53 Best Outdoor Christmas Decorations Ideas & Tutorials
53 easy DIY outdoor Christmas decorations & best ideas for the yard, lawn, porch & front door, such as hanging Xmas lights, wreaths, garlands, wood signs, ornaments & planter pots!
Today we will look at some of the most beautifully decorated Christmas porches, front doors and backyard. Try these ideas to decorate your own front entry and bring some extra holiday cheer to you, your guests, and those lucky ones passing by!
This is part 4 of our Favorite Christmas Decorating Ideas For Every Part of Your Home series! This 4-part series is all about the best Christmas decorating ideas you can apply to your own home easily and quickly! You can check out the rest of the series below :
- Part 1: 30+ Gorgeous Christmas decorating ideas for the entryway, living room, and stairs.
- Part 2: 30+ Best Christmas decorating ideas for the kitchen, dinning room, bedroom, and bathroom.
- Part 3: 27 Easy and beautiful Thanksgiving and Christmas table decorations and centerpieces.
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DIY fresh Christmas wreath
A fresh wreath is one of the easiest and most timeless Christmas decorations you can make! Tutorial here.
Outdoor Christmas light spheres
If you have a front porch, or some nice trees in your backyard, these hanging light spheres will look so pretty at night! Remember to use an outdoor extension cord!
You can buy these large Christmas light balls or make them for the holidays with chicken wires as in this video tutorial below-
These 12 ft outdoor Christmas lights that come in many colors are perfect for larger light balls, and these 8 ft lights are great for smaller spheres.
Hanging Christmas light balls made from grapevine
These lighted spheres are easy to make from grape vines or honeysuckle vines. Via Lynne Knowlton. They are great not only for Christmas but for the entire holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year!
DIY Christmas porch chandelier
This DIY Christmas chandelier looks so natural and elegant on the front porch! Tutorial on Urban Cottage Living. Can’t find a large vine wreath form? Here’s a tutorial on how to make grapevine wreath for free!
DIY Reindeer Christmas lawn decorations
This reindeer Christmas lawn decoration is made from plywood. Tutorial on Eclectic Recipes. If you live in a rainy winter climate, keep it under a covered patio or porch or make it from solid wood boards (see next tutorial).
Wooden Reindeer Christmas yard decorations
Amy at Her Tool Belt made this wood reindeer from 1×8 boards. Wood is very durable and you can use this reindeer for Xmas outdoor decorating year after year.
DIY Nativity Christmas outdoor decorations
This charming nativity scene is easy to make, and looks magical in your front yard or back garden. All you need are some wood, outdoor paint, a jigsaw, and some fabric scraps. ( Original source lost, please let me know if you find it! )
Christmas choir decorations for front porch and backyard
A similar way to use wood boards such as 2x6s to create outdoor decor for Christmas! (Original source lost, please let me know if you find it! )
Large DIY ornaments Christmas porch decorations
Transform some old sports balls into oversized hanging ornaments for a festive Christmas porch decor – see below! Via TMH
The secret success formula for a gorgeous Christmas front porch or back patio: frame the windows and doors with garland, hang some festive ornaments and wreaths, voila!
Oversized Christmas ornaments outdoor decorating ideas
Plastic balls and cups are transformed into these oversized ornaments for a Christmas porch for extra holiday cheer, video tutorial below!
Christmas door decorating ideas
A simple lighted garland around the front door can add so much magic to your outdoor Christmas decorations. (via BHG )
Decorating the front door with Christmas wreaths
Use a trio of wreaths flanked by two planters with artificial Christmas trees and string lights to create outdoor lighted Christmas decorations. ( Via Decor and the Dog )
Christmas porch outdoor decorations
One garland, one wreath, and two pots. There are infinite variations on this basic formula for a gorgeous Christmas porch and front door, which you will see throughout this article! ( via Setting for Four )
Add a banner to the garland, and use a metal Christmas star in place of a door wreath. ( Via Life Love Larson )
DIY Christmas planters and pots
You can create stunning and long-lasting Christmas planters easily with branches and berries. 24 tutorials and inspiring Christmas planter ideas here!
