Choosing Cross Stitch Patterns

Choosing Cross Stitch Patterns can be quite a challenge. This post showcases my cross stitch projects over the years and my tips on how to choose a cross stitch pattern for your next project. Cross stitch thread

 

Choosing Cross Stitch Patterns

Once you’ve started learning to cross stitch, the next step is to choose cross stitch patterns and designs for your cross stitch projects. Now, that is really the fun part. I have spent hours poring over cross stitch books and cross stitch designs to find just the right design that I want.

In this lens I will share some tips with you on how to choose the right cross stitch pattern and designs for your cross stitch projects. Besides the tips, I will also share with you the cross stitch I have done over the years and talk about each of them so you have a better idea of the differences in each cross stitch design and why I chose them.

I hope this helps those of you who are searching for information on how to choose cross stitch patterns and designs.

You Can Select And Sew A Cross Stitch Design For Different Occasions And Special Moments In Your Life As I Have

Before I Start Sharing My Cross Stitch Pattern Selection Tips, I Would Like To Share With You An Intro Of How I Started Cross St

My Home Science Teacher Introduced Me To Cross Stitching When I Was Ten

I first started cross stitching when my home science teacher taught the class how to cross stitch when I was 10. I still remember the first cross stitch pattern I did was one of a Japanese girl holding an umbrella. She was wearing a pastel pink and green kimono and holding an umbrella with pretty flowers on it.

I no longer have the cross stitch now. I must have lost it or given it away during one of the many times we moved house. Funnily, I remember the cross stitch pattern clearly in my mind, even though I do not have it with me anymore. In fact, I remember each and every cross stitch project I have done clearly and there were many.

Cross stitch projects make lovely gifts. I have sewn and given away many cross stitch to friends for the birth of their babies etc. Cross stitch patterns also marks the special moments in our lives.

This is my number one tip on choosing a cross stitch project.

TIP: CHOOSE A CROSS STITCH PROJECT TO REPRESENT THAT SPECIAL MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE OR FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION LIKE EASTER OR CHRISTMAS.

Welcome To My Cross Stitch Gallery

I Chose This Cross Stitch Of Two Dogs To Give To My Then Boyfriend And Now My Husband Of Over 10 Years – You Can Choose A Cross Stitch Pattern Of Animals If You

Cross Stitch Dogs

Cross Stitch Dogs

Cross Stitch Pattern Dogs

I did this cross stitch many years ago. This cross stitch of two dogs was sewn with love and given to my boyfriend as a birthday present. At the time, he had three dogs in his house. I was happy to find this cross stitch design with two dogs which look very much like the dogs he had in his home at the time.

It was quite an easy project as there were a lot of single cross stitch. Single cross stitch is when you are required to sew one side of the cross stitch only, usually used to depict reflection etc to make it appear lighter.

Cross stitch projects are great as gifts. Choose a design that have special meaning like a wedding or birth of a child or picture of animals for pet lovers like this one.

Tip: Cross stitch gifts last for years. If you frame them up as I have done here, remember to write at the back of your frame and remember to include the date too since the gift will last for years to come and the date will help the recipient remember that special moment when you presented the cross stitch gift to them.

This Cross Stitch Easter Pattern Was Given To Me As A Present By My Sister In Law – This Cross Stitch Easter Pattern Came In A Complete Cross Stitch Kit

Cross Stitch Pattern Easter

Cross Stitch Easter Boy and Girl

Cross Stitch Easter Boy and Girl

This was one of the best presents I received. I loved it so much. The cross stitch came in a complete cross stitch kit with cross stitch pattern, cross stitch floss, cross stitch needle and cross stitch material. All I had to do was start stitching.

I love the little rhyme at the bottom of the picture. In fact, I love any cross stitch that comes with a quote. You can easily add your own quote to any cross stitch project too, if you like.

This cross stitch design had a lot of back stitches to make define the outline of the cross stitch picture. The writing at the bottom is also done using back stitches.

