A lamppost is more than just a way to light up a chilly winter night. As Christmas nears, you can spruce up the post (or even create an entirely new one!) and add a touch of holiday flare with a few cute Christmas decorations. But don't worry about breaking the bank just to decorate for xmas. We've got Pinterestingly-perfect ways to add a little Christmas magic to your holiday decor plans.
Christmas lights, a frosty snowman, a candycane-clad Santa figurine and crystal snowflakes galore line your front porch. Wait! The ho-ho-ho-holiday decor doesn't have to end there. Greet your guests with a merry Christmas lamppost design that you can so easily DIY.
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Camo your lamppost with ribbons, bows, string lights and other Christmas decorations.
After all, who wants a boring ol' light post during the merriest time of the year? So if you want to camo yours with ribbons, bows, string lights and other Christmas decorations, check out our easy-to-follow (and dare we say awesome?) tutorial ideas!
A DIY Christmas street lamp
Get eco-friendly, and make a DIY lamppost with materials from a scrap lumber bin. Use an 8-foot porch post to start your DIY Christmas project. Create a base and lantern from different-sized pieces of wood. Clamp the feet onto the base first and then drill a hole in the back to insert a dowel rod. The frame for the top lantern is made from pieces of wood, and you can then attach acrylic glass to the inside before closing it up.
Once the Christmas lamppost is assembled, use a paint/primer combo spray paint with an oil-rubbed bronze finish. You can use another color instead if you prefer, like black, red, white or green. Once the paint is dried, place this tall lamppost on a front porch, in entryways and beside staircases. You can add a few hooks on the lamppost to enable hanging lights or other decor.
Get festive with a fab multi-hued palette instead of monochromatic lamppost or create a candycane-colored swirl. If you really want the Christmas craft to stand out, sprinkle in a sparkle and add a glitter glaze to the post!
Garlands and wreaths look especially nice as Christmas decorations on holiday lampposts, and you can also hang things from both sides of the dowel. Try suspending a ribbon or red bow from the post and place greeting cards on it. If you're not handy, you will be able to find a huge variety of indoor lampposts in stores and online in many different colors and sizes. Some come already decorated (with pre-lit string lights or pinecones and a red bow), which makes it much easier to create a festive look.
Christmas lamppost ribbon ideas
If you already have a lamppost outside your house, there are plenty of ways to decorate it for the holidays. You can make a large bow out of a wide Christmas ribbon and cut off some foliage from your favorite tree. It does not have to be a pine tree. Some people like to use other foliage, like a piece of a magnolia. You can then add some bright red berries from a nandina bush or something similar to spotlight this front yard centerpiece.
For this kind of decoration, use visible materials easily seen from a distance. Lay a length of ribbon on a flat surface and place the greenery in the middle. Top that with berries and allow them to dangle. Wrap the xmas red bow around all of this to secure it. Finish by wrapping the whole thing around the lamppost under the lantern with the topper decoration facing the front.
You don't have to stick with a traditional red bow. Mix things up and use metallic gold, snowy silver or shimmering blue. If you really want to go wild, wind different hues together to make a cute candycane rainbow light post.
Holiday lamppost greenery ideas
Your Christmas tree isn't the only holiday greenery of the season. Lamppost decoration ideas can include the same pine-scented magic. Use three wreaths (small, medium and large) and attach them to the post in that order, starting at the top around the lantern. Put a snowman's face in the middle of the smallest Christmas wreath with a scarf wrapped around his neck and some white rope LED lights strung in.
You can also put a Santa hat on top of the lantern or attach greenery topped with Christmas ornaments shaped like snowflakes, mini Christmas trees or other types of holiday home decor. Many people also wrap thick ropes of greenery around the post or use brightly colored, wide ribbons that wind from top to bottom—and look like candycanes!
If you don't want to use a live wreath or real pine garland, choose a faux version. Even though you won't get that fresh pine smell, a reusable mock mini Christmas tree wreath is an Earth-friendly option that you can use every year.
Don't forget to add that special little holiday sparkle to your lamppost DIY Christmas decorating ideas. Classic white string lights or a rainbow of LED lights can turn your lamppost decoration from ho-hum to ho-ho-ho holiday amazing.