Today I am sharing how to decorate outdoors for Christmas on a budget with Christmas Tree Shops. Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love driving by houses at night and looking at all the Christmas lights.
This year for our outdoor Christmas lights display, we partnered with Christmas Tree Shops and if you have ever been inside one of these stores during Christmas time, you know that it’s the most amazing Christmas shopping experience ever! I love the stores year round but Christmas time is extra special.
My biggest tip for how to decorate outdoors for Christmas on a budget is simply, find one of the many Christmas Tree Shops and go shopping!
This year I picked up 12 new boxes of Christmas light nets, 5 boxes of solar powered spot lights and a couple new spot lights for the front door area. Christmas Tree Shops has so many stylish and affordable indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations. You can literally get everything you need to decorate your entire home with one trip to the Christmas Tree Shops.
Whether you want a classic white Christmas light show or a colorful blinking red and green light display, they have everything you need.
I tend to lean more towards the clear white Christmas lights along with a sleigh and reindeer display but if large inflatable outdoor Christmas decorations are more your speed, they have those too!
We have a system when it comes to hanging the outdoor Christmas lights, my dad lays out the lights and tests them to make sure they work and I place them near the shrubs where they need to be hung. This year Jim helped us hang the Christmas lights and his response was, “Jess, dating you is like having a second job.” -ha.
One of the biggest tips I can share when it comes to outdoor Christmas lights is to take your time packing them away when the season is over. Dealing with a pile of tangled Christmas lights the next season is not fun!
Here is a quick video of a bunch of Instagram clips that I took a couple weeks ago while we were putting up the lights.
Putting small indoor Christmas trees in your windows is a great way alternative to window candles. Don’t get me wrong, I love candles in the windows but Christmas tree shops has inexpensive indoor trees and indoor Christmas lights that make it very affordable to create this look. Thank you Christmas Tree Shops for helping make our outdoor Christmas lights display amazing!