Tips On Choosing Cross Stitch Patterns – I Hope This Simple Cross Stitch Patterns And Design Selection Tips Helps You

If you are new to cross stitch, then I wish you a happy time cross stitching. If you are not new to cross stitch, then I am sure that you will agree with me that every cross stitch you sew carries a lasting memory and you remember every cross stitch project you have done with fondness like I do.

If you are new, choose a cross stitch kit that comes complete with everything
Decide on whether you want a stamped or counted cross stitch set. A stamped set has color coding on the material to show you where to sew. A counted cross stitch set has blank material so you have to find the middle, then start sewing and counting from there by following a given chart

Small cross stitch projects are faster and easier to complete and therefore more motivating, so choose small cross stitch patterns rather than large ambitious cross stitch patterns. Leave the large patterns to the cross stitch die hard experts

If you are not buying a cross stitch kit that comes with everything, then you have to decide whether you want to buy a cross stitch pattern chart or a whole cross stitch book
If you are buying a cross stitch book with mini and not so mini patterns, you can make your own cross stitch designs

When buying cross stitch pattern books, you can buy cross stitch books that carry a theme. These are great for home decor

Pick a cross stitch pattern for a special occasion like birth, wedding or for celebrations like Christmas or Easter. These are great keepsakes for yourself as well as gifts

I Got This Cross Stitch Pattern From A Cross Stitch Book Of Water Features. – If You Like A Particular Theme, You Can Choose A Cross Stitch Book With That Theme

Cross Stitch Pattern Waterfall

Cross Stitch Waterfall

Cross Stitch Waterfall

During the time I spent browsing and looking through cross stitch patterns, I found a treasure, a little book on cross stitch featuring waterfalls, fountains and every other cross stitch with water feature you can think of. I loved it so much.

One day, as I was sewing my cross stitch from my cross stitch patterns with water theme book, the tea lady at my office admired it and requested to borrow my book. She never returned it despite my asking her for it a few times. If she had really wanted it that much, I could have given it to her but at least let me photostat a copy of the cross stitch patterns for myself first!

In this cross stitch pattern, the whole cross stitch material was filled with stitches, nothing was left blank, which is very nice.

Tip: When choosing cross stitch patterns, you can select special themes. Special themed cross stitch patterns can usually be found in cross stitch patter books. You can find cross stitch themes like flowers, music, sports, animals even favorite cartoons to make and decorate your home with.

This Cross Stitch Picnic Scene Was From A Single Cross Stitch Pattern. It Did Not Include A Cross Stitch Kit. I Had To Buy The Cross Stitch Pattern separately

Cross Stitch pattern Picnic

Cross Stitch Picnic

Cross Stitch Picnic

The end result of this cross stitch picnic design was quite nice however it was rather hard to sew. Firstly, I purchased only the design and I had to buy the other cross stitch stuff separately. Secondly, it involved a lot of 1/2, 1/4 and 3/4 stitches which I did not know at the time. I found those 1/2 and 1/4 stitches rather cumbersome and boring to sew.

The cross stitch also used mainly two floss of thread instead of six and on finely woven cross stitch cloth making it even harder to sew but the end result is lovely as I mentioned. I guess if you want something nice, you have to work for it just like any other thing in life.

This Is My Largest Cross Stitch Pattern Featuring A Nature Theme – It Took Me Several Months Working On It Daily To Complete

Cross Stitch Pattern Nature

Cross Stitch Scenery

Cross Stitch Scenery

I did this cross stitch at a point in my life when I had more free time. I could never do another cross stitch like that now. Having two young kids who require most of my attention may be one of the reasons. I also enjoy my online writing a lot which takes up a lot of my time too.

This is a very large cross stitch pattern. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you have a lot of free time and really enjoy cross stitch a lot. Otherwise, you may abandon it half way.

Tip: Smaller cross stitch are easier and faster to complete and therefore more motivating. I can complete a small project in a day or two but a big project like this takes a few months. These days, I prefer smaller projects as being able to see a finished cross stitch projects gives me a certain sense of accomplishment and a smaller project allows me to feel this “happy I have finished this cross stitch feeling” faster and more often.

