If you have trees in your front yard, you have the makings of a wonderful holiday display. Trees have been the centerpiece of holiday décor for centuries, ever since German immigrants introduced the Christmas tree to their adopted homeland.
Chances are you already have a Christmas tree in your home, but you do not need to stop there. Having trees in your front yard landscape gives you a chance to show off your holiday decorating skills – and show off for the neighbors. Here are a few ideas for decorating those front yard trees with taste and style.
Hang Fake Presents from the Branches
You do not need to spend a lot of money to decorate your front yard trees. All you need is an assortment of empty boxes, some wrapping paper and some string.
You probably have lots of empty boxes from all the online shopping you have been doing, so round them up, wrap them in brightly colored paper and hang them from the trees in your front yard. Your yard will instantly take on a new festive identity, and just looking out your window will put you in the holiday spirit.
Use Solar Lights
Wrapping the trees in the front yard used to be a real pain, with endless extension cords and high energy usage. If you used to decorate the front yard for Christmas but got tired of the hassle and expense, it may be time to bring back that treasured institution.
Thanks to solar lights, you can decorate every tree in your front yard without a single wire. Just wrap the branches with solar lights, let the lights soak up the sunshine and wait until dark. When the sun goes down, the lights will come on, and your front yard trees will take on a new magical appearance.
Adorn Small Trees with Greenery
If you have evergreen trees in your front yard, they are already decorated for the holiday season. All you need to do is add a few ornaments, festively wrapped boxes and other adornments.
For trees that lose their leaves in the winter, you can wrap them in their own greenery. Just use readily available green boughs to make your trees look festive and decorate them for the holiday season.
Having a front yard full of trees is great in the summer, but you can enjoy them all year long. The ideas listed above can help you decorate your front yard landscape for the holiday season, and pretty soon your home will be the envy of the neighborhood.