Decorating Vinyl Patios and Decks for the Holidays
Who says you have to keep all of you decorating inside, or limit it to the front of your home only? We at Tuff Industries encourage you to embrace your inner holiday elf and decorate vinyl patios and decks as well! Here are some of our top tips:
Tip #1: Tree, Anyone?
If you have a small living room or aren’t fond of pine needles throughout your home, consider putting your Christmas Tree outside this year. You can still decorate with outdoor lights, even add ornaments, but all the mess is contained to your deck or patio and can be easily cleaned up without killing your vacuum cleaner.
Bonus Tip: Consider buying a live tree – you can plant it in Spring to brighten up your yard.
Tip #2: Run Lights Around Vinyl Patios and Decks
You can quickly jazz up drab vinyl decks and patios with some colored or white Christmas lights. If you’re not up to hanging lights from the roofline, wind them around your railings or use clips. Remember to find a timer so your lights aren’t on (or off) all the time.
Tip #3: Add Festive Touches
You can easily put some festive touches outside to add some whimsy to vinyl patios and decks. Check out Pinterest for handy, DIY ideas. You can check out craft stores for wreaths, sisal rope, etc. Or look at home stores for fun decorations that will last you for several years.
Tip #4: Include Green and Red on Vinyl Decks and Patios
Nothing’s more festive than adding a few small green trees to vinyl patios and decks. Slap a red bow (or silver or gold if you prefer) and you have an instant holiday decoration. You can change out the décor in the Spring for a different look.
Tip #5: Get Crafty
There are some amazing crafts you can make with just a few supplies. Here are some ideas:
- Place solar fairy lights inside a glass lantern
- Make Christmas trees out of old pallets (paint them green and decorate)
- Hang some dead branches (birch looks great) and dangle ornaments
- Spray an old milk can (or other container) silver and fill it with greenery
- Buy (or make) some wood letter and paint red (such as “J-O-Y”)
- Make a reindeer out of small logs
There are so many great ideas, you’ll have a hard time picking just one (or, let’s face it, five).
Tip #6: Take Care of Vinyl Decking
Once it’s all said and done, don’t forget to clean up. Sweep off any tree debris as soon as you can as you don’t want it to stick to the vinyl membrane.
Replacing a vinyl membrane can help dress up shabby vinyl patios and decks – consider scheduling a refurbishment for next spring with a qualified vinyl decking contractor.