The holidays are almost here – and signs of the season are cropping up everywhere – including your neighbor’s yard! Making your yard and home look festive can be a huge undertaking – but we have some tips and tricks to help them stand out without costing a ton of time or money.
Many people love decorating their yard with Christmas lights and those giant blow-up yard ornaments. One fun way to illuminate your yard and create ambiance is with light-up Christmas ornaments. All it takes is some chicken wire and a few strings of lights. Create a large ball with the chicken wire, and then wrap the string of lights around the ball. Leave enough of a “tail” so you can plug it into an extension cord, and voila! Classy yet fun yard ornaments that are easy to unwrap and store once the season is over.
Another fun and easy way to decorate your yard is to create your own outdoor “Christmas tree.” First, choose a small to medium-sized evergreen tree. Next, string mini lights on both the interior and exterior branches to make the tree look more full. Finally, choose some light reflecting ornaments that can withstand the elements to really make the tree pop!
If you don’t have an evergreen in your yard, you can still create your own outdoor tree of lights! All you need is a basketball pole or another sturdy pole with a base and several strands of large C7 bulbs to start. Use outdoor hooks to attach the lights to the top of the pole, and secure in the ground with outdoor stakes or gutter hooks. Complete the look with a light up star attached at the top or a festive bow. To really make your light tree stand out, alternate the strands of lights with twinkling ones!
Topiaries and potted plants are another great way to dress up your yard or porch for the holidays. Mini evergreens in large planters can be easily dressed up with a festive plaid ribbons and pine cones for a rustic look. You could also string mini lights and small ornaments on the branches to make them look like tiny Christmas trees. Topiaries are a beautiful and classy way to dress up your porch or inside of your home. They can be trimmed into all sorts of fun holiday shapes – from stars to ornaments – and easily dressed up with bows and lights. Plus, when Christmas is over, you still have a beautiful plant to decorate with that lasts all year long!
Here at Etowah Group, we love to help people get their yards and homes ready for ANY season! For a free consultation on landscapes, hardscapes or other home renovations, please call us at 678.354.0757!