While Australia typically doesn’t get the traditional white Christmas, we are blessed with beautiful summer weather and lush surrounds, perfect for enjoying festive outdoor spectacles.
Whether you plan to go ‘all out’ or make a subtle remark, festive lighting is the perfect tool to decorate your home.
Bunnings national lighting buyer, Kelly Squibb, shares her tips on decorating with three bright ideas and her favourite go-to hack:
- CHRISTMAS THE AUSSIE WAY
If you want to celebrate Christmas like a true Aussie, consider decorating your home with an iconic statement.
Bunnings Kanga-led Santa Sleds or Santa Riding a Bulldozer Inflatables should do the trick. These are similar to a rope light form.
- EASY DONE DECOR
Take the stress free approach to decorating with a simpler addition to your home.
Bunnings The Arlec LED Projector Snowflake Party Lights and two-in-one Christmas Coloured Laser Party Lights are a fast and easy solution to decorating.
Transform your house into a gleaming spectacle by placing the projector light into the grass or on a stable surface, then plug it in and enjoy a Christmas light show.
- SUSTAINABLE SPARKLES
Embrace Australia’s beautiful summer weather and set the scene for Santa’s arrival by welcoming him with Bunnings solar powered statues shaped as reindeer, Christmas trees, candy canes, and kangaroos.
On the bright side, if you use solar powered lighting, you’ll be put on the ‘nice’ list for being environmentally friendly.
Solar powered decorations are also a more cost effective option, benefiting everyone in the family.
GO-TO PACK UP HACK
Packing up fairy lights, don’t have to be a chore to avoid until the New Year. Kelly Squibb shares a quick D.I.Y project to prevent tangled wires, broken lights and decorations that take up too much space:
- Cut a 2cm slit into each end of a cardboard roll.
- Lay your lights onto the ground, hook one end into the slit and start winding them onto your roll.
- When you get to the last light, hook it into the slit.
- Lastly, wrap the rolled up lights in bubble wrap and store them into a shoe box. Easy and compact!