For most people, decorations are a big part of getting in the Christmas spirit. And your decorations don’t have to be limited to just the inside of your house. Although often overlooked, your fence can be made just as festive as the rest of your home. Looking for some Christmas decoration ideas for your fence? Keep reading!
Around Christmas time, one of the first decorations you see people put up are wreaths. But they’re not just for your front door! A wreath can be a great decoration addition to your front gate. They can also look great spaced out along the length of your fence. Garlands draped across your fence are also an easy way to add a touch of Christmas without too much fuss. If you love to hang a wreath on your front door or have garlands adorning your front porch, adding them to your fence is a great way to tie your entire yard’s design together for the holiday season.
You may think that ornaments and bows are only Christmas trees and presents, but they can also be used to decorate your fence. Not only do they come in a myriad of sizes- even larger ones that will be easy to spot from the road- there are different ways to utilize them in your Christmas decorating. If you already have wreaths or garlands on your fence, ornaments and bows can be added to them to bring more visual interest and up the Christmas spirit. However, if you find larger ornaments or big red bows that can stand out on their own, they can be hung from your fence posts.
For a little extra sparkle and shine, string lights can be a great addition to your fence decoration. Hang them on their own, or add them to your wreaths and garlands. If used in addition to any festive greenery, they can make sure that your decorations are visible, even at night. String lights can be a simple and understated decoration that will still draw attention from any passersby.
If you don’t want to go through the process of hanging decoration on your fence, there are other options to dress it up for the holiday season. Your fence can serve as the perfect backdrop for festive inflatables. From Santa or Frosty the Snowman to an entire Nativity scene, they’ll stand out in front of your fence. If you’d rather the inflatables stay inside your fence’s boundary, there are inflatables that look like they are waving. If placed behind your fence, they can wave over the top to any passersby.
Another way to decorate your fence without hanging anything on it is by using light projectors. Depending on the length of fence you want to illuminate, you may need more than one projector. These projectors, which you usually see used on houses, can turn any flat vertical surface into a light show. From twinkling lights to swirling snowflakes, light projectors are a great way to add some visual interest to your fence during the holiday season. Not only are they festive, they can also help to highlight your fence and make it the focal point of your yard.
No matter how you decide to decorate your fence this holiday season, there are always safety measures that need to be taken. Any lights that you decide to use need to be rated for outdoor use. You do not want to cause any undue damage to your fence or any other decorations you have like garland or wreaths.
You’ll also want to make sure that any extension cords you use are also meant for outdoor use. When connecting lights and extension cords to outlets, make sure your connections are clean and dry. You may be tempted to decorate not only your fence but your house and any trees with lights. If this is the case, make sure you are not overloading any outlets.
Another thing to keep in mind when decorating your fence is how you are fastening your decorations to it. You should never use things that will damage your fence. Try to stay away from staples, nails, screws, and glue. Instead, you can drape your decorations or fasten them with string, ribbon, or clips. If you have a wooden fence, any damage to it will allow moisture in and increase your chances of rot. However you decide to attach your decorations, just make sure that they are secure so that they do not blow away or become damaged. A sturdy fence is the first step to any decorating plans you have this holiday season. If you’re looking to make any repairs to your fence or even replace it altogether, winter is actually a great time for fence installation. Want to learn more or request a quote? Contact Clarksville Fencing today!