During the holidays I love spending some time working on DIY projects. With a baby, it was a bit more difficult to find time to do all the things I normally do during the holidays. This year, I decided to take some holiday stress away by going with quick and easy outdoor holiday decor. If you’re looking for budget conscious holiday decorations I would recommend DIY projects, I have a Pinterest board for all my holiday inspiration. It’s helped me save a ton of money and I get to choose the colours to match my other decor.
Oversized Christmas Ornaments
Adding a little sparkle to trees on your front lawn are the perfect way to celebrate the season. We picked up some shatterproof oversized ornaments from Michael’s that we plan add to our oak tree each year. Prior to the oversize ornaments, we used to wrap the tree trunk in lights – it’s beautiful but very time consuming.
DIY Holiday Planter
I always create our own Christmas planter for our front porch – it’s a fraction of the cost and you can customize it with whatever colours you’d like. My rule of thumb is to always add elements in odd numbers, normally a group of 3.
A few things you’ll need:
– Various size and types of greenery from your local hardware store (fir, spruce, cedar and pine are my favourites)
– Birch tree branches (or similar, to add height)
If you’re looking for a quick and easy solution to some festive Christmas lights, try using a holiday projector. It’s very easy to install in the ground and you just have to aim it where you’d like the lights to show up on your house. These are definitely a time and cost effective solution to the traditional Christmas lights.
Living in Canada, we get a lot of snow during the winter. There is nothing I love more than bright and sparkly lawn ornaments to add a little magic to your front lawn. I chose a pair of Sparkling Reindeer, complete with lights and ribbon that I add to our flowerbed for the holidays.
My father in law is very crafty and made a beautiful DIY wreath using supplies from Michael’s. It’s easy to choose different pieces that match nicely, it’s usually a good idea to pick decorations in groups of 3 (or have an odd number) for a more balanced look. You can purchase a similar pre-made version at Michael’s.
Protip: Purchase additional individual branches, ribbon and decorations to add a unique touch to a pre-made purchase.