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Outside decorations which don't need electricity.

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KitKat1985 Wed 28-Oct-20 15:48:43

For obvious reasons, I'd like to really decorate the front of the house this year for Christmas and cheer up the street on what has been a generally depressing year for most people. Problem is I don't have loads of spare cash or an outside electricity socket. Anyone got any ideas for nice decorations with that in mind? x

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Doughnutlady Wed 28-Oct-20 15:50:11

There are lots of battery operated lights that you can use outside.

MistyGreenAndBlue Wed 28-Oct-20 20:16:09

You don't need an outside socket. Extension cord though a window works fine. Led lights don't cost much to run. Thing is outdoor decs are lit for a reason. So they can be seen.
Not sure what you can put out that's unlit really
Plastic reindeer? An unlit tree? Bit of a stumper

MistyGreenAndBlue Wed 28-Oct-20 20:20:40

Dont use battery lights. You will be changing the batteries every 3 days. Some solar lights are ok but not fantastic in winter.

MistyGreenAndBlue Wed 28-Oct-20 20:23:47

Would a nice window display be any good?

FoolShapeHeart Wed 28-Oct-20 22:54:04

If you've got a columnar conifer, something like this?

BigBadBox Thu 29-Oct-20 09:18:51

MistyGreenAndBlue

Dont use battery lights. You will be changing the batteries every 3 days. Some solar lights are ok but not fantastic in winter.

I have battery lights round my house and they do the whole of December without a battery change.

They were cheap LED ones from Aliexpress

KitKat1985 Fri 30-Oct-20 11:00:05

I think DH might kill me if I got the giant Christmas gnome!

Will look at some LED battery decorations thank you.

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EerilyDeleted Fri 30-Oct-20 11:12:38

We use LED battery ones. They have a built in timer so they come on for 8 hours from the same time every day. One set of (rechargeable) AA batteries lasts a fortnight in them. Got them from The Range.

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