Outdoor Christmas Decorations With Oriental Trading

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Hi!  Welcome to the beginning of my Christmas decorating.  Today I am showing you how I used some outdoor Christmas decorations from Oriental Trading Co. to beautify the little space by my back door.

This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading and I was given product in exchange for my post and review.  All of the opinions are 100% my own.  You can read my full disclosure here.

 

Outdoor Christmas Decorations - www.michellejdesigns.com - These large, metal ornament stakes were perfect for the Outdoor Christmas Decorations by my back door. Come see how they turned out.

 

Outdoor Christmas Decorations

So Jeff and I are not really outdoor Christmas decoration people.  We gave it our best shot when the kids were home and actually put up some lights for a few years but neither of us like the idea of getting up on the roof so we just stopped doing it.  Then every once in a while I would try to do something creative by the back door.  Last year we made an ornament topiary that turned out pretty fun.

This year I got these metal yard stakes from Oriental Trading and I thought they were pretty cool.  They are about 16 inches around and come with a stake that goes into the ground.  The picture on the website is a really good representation of the the color. They are really nice.

The only thing I would change about them is the height.  They are all of the same height and I think it would be nice if they came in varying heights.

I decided that I wanted them in pots by the back door so I varied the heights of the pots instead and by painting the pots all black they worked together.

First Attempt

This was my first attempt.  I added greenery around the ornaments and the tree of lights behind one of them.  This pic is during the day.

 

Outdoor Christmas Decorations - www.michellejdesigns.com - These large, metal ornament stakes were perfect for the Outdoor Christmas Decorations by my back door. Come see how they turned out.

 

This was in the evening.

 

Outdoor Christmas Decorations - www.michellejdesigns.com - These large, metal ornament stakes were perfect for the Outdoor Christmas Decorations by my back door. Come see how they turned out.

 

Making It Perfect

It needed more.  I purchased some berries and I got some battery operated lights at the Dollar Store for the two front pots.

 

Outdoor Christmas Decorations - www.michellejdesigns.com - These large, metal ornament stakes were perfect for the Outdoor Christmas Decorations by my back door. Come see how they turned out.

 

These two items really spruced up the entire display and I think I like it just the way it is.  I took these in the early morning before the sun was all the way up.

 

Outdoor Christmas Decorations - www.michellejdesigns.com - These large, metal ornament stakes were perfect for the Outdoor Christmas Decorations by my back door. Come see how they turned out.

 

Outdoor Christmas Decorations - www.michellejdesigns.com - These large, metal ornament stakes were perfect for the Outdoor Christmas Decorations by my back door. Come see how they turned out.

 

Outdoor Christmas Decorations - www.michellejdesigns.com - These large, metal ornament stakes were perfect for the Outdoor Christmas Decorations by my back door. Come see how they turned out.

 

What do you think?  I love to see this when I walk in and out of the house.  Just like my summer garden, it makes me smile every time.  It is festive and, I believe, will hold up well in our snowy cold weather because they are a nice heavy metal.

Be sure to check out the Outdoor Christmas decorations and all of the other fun Christmas products at Oriental Trading.  I had not seen a catalog from them in a long time.  But it was not hard for me to find some really nice things that were perfect for home and holiday decor at a great price.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michelle

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Nancy Janssen

    I love the simplicity and originality of your display, Michelle. We don’t do all the lights anymore, either, but do like something festive. These are bright and happy; no wonder it makes you smile!

    29 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Nancy! We never did the outside lights very well and this is easy to set up and take down and still looks so nice. Thanks for stopping by!

      29 . 11 . 2016
  2. Carolann

    I love them Michelle! They are so festive and adorable. You did a great job decorating them outside. I love your planter idea!

    29 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Carolann! I love them too.

      29 . 11 . 2016
  3. Michelle James

    I love these outdoor decorations! They really are so festive & I love how you varied the height!

    07 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Michelle. They are so easy to set up and make everything instantly festive!

      08 . 12 . 2016

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