This Is My Current Cross Stitch Design From Another Large Sized Nature Themed Cross Stitch Chart

Cross Stitch WIP

Cross Stitch Pattern

Cross Stitch Pattern

I bought this large sized cross stitch pattern along with all the necessary cross stitch floss, needles and cloth to make a large sized picture for my new house. The other large sized cross stitch pattern from a cross stitch chart was done for my previous apartment. I bought this to make as a house warming present for myself when we moved from an apartment to a house.

I’ve been living in the house for more than 5 years now and my cross stitch remains uncompleted. That is why I gave the warning about large projects. It takes too long to complete. Oh, I don’t mean it takes 5 years to complete. It is just that I keep on putting it aside and putting it off because it takes so long.

I was really excited about this one because the design came with beads, something I had not tried sewing before. The shopkeeper did warn me that I was getting a really beautiful but hard to sew design but I did not heed his warning.

This cross stitch requires stitches using different numbered flosses to give it a 3D effect. Some flosses had to be combined, ie using 3 floss of one color combined with 3 floss of another color to give it shading making it hard and tedious to sew.

Tip: When choosing large patterns that really looks beautiful with lots of shading and effect, you may have to do a lot of work to make it look that lovely!

Find More Cross Stitch Patterns On Amazon – You can use this search box to find more cross stitch patterns and designs on Amazon.


Photo Credit

The cross stitch photos on this page are from my personal collection of cross stitch which I have done over the years. I took the photos using my iPad 4, transferred them to my computer using a photo transfer app and resized them with a photo resizer to share them here with you.

Christmas Poinsettia Decorations

What’s Christmas without poinsettias? This post shows you how you can decorate your home with poinsettia garlands, poinsettia trees, poinsettia Christmas tree decorations and more.

Christmas Poinsetta Decorations

Legend has it about how a poor child in Mexico who had nothing to give the Christ Child on His birthday, gathered some weeds from the roadside and when presented to baby Jesus, the weeds miraculously transformed into bright red star shaped blooms, the flowers that we call Poinsettia today.

The poinsettia reminds us that when you give a gift to someone, it doesn’t have to be the best or the most expensive it just has to come from the heart. “Even the most humble gift, if given in love, will be acceptable in His eyes.”

Today, the poinsettia continues to be widely used in Christmas decorations. This lens features some lovely ways to bring poinsettia and the magic of Christmas into your homes in various was with different kinds of Christmas Poinsettia Decorations. Enjoy.

The Meaning Of Poinsettia

“Even the most humble gift, if given in love, will be acceptable in His eyes.”

Poinsettia Flower Ornaments – Decorate Your Trees With Brilliant Red Poinsettia Flower Ornaments

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Depending on what color theme you choose for Christmas this year, you can include poinsettia flower ornaments as part of your Christmas tree decorations. The red petals of the poinsettia will accent any tree. If you prefer, you can select ivory poinsettias instead of red ones.

Poinsettias go well with any color theme but especially for red and gold.

Merry Christmas Poinsettia Tapestry Table Runner. – Adding Some Poinsettia Table Runner To A Table In Your House Is A Simple Way To Decorate For Christmas

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The bright Poinsettia Blooms on this Merry Christmas Poinsettia Tapestry Table Runner are Accented with Holiday Red and Green.

In addition to table runners, you can also get Merry Christmas Poinsettia Table cushions or pillows to quickly and easily decorate your home with Christmas Poinsettia decorations.

Poinsettia Christmas Tree Topper – Consider A Poinsettia Christmas Topper This Year Instead Of A Regular Star

16″ Traditional Burgundy Red Angel with Poinsettia Christmas Tree Topper – Unlit BUY NOW!

This Red and green Angel holding a poinsettia tree topper is a unique Christmas tree topper. It is certainly a change from the usual star or fairies you see atop a Christmas tree.

You can use this Angel with poinsettia Christmas topper whether you have poinsettia ornaments on your tree or otherwise.

Red Poinsettia Tree Skirt – A Red Poinsettia Treeskirt Is Perfect For Placing Presents

Kurt Adler Red/Green Poinsettia Scalloped Treeskirt, 48-Inch BUY NOW!

