to create an outdoor Christmas tree for the festive season.

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Hang Stars and Snowflakes

For trees without leaves, hang motifs like stars and snowflakes from branches to create a gorgeous, glowing look high in the air.

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Decorate with an Animated Motif

Animated motifs grab attention with their moving pieces and bright colors. Their festive brightness suits larger landscapes.

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Decorate with an Outdoor Nativity

Celebrate the reason for the season with a nativity in the yard, depicting the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Grand Cascade LED Lights: To add beauty to any trees in the yard, consider stringing with some of the LED Grand Cascades. These double sided plastic tubes hold up in any weather and are very sturdy. With falling LEDs that point in two directions, the LED Grand Cascades are intriguing animated bulbs great for any yard design. Complement any Grand Cascade with C9 bulbs on the same string, choosing a similar color, such as Cool Whites or Blues.


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Decorated Outdoor Christmas Tree: If your yard has evergreen trees, consider creating an outdoor Christmas tree. This lightens up the entire yard and catches the eye of every passerby by displaying a centerpiece of the Christmas home outdoors for all to see. Like an indoor Christmas tree, string mini lights throughout the branches, choosing a color theme based out your outdoor decorations. String into the tree instead of just draping on the exterior branches to make it brighter, and add ornaments to reflect light. For a very unique look in your Christmas tree, nestle starlight spheres within the tree to have large balls of light that act as both ornament and illumination.


Stars and Snowflakes in Trees: For trees that lose their leaves in the winter, lights are a necessity. A style that is becoming very popular is to hang outdoor Christmas decorations from these trees such as stars or snowflake motifs. Snowflakes in trees look like snow frozen in motion, while stars appear like the night sky has grown closer to home. With the bright lights against the dark tree branches, it creates beautiful negative space that is intriguing to watch. Hanging these and Moravian stars in your trees will create a new layer of interest to your overall yard design.


Animated Motifs: Increase excitement in the neighborhood with an animated Christmas motif. Many large motifs have animation, pulling the eye and holding attention with rolling wheels, waving Santas, or billowing train smoke. Animated motifs are great for lightshows and are used in professional installations as well as home. For large yards, consider an animated motif such as the elves stuffing gifts into Santa's stocking, or perhaps Santa riding a motorcycle. Motifs come in all shapes and sizes with various theme.



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Line Walkways with Light Stakes

Continue to stake lights along driveways to connect with walkways and create one cohesive design, lighting all pathways around the home. Add twinkle or color change bulbs for a unique pattern.

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Wrap Trees in Lights

Wrap trees near the house in light strings from the base up through the branches to create a bright, eye-catching item in the yard.

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Stake Mini Trees Along Walkways

Walkway trees wrapped in multicolor lights and mini Christmas trees grab attention from even the farthest distances. Wrap in all sorts of colors to create a unique theme.

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Cover Bushes with Net Lights

Cover bushes near the house in net lights, which offer coverage and beauty with multicolor, cool white, and warm white options.

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Surround Doorways with Topiary Animals

Lighted topiary animals look great near the house. Made of several different materials, a topiary animal will easily fit into any design.

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Yard Decorations Near the House

Consider your yard's decoration from a visitor's perspective. Now that the entire yard is behind them, what do they see near your house? Hedges and trees are still part of your lawn and thus should be decorated accordingly. Use plenty of these ideas for a very bright Christmas.


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Wrapping Trees in Lights: Like the trees in your yard, many trees near the house may have lost their leaves and thus are in need of some Christmas cheer. Mini lights are a simple solution for these bare trees and are available in such a diversity of color that they can truly bring your trees to life. Start by wrapping from the trunk up to the limbs. Not every limb needs to be covered, but wrapping a majority of the branches will illuminate the tree in the darkness. When wrapping up, making sure to leave enough space in between bulbs so that you can wrap down as well and connect each light string end to end.


