DIY Christmas yard decor. How to make an eight foot Christmas tree from simple holiday decorations and materials.
With each year we add a little more to our own DIY Christmas yard decor. Since decorations can get a bit pricy, we’re always looking for new ways to add something on a budget.
Even though the holiday decor is adding up, it’s still not a lot. And our neighbor’s classic decorations always leave us inspiring to decorate more like him.
The classic blue and white Christmas lights. Every bush wrapped in blue twinkling lights, garland draped along his front porch and a giant eight foot Christmas tree that our kids love seeing each and every year.
Wait… did he.. did he make that himself?!
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I knocked on the door and asked to borrow his 24 foot ladder so we could hang up our lights along the roof this year. We chit chatted for a bit and I began my 20 questions in rapid fire about that Christmas tree.
It was a DIY project! And he gave me full permission to share it with you.
DIY CHRISTMAS YARD DECOR
Eight foot Christmas tree – Materials
- 1- 8 foot pressure treated post 4×4 or similar
- 3- 24 foot outdoor Christmas lights
- 75+ foot garland
- tent stakes
- Christmas tree stand
In the top of the post add 2 nails to secure the garland and light around.
Add another 3 nails halfway down the post to help stable it against high winds.
Begin to wrap the garland around each other.
Secure the post into the tree stand.
*Note- You may want to drill a hole in the bottom of the stand so that it does not retain water.
Stake the lights with the garland to the ground and begin forming the tree. Wrapping around the top and bringing it back down to the ground, taking care to stake them down securely as you go.
Continue to desired size.
*note- You can also do a full circle tree. Just be sure to approximately double the amount of garland and lights.
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The creative use of a tree stand with a few holiday decorations make this project a simple one that packs a huge punch once the sun goes down. Giving the space great depth and height.
Our neighbor really does have the best, classic, decorated house on our dead end street. And the girls always look forward to Thanksgiving night, when he lights up his house and DIY Christmas yard decor, just for them.
Wishing you all this best this holiday season!
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