Three Decorative Fence Ideas For The Holidays

Tiz the season to deck the halls with boughs of holly and—before you start “fa la la”-ing it up—it’s also the season to up your fence decor! I know many homeowners who see their wooden fence decorations as an extension of their home, so it’s no surprise that this time of year you’ll find many who enjoy creating a winter wonderland decorating scheme that incorporates their fence as part of their overall holiday theme.

Below are three wooden fence decorations, and fence decoration ideas to help you create your perfect outdoor holiday scene: 

Light Up Your Fence

One of the best ways to accentuate all the decorations in your yard and add a bit of winter magic to your property is to string lights along the fence.  Whether you have a wood fence, an aluminum fence, or a vinyl fence, a string of white or multi-colored lights instantly adds oomph to your yard.  If you want to keep your energy costs low, consider using energy efficient lights and put them on a timer so that they’re on for just a few hours during the evening.

aluminum fence with lights

Hang Ribbons, Garlands, Pine or Ornaments on Your Fence

Don’t want to invest in light strands to drape on a large fence but want to make a holiday statement?  Try hanging ribbons or garlands with big bows along your fence panels.  One of the prettiest sights this time of year is driving by a white vinyl fence to see huge red ribbons and bows hanging from panel to panel.  Nowadays, you can even purchase decorations from specialty web sites that sell materials to withstand the cold weather.


In addition to ribbons, you can also hang garlands, pinecones or wreaths along your fence to create a more natural holiday look.  Just make sure that you secure anything you hang along the fence so that it won’t blow away should we get hit with high winds (and in this area, it’s a matter of WHEN we get them this winter as opposed to IF!).

You can also hang large ornaments from your fence, just as if you would on your Christmas tree.  Most stores now carry large, plastic ornaments that can tolerate the colder temperatures.  One of the best ways to keep your ornaments in place is to use cable ties to secure them to the fence.  At the end of the season, you just need to cut them with scissors, so you don’t have to spend too much time in the cold putting away your winter paradise.


Decorate Your Fence With Projected Images

If you happen to own a vinyl fence and really want to make a statement, consider the use of projection systems as your fence decorations for Christmas.  You can purchase small projection systems at your local chain store—the average price ranging from $20 to $30 to project lights across your fence or home.  If you want to go high tech, you can invest in a theater-quality projection system that will flash moving images—like Santa and his reindeer coming in for a landing– across your fence!  True, these are often pricy items, but if you’re a homeowner who is just wild about decorating during the holidays, a projection system can truly make you stand out in your neighborhood.  Just make sure that if you have to set up the system to project from your neighbor’s yard onto your fence that you get their permission first! Check out our Halloween Fence Ideas here!

Looking for a Fence in Need of Decorations?

Got decorative holiday ideas for the outdoors but have yet to get a fence?  Are you looking for a holiday gift that will help create many precious memories to last you for years?  Consider getting a fence in time for the holidays!

Frederick Fence is still open for business this time of year.  Contact us today and we’ll send out one of our festive holiday fence consultants to help you plan your fence in time for Santa’s visit!

Photo Credit: all images in this article are used under license from Thinkstock.