You can add a simple, festive touch to your Christmas tree and decor with this red poinsettia treeskirt. This is yet another way to decorate your home with Christmas Poinsettia Decorations. This red tree skirt will instantly brighten up your tree and the red won’t get lost but will instead act as accents when you place presents on it.

A tree skirt can change the look of your Christmas tree. You don’t have to use red felt with white trip all the time. There are many other options available for tree skirts.

Poinsettia Christmas Wreath – You Can Greet Your Guests With A Poinsettia Wreath At Your Front Door

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This Poinsettia Christmas Wreath with poinsettia blooms, pine cones and berries will give your doorway to your home a magical Christmas feel and look. It is a lovely way to greet the visitors to your house and also yet another way to add to the Poinsettia Christmas theme.

Fill your home with the lovely Christmas colors of red and green with this poinsettia wreath starting at your door.

Illuminated Fiberglass Poinsettia Christmas Light – Poinsettia Christmas Decorations Can Also Be In The Form Of A Poinsettia Christmas Light

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One of the ways to immediately decorate your home is by using Christmas lights. This fun and festive red poinsettia simply plugs in for instant decorating!

Christmas Holiday Decorations is incomplete without Christmas Lights. Christmas lights is a quick and delightful way to decorate your home.

This Hanging Lighted Poinsettia basket looks like a cleverly arranged flower basket and is just right for your porch.

Poinsettia Plates – Poinsettia Dinnerware Is Another Fun Way To “Decorate” Your House For Christmas

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This 12 piece set of Christmas dinnerware with poinsettia theme ought to make your holiday guests green with envy as you serve them your Christmas treats.

The fun part about having poinsettia dinnerware as your Christmas “Decorations” is you can keep them and take them out each year. It is a wonderful reminder that the holidays and festivities are here again and will bring forth lovely memories of your last Christmas.

Poinsettia Table Linens

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This 70″ Merry Poinsettia Round Tablecloth features precise cutwork and pretty embroidery plus festive gold glitter in easy to care polyester.

You can place your poinsettia dinnerware on your poinsettia table linens as added decoration. Alternatively, you can use poinsettia table runners or poinsettia table mats instead if you prefer.

A Poinsettia Theme Is Very Meaningful For Christmas

“No gift is too small if given from the heart” according to the poinsettia story or legend.

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Swarovski Crystal Poinsettia Large Ornament – You Can’t Go Wrong With Swarovski Crystal Ornaments And This Poinsettia Swarovski Ornament Is No Exception

Swarovski Cyrstals are beautiful. They add magic to your Christmas tree like little crystal falls of snow and snowflakes. Just have a look at this Swarovski 2012 Annual Edition Crystal Snowflake Ornament and I am sure you will agree with me about how magical the swarovski ornaments are.

The Swarovski Crystal Poinsettia is another unique crystal Christmas ornament just like the 2012 Crystal Snowflake.

Almost Natural Red Poinsettia Christmas Candleabrum – A Christmas Candleabrum with poinsettias Can Be Used As A Centerpiece For Your Christmas Table Decoration

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You can liven up your Christmas table top decor with this beautiful candleabrum which features artificial red poinsettias nestled in lush greenery. Silk Poinsettias are very realistic and you can find many options and variations available for your Christmas Poinsettia theme decor.

Red Poinsettia Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments – What’s A Christmas Tree Without Glass Ball Ornaments?

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Instead of getting plain glass ball ornaments, you can add these lovely red, gold and green Poinsettia design Christmas Ornament to complete your poinsettia theme Christmas Decoration.

Poinsettia Prints make this Christmas Ball Ornament stand out for uniquely than other

Christmas Ball Ornaments.

CRYSTAL WORLD “Poinsettia” – You Can Add Crystal Poinsettias In Other Ways In Addition To Christmas Tree Topper Or Christmas Tree Ornament

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This dazzling crystal flower figurine is handcrafted from precisely cut, faceted crystal.

This brilliant crystal miniature will make a perfect gift for flower lovers, anyone who loves the Christmas holidays and for those who appreciate the beauty of finely crafted crystal.

They can enjoy swarovski poinsettias all year round and not only during Christmas although they are ideal as Christmas gifts.

