An essential element of the end-of-year celebrations, the Christmas tree lights up our long winter evenings. But its place is not necessarily inside the house. In fact, if you have an outdoor space, you can perfectly install your Christmas tree there. In this case, it will be necessary to think carefully about the decorations with which you will adorn it. And for good reason, you will have to deal with the weather!

Why put your Christmas tree outside?

First of all, you may be wondering what interest you would have in putting your Christmas tree outside. The benefits are actually many. First of all, you will no longer have to pick up fir needles daily which tend to scatter around the living room. Then, you can contribute to the legendary magic of Christmas by making passers-by enjoy your enchanting decorations. Finally, your potential pets will no longer be tempted to ruin your efforts during the night or during your absence.

Moreover, a small space, such as a balcony, is more than enough to install a decorative tree. No need for a huge garden in which you can directly plant your tree. Although the latter option is possible, a small tree in a pot will also do very well. Note that an artificial tree can the also be considered outdoors, provided that it is not made of “indoor PVC”. To be checked at the time of purchase, therefore.

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Of course you can choose to install a Christmas tree inside your house and another in your garden or on your terrace. After all, you decide!

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Good to know : if you already have trees, bushes or potted plants, do not hesitate to adorn them too with decorations for a magical effect.

Which decorations to choose?

To decorate your tree outdoors, it is essential to choose decorations that can withstand wind, rain or snow. In short, with sometimes harsh winter conditions.

To do this, be sure to opt for natural and resistant materials, such as wood, pine cones, bark or wicker. PVC decorations are also suitable for outdoor use. On the other hand, avoid decorations made of glass, fabric or sequins, they are not robust enough.

Concerning the fairy lights, which have their place on a Christmas tree, consider choosing garlands intended for outdoor use. The solar garlands are for example an excellent choice, especially from an ecological point of view. And if you opt for electric garlands, the waterproof junction box is a must have.

Finally, so that all your decorations can withstand the weather, especially the wind, you will need to hold them in place with a wire or fishing, according to your preferences. It would be a shame if these ornaments didn’t last until at least December 25!

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