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When many of us think of outdoor Christmas decorations, yard signs and inflatable Christmas characters often come to mind. While many homeowners do choose to decorate their homes with these items, there are other ways you can decorate your yard for the holiday season by making your own decorations.
If you have a number of potted plants or flowers out in your yard, there is a good chance that they are in a traditional flower pot. You could paint the planters you already have or buy new planters specifically for painting. Using patio or other outdoor paint in festive colors, either paint the rim or the whole pot and add decorative swirls or dots of white paint to look like snow. Be creative and you will be surprised at what you can come up with! Christmas planters are an easy way to decorate the outside of your home for the holidays.
Another way that you can effectively decorate your yard for Christmas is by making Christmas stepping stones. Christmas stepping stones look great in any yard or along any walkway. If you search on the Internet for Christmas stepping stones, you will find that most come with a Christmas or holiday design. It is not uncommon to find Christmas stepping stones that are decorated with snowflakes or Christmas trees.
Making your own stepping stones is a little tricky but a lot of fun and can also be given as a gift to family members or friends.
You will need a mold such as a cake pan or a plastic planter saucer and cement. Mix the cement using a mix of five parts cement to one part water to make the concrete. The mixture should have the consistency of a wet batter.