Lighted Fiber Optic Artificial Christmas Tree with Red Poinsettias – No Time To Put Up A Fancy Christmas Tree, Then Try A Lighted One With Multi Red Poinsettias

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This remarkable fiber optic tree features red velveteen poinsettia flowers that are accented with sparkling gold glitter. The tree has a clear double-sided star on the top that lights up along the edges of the star. Fiber optic colors include: red, green, blue and clear.

This is a quick and easy way to decorate and get into the Christmas mood. This ready made instant decorated fiber optic artificial tree is just right for bachelors or students who want to feel the magic of Christmas without too much effort. They are good for small spaces too.

Poinsettia Christmas Garland Indoor Outdoor Decoration – A Poinsettia Garland Can Be Added To Staircases And Fireplace Mantel To Make Them Pretty And Festive

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Poinsettia Garlands can be used for both indoor and outdoor as your Christmas patio decoration preferably a covered one as you don’t want the flowers to be too exposed to the elements.

They make any stairway handles or fire place come to life with a Christmas festive mood.

They are even easier to use as decorations if they come without messy cables.

Realistic Red Poinsettia Picks for Christmas Holiday Flower Arrangements – If You Are The Creative Type, You Can Get A Packet Of Poinsettia Picks To Make Your Own Floral Arrangement

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A package of 24 Realistic Soft Red Poinsettia Accent Picks can be used for holiday centerpieces, crafting, mantle decoration, Christmas Holiday Flower arrangements and more. It is all up to your own creativity.

Poinsettia Princess Christmas Ornament – Here Is Another Poinsettia Christmas Ornament That Is Unique And Can Be Given As A Gift

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This poinsettia princess will sit or hang very prettily on any Christmas tree and is very unique as a Christmas gift. The princess poinsettia ornament is accented with iridescent glitter making it very dazzling and stunning indeed.

This exclusive ornament is from the Krinkles Series by Patience Brewster. Artist Patience Brewster who created the Krinkles collection is the illustrator of over 30 books for children and adults.

HAPPY DECORATING AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Creating a Fresh Look within a Home

There are times that many homeowners look at their home and wonder what can be done in order to make it look better. Some want a fresh look that will last for a number of years. Others wonder what can be done that does not cost very much money. The great news is that there are helpful ideas that can provide a fresh look that people want.

Replacing Right Items
One idea that does not break a budget is to consider replacing various items within a specific room. Usually, it seems as though one room needs to be overhauled, such as a kitchen or living room. Consider slowly replacing appliances or various utensils in a kitchen. Try going for a brushed steel look. Others like the idea of having a specific color featured, such as black or white. Make the decision to replace items when able. Over time, a kitchen looks fresh and new. The same is true of a living room. Slowly replace chairs, pillows, lamps and bookshelves with new furniture that is ideal for today.

Remodeling 101
There are times where a room, such as a kitchen, needs to be brought to the current century or present decade. Before going any further, consider what type of look a kitchen needs to have. It may need to have more of an open feel. Perhaps it is only the countertops that need to be replaced. Whatever the situation may be, bring those ideas to a licensed contractor. A professional can make those ideas and dreams into a reality. Remember that a number of professionals receive contractor continuing education in order to sharpen their skills and to make sure that they understand current rules and regulations.

Painting Today
A room may need a different or similar coat of paint to provide a great look. Paints are in many colors, and people can find just what they need. Painting a room may take only a few hours. The lasting look can be just what a room needs. If a homeowner does not like the new paint, a different paint can easily go over the old one.

There are plenty of great ideas to consider when looking at freshening up a home. When a homeowner picks the right one, a home can be truly transformed. The lasting results can be pleasing for many years to come.

8 Amazing Lighted Holographic Outdoor Christmas Decoration

Holographic Or Lighted Decorations Are Very Popular Christmas Decorations. This Post Showcases 10 Popular Lighted Holographic Christmas Decorations For Outdoor As Well As Indoor Use.

