This year, we were minimal on our yard decorations.
Our neighborhood had its first Luminary Stroll and over 80 homes had luminaries in their yard. Instead of using paper bags, we bought from a company that had plastic luminaries that look like paper bags. You can choose different light sources, but we got the string of lights so it was easy to space them evenly.
It turned out beautiful and magical. Those that normally don't decorate had them out. Made you want to go on walks every night to see them.
We used the net lights we had from the old house and flung them up on a couple bushes. We spaced them out and it looked good. But Mr. JCrew said there was something missing. He wanted to build a cross. A LARGE cross.
I was happy to oblige. We got lumber, garland and lights and started piecing it together.
I used my Kreg Jig, but I always forget that you need special screws, so we had to run to the store.
Once the cross was together, we stapled the lights on and then the garland.
We painted the stand black so that it wouldn't stand out. And we used sand bags to anchor it down. We have pretty heavy winds here.
It was fun to see it lit up at night, too.
It was a really fun project. Helps us continually focus on why we are here.