DIY Christmas Ideas: Make a Tree of Lights Using a Basketball Pole!

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Like Santa’s elves, we are always hard at work to bring you fun new ways to use Christmas lights and this is a DIY Christmas idea that we just had to share! After some creative experimenting we have come up with a way to take your everyday basketball pole and make a DIY Christmas decoration fit for a … [Read more...]

How Much Electricity Do My Christmas Lights Use?

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Everyone wants to save money during the holidays. If you want to save money with your Christmas lights display, it is helpful to know much power you are using. Once you know how much electricity you are using, you can find ways to lower your wattage and reduce your bill. Below you will find a brief … [Read more...]

How to Make Christmas Light Balls

Christmas Light Balls

Christmas light balls are extremely popular outdoor Christmas decorations that are unique in appearance. Many times found in holiday light shows, botanical gardens, and other elegant displays, Christmas light balls are actually easy to make with just a few supplies. Based on the popularity of our How to Make … [Read more...]

7 Ways to LIGHT UP this Fall Season

7 Ways to Light Up Fall Season

Re-use Christmas lights all year with fun and creative ideas. DIY projects keep kids busy, and adding design elements to the home all year keep moms smiling. Whether you are looking to try a new Pinterest DIY craft idea, decorating for a small wedding, or just looking for a unique project after … [Read more...]

How to Create a Holiday Light Show

LED Holiday Light Show

Planning your outdoor Christmas decorations is an integral part of creating a holiday light show, and the earlier you begin, the better. Holiday light shows can take time to plan and perfect, so begin planning your design early and take advantage of Christmas sales. Christmas Light Planning First, … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Save Money this Christmas

Ways to save money at Christmas

The holiday season excites adults as much as children, creating a strong desire to plan a big family Christmas dinner, decorate a new tree, surprise loved ones with gifts, and find a new wrapping paper that is Pinterest-perfect. However, all of these exciting ventures usually come with a cost, and balancing … [Read more...]

Red, White and Blue: Celebrate with Patriotic Decorations

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Patriotic holidays in the US are celebrations in remembrance of service men and women. Popular holidays include Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July, and red, white, and blue patriotic decorations proudly hang from mailboxes and front doors as flags wave in the wind. During the Veteran’s and … [Read more...]

How to Make: Unique Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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The more unique a decoration for Christmas, the more sought after it is, and in recent years outdoor Christmas decor has become a contest of bigger and brighter. Lightshows, government buildings, and botanical gardens are filled with bright lights and brand new designs whether they be lights, motifs, or even … [Read more...]

Ideas for Decorating Your Roof This Christmas

Draw Attention To Your Roof Line This Christmas With LED Lights

Outdoor Christmas lights have gone through a great transformation from what many of us remember as children. Whereas our fathers struggled to illuminate a garage door or front window seal, we can now choose beautiful LED Christmas lights that can serve to outline our roof or to create an inviting path that … [Read more...]

Christmas Decoration Testing and Preparation

Christmas To Do List

Summer is in full swing across the country and staying cool is the task at hand. But, as I sit and stare at my lighted palm tree, I can’t help but think that soon my favorite season will be here…Christmas. Each year I go through a schedule that allows me to prepare my Christmas lights, trees, and outdoor … [Read more...]

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