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How To Make An Outdoor Christmas Tree Made of Lights

There are many reasons why the holiday season is so wonderful, including delicious food, singing carols, and gift-giving. However, if you really want to feel the Christmas spirit and bring your family closer, decorate your yard with lights. You can use them to decorate your porch or roof, but you can also create your DIY outdoor …

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The Easiest Way to Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights

Close up of arms hanging a tangled pile of red and white Christmas lights on a snow covered roof.

Step into the festive season by putting up a dazzling display of lights outside your home. Twinkling outdoor Christmas lighting immediately induces a celebratory vibe. It gets you into the holiday spirit, adding a splash of happiness to your outdoor Christmas décor. However, installing all those light fixtures around the windows, along the walls, and over the trees and …

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How to Fix a Leaning Artificial Christmas Tree Like a Pro

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With Christmas just around the corner, you must be all over the place planning out your outdoor decor, door garlands and wreaths, and your indoor scenery. After untangling your Christmas tree lights, you set up your artificial tree only to discover that it won’t stay upright. Dealing with a leaning artificial Christmas tree is frustrating! …

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10 Things You Should Know About Poinsettia

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Poinsettia is one of the most recognizable symbols of the Christmas season. Part of the Euphorbiaceae or spurge family, it is known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, which means “beautiful flower.” While this perennial shrub has become the number one potted plant across the United States, how much do you really know about it? Check out these …

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7 Bold Black Christmas Tree Ideas

With Christmas approaching, it’s time to think about how to deck the halls with the perfect tree! Choosing non-traditional colors is the way to go this year! Black complements everything, and by selecting this (absence of) color, you’ll escape from the traditional holiday tones of red, green, gold, and silver. This creative new palette is …

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5 DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations You Need to Make Now

Making Christmas wreath with natural fir branches

‘Tis the season for greenery, Christmas trees, and everything cozy for winter. Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start putting up the lights and decorating the house. But don’t forget that Christmas curb appeal! Outdoor Christmas decorations are a great way to add holiday spirit to the exterior of your home. Ready to put …

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The Easiest Way To Hang Christmas Tree Lights

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With Christmas quickly approaching, you’re naturally excited to take out your holiday decorations and get ready to put them all up. Wreaths, new tablecloths, festive figurines, candlesticks, and most importantly, the Christmas tree. Regardless of the tree you use, no festivity is complete without Christmas tree lights! There are many ways to hang tree lights, …

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6 Ways to Keep Your Holiday Greenery Fresh for Longer

Gloved hands using a saw to cut branches at the bottom of the Christmas tree for installation in a plastic stand. Preparing for the New Year. Close-up.

There’s a reason so many people love fresh-cut holiday greenery. Steeped in tradition, there’s nothing quite like chopping down your own Christmas tree with your family or foraging cedar branches and boughs of holly from your backyard. On top of that, the fresh, woodsy scent is reminiscent of the festivities and holiday joy. Of course, getting creative with your fir, cedar, and pine cuttings …

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10 DIY Winter Wreath Ideas For Your Front Door

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While you can decorate your entryway with wreaths year-round, there’s something special about doing it during the holiday season. A welcoming, decorative visual at the front of your home share a glimpse into your personality. So why not make your front door wreath something unique and beautiful? However, it can be hard to come up with ideas that feel …

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5 Common Problems With Your Christmas Cactus

Orange mug, pumpkin and yellow Christmas cactus flower on the windowsill. Window overlooking the autumn yellow garden

The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is one of the most popular holiday plants due to its wide range of colors, ease of growth, and long-lasting blooms. These plants can last ten years or longer with proper care and maintenance. So it pays to learn more about their growth habits, watering needs, and general care requirements …

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