Easy DIY outdoor Christmas wreaths and swags for the front door
Wreaths and swags are favorite essentials in outdoor Christmas decorations.
Both the DIY Magnolia Wreath and the easy Christmas swag take no time to make and are practically free!
A Christmas swag can also be used to decorate outdoor lanterns, mailboxes, and railings. Here’s a super smart tutorial by Diane at In My Own Style on how to add some floral foam and keep your Christmas swag fresh longer!
Make a wreath trio for extra Christmas cheer! Tutorial here.
DIY oversized Poinsettia wreath
Nothing says Merry Christmas more than Poinsettias! See how easy it is to make these colorful mesh Poinsettia wreaths in this video tutorial by The Sits Girls on Youtube below-
DIY painted outdoor Christmas wood signs
Use recycled paper as stencils to paint the classic “JOY” wood sign for Christmas decor. ( via DIYnetwork )
Another way to create the Christmas “JOY” wood sign and hang a wreath as the letter O. ( via Fynes Designs)
Here’s a detailed tutorial on 3 ways to whitewash wood and create weathered paint finishes on wood!
DIY Christmas street sign yard decor
From Santa’s workshop to Elf village, this delightful street sign makes such unique yard and lawn decor for Christmas! Via Wedfest
DIY snowman Christmas painted wood sign
Snowman is a wonderful them for outdoor holiday decorations from Christmas through New Year. Painted wooden sign tutorial here.
Nutcrackers Christmas door banner decor
No time to paint wood signs? These festive Nutcrackers Christmas door banners are only around $10 for a set of 2. What a fast and easy way to decorate doors, windows, and even garage doors!
Make pallet Christmas tree for outside decorations
Paint a tree shape on a pallet, add some lights and ornaments. Now you have a pallet Christmas tree perfect for porch decor! Tutorial here.
For more pallet Christmas tree ideas check out our 48 creative DIY Christmas trees here!
You can even skip the painting and just add some nails to hang Christmas lights on a pallet in the shape of a tree! ( image )
If you are wondering where to find pallets or how to work with pallets, here’s a detailed guide all about pallets-
Outdoor lighted Christmas decorations
A very easy lighted outdoor Christmas decorating idea is to hang string light strands in the shape of a Christmas tree! You can hang them from outdoor trees, wall or a porch roof.
You can also buy these lighted outdoor Christmas tree DIY kits in warm white or mixed colors, and an outdoor extension cord that is long enough.
DIY outdoor Christmas tree
Make an easy and festive outdoor Christmas tree with 3 sticks and string lights to decorate your front lawn or backyard. Here’s a DIY kit to make it even easier!
Christmas lanterns by the front door
Wood lanterns filled with Christmas ornaments make beautiful decorations for the front porch. ( via Dimples & Tangles )
Stacked Christmas planter pots
Stacked pots filled with greenery and ornaments are festive and very easy to DIY. Tutorial here.
Large presents Christmas decorations by the door
Stacked gift boxes tied up with ribbons, these are a few of my favorite things. Tutorial here.
Lighted gift boxes Outside Christmas decorations
These DIY Lighted Christmas presents are made from plastic boxes. Customize your design with your favorite light colors, and add festive holiday bows! Tutorial here.
You can also make them from a wire frame and colorful fabrics, like in this video tutorial above.
Outdoor Christmas decorating ideas for the front porch
Reindeer, sleighs, ornaments, and jingle bells make happy outdoor Christmas decorations by the front door! ( via Dimples & Tangles )
Vintage buckets and crates as outdoor Christmas decorations
A great looking and easy idea for decorating steps for Christmas is to use vintage style galvanized tin vases filled with conifer branches and lights. ( via Finding Home Farms |
Beautiful Christmas porch decor with vintage crate and winter boots by Home Stories A to Z .
