he tree is up, the lights are shining, and the stockings are hung. You’ve really outdone your decorating self this year, but you may have forgotten something very important. Your aluminum awning of course. Decorating your aluminum awning for the holidays will take your decorating savvy to a whole new level.
When it comes to Christmas, your aluminum awning is like a blank slate and the possibilities are nearly endless. Here are a few tips that will light up your awning and heart.
Holiday lights are a mainstay in any Christmas décor. Be sure to use safety first when planning for that awning light display. You may choose to adorn your Christmas awning in much the same theme as the rest of the house. Be sure to test the lights prior to hanging them. The only thing more cumbersome that hanging lights is having to take them down, twice. If green and red aren’t your awning’s favourite colour and don’t match, simply use white lights. They are a holiday classic and double as functional light when you’re doing a little winter barbecuing. Some choose to use these lights all year long. Have on hand some tools of the trade like light clips, and fasteners. If you are using a ladder be sure to tie it down and use caution with electricity and any wet areas.
Yes, you can add light sculptures and lightweight Christmas figures to your aluminum awning. How awesome would Santa Claus look atop your awning instead of your roof? Be sure anything that is placed on the top of your awning for the holiday season is lightweight. Also, ensure it is tied down. Heavy winds and reindeer don’t mix. Consider a timer for all your awning decorations. This will save you a whole lot of time and often, with the cost of hydro, a little money.
Go wild with ornaments. The frame of your awning is begging for adornment. Choose a colour theme and have at it. Hang any holiday ornaments on your awning with care. They will need more than a piece of string to secure them. Remember, any Christmas ornaments that are outside will need to endure the elements of that messy Holiday season weather.
Ribbon, bows and more
Think big when it comes to bows. A great holiday bough or two can frame your aluminum awning and coordinate with existing decorations. Ribbons should compliment other elements and don’t forget to look down. If your awning is open, consider a couple of planters with holiday greenery and balls to anchor the space. These planters can create a welcoming environment for your Christmas awning and ultimately your home.
Decorating your awning for the holidays can be a joyful experience. Plan, purchase and stay on budget. Your Christmas awning will soon be the envy of your neighbourhood during this festive holiday season.
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