Light Your Home in Festive Style

Project Overview

If you want to get your home into the Christmas spirit, outdoor lighting is an easy and affordable way to create that festive feeling. Putting up some lights while listening to your favourite Christmas soundtrack is something the whole family can enjoy.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Add some sparkle with fairy lights
2 Brighten up your Christmas tree
3 Light the way for Santa
4 Make your decorations larger than life
5 Packing up for next year
  • Step 1. Add some sparkle with fairy lights

    Solar fairy lights come in a range of fun shapes, with colour changing and flashing functions, so you can create a different look every time you entertain.

    Run them across your roof, pergola, fence or try wrapping them around a tree or flowerbed. Make sure you use plastic clips or hooks when attaching your lights, rather than pins, nails or staples.

    Make sure the solar panels are in a sunny spot. A fully charged battery can give you up to eight hours of light. 

  • Step 2. Brighten up your Christmas tree

    You can give your Christmas tree a whole new look this year with festive LED lights or rope lights. They’re easy to wrap around the tree and cool to touch when switched on. With multi- colours and remote control operation, they’ll make your tree look amazing. And because they’re waterproof you can use them outside to add some colour. 

  • Step 3. Light the way for Santa

    Solar powered festive lights are a great way to create a welcoming pathway for family and friends, or use them to highlight your garden beds. You can really set the scene in your front yard with a huge selection of solar options like Santa, Cherry Blossom or Christmas trees and reindeer shapes. 

  • Step 4. Make your decorations larger than life

    If you really want to make a big impression, we have a fantastic new range of blow up Santas with all sorts of fun, festive designs. The kids will love it! They also come with LED lights inside so you can make them a feature at night. Easy to inflate with built-in fans and they also come with stakes and guy ropes so they won’t blow away.

  • Step 5. Packing up for next year

    Here’s a simple way to pack up fairy lights to keep them tangle-free and easy to put up next year:
    Grab a cardboard roll from an old cling wrap or aluminium foil dispenser and cut a 2cm slit into each end.
    Lay your lights on the ground, hook one end into the slit and start winding them onto your roll. When you get to the last light, hook it into the slit.
    Then wrap the rolled up lights in bubble wrap and store them in a shoebox.

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint Test.

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