As the days get shorter and the winter air chills, make your home twinkle with cheer and warmth this holiday season! Whether you opt for DIY Christmas decorations or want to spruce up your outdoor space with store-bought ornaments, these ideas will turn your abode into a merry oasis. Transform your yard and porch into cozy nooks and add a festive flourish to your home with plenty of fairy lights and colorful decor. Get inspired by these these Awesome Outdoor Christmas Decorations for the season of merriment.
1. DIY Giant Lollipop
These pool noodle lollipops are super easy and inexpensive to make. Purchase Pool Noodles in festive colors like red or green and use White Masking Tape to wrap around them and look like peppermint.
Instructions DIY Giant Lollipop
2. Plastic Cup Snowman
This is a really inexpensive and easy outdoor snowman decoration to make – simply staple approx 300 Plastic Cups together and add decorations. Once assembled you can add lights and set outside to add some cheer to your porch.
Instructions Plastic Cup Snowman
3. DIY North Pole Sign
Bring some magic to the yard for the kids with this awesome north pole sign. You’ll need a PVC pipe that’s 2.5cm in diameter and a plastic globe which you can find in any lighting store. Red masking tape creates the stripes and you could even add fairy lights for extra enchantment.
Instructions DIY North Pole Sign
4. Giant Fake Cupcake
Perfect for a Candyland Theme, these decorative cupcakes would also work great for birthday parties as well as baby or bridal showers. Begin with a decorative plant pot and fill with a weight like small rocks. Then spray with expanding foam for the texture of frosting and add a red bauble for the cherry.
Instructions Giant Fake Cupcake
5. DIY Nutcracker Soldiers
Make these life size Nutcracker Soldiers for approx $50. You’ll need spray paint for plastic in Black, Blue, Red, Yellow and Skin Tone. Other supplies include a plastic flower pot as well as pvc pipes and gal buckets.
Instructions DIY Nutcracker Soldiers
6. DIY Candy Cane Solar Light
Light the way with these solar candy canes. With a pvc pipe, some red tape and a solar powered light.
Instructions DIY Candy Cane Solar Light
7. DIY Giant Silver Bells
8. DIY Santa Mailbox
Make sure Santa gets all your kids letters by making this awesome mailbox. Use ornate L brackets to create a vintage look and get as creative as you want with embellishments.
Instructions DIY Santa Mailbox
9. Santa’s Magic Key
This is a great idea if you don’t have a chimney – maybe you are living in an apartment for example. So if your child asks “How will Santa get inside?” – you can make one of these with a decoration “magic” key and leave it outside your front door for Santa.
Instructions Santa’s Magic Key
10. Wooden Snowmen
Make a fun snowman with just a few supplies! Grab a wooden stair rail, two square end pieces and some paint from Lowes. Cut several inches off one end of the rail for how tall you want the hat to be. Attach the other square end piece to the opposite end. This will be the snowman stand. Paint the face with a sharpie marker for eyes and mouth, and an orange paint pen for the nose. Paint the other square piece and the cut-off piece black. Screw the black piece onto the top of the snowman. Glue the black piece onto the top of the black end piece for the hat. Tie a scrap of fabric around the snowman’s neck area, then glue a button for a finishing touch. And you’ve got your own homemade snowman!
11. Christmas Window
How awesome would this look outside your door. Upcycle an old window pane and decorate in a festive style. It can also be switched out for the different seasons and holidays.
12. Giant Lollipops
Red rubber balls form the basis of this festive idea. You’ll also need pvc pipe, cellophane wrap and ribbon. Wrap ball with cellophane wrap, rest on pipe and tie ribbon.You can make them in different colors – whatever goes with your theme. They would also make adorable decorations for a baby’s nursery.
13. DIY Giant Christmas Ornaments
14. Chalk Pen Galvanized Buckets
Light the way for Santa with these rustic looking buckets. Use garland and fairy lights for the inside of each bucket and Paint the letters J, O, and Y on each.
