When Thanksgiving comes around, you know that it’s about time to decorate the Christmas tree once again. That also means decorating outdoors. But what if you don’t want the same old decorations that you put up every year? That’s exactly why we have come up with some of the best outdoor Christmas decoration ideas to make your house stand out among every other home on your street. Let’s take a look at some of the most unique decoration ideas as well as some tried-and-true classics that you should consider when it comes time to decorate. Here are six ideas for you to choose from. You can choose one of these or you can use them all.
Lighted Christmas Presents
One type of decoration that people don’t think about for outdoors is the Christmas present. Christmas presents are usually found inside. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t use them outdoors. You just need to make sure that you use some kind of waterproof decoration paper that will hold up against the elements – particularly if you live in an area where snow is common – and you can even attach lights to your Christmas presents so that they look really unique and special.
There are lots of lights out there that you can wrap around Christmas presents and a really long strand can make a present look absolutely amazing. You should probably choose battery-operated LED lights whenever you can because you want to minimize the number of outdoor lights that are plugged in. There are plenty of strands of lights these days that cost very little and are battery-operated and will last throughout the entire season.
Mini Christmas Trees
Miniature Christmas trees in planters are a terrific decor item for your yard. Most people do not think about miniature Christmas trees as a decorative item because they only think about them in terms of planting them. However, small trees that can be moved around and stored for next year are one of the best decorative items that you can get. Of course, you will have to have a place to store them where they can get sun and water or buy new ones next year, but pint-size Christmas trees are one of the best Christmas additions to a bare porch or a walkway that needs a little bit of sprucing up. You can even trim the tree and use those trimmings to scatter around the base along with berries and Christmas ornaments to make them even more decorative.
Outdoor String Lights
Outdoor string lights from KooPower are one of the best Christmas decorating items that you can get. These miniature lights are LED and are very bright, plus they are battery-operated so you can use them anywhere in your yard or indoors and they will last throughout the entire season you don’t have to add additional stress to your electrical grid with these lights and they come with remotes and timers. Plus, these lights are waterproof and can be used outdoors with no problem at all.
Distressed Door Pallet Messages
A terrific and easy way to add some wonderful Christmas decor to your home indoors or outdoors it’s with distressed door pallets that have messages printed upon them. The reason that this is such a genius idea for Christmas decorations is that you can make them yourself and make your message just say whatever you like. Getting distressed door pallets are not that difficult, and painting a message on them is even easier. You can choose whatever Christmas message you want to use, and you can easily figure out ways that you can paint the message on using any number of craft items.
Make a Winter Wonderland
You can turn your yard into a winter wonderland by hanging lights on the trees and making sure that when people walk into your yard they feel as if they are walking through something out of a movie. This is not going to be easy in climates where there is no snow, but fake snow can make up for a lot. When it comes to a Winter Wonderland theme, there are a lot of accessories and items out there that you can use to make your yard look amazing. This is definitely one of the best ways that you can spruce up the backyard and make it ready for Christmas. Lights on trees, wreaths on pillars, fake snow or real snow piled everywhere and other accessories will make your yard and into something truly special.
Use Christmas Clothing
You might also want to take Christmas clothing and make it into a decoration. For example, you can wrap scarves or an old pair of ice skates around the mailbox to give it a Christmas motif that is truly unique and magical. You can take those same scarves and use them as decor on pillars and other items around the house. Christmas clothing doesn’t have to just be for wearing, you can use it for decorating as well. There are lots of terrific ideas that you can come up with when you start looking over the hats, gloves, scarves and other winter accessories that you normally would wear as ornaments and decor items.
Decorate with Christmas Ornaments
Finally, use your leftover Christmas ornaments to make an outdoor decoration even better. For example, if you have wreaths or garland wrapped around your pillars, you can accessorize with Christmas ornaments. Christmas ornaments may be hung from strings of lights, they may be placed strategically in planters or they can be bored out and have lights inserted into them that will make a really unique and special Christmas decoration.
Christmas ornaments can be a really wonderful addition to many of your outdoor decor ideas. If you have leftover Christmas ornaments, or even if you have to buy some new ones, you will find plenty of places to put them in your outdoor decorations and not that many people use this decor technique which will make your decorations pretty unique.