DIY Lighting Up Saturday with Christmas Lights!
‘Tis the season to light up the neighborhood! Christmas decorations adorning your home and in your yard give a warm welcome to visitors and as well as adding seasonal cheer to your community! There are so many lighting ideas to make your home or office a bright beautiful Christmas space. Decorate with lights, garland, and bows to really charm your friends and neighbors this holiday season.
A good place to start is along your walk ways. This can create a welcoming path to the front door of your home. Be sure to use stakes that will hold the lights secure to avoid the weather from effecting them throughout the Christmas holiday. You will also want to choose heights that will accommodate the weather patterns in your area. Do you usually have snow in the winter months? Plan accordingly by setting your stakes above that level.
If your home has walkways with no natural borders, you can place walkway trees along your sidewalk and complement them with staked lighting. Be careful to choose complimentary lighting colors to avoid a Griswold look. For example, if your home is decorated in warm tones, you’re your walkway trees feature warm white LED lights. If you have put multicolored LED lights on your walkway, the cool white LED lights will couple perfectly. Of course, if you are trying to achieve the Griswold Christmas look, go for it all!
Lighting can be wound carefully around bushes, wrapped around trees, or draped from fences and gates. Your front door or porch is a beautiful way to showcase your entry. Using garland or wreaths that are pre-lit is a simple start. You can add additional accessories like ribbons, bells, brass horns, wrapped gifts, etc. to create any look from whimsical to childlike. Let your Christmas spirit lead the way.
Does your yard have evergreens? These make beautiful Christmas Trees. Once you have strung your lights, you can adorn the branches with oversized ornaments and bows. Be sure to string lights on the interior of the tree to really make it shine.
There are lots of fun DIY Outdoor Christmas decorating ideas. You can be inspired by The Polar Bear Express, Charlie Brown, or just keep it simple.
However you choose to light up your Christmas, have fun doing it! Don’t worry about perfection. If it’s your first year, you will learn. There are some helpful tools available for the semi-pros to assist you with hanging out of reach branches.
For the real professional you can try to coordinate your lights using radio stations for spectator entertainment! Good Luck!
Post a photo of your decorations! We would love to see your Christmas Spirit.