Walkway Trees and Mini Christmas Trees: Wrap any small trees or bushes in multicolor LEDs for a bright theme that pulls the eye. For those with walkways and no natural hedges, add walkway trees along the sidewalk to complement staked lights. Mini Christmas trees are small but festive and offer great wrapping material. Take into consideration the rest of your yard's colors and wrap the walkway trees with complementary lights. Multicolor lights look great on walkways and complement cool whites. The bright colors also work as great attention grabbers. For those who really like to pack a punch in their design, try multicolor LEDs on their mini Christmas trees and walkway trees


Net Lights on the Bushes: For houses with hedges near the porch, try net lights to best cover these bushes. Net lights are 4' by 6' rectangles that are netted by their wires and come in colorful themes, both LED and incandescent bulbs. With ends that connect together, these net lights help you to best fully cover your bushes. For the best results, make sure the net lights are pressed randomly into the bush so that it is illuminated from the interior as well as the exterior. String lights also work well for this and help to fill in any gaps you may see. Net lights are available in mini light form as well as LED wide angle lenses and M5 mini ice bulbs.


Topiary Animals: Topiary animals placed next to trees and nestled near bushes depict the warmth of nature during the holiday season. Create a group of wild, grazing deer with these lighted creatures made of either wireframe, grapevine, or artificial greenery. Position them in a row to illustrate Santa's reindeer team that pull his sled. Topiary animals are available in warm light colors and in several differing heights so that they suit any area near your home. With deer that stand, graze, and lie down, you can also decorate throughout the yard with the animals to symbolize nature visiting your home.


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Add Twinkle and Color Change Lights: Spruce up any area by adding interest with color changing or twinkling lights. Twinkle and color change lights are available in bright LEDs or traditional incandescent bulbs. Multicolor, warm white, and cool white are all options when considering color change and twinkle bulbs.


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Light Up Driveways, Wrap Trees

Lighting up the driveways is as easy as staking lights along the walkways. Continue the design chosen for the sidewalk and stake lights along the driveway to create a cohesive yard design. Complement by wrapping trees in lights.

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Fence Line with Lights

Wrap fence posts in mini lights and drape icicle lights along long runs to create a unique look that brightens up the entire yard.

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Fence Line in Garland

Use one and a half times the garland of the fence's length and drap between fence posts for a lively, green look that brings Christmas cheer.

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Sidewalks in Mini Trees

Walkway trees light up pathways to your home and invite guests right to your front door.

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Grand Cascade LED Lights

String Grand Cascades through the trees for beautiful animation. Watch the snowflakes fall with this unique bulb.

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Decorated Outdoor Christmas Tree

Nestle starlight spheres and other lights, such as mini lights, C7, and C9 bulbs, into evergreen trees to brighten up your entire yard.

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Stars and Snowflakes in Trees

Hang motifs shaped like stars and snowflakes in trees that shed their leaves. This gives them a wintry spark. Variety is best when decorating trees with motifs.

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Decorate with an Animated Motif

Really pull attention with a large motif, whose animation delights children and adults alike. Great for lightshows, animated motifs are festive treats for the eyes.

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Outdoor Nativity

Depict the birth of Jesus with an outdoor Nativity set, and light it up for viewing with all sorts of lights.

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Walkways with Light Stakes

Stake walkway lights along pathways to lead visitors to the front door. With customizable light strings, any color combination or length is possible to line your walkway. Add even more details by combining steady lights with twinkle or color change bulbs.

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Trees in Light Strings

Any tree, evergreen or otherwise, benefits from light wrapping. Start at the tree's base and wrap mini lights up through the branches.

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Walkway Trees and Mini Christmas Trees

Wrapping walkway trees with multicolor lights and lining walkways with mini Christmas trees adds brightness to any yard design. Grab attention with a pop of color by using multicolor LEDs to wrap mini Christmas trees.

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Net Lights on the Bushes

Any bushes in the yard, particularly those near the doorway, benefit from net lights, which create a neat, uniform look of light on each bush.

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Topiary Animals

Bring forth an image of Santa's reindeer with lighted topiary animals, and complement with LED Lightshow Trees.

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