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One of the sim­plest ways to dress up any front- or back­yard is with light­ing. It al­lows you to hide the

ugly bits and high­light the best bits, and there’s al­ways some­thing spe­cial about Christ­mas light­ing. Here are a few ideas.

Trans­form the branches of an over­hang­ing tree by sus­pend­ing Christ­mas lights from them.

Do the same with pa­per lan­terns or hang­ing hur­ri­cane lamps with can­dles in­side. If you are really ad­ven­tur­ous, hang up an old chan­de­lier – your back­yard will feel like Christ­mas and Alice’s Won­der­land com­bined!

Run Christ­mas light­ing along side fences, wrap it around ca­bana or deck posts or drape over hooks to form candy cane shapes on walls. The kids will love to help!

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