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Sparkling lights, garlands, wreaths and other outdoor Christmas decoration ideas to adorn your house for a joyous holiday season.

You’ve pored over Pinterest, Instagram, and your favourite blogs to find inspiration for Christmas decorating ideas 2018. The elves in the outdoor Christmas décor department at Walmart Canada also have some tips to help complete your vision. Wow your neighbours and create heartwarming memories for you and your family.

Table of Contents:

  1. How do I decorate outdoors for Christmas?
  2. How do I decorate my entryway for Christmas?
  3. What energy and safety tips should I keep in mind?
  4. How should I store my outdoor decorations after Christmas?

As you create your own Christmas traditions, decorating the outside of your house is just as important as decking the halls inside. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you choose to hang a simple wreath or go all out, your holiday outdoor decorations help to spread Christmas cheer to passersby and visitors alike.

1How do I decorate outdoors for Christmas?

You’ll need to make a list and check it twice. Observe your landscape and architectural features. Is there a theme you’d like to create? What would complement the style of your house?

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Holiday Time Glittering Deer Family – Set of 2 Sculptures

Complete your elegant and enchanting outdoor holiday decorations with a lighted reindeer set. This buck and doe add pretty sparkle and illumination to your front yard. They will delight your holiday visitors or anyone who happens to travel through your neighborhood during the festive season.

Holiday Time Multi C9 Light String Multi_C9_Lights

If you have visions of sugar plums and sweet childhood nostalgia dancing through your head, multicolour lights add flair and old-fashioned charm to your outdoor Christmas decorations. Hang strings of cheery lights around the rooftop so the jolly old elf and Rudolph can find their way or decorate a shrub Christmas-tree style. Whatever your preference, these colourful traditional holiday lighting ideas will help make your season merry and bright.

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Gemmy Industries Colormotion Light String-S/24-C9-Deluxe (multicolour)

Create a magical, glittering light show instantly with this holiday light bulb. Safe for indoor or covered outdoor use, this bulb fits any standard lamp fixture. It’s perfect for highlighting porches, entrances, garage doors, ceilings, walls and more with dazzling holiday lights. This product is available in a variety of colours.

40 Count Shatterproof OrnamentsShatterproof_Ornaments

Do you see what I see? Hang these shiny baubles in your trees to bring a festive feel to your yard. Watch them sparkle as they catch rays of sunlight and dance in the wind. All ornaments are shatterproof so there’s no need to worry about broken pieces should one fall.

2How do I decorate my entryway for Christmas?

Christmas door decorating ideas can be as understated or elaborate as you choose.

30′ Decorated WreathDecorated_Wreath

For a simply elegant effect, this artificial pine wreath with realistic foliage offers traditional charm with a natural look that never goes out of style. Added berries and bows will make your front door look so inviting. Your front entryway will have a warm and welcoming vibe when holiday visitors come knocking.

9′ x 12″ Prelit Garland With 150 Clear LightsPrelit_Garland

Stair railings, porch columns, and front door frames get a holiday transformation when wrapped in this classic Christmas glacier pine garland with long pinecones. To save time during the holiday hustle and bustle, it has 150 clear mini lights with bendable tips.

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Who wouldn’t want to add this to your Christmas door decorating ideas? To give your front stairs, porch, or veranda an extra festive finishing touch, include a pre-lit sculpture that looks like a stack of Christmas presents.

Paradise GL28672MGV Metal Lantern and Flameless Outdoor Candle

This rustic galvanized metal lantern is great for outdoor or indoor use. It is battery operated with an all-weather LED flameless candle that mimics the beauty of candlelight without the risk of fire. It would make the perfect outdoor decoration for a front entryway, either hung from an overhang or resting on a table, ready to greet your guests.

 

 

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3What energy and safety tips should I keep in mind?

When turning your house into a festive light show inspired by the winter wonderland around you, it’s a good idea to be energy conscious and keep safety at top of mind.

Holiday Time LED Icicle Light SetHoliday-Time-LED-Icicle-Light-Set

This LED light string is 18 ft (5.4 m) and comes equipped with 300 LED bulbs. It provides a dazzling display! The energy-efficient LED bulbs can last longer, and may even run cooler than traditional incandescent lights.

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Atron Electro Industries Heavy Duty Outdoor Mechanical Timer

Using a timer is a smart idea because it can help regulate your electricity usage. You could potentially save power and money by programming your outdoor Christmas lights to turn on for a few hours each evening.

Rubbermaid 3-Step Aluminum Step StoolRubbermaid-3-Step-Aluminum-Step-Stool

Before you even start hanging lights and garlands, prepare to do so safely by making sure you have a dependable ladder that offers strength and traction. This Rubbermaid RMA-3 3-Step Aluminum Step Stool is the perfect tool for when you need a little extra height. For added stability, this model comes with large non-slip non-marring feet to keep it in place.

4How should I store my outdoor decorations after Christmas?

Honey-Can-Do Artificial Red Tree Storage BagHoney-Can-Do-Artificial-Red-Tree-Storage-Bag

When the festivities are over, protect your beautiful artificial tree in a specially designed zippered storage bag. This red Honey-Can-Do storage bag measures an incredible 55 in L x 30 in W to accommodate artificial trees up to 10 feet. This durable bag can protect artificial trees and garlands by helping to keep out moisture, dust, and pests. Reinforced carrying handles and a zipper closure make for quick and easy storage at the end of the season.

Sterilite 51 Liter Clear Gasket Boxterilite-51-Liter-Clear-Gasket-Box

This large clear storage bin by Sterlite is useful for storing your outdoor garlands, wreaths, and ornaments. It offers a gasket seal to help safeguard items from both air and moisture. Durable, tight-fitting latches help keep the lid securely to the base, and the see-through design allows contents to be easily identified.

With a Santa’s sack full of Christmas decoration ideas for 2018 from Walmart.ca, you’re ready to make your home as inviting and gorgeous on the outside as it is on the inside during the holidays. Now it’s time to celebrate your favourite traditions with family and friends!

See also: Holiday Party Ideas to Help Create a Holiday Haven

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