In order to create a Christmas atmosphere at home, you need to do your best to come up with original decoration ideas for both its interior and exterior of your property. Of course, needless to say, before you start any window decorating project, you'd better book a window cleaning service and get them prepared. Once the glass surfaces around your home are cleaned well, you will be able to stick different sticky ornaments on them or spray them with specialty sprays to create a more colorful effect. The best thing about decorating your windows or glass doors instead of your walls is that you invest in both your exterior and interior decoration at the same time. However, no matter how well your windows are decorated, you will still need to add some extra decorative elements to your yard or garden in order to make it look more festive. Here are some suggestions on what you can do to upgrade your home's exterior for the holidays without breaking your budget!
1.Snowman wreath for your front door
Just get 3 different pine wreaths without any decoration, combine them together and use a scarf to wrap it around "the neck"of the snowman. You can also add a tiny hat to the top wreath for a more realistic effect.
2.Pine cone decoration project
Pine cones are one of the cheapest and most natural way to decorate your home for the holidays. You can go in the forest with your children for a few hours and collect a bag full of pine cones. Then you can paint them in different colors and use them to create wreaths, garlands, hanging ornaments, and anything else that you can imagine. The only rule that you should stick to is never to use water-based paint for exterior projects. If you fail to do so, the first rain may wash away the colors of your handmade Christmas decoration.
3.Tons of lights
There is nothing better than a garland of festive lights to sparkle around your home all night long. If you want one of these, you can easily get them at any local wholesale shop or supermarket. But beware when you shop, always ask a specialist about lights that are specially designed for exposure to the elements. There is a big difference between the lights that you hang on your X-mas tree and the ones that you may use to decorate your garden. If you want to avoid any electrocution hazards, it is highly recommended to search for professional help when shopping for sparkling lights.
4.Welcome your guests with a cheerful message on the door
Get a few big wooden letters from any local craft store and order them in a way so they can form a jolly welcoming message. Hang them on your front door and you can do no wrong. If they are wooden or made from any other natural material which is not decorated, you can add some ornaments or sparkling details to make the letters look more festive.
5. Hang a few bells around your home
If you have children or pets, they will surely love to play with them. The jingle of the bells is certainly one of the brightest symbols of the Christmas holidays all over the world, so why not using them in this year's home decoration project of yours. Make a difference by adding big and small bells in different locations around your yard. The only drawback that you may experience as a result of this decoration is the unexpected alarm which these bells may be for you when rung unexpectedly by the wind, your neighbors dog, or people just passing by.
Make mini Christmas trees from wood or other material which can resist to the elements and place them in various locations around your yard. Color them in red, silver, gold, and white to add a more festive touch up to their look.