Farmhouse outdoor Christmas decoration ideas
Vintage style galvanized tin buckets are filled with natural elements like conifer branches and pine cones to create these farmhouse Christmas outdoor decorations. ( via Liz Marie )
Another elegant farmhouse Christmas porch idea perfect for fixer upper fans, from Love Grows Wild.
Country style Christmas outdoor decorating on the porch
A garden wagon with an old watering can and snowy branches are full of Christmas charm! ( via Hospitality Designs )
Beautifully styled tables and shelves for outdoor Christmas decor
Use black, white and neutrals to create Scandinavian farmhouse Christmas decorations! ( via Vibeke Design )
A rustic ladder is transformed into a Christmas display shelf by Ribbons and Glue.
Use a table to display Christmas candles and pine cones on the front porch. ( via BHG )
DIY large outdoor Christmas decorations
These giant lollipops made from pool noodles or paper plates are pure holiday magic! Here‘s a tutorial on the paper plate lollipops, and a video below on how to make the giant pool noodle lollipops!
Up-cycled and re-purposed Christmas decor
Here’s another wonderful idea to create oversized Christmas ornaments for outdoor decor using old tires! Tutorial by Katie at Addicted to DIY.
Which ideas are your favorite? I personally love those oversized Christmas ornaments and giant holiday candies!
Happy decorating! See you soon!
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Thanks for the great ideas! Will have nicer outdoor Christmas decor this coming Christmas. Nothing is better than a bright and cheerful garland to say holiday spirit, or a cute snowman with Terra Cotta pots for our front door decoration for this Winter season.
We make the paper plate candy Christmas decorations and everyone loved it! Wonderful Blog.Thanks for sharing with us!
What a great lot of ideas. I wish I had a porch!! Great displays–affordable and doable!
Same here! I will have to make those giant ornaments someday! 🙂
Really excited to try some of these creative ideas this Christmas, and make our front porch a happy festive place!
Some great ideas for outdoor Christmas decorating we are going to try this year. Our kids will love the giant candy ones!
These were some really inspirational Christmas decoration ideas. I really love beautiful wreaths and big Christmas ornaments made from beach balls!
Great decorations! I love Christmas and got many amazing idea to decorate my outside thanks a lot
Christmas decorating is something that you’ll either love or you’ll hate, people will take out the lights, tinsel, inflatable Santa’s etc from the previous year, and, in a lot of cases, they’ll just want to put them right back into storage again. These creative ideas really make is so much easier to decorate!
With your super ideas and some creativity, we can make these decorations with our children at home. THANK YOU!!
I already planning my home Christmas decoration on weekends. and this is such a great ideas for home Christmas decor. It will help me a lot, you gave me the best ideas. Will definitely check this out.
Yes !! we all are waiting to welcome Santa!! This is great idea to decorate Home!! Thanks for sharing
This decor is so gorgeous. I can’t wait to start my decorating this year.
This is seriously getting me excited to start decorating for Christmas. Being a Filipino we start celebrating the holiday season at the start of August. We go all out with our decorations but will definitely remember the secret success formula: One garland, one wreath, and two pots. :)))
These were some really inspirational Christmas decoration ideas. I really love beautiful wreaths. You’ve shown some gorgeous ones here.
Great decorations! Can’t believe it’s already that time of year again, look forward to trying some of these ideas!!
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This is my favorite time of the year and the only season I’m willing to make crafts! Some of these ideas are wonderful, I wish I could make then all!
It’s so much nicer when you decide to decorate outdoors as well. I think these are all lovely ideas and since I haven’t started yet, I’d love to keep this post as a resource! Thanks!
I love Christmas and these are amazing DIY ideas needed to make those for my porch! Christmas is no doubt the best time of the year =)
Love these ideas! We are having Christmas at our house for the first time this year so I really do want to get a lot of decorations up and have the house feeling as Christmasey as possible
So many easy DIY decorations. I enjoy Christmas and all the lights and decorations. I am going to try some of these.