Create a stunning outdoor scene this Christmas

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  • Combine twinkling candles and beautiful foliage for a warm welcome to your home

    Get Creative

    Adorn your front door with a bespoke wreath – transform a plain faux or real one by decorating it with fresh roses, snow-dusted pine cones and jewel-toned berries.

    Add Warm Candlelight

    Decorate around the front door with hurricane lanterns and simple pillar candles

    Tapered large wooden lanterns, £15 each, Tesco Direct

    Welcome guests before you’ve even opened the front door by adding a few simpletouches outside…

    Go Green

    For a festive flourish, fill a rustic trug with seasonal greens, such as ivy, eucalyptus or holly. Try your local florist for budget-friendly offcuts, or shop online at crocus.co.uk

    Make It Yours

    Fill baskets and window boxes with seasonal offcuts from your garden

    Trug, £12, Hedgehog

    Hang On

    Dress up a simple star for a stylish alternative to the classic wreath

    Hanging tealight star,
    £30, The White Company

    Light The Way

    Add cosiness to a frosty path with rows of twinkling candles

    For similar tall border lights, try a selection, Primrose

    Ring Around

    Craft your own candle holder with a delicate braid of wild gypsophila

    For similar candles, try the ivory 11in taper candles, £1 each, Shearer Candles

    Shop The Look…

    Golden Touch

    Add a luxe look with shimmering metallic accents

    Brass hanging lantern,
    £14.95, Mia Fleur

    Barn Style

    Lean this light-up accessory next to the door for a rustic feel

    Faux rattan star, £20,Cox & Cox

    Warm Wood

    Just add a pillar candle for a warm glow

    Tapered large wooden lantern, £15, Tesco Direct

    Wild Wood

    Create a magical mood by hanging decorations and lanterns from the branches of a tree

    For similar snowflake decorations, try the White Christmas snowflake decorations, £7.25 for three, Pipii

    Paper Craft

    Make the most of a rainy day by gathering the family for a snowflake-making session. Use the finished decorations to transform bare branches into a starry wonderland.

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