Image Credit: 3-Piece Glistening Striped Gift Box Lighted Christmas Yard Art Decoration Set

Lighted Holographic Outdoor Christmas Decoration

Through the clever use of lights, Christmas Decorations can now appear 3 dimensional in holographic lighted decoration. Holographic lighted Christmas decoration is a really cool way to decorate your home for the holidays. You can use lighted holographic Christmas for indoor as well as outdoor use. The focus of this lens is on lighted holographic decorations you can use for your outdoor Christmas decorations.

This post highlights 8 best holographic lights you can use for your outdoor Christmas decorations. These lights are rather popular and include holographic presents as you see here in this intro image, holographic train lights, lighted holographic Santa sleigh and more. I hope you find something amazing to decorate your home with this year. Holographic lights will surely make your neighbors stop and stare so do invest in a really interesting one that will be the talk of the neighborhood. Remember, your holographic light decoration is the central point of your Christmas decoration, so make it a good one.

8 Amazing Lighted Holographic Outdoor Christmas Decoration

1. 8.5′ Holographic Lighted 4-Piece Motion Train Set Christmas Yard Art – LIghted Holographic Christmas Train Is Very Popular And The Reason Is Clear. It Is Fab


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Here is a 4 piece holographic lighted train that measures 8.5 foot for your yard decoration. It comes pre-lit with 600 mini multi-color lights to create the holographic train image. You can change the light speed settings to steady, slow or chasing for the effect that you want.

Although this holographic train set is listed for both indoor and outdoor use, I think it will look better outdoors. The holographic Christmas train will stand out more outdoors against the darkness of the night.

2. 5 ft lighted SANTA and REINDEER set CHRISTMAS OUTDOOR DECORATION – The Lighted Holographic Santa Sleigh Is Another Popular And Sought After Christmas Outdoor


Christmas 5ft Lighted Holographic Santa Sleigh with Reindeer Yard Decoration with 150 Lights BUY NOW!

You will just have to stop and have a second look at this Santa Sleigh holographic lights. This vivid Santa Sleigh display will light up your neighborhood, in particularly your home with 100 lights.

You can illuminate the way to your house for all your visitors to your home this Christmas with this dazzling lighted holographic Santa Sleigh decoration

3. 42″ Holographic Lighted 3-Piece Christmas Nativity Set Yard Art Decoration – Lighted Holographic Nativity Set For Outdoor Display Reminds Us Of The Meaning Of Christmas


Fontanini by Roman Holy Family Lighted Yard Art 3-Piece 48-Inch BUY NOW!

This Holographic Lighted Nativity Yard Art Set comes in 3 pieces. The Christmas Nativity Holographic Light Decoration is pre-lit with mini lights and is 4 feet tall.

The design is pre-assembled, so it is very easy to put up. All you have to do is take out the pieces, unfold them and plug in.

4. Lighted Crystal 3-D Outdoor Christmas Flamingo Decoration – A Holographic Lighted Display Creates 3-D Imagery That Takes You Off To The Tropics During Christas

Fontanini by Roman Holy Family Lighted Yard Art 3-Piece 48-Inch BUY NOW!
Candy Cane Lane Pre-Lit 3D Sculpture Outdoor Christmas Flamingo (Set of 2) BUY NOW!

A 3-D Lighted Pair Or Christmas Flamingoes is a unique way to light up your yard or the outdoors. You can also use this holographic Christmas flamingo indoors if you like.

It comes with ground stakes for easy installation of this lighted Christmas Display for your visitors.

Sometimes less is more and in the case of this 3-D lighted Christmas decoration, the simplicity is what makes it stand out really brightly as an outdoor Christmas decor. With this Christmas decoration as your focal point, you can add more items easily without looking like you are being carried away or over zealous with your Christmas Outdoor decoration. It also adds a fun tropical theme to your decoration

5. Animated Holographic Santa Yard Sculpture with Lights – Make Your House The Center Of Attraction In Your Neighborhood With This Holographic Santa Lights


21″ Holographic Waving Santa 100 Light Xmas Silhouette Indoor Outdoor Window Christmas Lights BUY NOW!

Watch Santa dance wave to you in this cute waving Santa holographic Christmas Light Decoration.

