Outdoor Holiday Decorations for Christmas
I decorated our front lawn and front porch for Christmas and can’t wait to see what Santa thinks of them!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot as part of their yearly Christmas Style Challenge.
Our new house is a lot more interesting to decorate for the holidays than the rental, and this year I am excited to really gussy up the place for Christmas! I decorated for Christmas a tiny bit last year, but I feel like I’ll do a better job this year since I’m not also juggling unpacking and getting settled in a new home. Although I don’t necessarily have a vibe when it comes to my Christmas decorations there’s something about old vintage decor that I love so I was thrilled to see so many blow molds pop up this season at the Home Depot. (Full list of decorations with links at the end of this post!)
Christmas Blow Molds
I have a vintage Santa blow mold from the flea market so naturally I had to get him a pair of reindeer to wait for him on the front lawn,. Not only were the reindeer super easy to set up but they also look incredibly realistic… As someone who jumps a little bit every time she sees them in the garage trust me- I know.
I still have a lot to learn about all the ways you can hang them, but Christmas lights are one of the prettiest parts of outdoor holiday decorations in my opinion. One day I’ll wrap our whole house but for now bringing in garland and these incredible hanging Moravian stars was a great place to start.
Home Depot has tons of garland to pick from and honestly you can’t go wrong with any of them. I tend to prefer a plain pre-lit garland over ones with berries or pine cones so that I can go back in with ornaments and ribbons if I want. This garland was pretty full and lush and because of the colorful presents going up and down the stairs I didn’t wanna add too much to distract from them.
I picked up those chic modern planters from Home Depot last spring and one of the reasons I picked them is that I knew that they would work just as well in the winter with evergreens as they do in the summer with something more colorful. I replaced the shabby pine trees that had been in those planters with these artificial pre-lit evergreens. I went ahead and kept the potting soil in place so that the artificial trees looked a little bit more realistic but they fill the pot perfectly and I love having those twinkle lights on either side of the front door.
My new favorite: Moravian stars!
I already mentioned those Moravian stars but let’s take a closer look. These might be my dark horse favorite of the season. I hung five but I could easily add five more to fill our long porch. They come in assorted colors if that’s the look you’re going for. Obviously I kept it simple with the white and honestly might keep them up all year round. They’re incredibly lightweight and the only thing to consider is how to plug them all in but hiding a power strip along the eaves of the porch seems to have done the trick.
The giant presents at the foot of the stoop are the real showstopper. They’re enormous! You can take them apart if you prefer to have them individually but I love having that big bold statement right when you come up our front walk.
I find that I often add to my Christmas decorations throughout the month as the holiday approaches and one of the DIY‘s that I have in the back of my mind for our stoop are some simple wooden presents that might go up and down the stairs. When I saw those smaller light up presents on the Home Depot website, I had to grab them. They’re super lightweight, all weather and will be a great complement to the wooden presents I will hopefully have time to make before Christmas!
Every year I cross my fingers for a snowy day when I shoot my Christmas photos but alas, no luck this year. Regardless… I love how cheerful and festive my reindeer and oversized presents are with or without a winter wonderland. Thanks again to the Home Depot for asking me to participate in another fun holiday style challenge. I always get so many ideas just scrolling through their website. (I had to include one of the first projects I ever made for The Home Depot… that stocking post. See tutorial here!)
I have questions! What are your favorite places to decorate for Christmas? The mantel? The tree? Outside? Secretly… I love figuring out our staircase, but these simple but impactful decorations this year might change my mind because the front of our house is looking SO festive!!