Be Merry and Bright

December 15, 2014

This year I have been really excited about decorating for Christmas. I don’t have a lot of Christmas decorations, but I’ve made up my mind to hit all of the end of the season sales this year and stock up! One thing I knew I could do was light up the exterior of our house with those gorgeous icicle lights and add lights to a tree or two.

But being almost 5 months pregnant, I knew I shouldn’t attempt it on my own. So I asked my husband to help and much to my dismay he wasn’t as excited about the idea of spending a whole Saturday hanging lights.

And just like that my dream of a beautifully lit festive home didn’t seem possible, until I turned to Pinterest in search for some simple, no-ladder-needed ideas. Honestly, I vicariously eat, travel, shop and decorate through Pinterest. I know I can’t be the only one and that’s probably why Pinterest is so widely popular.

My search for easy outdoor christmas decorations came up with some adorable results, and I just had to share them with you!

My mom is obsessed with snowmen, so in her honor I had to include a few of them. Not only is the image above of that little snowman family cute, they’re frugal too! Learn how to make these for $3 at Sew Much Fun.

These adorable light trees are made from tomato cages and take less than 15 minutes to whip up! Get the details from 17 Apart.

How adorable are these rustic trees from HGTV? I have fallen in love with them! They require some power tools and probably a couple of hours to make, but you could easily store them and use them year after year.

You would never guess what these outdoor tree ornaments are made from: drinking straws! They’re cleverly spray painted in a festive red color. but could also be sprayed with glitter, metallic colors or glow in the dark spray paint. More details on the DIY process at Discover 0.

I saw these light balls and thought that there was no way they were an easy DIY. I was completely wrong! Chicken wire, LED lights and wire cutters are about all you need to make these stunning yard decorations. I think these would be adorable hanging from a porch by fishing wire or lining a walkway.
Christmas Lights Etc
has the full tutorial.

So a no-ladder-needed, festively-lit home isn’t such an impossibility afterall! May your home and holiday season be merry and bright!