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Transform Your Yard into a Winter Extravaganza with these All-White Christmas Yard Decorations
The Winter Wonderland outdoor Christmas theme will look beautiful in your yard, especially if you live in an area that gets snow during the holidays. To begin your Winter Wonderland Christmas theme, you’ll want to get several packs of white Christmas lights to make your home the brightest on the block as well as some floodlights to illuminate the area around any special characters. Get lights to hang from the eaves, net lights for the bushes, tree trunk lights, walkway lights, etc – the more, brighter lights the better. (more…)
Create an Animal-themed Winter Wonderland in Your Own Front Yard with these Christmas Yard Decorations
When creating an outdoor Winter Wonderland theme, the first thing you’ll do is buy white lights, lots and lots of white lights. To get ideas on how to set up your white lights before adding your Winter Wonderland characters, see our article The Ultimate White Out Christmas Decoration Theme.
Now it’s time to add some real characters to your outdoor Christmas display…
If you have trees or a group of bushes in your yard, place the Lighted Reindeer Family all together in front of them so they’ll look natural in their surroundings – well, as natural as reindeer covered in crystal-like beads and randomly twinkling white lights can look. This beautiful Lighted Reindeer Family includes a buck that stands almost 4-ft high, a sitting doe and a fawn.
Add some whimsy to your Christmas yard decorations with a Lighted Outdoor Snowman that stands an impressive 4′ tall, has a glistening snow look, grapevine arms, button eyes and mouth and that looks so realistic, you’ll expect him to melt away. Does the snowman look a little lonely by all by himself? Place some Lighted Christmas Cardinals around his feet to give him some company. These Christmas birds can also hang from a branch or perch on your deck and each set has cute little removable matching scarfs.
Looking like they just came down from the North Pole, a group of cuddly-looking outdoor polar bears will add some depth to your Winter Wonderland display. The polar bear family has crystal beading on the soft, but weather-resistant tinsel fabric that gives them icy sparkle day and night. The polar bears are lit up by bright, white mini lights and each are outfitted with a Santa cap and removable glitter fabric scarf.
Now we know how the presents arrived! Next to the outdoor polar bears, place a Lighted Christmas Sleigh with Huskies that measures over 6-ft long and shows 2 strong huskies wearing Christmas collars in front of a bright red sleigh filled with Christmas presents. The Lighted Christmas Sleigh with Huskies dazzles at night, thanks to 300 clear mini-lights and looks colorful even during the day, thanks to the vibrant, soft tinsel fabric covering…although the driver of the sleigh is nowhere to be found.
Nothing says “happy” like a waving Penguin! Place a set of Penguin Outdoor Christmas Decorations in your yard to add a little charming holiday cheer. The 32″-high, lighted papa Penguin sports a bright red scarf and his tinsel-fabric design gives him a sparkle look. The baby Penguin has on a red bow tie and stands 17″ high. Both penguins are wearing Santa hats and have their arms stretched out as if waiting for a big, bear hug.
Look who’s wandering around your yard! A set of lighted, 32″-high Canadian Christmas Geese all decked out in their Santa hats and ornament necklaces. These Christmas geese have gold bodies covered in a soft, shimmery material – set them up in front of the bushes or around a tree to fill in your outdoor Christmas display.
If you prefer the gold look for your Winter Wonderland, but still want to incorporate Reindeer, the Gold Mesh Lighted Reindeer set will be the perfect choice. The Gold Mesh Lighted Reindeer set includes a sturdy buck that stands 4-ft tall and a doe that has her head lowered to the grown like she’s digging through the snow, looking for a treat. Each reindeer is covered in glitter gold mesh and has 70 white LED mini bulbs.
You can add a little brute to your Winter Wonderland Christmas theme by displaying an entire Moose Family that is covered in brown, fur-like acrylic strands, bright white lights and trimmed with grapevine wreaths around their necks. The Moose Christmas decorations will give a natural, wood-like feel to your Winter Wonderland.
Whatever type of animal-theme Winter Wonderland you choose, whether it be whimsical or regal, just make sure it is brightly lit and has plenty of wintery animals.
14 Aug '12
Spice Up Your Holiday Season with Some Quick & Easy Candy Cane Christmas Decorations
For me, nothing says Christmas time quite like Peppermint Candy Canes. Candy Canes remind me of when I was a child and my grandmother would completely cover her faux-snow artificial Christmas tree with hundreds of candy canes, and then tell me I could eat just one (until my mom left the room). Now you can decorate your entire home with candy cane decorations that you can find already made or you can always make your own.
Outdoor Candy Cane Decorations
A fun and crafty candy cane decoration you can make is to take a round piece of Styrofoam® (as big as you want) and cover it with some red and white striped fabric, tying and bunching the fabric on top. Attach a string the top of the Styrofoam® candy cane decoration and hang it from a tree or from the eaves of your home. Make several of these hanging peppermints and your yard will look like a candy cane fun house just in time for the holidays.
