It’s the time of year when decorations to celebrate the merriment of the holiday season go up in neighborhoods across the country. The standard strands of lights can seem uninspired while also gobbling up quite a bit of energy in the process. Even though not everyone has the holiday decorating skills of Clark Griswold, there are still a variety of creative ways to spruce up the outside of your home this season without using lights.
Wrap Your Door in Wreaths
Repurpose Existing Outdoor and Garden DecorationsPieces that you can’t wait to dust off and put up once spring rolls around might also be useful during the holiday season. Metal garden hooks can be adorned with ornaments. Place small evergreen shrubs in planters, window boxes or large urns. Set up a garden bench to look like a cozy spot for Santa to rest his feet between deliveries. You might be able to fully decorate the outside of your home using materials you already have on hand, saving you some money and time.
Embrace Unconventional Materials
Showcase Natural Beauty
Utilize Antique Sports Equipment
Rather than stapling 20 strings of the same old lights to the outside of your home, think outside of the box this holiday season. Be safe when hanging, mounting or putting up any adornments and enjoy the fun of creating something all your own for the holidays.
Alli Sands is a freelance writer. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.