Welcome your guests with a stylish Christmas decoration! We will show you how to decorate the flower boxes on the windowsill to suit the festive season and make them glow. These ideas for Christmas decorations for outside windowsills are easy to imitate and ideally suited even for complete beginners. There is a lot to design: You can choose from natural materials such as rose hips, berries, fir green and pine cones, as well as seasonal Christmas tree decorations and even fairy lights. Let your creativity run free and give your guests a warm Christmas welcome!
Christmas decoration for outside windowsill: Traditional decoration idea with fir green and holly Ilex
Christmas is a festival in which numerous traditions play a major role. Certain evergreen plants and trees are closely related to this, because they symbolize eternal life and hope. An atmospheric decoration with evergreen natural materials not only has a symbolic value, it is also extremely practical for outdoor use. Because pine branches and fir green are extremely durable and can withstand snow and frost without any problems. They don’t mind the strong wind either. To make your Christmas arrangement look exciting, you can add variety with boxwood, holly ilex and berry branches. Put the branches in floral foam to provide them with water. When you arrange the arrangements, leave enough space in the front center for Christmas balls, small decorative figures or bows.
Classic Christmas decoration for the outside of the window sill: Illuminated mini Christmas tree
A mini Christmas tree is a real all-rounder, because it does not only look good in the small apartment. Even in the flower box on the windowsill, the small-format Christmas tree automatically attracts everyone’s attention. Depending on whether you have a small or a large flower box, there are several arrangement variants to choose from. For example, you can group several Christmas trees and decorate them with fairy lights. Fill in the gaps between the Christmas trees with fir greens, pine cones, and rose hips or berry branches. Tie a red bow and place it in the center of the front of the flower box and glue it in place with the hot glue. Your new long-lasting winter and Christmas decoration for the outside window sill is ready. From April you can transplant the mini fir trees into flower pots. If there is not enough space for three Christmas trees, you can stage a Christmas tree as a soloist.
Make puristic Christmas decorations for windowsill outside yourself
Glittering Christmas decorations, sparkling fairy lights, garlands in rainbow colors: the world of Christmas decorations offers some kitschy color and material combinations. If you want to avoid the kitsch trap, you prefer stylish, puristic Christmas decorations. According to the motto “less is more”, the pine branches are combined with berries and eucalyptus in the white flower box – and thus bring a breath of fresh air to the festive arrangement for the outside area. An LED candle gives the decoration the finishing touches and effectively rounds off the Christmas ensemble.
Modern Christmas decorations in petrol blue and fir tree made of driftwood
Red was yesterday. Nowadays, more and more interior designers, bloggers and decoration professionals are turning to colors like purple, pink or blue. The new color palette creates exciting contrasts and brings a modern flair to the Christmas decorations. The combination of fir green and petrol blue is particularly effective, because the blue color is very elegant and highlights the natural beauty of fir green. Subtle white accents like mistletoe and pine cones sprinkled with artificial snow add variety. A wooden Christmas tree also fits well into the overall concept.
A similar color combination that works very well in conjunction with natural materials is green and silver. This is where several Christmas balls of different sizes come into play. The special thing about the Christmas arrangement is that each ball has a different surface. From matt to glossy: the balls effectively complete any arrangement made of natural materials. The end result looks super stylish and cuts a fine figure even on the facade of minimalist houses.
Christmas decorations in English style for the outside of the windowsill
Plaid decorative ribbons, bird figures, snowmen: Great importance is attached to effective Christmas decorations in Great Britain. The decorative elements with classic English motifs not only look good as soloists, but can also be combined perfectly with existing tree decorations. It is important not to overdo it and to keep the Christmas decorations as natural as possible. The color scheme in England is set to red and green. The arrangements look very voluminous. Not only typical seasonal natural materials such as rose hips and berries are combined, but also cypress branches and succulents.
Christmas decorations for outside windowsill: lights create a happy mood in the evening
A stylish Christmas decoration for the outside window sill creates a happy atmosphere and makes the anticipation of the coming holidays greater. But if it is also illuminated, the flower box on the windowsill becomes something special. Traditionally, the chain of lights is simply wrapped around the fir branches as a garland, but in recent years another alternative has established itself. In the USA it is hung either on a metal silhouette or directly around the window frame.
