We decided to get Adeline and Jacob a playhouse for the backyard over the summer, and we decided it would be fun to decorate it for Christmas! It was such a blast and I highly recommend changing out your kid’s playhouse decor for each season!
After a lot of shopping online, we decided on this Backyard Discovery playhouse. I chose this one because of the cute roofline, the flower box, the red door, and a working doorbell. It has a lot of really cute details that make it look like a real house!
My dad and Marcus built a little foundation for it out of concrete pavers, which is really nice for keeping it clean and from getting muddy when it rains. It is also very open in the back, so it lets a nice breeze through. We felt that was important living in Texas where it gets so hot!
Our exact playhouse can be found here, but here are some other options if you are looking for something a little different!
We went ALL OUT decorating the playhouse this year! We wanted it to look like a little gingerbread house, so we went with a candy theme. Most of the decorations are from AtHome, but you could find similar items at almost any home decor store!
We used a staple gun to attach the lights to the house and just ran an extension code to the house for electricity. We used a block of styrofoam to arrange the decorations in the flower box. Everything else was either just stuck in the ground or held up with a bit of packing tape!
Do it on a budget!
We did buy mostly new decorations for this fun project (with a few pieces from my childhood sprinkled in), but I really feel you could do something similar with decorations you already have. How about the pieces you’ve rotated out for new ones but keep holding onto? What about the stands of lights that has one bulb burnt out? Let the kids have at it!
Let your kiddos decorate your back patio, their swing set, their playhouse or other backyard toys with those leftover decorations. Adeline loved helping us get her playhouse all dressed up!
Shoutout to my mom for all her help making this little playhouse ready for Santa Claus. We love you, Gigi!
Want to read about my tips to get a great deal on Christmas cards and a tip on how to display them each year? You can also check out my husband gift guide!