It’s that time of the year folks! The Christmas tunes are on repeat, the kids are working hard on their lists to Santa and nothing beats that heavenly smell of fresh evergreen trees for sale on the side of the road. Best of all, the holiday season means cooler weather and time spent outdoors with a burning fire pit and a warm mug of spiced cider.
Prep your lawn and outdoor living area for get-togethers with tasteful decorations that will turn your yard into a relaxing winter wonderland. Margo Garden Products has 5 tips for effortless design that your family and guests will love.
Make your fire pit magical with colorful fire glass
The fire pit is a backyard staple during the holidays, and nothing makes your outdoor living area stand out more than a beautifully designed gas fire pit topped with dazzling shards of fire glass. Easy to install with little mess to clean up, evenings spent watching orange flames dance and reflect off a heap of these tempered jewels is great not only for the holidays, but for year round use as well.
Use ceramic pots to create stunning floral displays indoors and outdoors
As a child, you knew Christmas was just around the corner when mom came home with bushels of traditional poinsettias. Take your floral design a step above a glass vase and use ceramic pots to keep flowers and plants healthy and colorful for display inside your home or in your lawn. Some popular plants that are symbolic of Christmas also include the graceful amaryllis, holly, mistletoe and the Christmas Cactus, which naturally blooms during this season.
DIY rosemary wrapped snowflakes
This is an easy Christmas time craft that will add some cheer to your yard and fill patio areas with the soothing aroma of rosemary. All you need are several dowels, a few tools, sprigs of fresh rosemary and some string to hang the snowflakes from porch rafters. You can find step by step instructions here
Fresh, homemade wreaths and garland
Get the kids together for this fun and easy project , which requires natural pine boughs, ivy, eucalyptus or ferns, bendable wire and accents such as lights, pine cones and ribbon. Not only is this craft a cinch, but you’ll save money as well. Stop by your neighborhood Christmas tree lot and ask if you can take some tree trimmings for instant garland. They usually just throw these away!
Lots and lots of oversized pinecones
It’s amazing what you can do with pinecones, especially large sugar pine cones that will make your front porch pop with countryside Christmas feel. Use fresh evergreen boughs to outline the front door, accenting the deep green tone of the garland with the tawny color of the pinecones for an earthy, rustic look. There are so many ways you can use them to decorate, so don’t be afraid to get creative! Need some ideas? Check out this post for inspiration.