Line your walkway or long driveway with some pathway Peppermint Lights that will show your guests right where the sweet candy cane Christmas party is. These giant 7 1/2″ diameter candies will dazzle your arriving guests with a 7-color light show created by energy saving, bright LEDs.
If you choose to use your pathway Candy Cane Lights in the fence and you’re looking for a more understated walkway, use some clear or white Electric Luminaries to light your walkway. If you want to add some excitement to your walkway, install a couple rows of Shooting Star Pathway Lights that have white LEDs that light up in a traveling motion down a clear pole.
Add some giant Peppermint Christmas Decorations to your yard to turn your home into the candy land of the neighborhood. These peppermint decorations come in 2 styles – a peppermint ornament and a peppermint wrapped candy – each sparkle with red, white and green glitter and will be the focal point of your candy cane Christmas decorations when they are up-lit by a spotlight. You can enclose these candy cane decorations in a “fenced-off” area using Peppermint Lights as your festive barrier.
Flank your trees, the front door or even the garage with a couple of 58″ high Stacked Peppermint Christmas Yard Art pieces that are designed of sparkling tinsel fabric and feature 60 clear mini lights. The back of these narrow, 16″-wide peppermint decorations are flat so they are easy to position against a wall or in front of a landscape bed.
Don’t forget to decorate the front door! Hang a beautiful red and white Lighted Candy Cane Wreath on your front door to greet guests as they arrive. If you can’t find a candy cane wreath that is premade, you can make your own by using a Lighted Christmas Wreath or a Bayberry Wreath and tie red and white ribbons, candy cane ornaments or peppermint candies to it. If you have a large door and you want to really make your entrance a focal point, hook a Triple Wreath Door Hanger to the door and you will instantly have 3 beautiful wreaths, accented with pine cones and faux berries, hanging in front of a sturdy red canvas ribbon. You can mix and match candy canes and peppermints to these wreaths to give your front door a truly, one-of-a-kind appearance.
Trim the eaves of your home, above the garage or line your picture windows with a bright Lighted Swag and Bow Set. The lighted swag measures 49″ across and has two white swag frames pre-lit with white mini-lights and a lighted 30″ red tinsel bow.
Wrap up the trees in your front yard with some red and clear LED Tree Trunk Candy Cane Lights that are pre-strung with 150 mini-lights evenly spaced in a tangle-free, 15″-wide net. Alternate wrapping red and white strands of tree lights to give your tree trunk a very unique candy cane effect.
Hang some red or white Christmas lights from your eave and throw some white net lights over your bushes and shrubs to complete your outdoor candy cane decoration theme.
Indoor Candy Cane Christmas Decorations
After you’ve set up your outdoor candy cane decorations, you can move your peppermint theme indoors and begin in the kitchen. Set your table with red chargers and white dishes, white napkins and red napkin rings. Since a candy cane is easy to copy, you can always go to your local arts and crafts store and get a candy cane cut-out to trace. Then use arts and crafts paint to paint the decorations on your chargers, napkin rings, table name tags, etc.
You can usually find inexpensive candy cane garland that you can wrap around light fixtures, in your swag or in the wreaths that you place around the house. You can also find candy cane (or at least red and white striped) wrapping paper, ribbons and a velvet red and white tree skirt. Decorate your tree with an overwhelming number of red, white and silver bulbs and sprinkle in just a few candy canes. You can also add several Peppermint Candy Ornaments to your tree to complete your theme. As long as you continue with red and white, you can throw anything that has a candy cane on it into your candy cane decorations.
You can also decorate your Christmas tree with some porcelain candy cane ornaments that snap open so you can hide a little treasure inside. If you’re throwing a Christmas party with a candy cane decoration theme, you can set these candy cane ornaments on your table and put your small party favors in them at each place setting.
Place white candles tied with candy cane ribbon, which can be found at most craft stores, around your home or, if you’re too busy making all of your other candy cane decorations, just buy some red or white glitter LED candles.
A relatively inexpensive way to take your candy cane decoration theme all throughout your house is to add some ornament display trees covered in candy cane ornaments or actual candy canes in rooms like the bathroom, kitchen and even on the dining room table. The ornament display trees come in multiple sizes, but I would suggest the smaller trees that won’t take up too much space.
Remember, if you go with a candy cane theme, you have to go all out. You can never have too many candy cane decorations, red and white lights, peppermint candies or red and white decorations.
- Pathway Peppermint Lights
- Shooting Star Pathway Lights
- Peppermint Christmas Yard Decoration
- Lighted Christmas Wreath
- Triple Christmas Wreath Door Hanger
- Lighted Swag and Bow Set