For use outdoors, however, only fairy lights that are specially marked as lights for the outside area are suitable. The shape of the light chain itself does not matter, both LED cluster light chains and wire light chains can be found in stores. Many do not need a direct power connection, but are powered by batteries. Which variant you choose depends more on personal preferences and the arrangement.
Another variant is available in stores – stars or snowflake silhouettes made of metal, which are illuminated with small LED lamps in the evening. Those who are skilled in their craft can also make the beautiful decorative elements themselves. Simply drill through the star or snowflake in several places and attach the small lamps there. Optionally, a piece of wire can be brought into the desired shape and then wrapped with a string of lights.
You can also make beautiful stars from wooden strips. During the day they give the festive arrangement a rustic touch, in the evening they make it shine. This is how a wooden star is made: Two strips of equal width and length are required for each star ray. Simply glue the individual wooden strips together and then assemble the star. When the wooden star is ready, let it dry and then pierce it, attach the LED lights and flaunt it on the windowsill.
Make vintage Christmas decorations for windowsill outside yourself
If you want to decorate the windowsill with winter decorations, which also enhance the outdoor area after Christmas, then go for a vintage Christmas decoration with dry flowers. Hydrangeas, for example, have beautiful blue, white, or pinkish-purple flowers. When they dry out, they quickly lose their color and turn gold-beige. The perfect shade for winter decorations. Just leave the flowers in a vase with 2 cm of water in a dark and well-ventilated room. Within a few days, the water will completely evaporate and the flowers will then dry out.
Christmas decorations for windowsills made of natural materials in earth tones
If you embellish the windowsill with festive arrangements made of natural materials, then you should make sure that the arrangements look as natural as possible. First, simply put floral foam (available in all flower shops) on the ground in the flower box and then put the fir branches in first. Arrange cypress twigs and other plants in the front that will begin to droop after a while. You can put long pine cones on top or glue the cones to shashlik skewers and then stick the skewers in the floral foam. Fill in the gaps with other evergreen plants like boxwood, eucalyptus leaves, mistletoe or holly leaves. Tie Christmas bells with twine and drape them like a garland over the fir and pine branches.
Driftwood as an accent and illuminated fir garland on the windowsill
Driftwood doesn’t just look good indoors. Birch wood is extremely durable and also brings a fresh note to the windowsill. Goes well with the shabby chic style decoration: an illuminated garland made of fir green. Other combinations with decorative elements in the “magic forest” style are also possible: for example, arrange small bird houses and bird figures on the tree branches or decorate with elves and fairies. Hedgehogs, reindeers, foxes and other animal figures can also find space on the windowsill.
Shabby chic Christmas decorations for outside: stars made of metal decorate the windows
Numerous shabby chic decorations are also available in stores. They all successfully recreate the worn look of vintage decorations. Christmas stars made of metal with partially chipped paint, wooden decorations with signs of use or Christmas balls with scratched surfaces bring a romantic touch from bygone times to the garden. A gas lamp or lantern with a candle goes perfectly with it. But be careful: never light gas lamps and lanterns with candles, as there is a risk of fire.
Whether modern, vintage, puristic or traditional: A Christmas decoration for the window sill creates a happy atmosphere and arouses anticipation for the coming festival. Let your imagination run wild. In the photo gallery below you will find more examples of seasonal decorations that you can make yourself.
Perfect for windows facing north: the Christmas balls create a Christmas atmosphere and at the same time let sunlight into the room
Classic color scheme: Christmas decorations in red, green and silver
Illuminated decorative balls set accents
Not only rose hips cut a good figure outside, different berry varieties also bring variety
Completely natural winter decoration that you can leave on the windowsill even after the holidays
Hobby gardeners can also plant winter flowers and plants in the window box
Seasonal Christmas decorations for outside windowsill: door wreath made of fir green, garland made of pine branches and fairy lights
Decoration with natural materials for the window sill: when there is no flower box
Decorate animal figures with frost spray
Make illuminated winter decorations for the windowsill yourself
Decorate the outside of the window sill for Christmas: Nutcracker soldiers