It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Especially when the front of your home is lit up for everyone who drives by. If you’ve always wanted to bring the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation vibe to your place – and possibly make it on the local news in the process – check out these quirky ideas to get you on track. You’ll be the talk of the street!
Surrounding a couple of Santa’s light-up reindeer, arrange a cluster of glowing Christmas trees on your front lawn to create an impressive forest setting. Note how drop-down icicle lights secured along the trims of this home make an eye-catching display, too.
Are you looking to up the ante of your Christmas display? Check out the range of inflatable characters on the market (Bunnings have a few cool ones!) that you can include in this year’s arrangement. Santa is going to love this!
Line your front path, railings, garden beds and roofline with masses of twinkling outdoor fairy lights. An inflatable Santa and reindeer elevate this front yard to the next level!
Take a minute to soak in the detail of this more-is-more house display: multi-coloured lights in the trees and hedges, along the front fence and around the light posts. Plus, you can’t miss the twinkling Christmas tree, reindeer, snowman and light-up candy cane lane.
If you’re handy on the tools, you might like to have a go at making Santa’s sleigh and his troop of trusty reindeer, too. Make the components using exterior-grade plywood then decorate with exterior paints. Finish the setting with strings of multi-coloured lights in nearby trees and shrubs, plus add a feature light in your front window.