Outdoor Christmas Yard Decoration Ideas

Christmas Yard Decoration 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 are an innovative Christmas yard decoration idea everyone loves. By wrapping Christmas lights around the 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. Additional DIY Christmas decorating ideas include constructing home made gift boxes and other outdoor Christmas decorations.

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. Use some twinkle bulbs to add animation to you tree.

Light show trees are available with nine stunning visual effects. They come in various sizes allowing them to fit into the theme all of your Christmas light displays.

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 out your outdoor decorations. Be sure to string them 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

Pathway Lights

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. Since light stakes range from 4.5 inches to 15 inches, take into consideration the weather in your area 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 some 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.

Walkway Trees: These small trees can add some extra sparkle to your yard decorations for Christmas and come in variety of sizes. 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 yard's colors and wrap the walkway trees with complementary lights. Multicolor lights look great on walkway trees and complement cool whites. Bright colors also work as great attention grabbers.

Hang Garland on Fences: Prelit garland works well to spruce up fences and gates. Purchase prelit garlands or wrap unlit ones with lights. For fences, use it in long lengths, allowing the garland to drape slightly in between posts. Add ribbon or other decor to coordinate with your overall yard decorating scheme. Mount matching prelit wreaths on 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.

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 come in many eye popping colors. Their stakes are adjustable, so you can decide how high you want them.

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.

Yard Decoration Ideas for Trees and Bushes

Tree with Starlight Sphere

Wrap Trees in Lights: Trees offer an amazing opportunity for jazzing 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. 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.

For a very unique look in your Christmas tree, hang Starlight Spheres from branches high and low.

Place Net Lights on the Bushes: For houses with hedges or brushes near the porch, a Christmas yard decorating idea is to cover them with net lights. 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 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: To add beauty to any trees in the yard, consider stringing them with some of Grand Cascades lights. With animated LED lights that point in two directions, the Grand Cascades are intriguing bulbs great for any yard design. Place C9 bulbs on the same string with any Grand Cascade bulbs, choosing a similar color, such as Cool Whites or Blues.

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Snowflake and Star Motifs

Snowflake and Star Motifs

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Net Lights

Net Lights

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