Fabulous Winter Wonderland Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas and Tips!
Amazing winter wonderland outdoor Christmas decorating ideas and tips to help you create that fabulous winter wonderland decor of your dream.
If you are one of those families that have the extra income to spend during the holiday season and enjoy transforming your yard into a Christmas showcase that all of your neighbors can enjoy, then you probably know how to create a fabulous winter wonderland in your yard and around your home.
However, if you are looking to start creating an exciting outdoor Christmas display, then here are some suggestions to help you get started on creating that fabulous winter wonderland you’ve been dreaming of.
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Tips and Ideas for Creating Winter Wonderland Outdoor Christmas decorations
Start Small and Add to Your Decorations Each Year
Those large beautiful yard displays that you see in your neighborhood didn’t just appear one cold winter day.
Chances are that they took years to create with the homeowners adding one or two pieces to their display each year.
So unless you are independently wealthy, don’t expect to create a decoration filled landscape in a year or two, take baby steps in achieving your goal.
With that in mind, here are some tips on creating your own winter wonderland.
Make a Plan
While some families simply buy yard decorations they like and put them up wherever they have space, the best Christmas yard displays are those that follow a theme or are designed with a landscaping type plan.
You can check out magazines, Christmas yard décor in your own neighborhood and online for ideas of what theme or plan you would most like to create.
The best idea is to pick a loose enough theme that you can choose a wide variety of yard decorations to create your own unique winter wonderland.
Start with Lights
Lights are going to be necessary in order to highlight all of your other yard decorations.
So if you are just starting out decorating outside of your home, then you need to start by stringing some Christmas lights.
You can place lights around the parameter of your house, along gates and fences or string lights on any trees that you have in your yard.
Make Sure Your Display Has Lots of Color
With all the snow and ice in colder areas during the Christmas season, making sure that your outdoor décor has a lot of colors will help it to really stand out.
From colored lights to using big red plastic bows and decorations containing color, you can make your outdoor decorations shine.
Save Money by Making Use of Items You May Already Have
Decorating your yard for you and your neighbors to enjoy can be extremely expensive, so to save money try using some items you may already have.
For example, you take a toboggan or sled and string it with battery operated Christmas lights and top it with other decorations, such as thrift store artificial tree all decorated for Christmas.
Instead of buying those huge Christmas ornaments for an outside lighted tree, try using old CDs you no longer need or want.
When the lights from the trees hit the discs and they flutter in the breeze they present a beautiful rainbow look that sparkles both in the sunlight and at night.
Add a Live Element to Your Christmas Display
While animated Christmas decorations make for a great outdoor Christmas display, nothing can beat adding a live element to any Christmas theme or display.
This is easy to accomplish by creating a bird or small animal feeding tree. Designing and making one of these trees is simple and easy.
Here are some elements your tree should include:
- Popcorn and cranberry garlands
- Plain cheerios garlands
- Suet ball You can purchase these and attach a string or make them yourself.
- Suet ball holder
- Orange peel bird feeders. You just cut an orange in half and take the fruit out. Poke holes in two sides of the orange peel to make a basket with a string to hang on the tree and then fill with birth seed.
- Add a few whole apples or pears.
- To light up your tree so that you can see the birds, squirrels and perhaps deer, try using a spike light with the beam focused on the tree.
Don’t Forget Your Garage Door
Your garage door is the largest surface and blank canvas on the exterior of the property, so why not turn it into part of your display.
If you choose a garage door banner it won’t interfere with your garage door opening and closing.
Inflatable Christmas Yard Decorations
Inflatable Christmas yard decorations are a great way to add to your Christmas décor.
Best of all, these types of decorations can be purchased for a variety of different prices, making them affordable for most budgets.
Amazon has a number of inflatable yard decorations at different price points you can choose from.
Walkway Spike Decorations
Walkway spike decorations are not just good for lining your driveway or the sidewalks leading up to your house, they can also be used to create different types of décor.
Tips for Warmer Climate Homes
Just because you live in a place that has little snow or a warmer climate doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy outdoor Christmas décor.
In fact, a warm weather setting can be a real inspiration for some whimsical Outdoor décor.
One resident in Florida turned a line of yard flamingos into a fun Christmas display simply by placing some winter scarves around their necks and knit caps on their heads with a sign that said “North Pole Bound.”
And what could be cuter than lighted Christmas tree decorated with sand buckets, shovels and a variety of sand toys! Or finding a way to put a snorkel and fins on an inflatable Santa.
Just remember, that decorating your outdoor area doesn’t have to break your budget if you start out small and add one or two decorations a year.