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Decorate your home for Christmas

Christmas in South Africa might not be a winter wonderland, but with a little creativity and festive cheer you can turn your house into a picture perfect holiday escape.

Outdoor Decorations



Christmas Light Planter - Dress up bare branches in festive Christmas lights for a unique outdoor Christmas decorating idea. A shimmery gossamer ribbon reflects the glow cast by braiding together several strands of colored bulbs.



Birdbath Revamp - Turn your trusty bird bath into a Christmas showpiece! Fit a wreath, red Christmas lights, and other holiday decorations into the center of a bird bath to turn it into a show of festive cheer.



Christmas Light 'Burning Bush' - Don’t ditch your tangled outdoor Christmas lights from last year! Instead, turn them into an outdoor lighting spectacle by laying them over soil and branches to mimic a burning bush.



Earthy Entrance - Build tall floral arrangements by tightly wrapping white and red lights around pillars along your entryway. Top the pillars with twig and evergreen wreaths. Then add green mesh material and red curly twigs found at crafts stores for a fun, earthy entrance.



Let It Glow - Turn paper bags into dramatic luminarias by cutting out your own designs with a crafts knife, hole punches, and scissors.



Window Box Chic - Fill a window box with greenery studded with lights to glitter in the icy air all season long. For a nontraditional spin on the look, incorporate color by adding blue or pink Christmas lights.

Indoor Decorations



Ornamental Decor- A sophisticated new use for your tree's décor. Gather balls, baubles, and bells together in cloches for an elegant table display. For a truly sophisticated look, stick to a single color palette. If you want your table to feel more merry and bright, mix it up with greens, blues, and reds.



In the Red - Wondering how to achieve the wow factor when decorating with a classic palette? Pair rich shades of red with pops of metallics and focus on layers like creating a DIY runner out of mirrors. Varying scale (candlesticks on tabletop and ornaments hung from a chandelier) will also help to create strong visual interest.



Makeover a Hall Table - Don't let the high-traffic areas in your house go unnoticed. A hall table or bench is the perfect spot to add a little extra cheer. Small items like pillows, greenery, or Christmas figurines dress up the space and are easy to remove once the season's over.



A Stocking for Everyone - Celebrate your large family or group of friends with a motley assortment of Christmas stockings hanging from the mantel. Identify the stockings with classic Christmas tags. No mantel? Hang the group from a bookshelf ledge or along a stairway banister.

Once you have spread the cheer across your home and yard, snap a picture and enter our Christmas Light competition!










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