Multicolored lights are used to create this 3-D image of a waving Santa. Lights can be adjusted to be Steady iluminating or optional flashing making it look like an animated waving 3-D santa.

At just 21 inches tall, this Santa Lights can be used both indoors as well as outdoors.

6. 24″ Stacked Holographic Snowflake Present Lighted Christmas Yard Art Decoration – Lighted Christmas Presents Holographic Decorations


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This Christmas presents lighted holographic decoration is a dazzling display of Christmas presents in red, blue and green with a decorative bow on top of the presents accented with silver snowflakes. The holographic design which is made up of pre-lit 70 clear lights really makes the Christmas presents display stand out .

Lawn stakes are included for easy installation but do note that the Christmas presents come as it is and cannot be dismantled to display differently.

7. 24 Holographic Lawn Stake Pathway Markers Outdoor Christmas Decorations 30″ – This Christmas Cutout Lawn Stake Set Is Not A Lighted Holographic Display

I love this because I love variety. This mini holographic display is perfect for those who don’t want to put up a huge display.

You can still have a holographic decoration with this pack of 24 Pack of 24 Holographic Christmas Lawn Stakes.

This fun double sided holographic cutouts on metal stakes include waving Santa Clauses with sparkling silver trims, snowmen with dazzling silver and blue scarves, , silver and blue snowflakes and “Santa Stop Here!” stop signs.

Please note that these are not lights. The holographic display is created using sparkling silver holographic trim. They look better during the day or indoors.

8. Impact Innovations Lighted Red Holographic Bow Decoration 24 ” Red – This lighted Holographic Bow Would Look Great On Your Front Door


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This lighted holographic bow measures 24 inches. It includes 20 mini red lights.

This holographic bow lights will look great on front doors or against windows and matches well with lighted holographic presents and Christmas wreath lights.

How To Light Up Your Home With Decorative Solar Lights

Decorative Solar Lights

Solar Powered Lights are an easy way to light up your garden. This hub shows you how to light up your home porch, balcony or garden with various solar lights.

How To Light Up Your Home With Solar Powered Decorative Lights

Harness the power of the sun. Save on energy. Use solar lights. Solar lights are easy to use and are great for home decoration purposes especially during festive seasons. They really make your garden and your home light up without costing you money. Solar powered lights are safe with no ugly and dangerous extension cords. No electrical outlet is needed and your solar powered decorative lights will automatically turn on at dusk. What could be better than that?

In this post, I will show you the various types of solar powered decorative lights available and how you can light up your home using these solar lights to illuminate your garden, pathways and homes into a magical fairyland.

Invest In A Solar Powered Post Cap For The Fence Posts Around Your House – An easy way to decorate the first point of greeting to your home.

Stained Glass Solar Post Cap Lamp

Solar Powered Post Caps are easy to affix. You can just place them atop your fence posts, screw them on and that is it. No electrical outlets are needed, no wiring is required. Areas that are especially difficult to wire will now be easily illuminated using solar powered post cap lights just like this one.

I love the stained glass look in this post cap solar powered lights. If you prefer, you can wall mount the solar lights too since some of them come with extra wall brackets for dual use. The solar powered post cap lights in the picture has been mounted on the wall but you can do away with the brackets and place them on your fence post caps too.

Moonrays Stained-Glass Solar-Powered LED Post-Cap Lamp BUY NOW!

Solar Powered Pathway Lights For Outdoors – Once you have got your bridge, fence or post cap lights, you can consider solar powered pathway lights as part of your garden decor and lighting

Solar Powered Pathway Lights soaks up the sun’s energy by day and shines brightly in the night for up to . Not only will solar powered pathway lights illuminate walks, gardens, and patios, they will also double up as your garden’s landscaping.

Some solar powered pathway lights come with two mounting options. Posts or Shepherd’s hook. Either way, they are easy to mount. Some of the solar lights even have a flicker candle effect and look like real candles in the night.

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Decorative Solar Lights In Various Animal Shapes Add Instant Charm To Your Garden – If you have a pond or flowerbed, it is a good idea to get cute decorative solar lights to pretty up your garden immediately.

