What better way to prove to your friends, family and neighbors that you have “the most” Christmas spirit than by making your own outdoor decorations?
First, have an idea of what you want your yard to look like. Are you going over the top? Subtle and classy? By figuring out the style you want to go with, you can decide which materials you’ll need, and whether you can get them cheap and make some yourself, or if you’ll need to make a trip to Home Depot, Lowe’s or your other hardware store of choice.
1.Star Shower DIY Lights
Let’s face it: putting up Christmas lights the old fashioned way – with lots of hard work, ladders and potential injuries – might be a thing of the past. With the Star Shower, all you have to do is set it.
The best part is, taking your “lights” down is a simple unplugging of a cord. No more waiting until February and avoiding your neighbors because you don’t have the time to go outside, take off the old sweatpants and remove your Christmas lights. No. Those things don’t matter anymore. If you’re the first one on your block to use the Star Shower, consider yourself ahead of the game.
2.We live in a place where snowmen are an endangered species, so we love making snowpeople out of things that aren’t snow.
This easy-to-make terra cotta pot snowman can be done in a day and won’t leave a pile of brown slush on your porch when it gets too warm. Check out the step-by-step instructions from Home Depot.
3.DIY Christmas Light Balls
We’re not saying you can see these from space, but they will give your yard a nice neon look for the holidays. It can be difficult to get lights completely over your plants (and animals) in the form of balls, but this tutorial shows you how it can be done on the cheap and easy.
4.Lighted Star Nests
If we were nostalgic birds, we’d build nests from twigs and steal stars and other knick knacks from surrounding homes to make something like this. Then we’d wonder why we were building a nest when all the other birds were somewhere resting and staying out of the cold.But seriously though we love these things.
5.A Smorgasbord of Christmas Things
Sometimes the best kind of outdoor Christmas decoration is the one that combines a lot of things into one small or medium-sized contained. Case in point: this delightful looking plant container that appears to contain no plants but instead, contains ornaments, garland, Christmas sticks of some sort, some ribbon and a nice glittery bow.