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Outdoor Christmas Decorations

It’s that time of year when you see everyone lugging Christmas trees in the back of cars and climbing up ladders to put Christmas lights up. The inside of your house may be the main focus for Christmas, but adding some embellishments to the outside of your house and your garden will make your house feel extra Christmassy, for you and your guests alike.


There are lots of creative ways you can use lights to decorate your front and back garden at Christmas. Try wrapping fairy lights around the trunks of trees and decorating branches that have lost their leaves with hanging lights.

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If you want to bring even more light to the christmas season, you can adorn your door, windows and pathway with lights to help welcome guests, and to make sure santa sees your house too of course!

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Seeing a wreath on the front door is a great welcome to any guests you may have coming round during the Christmas season. You can make your own wreath with materials right out your own garden, making your wreath homemade and homegrown as well. Holly, ivy, crab apples and evergreens can be used to create your masterpiece. Look out for any stray branches when you’re buying your Christmas tree that you can take home to use too.

Wreaths aren’t just for the front door, why not add one to your garden gate to make your home extra welcoming this Christmas.

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Christmas Displays

Instead of adding to your garden, you can always make the best of what you’ve got. Decorate your plant pots and window boxes with Christmas commodities, such as lights, fake snow, baubles and tinsel – the more creative the better!

Wrap hedges with string lights, dress up trees with tinsel and more lights (you can’t have enough fairy lights at Christmas, remember) and wrap porch columns with garlands.

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Upcycling Decorations

With everyone having become more environmentally conscious in 2018, many of us will be looking for more eco-friendly ways to decorate for Christmas. In terms of outdoor decorations, there are lots of ways you can reuse and upcycle normal items, as well as old decorations you have no use for indoors anymore. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Fill old jam jars with fairy lights or candles and place around you porch and along paths as an alternative to path lights
  • Decorate old planters by filling them with decorative items such as candy canes, pine cones and glass ball ornaments
  • Create a festive display with skis and ice skates
  • Use old scrabble pieces or twigs to spell out Christmas messages to guests and passerbys

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For more ideas on how you can decorate for Christmas, check out our post devoted to outdoor Christmas lighting and read about how to pick your perfect real Christmas tree.

Megan at PrimroseMegan works in the Primrose marketing team. When she is not at her desk you will find her half way up a hill in the Chilterns
or enjoying the latest thriller series on Netflix. Megan also enjoys cooking vegetarian feasts with veggies from her auntie’s vegetable garden.

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