Christmas is quickly approaching, and many of us are ready to foster some holiday spirit with decorations. One excellent way to create a festive atmosphere on your property is to decorate your fence. There are many different ways you can bring some holiday cheer to your neighborhood with fence decorations, and Carnahan-White would like to share a few ideas.
There is something comforting about Christmas lights spread across your home and yard. You can keep it simple with white lights or go big with alternating color changers. Make sure to add some rustic decor like pine cones and traditional red and green decorations.
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Maybe you want to show your festivity without having bright shining lights in your windows at night. Opt for garlands and wreaths for a classic style that is less intrusive. If you want to have a few lights, you can wrap the wreaths in lights to make them more visible at night. This will look great without disturbing you or your neighbors sleep schedule.
If you are one of those people who start playing Christmas music on November 1st and really want to go over the top with your decorations, this is the option for you. Create fun Christmas scenes with inflatable Santa and his reindeer, or you could create a nativity scene.
Whatever style of decoration you prefer, be sure to remember the following safety guidelines when hanging Christmas lights.
Always use lights and extension cords that are designed and certified for outdoor use. These cords will have additional shielding to protect from the weather.
Check your cords for any damage, especially if re-using lights from last year. Look for frayed wires, damage to the shielding, missing components, and broken lights. These problems are fire hazards and should be replaced or repaired before they are placed on your fence.
Install hooks to better secure your garlands and lights to a wooden fence. With winter weather, additional security is important to ensure everything stays in place.
Don’t overcrowd your extension cords with too many lights or inflatables. Make sure you don’t exceed the voltage limits of your extension cord.
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