"Twas the week before Christmas and all around the house, no decorations were outside, my wife called me a louse. The columns though pretty, were tall, white and bare, it soon became clear that candy canes should be there."
Check out this holiday video to see how to make holiday candy cane exterior house decorations. This instructional Christmas video is a bit odd in comparison to the rest... it's narrated in a rhyme much like "Twas the Night Before Christmas."
To change your plain-looking house columns into giant, decorative, outdoor candy canes, you'll need plywood, bolts, paint, a drill, fabric, and wood blocks. Although not thorough, this video does demonstrate the process for this outdoor Christmas decor.