Outdoor Christmas Yard Decorating Ideas

Christmas yard decorations welcome others to your home by means of drawing the eye from the road to your doorstep. There are many Christmas yard decoration ideas to make this area a bright beautiful space. Decorate with lights, garland, and bows to really attract attention from friends and neighbors this holiday season.

Fun DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas include creating popular Christmas light balls. Placing various size balls of light across the lawn is an innovative Christmas yard decoration idea everyone loves. By wrapping Christmas lights around chicken wire balls, you can create a whimsical scene in your yard that leaves everyone's jaws dropping. All you need for this DIY Christmas decoration is chicken wire, strings of LED mini lights, and wire cutters.

Add Animation with a Tree of Lights: A tree of lights will shine brightly and be the focal point of your Christmas yard decorations. Using a basketball pole, C7 light strings, gutter hooks, a tree topper, and light stakes, you can make your own tree of lights. Alternate twinkle bulbs with regular bulbs to add animation to you tree.

Light show trees are available with nine stunning visual effects and various sizes allowing them to fit into any theme.

Decorate an Outdoor Christmas Tree: If your yard has evergreen trees, consider creating an outdoor Christmas tree. It will brighten up the entire yard. String mini lights throughout the branches, choosing a color theme based on your outdoor decorations. Be sure to string lights among the interior branches instead of just draping them on the exterior branches to make the whole tree brighter, and add ornaments to reflect light.

Decorate with Topiary Animals: Lighted animals placed next to trees and nestled near bushes depict the warmth of nature during the holiday season. Create a group of elegant, grazing deer with these lighted creatures made of either 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 incandescent or LED 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 your yard with the animals to symbolize nature visiting your yard.

Write Christmas messages with mini lights: Spelling out Merry Christmas in the center of your yard will make a statement, literally. Use black out caps to make spaces between letters. Make the words as large or small as you like. Use contrasting lights with the other lights in the yard to make your message stand out more.

Animated Motifs: Another exciting Christmas yard decoration idea is an animated motif. These motifs come in all shapes and sizes with various themes. For large yards, consider a motif such as elves stuffing gifts into Santa's stocking. With so many different motifs to choose from, there is sure to be one that will fit perfectly into your yard decorating style.

Decoration Ideas for Fences and Walkways

Outline Walkways with Pathway Lights: Pathway lights are a great idea for creating a bright welcoming path to the front door. Stakes hold light strings in place. When choosing the height of your light stakes, you will want to take your local weather patterns into consideration and plan accordingly. Yards with lots of snow will need the 15 inch stake, while areas without snow will only need the 4.5 inch size. Christmas Lights, Etc has created pathway light kits with the most popular C7 and C9 bulbs, stringers, and stakes. Choose between LED or incandescent bulbs and clear or multicolor lights.

Place Starlight Stakes along walkways: Another great way to light paths and driveways is with starlight stakes. These bright balls of light can be incandescent or LED and are available in many eye popping colors. Their stakes are adjustable, for perfect height placement!

Walkway Trees: For those with walkways and no natural hedges, place walkway trees along the sidewalk to complement staked lights. Take into consideration the rest of your Christmas light colors and choose walkway trees with complementary lights. If your entire home is decorated in warm tones, walkway trees featuring warm white LED lights may work best, whereas cool white lighting pairs perfectly with multicolor LED walkway trees to add a pop of color.

Hang Snowflake and Star Motifs on Gates: Another Christmas yard decoration idea is to place glittering snowflakes or shining stars on your gates to welcome visitors to your home. You can also mount them to your house or hang them from trees to create a glittering scene. These bright motifs will draw attention to your yard.

Hang Garland on Fences: Prelit garland works well to spruce up fences and gates. For quick decorating, select prelit garlands or wrap unlit ones with the lights of your choice. Long lenghts of garland work best for decorating fences by allowing the garland to drape slightly in between posts. Add ribbon or other decor to coordinate with your overall design. Attach matching prelit wreaths to posts, windows, or doors.

Drape Icicle Lights over Fences: Hang icicle lights along fences to convey a sense of falling snow. You can also drape garland lights or mini lights in a swag display to create an attractive border around the property.

Yard Decoration Ideas for Trees and Bushes

Wrap Trees in Lights: Trees offer an amazing opportunity for brightening up your yard at Christmas. Any tree can be wrapped in lights, whether it is a full Evergreen tree or a bare tree with empty branches. Choose LED lights to connect more strings together. 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.

Already wrapping your trees? Create a fresh new look this year by hanging Starlight Spheres from the branches of your light wrapped tree!

Place Net Lights on the Bushes: Net lights are a quick, uniform lighting solution for homes with quite a bit of bushes and shrubs! These 4' by 6' rectangles are netted by their wires and come in colorful light themes with both LED and incandescent bulbs. With ends that connect together, these net lights help uniformly cover bushes.

Hang Stars and Snowflakes: Hang Moravian stars in trees to make the night sky appear closer to home. Add a new layer of interest to your overall yard design, or use as the star in your outdoor Nativity scene. Hang lighted snowflakes and stars from trees to look like snow frozen in motion, while stars twinkle brightly in the night.

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

Hang Grand Cascade Lights: Bring the mysteries of the universe to your Christmas light display this season. Cool white Grand Cascade LED tubes are designed to look like falling snow and mimic the look of shooting stars. Suspend LED tubes in a variety of colors from the branches of trees and along the roof to design an enchanting Christmas lights display.

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