So what if our Christmases are never white? This holiday isn’t really about snowmen and sleighs; it’s about the festive spirit that brings people closer together and reminds them that life needs to be cherished and celebrated. Getting in the festive mood is super easy, even without snow. All you have to do is unleash your creativity and start decorating your home and garden. Since my family and I love spending Christmas Day in our backyard, I decided to share with you several simple and cheap outdoor Christmas decorating ideas. I hope you’ll like them.
Hang Brightly Coloured Ornaments on Your Plants
This is something I do every single year. I’ve been collecting and making unique Christmas ornaments for five years now, most of which have the honour to hang out with my mature trees every December and thus put the whole garden in the festive mood. December is also the time of the year when my green family grows, as these days there are many beautiful discounted plants on the market. So, if you want to turn your backyard into a lively and merry place for this special holiday without spending a lot of money, then you should definitely opt for some pretty discounted plants and tastefully dress them up for Christmas.
Don’t Forget the Christmas Lights
I don’t know about you, but I simply cannot imagine Christmas without Christmas lights. These tiny items have the power to transform even the blandest garden into a magical place. If you plan to have your Christmas dinner in your family backyard, then I strongly suggest you to give outdoor Christmas lights a chance. They’ll make your evening much more special and enjoyable. When shopping for outdoor Christmas lights, I advise you to make sure the ones you choose are waterproof (in case rain decides to visit your home-town for the holiday).
Filling mason jars with white lights and putting them on your outdoor dining table is another lovely Christmas decorating idea. You can always decorate the jars with pine cones and some red-and-white bows you can make yourself or buy.
All Right – Let It Snow
If you haven’t lived your whole life in Australia and are used to having white Christmases or if you simply love the sight of snow, then you can fill a few basic galvanized metal buckets with faux snowballs and place them thoughtfully in your yard. You can also cut out snowflakes from thick paper and hang them on your trees. Both of these ideas are simple and inexpensive.
Now hurry up and start spreading the Christmas joy!