Brilliant Outdoor Winter Decor Ideas To Try Asap 48
Brilliant Outdoor Winter Decor Ideas To Try Asap 48

40+ Brilliant Outdoor Winter Decor Ideas To Try Asap

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The holiday season is upon us, and of all the traditions, holiday decorating is one of the most fun to do with your family. Here are a few tips to make outdoors holiday decorating a successful, head-ache free process.

  • Take stock of the outdoor space you are decorating. It’s easy to just jump into decorating, but chances are you’ll get something wrong and regret it. Avoid that frustration by doing a quick walk through of the yard. This will help you know where your power sources are and how you want to organize your decor. This is also a good time to check that all your electrical outlets are working.
  • Sparkly is good, sparks flying are not. Don’t be afraid to retire some of your older, broken decorations, especially very old electronic ones as they may pose a fire hazard.
  • Light up the neighborhood. Outdoor lights are probably my favorite aspect of holiday decor. Besides the strands of lights (use LED lights if you can as they last longer), you will need light clips, nail on wire clips, some heavy duty extension cord, a hammer or cordless drill, and a tape measure.
  • Secure roof decorations. Trust me, the last thing you want is to see this holiday season is your plastic Santa flying off the roof and conking your neighbor. Make sure anything rooftop is securely tied down and can resist strong winter winds.
  • Get Creative. You can easily cut and paint wooden silhouettes for the front yard. Local craft stores offer inexpensive patterns. Simply trace a pencil around the silhouette on some ply board, use a hand held jig saw to cut out the image, then paint the board anyway you want. You can make these cute, nostalgic, religious, or even funny… just make sure it reflects your family’s personality.
  • Keep the snow line in mind. If you live in a snowy area, keep in mind that lawn statues may be covered at some point. Elevate statues on boxes or crates to avoid being covered. Of course, if the snowfall is minimal, you can also simply dig them out and resituate them.

Happy Holidays!

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