Here in Australia, people take their Christmas decorations seriously. Not just for their Christmas trees and the front of their homes, but also their backyards. If you’re planning an outdoor Christmas lunch with all the family in the backyard then it simply makes sense to dress up the space for this very special occasion.
Before you start planning your backyard Christmas decorations, make sure your garden is tidy and your lawn has been mowed and edged to not cause any unnecessary damage to your festive decorations or your prized backyard. You can view all the backyard and lawn equipment you might need here.
Here are 6 awesome ways to decorate your backyard for Christmas this year.
Solar Fairy Lights
Here in Perth we’re blessed with gorgeous sunshine during the summer months. It might seem simple but putting up some solar fairy lights can really transform your backyard. You can string these up in your undercover area, around support beams, your shed, fence or trees. You’ll have no hefty electricity bills and you’ll create a magical Christmassy atmosphere in no time.
Giant Christmas Bauble Piñatas
Feeling a little creative? Why not make your own DIY Xmas piñatas in the shape of giant Christmas baubles? You can fill them with sweets or other non-foodie treats and not only will they look stunning but you’ll have something fun for the kids to do on Christmas Day. If you’re feeling nice you can let the adults have a go too!
Decorate Potted Plants
Wrap some Christmas themed ribbon and add gorgeous bows to your pot plants. If they’re strong enough, you can even hang decorations on the plants to turn them into outdoor Christmas trees. This will create an inviting feeling to your outdoor space and make you and your guests feel extra Christmassy!
Mason Jar Christmas Lights
Another great use for fairy lights, this time with ever popular mason jars. Hang up some mason jars, along your fence or the perimeter of your undercover area. Stuff some fairy lights (solar of course) into the first jar, then move along to the next and fill that one, until all your jars are filled. You’ll have a trail of fairy lights, but with each jar filled with lights you’ll create some decent areas of illumination to make it feel extra cosy.
Everyone loves a game of backyard cricket over the summer holidays so why not turn your backyard into a mini sports pitch? You can even use some white spray paint to mark out a pitch and put in some stumps. You can get everyone involved and play kids vs grown-ups or get the kids to organise teams when their friends come over to visit. You can even use your lawn mower to mark out the pitch and the boundaries.
Recycle Old Tyres & Turn into Christmas Ornaments
If you have an old tyre or two floating around in the shed, then why not turn them into oversized Christmas ornaments for the yard! Simply use a board to cover the hole and spray paint your favourite colour. Use a stencil or draw freehand a Christmas design onto the middle. If your kids love art them this could be a great school holiday project!
These are just a few ideas to get the creativity going. Places like Pinterest and Google are full of oodles of ideas. But don’t forgot to tame that lawn and clean up those gardens prior to putting decorations in place!
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