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    Tips for decorating your home this holiday season

    Published on 29 February 2016, Monday, 2:58 AM

    There are plenty of DIY garden and home tips for decorating this season. Here we have rounded up the best of the best to make your home stand out and to increase the feeling of festivity in your household.

    Illuminate your surroundings

    There are a couple ways to create stunning light effects at a very low cost to make your home a festive treat for your street this year. An easy one is hanging fairy lights. The variety of solar options is great, and you could hire a ladder and hang these on the eaves of your home or in trees in the front yard.

    A great way to illuminate trees or a large section of your home without putting any holes in anything is to hire a flood light and shine it up through a red or green plastic film to create an impressive lighting effect. Be sure to keep the plastic film and other objects a decent distance away from the light itself, as these can heat up a bit if you run them for long enough.

    Hang up signs and wreaths

    The best part of Christmas as a kid is the magic of it all. Consider nailing or screwing some signs to your kids' treehouse or putting one up over the mantelpiece. Messages like 'deposit presents here', 'reindeer runway' and 'a jolly fat man lives here' will add a bit of humour to your home decorating this Christmas, with very little extra effort.

    Wreaths can be a great way to express creativity. Make these out of things you find in the yard or even out of old Christmas decorations and you're sure to create a talking piece that you can hang up anywhere around the home.

    Remember to share the jobs around

    If you're doing a lot of decorating, shopping or cooking this holiday season, the pressure can mount up, especially with financial concerns thrown into the mix. Make sure to get other family members to help you out so you can avoid some of the silly season stress and make the holiday a bit more fun for everybody.

    Another way to save some money and time over the holiday period is too hire tools for your summer DIY jobs, instead of laying out serious capital for equipment you may not use for the rest of the year.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.