Outdoor tree decorations can make a huge difference in the look of your home. Formerly mainly used as winter holiday decorations, fairy lights can be used in any place in any season. They come in a variety of sizes and styles, from standard Christmas tree lights and white fairy lights to seasonal ornaments for holidays throughout the year. With the addition of solar power and some backup batteries, you can get lawn lighting even in the event of a power outage – and get seasonal embellishments without adding to your electricity bills.
Why lights for Christmas
Long ago, Christians put a candle in their window to show their faith and to lead others to worship with them. Or perhaps it was an even older custom, like putting a candle in a window to guide travelers to a safe haven during bitter winter storms. Putting lights on an evergreen tree symbolized that Jesus of Nazareth had brought light into the world, and the tree showed that it was always green – just like the fir trees. Candles on an evergreen tree were dangerous, however, as the flames could set the resinous branches on fire. Thomas Edison, the father of the electric light bulb, created the first electric fairy lights – a safer way to light a tree.
Extended use for decorative lights
Fairy lights are a quick and easy way to make a lawn more visible, to recognize paths or to achieve a decorative effect. One of the most common are the tiny white fairy lights that can create works of art of deciduous trees that drop their leaves. However, as electric lights have become cheaper to manufacture and maintain, seasonal ornamental lights have been created such as small pumpkins, hearts, or just about any shape you want. Check out ten creative ways you can use lights here.
Tropical Illuminated Holographic Rope Light Palm Tree Decoration Outdoor
This palm decoration stands on a square metal base with palm brown lights that circle the main post upwards. The lights follow a narrow path for a thin palm feel with four large green palm leaves lighting up. The tops let you choose to turn them on or off as they also reflect light and add a tropical feel to your porch.
LED multi-function Christmas tree decoration outdoor lighted display
The Christmas tree decorations are great for illuminating snow-covered sidewalks. The tree canopy is a five point star that follows traditional designs with purple and white lights to guide you in the night snow. It is recommended that you use light-framed ground stakes to hold your tree in place while the blue, green, orange, and red lights flash.
Deluxe Tropical Lighted Holographic Rope Light Outdoor Palm Decoration
Wrapping a wide base with a narrow top gives any porch a tropical feel at night. This tree light is also good for the pool area and brightens up the area at night to give the feeling of being able to swim tropical. The lights rotate from a broad base to a narrow top area with a palm brown color to the large green palm leaves.
Globe Battery Operated String Lights with Timer
These soft white globe lights can light up any tree with a soft glow. At a distance, they can make a widely branched tree look like ghost balls are harmlessly flying around it. It’s also great to hang on your patio or outside stair railings where the lights give a sense of comfort. They run on batteries so you don’t have to worry about extra cables lying around.
Little things – Old Man Tree Hugger
Bring your tree to life with this old man’s face. This decor is designed to give you a concerned look while the tree watches everything that goes on. It will draw attention to your tree. The wood brown finish works best on light-colored bark trees, but can be especially pronounced on dark wood. With multiple pieces, you can make it unique to your taste.
Meteor shower rain lights
These hanging lights add an artistic feel to a sloping growth tree and beautifully illuminate the area. The warm white light brings the colors of your garden into the distance of the night. This piece can also be hung on fences, adding some ambient light to your late-night outdoor parties.
Garden gnome front door in a tree
This is perfect against a tree in your gnome themed garden. The piece brings some red to the mossy ground and works with your gnomes and trees. The door and window can be adjusted however you want. The tree itself fits seamlessly into any tree truck that is approximately 8 inches wide. The sign on the door brings a “welcome gnome” feeling to the area.
LED outdoor lights 8 Tube Meteor Shower rain lights
Bring a room blue color to your garden with these Vmanoo hanging lights. Perfect for icicles or raindrop effects, as well as for room effects with small floating meteors that appear to be falling to the ground. These lights can be hung on almost any landscape to bring safety and light from the trees or light between plants on the ground.
Solar powered fairy lights
The solar powered fairy lights can be placed where you need them and can add shine to any tree in your garden. The supplied solar panel ensures that these lights remain strong even in the event of a power failure. The Powered String Lights are easy to place in any shape, but can create a romantic atmosphere or light up your party in your garden.
White maple tree with 264 LED lights
These are perfect for highlighting on your stone walkway or in your low shrubbery plants while also providing lighting. The White Maple Tree with 264 LED lights brings life and color to your surroundings all year round. With 3 different colors of lighting, you can use this decor to set the mood or feel of your garden.