Turtles on a Log Solar-Powered Outdoor LED Light

Nature inspired accents like these cute turtles on a log solar powered decorative lights pretty up any flower bed or pond instantly. Watch them light up like magic in the night. It only adds more charm to your garden landscape.

You can add solar light turtles, solar powered ladybirds, solar ladybirds, dragonflies, butterflies and more. Just place them where you want them or drive them into the ground with their posts. They are easy to install and fun.

Moonrays Turtles on a Log Solar-Powered Outdoor LED Light BUY NOW!

Flower Solar Lights Make Great Gifts For Moms, Sisters, Friends and Wives – These Solar Lights are everlasting. The colors may fade but they won’t wilt!

Solar Powered Flower Light, Hibiscus And Humming Bird Fixture

Another way to landscape your garden is to include solar powered flower lights in various strategic places. You can get lilies, roses, a single stalk or a bunch. It is up to you to use your creativity to light up and decorate your garden at the same time.

Flower solar lights is a fun way to add colors to your garden during the day and accent lights during the night. You can create different moods and feel using different colors and different flowers using solar powered flower lights.

These flower solar lights “grow” on a stake. All you need to do is stick them into the ground and charge the rechargeable batteries occasionally.
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Tips For Using Solar Lights

  1. Keep The Solar Panel Clean Of Any Garden Debris, Stone or Sand
  2. Solar Lights work best in a dark area at night. However, during the day, make sure they get at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight
  3. Get good quality solar lights that will last because the solar lights will be exposed to daily nature elements, sun, rain, snow etc.
  4. Think of what you want to use your solar lights for. Is it for a no frills light up your wall for security or for decorative and landscaping purposes or for saving money on electricity bill. Draw up your garden plan. Think about where you want to set up your solar lights before you shop on impulse.
  5. When you first set up your solar lights, you should charge it for 2-3 days under direct sunlight before first use.
    Always follow the instructions that come with your solar lights. Keep those instructions in case you need to replace the batteries after a couple of years.

Holiday Solar Lights Are Easy To Install Or Keep – Get String Holiday Lights, Hanging Solar Lights and Solar Lights With a Holiday Theme if your intention is to decorate your home for the holidays

Hanging Solar Lights, String Solar Lights, Solar Lights For Stairs, Shrubs, Bushes, Windows are great for holiday use.

If you have a tree in your garden, you can use these hanging solar lights or string solar lights not only during the holidays but all year round.

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String Solar Lights Can Be Used Not Only For The Garden – If You Don’t Have A Garden or Tree, You can Still Use String Solar Lights Or Other Solar Powered Lights

Solar Lights can be used in small spaces like balconies. You can have a small garden of potted plants.

Light them up with solar lights that glow in the dark but make sure your solar lights get plenty of sunlight during the day.

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Another Popular Type Of Decorative Solar Light Is The Solar Lantern Light – The Solar Lantern Light Can Be Hung Up Or Placed On A Patio Or Garden Table With Wonderful Results

Solar Mission Lantern Lights

You can get Chinese Lantern Solar Lights or other types of Lantern Solar Lights to create different effects for your outdoor space.

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Solar Lighted Garden Statue Give Your Garden Landscaping That Extra Oomph! – Garden Statues are a fun way to landscape your garden. Garden Statues That Light Up

Solar Lighted Garden Statue

I love how a garden statue can instantly decorate and be the focal point of a garden. A carefully placed garden statue, whether it is a little girl or boy statue or garden fairy statues make wonderful fixtures and decor for a garden. If the garden statues glow in the night with solar power, it is pretty amazing.

You don’t have to be a landscaper or hire a gardener to do these special effects for your garden. No wiring, no experts are needed. All that is required is a little creativity.

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A Few Colorful Solar Lighted Jars Placed On A Table Top Or At A Corner Of A Garden Can Quickly Add Charm And Interest To An Outdoor Corner

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When getting Solar Lighted Jars as a decorative item, choose those that have mosaic design or lighted prisms to get the best lighting effect and clever play with lights.

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As you can see from this post, solar lights can really add character to your garden. It is also environmental friendly and easy to set up as you do not require any electrical plus points or wires.

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