15. Pallet Christmas Tree
Turn a pallet tree into a Christmas tree for the outdoors with a saw and some green paint.
16. Mickey Mouse Wreath
Make your Disney dreams come true this Christmas with your own magical Mickey Mouse wreath! All you need is three wreath bases, pine garland, and your favorite ornaments to bring the magic of Mickey to your door. Simply wrap the garland around each wreath, position into Mickey’s iconic shape, and secure with more garland. No need to travel to the Magic Kingdom to spread the Disney cheer – create your own festive masterpiece in the comfort of your own home!
17. DIY Christmas Hanging Basket
Add some festive charm to your porch with this hanging basket.
Instructions DIY Christmas Hanging Basket
18. Pinecone Wreath
Create a DIY pinecone wreath for your home by using pinecones you’ve collected or purchase them online. Get a wreath form to put the pinecones around and glue them down. You could then spray paint the wreath white to add a winter feel.
19. Outdoor Christmas Chandelier
20. Winter Floral Arrangement
Make an abundant Christmas arrangement for your porch using fir, pine cones and winter berries. You can place them in an urn or plant pot outside and make sure to adorn with a big festive bow.
21. Giant Cupcakes
Create a cupcake wonderland with this fun DIY project! You’ll need: expansion spray foam, a 12-inch planter pot, round plastic bucket or trash can, heavy duty cardboard, and spray paint. You’ll also need white spray paint, a red Christmas ornament (for the cherry), glitter, colored beads, or metallic confetti. Begin by spray painting the outside of the plastic container. Cut a hole in the bottom center to fit over a stake in the ground. Put a heavy cardboard or styrofoam base under the foam. Use half a can for the bottom layer and allow it to expand for one hour. After it has hardened, create a pyramid shape with the foam and place the cherry inside. Your cupcake is now ready to enjoy!
22. Candy Land Theme
23. Giant Baubles
Transform kids play balls from Walmart and a plastic container into these giant baubles.
24. Outdoor Wreath
Make a fancy outdoor wreath by hot gluing three different sized vine wreath forms together and hanging a big shiny bauble from the centers.
25. Giant Candy Canes
Make these giant candy canes with pool noodles and wire hangers. Put a wire hanger in a pool noodle and bend it into a hook shape at the top. That will keep the hanger from coming out. Use duct tape for the stripes to make it look like a classic candy cane. Make as many as you want and they’ll make great outdoor decorations!
26. Giant Wreath
To make a giant wreath, use duct tape to attach two pool nools together and then hot glue ornaments to this.
27. Snowman Wreath
Make a snowman wreath by hot gluing three different sized wreath forms together and adding baubles. Finish by tying a scarf around the neck.
28. Christmas Gnome
These DIY Tree Gnomes are a fun way to decorate the front porch for Christmas! You only need a few supplies such as a Mini Tree and boots and a cute scarf to make the hat from. They would look great at any time of the year – just change the hat to the season.
Instructions Christmas Gnome
29. Merry Grinchmas
If you are a Whoville fan, make these adorable Grinch themed signs for your porch with wood and paint.
Instructions Merry Grinchmas
30. Tomato Cage Trees
This is a great back for your festive decor. Simply invert tomato cages and wrap them with lights to make adorable trees for your porch or yard.
31. Gingerbread Men
Make these out of some wood sheets, then paint. So fun for Christmas decorations!
Instructions Gingerbread Men
32. Sucker Lollipop Bowls
33. Grinch Door
34. Candy Cane Christmas Tree
To make this idea screw old candy cane stakes together and then glue dollar store fake light bulbs in the holes.
35. Upcycled Gingerbread House
If the kids have outgrown their old playhouse – then this is a great way to upcycle it for Christmas.
36. Bike Wheel Snowmen
Use old bike wheels & spraypaint them white (or bronze or black lol) & them strong lights around the wheels & hang snowmman from a fence or porch railing.
37. Antique Sled Decorated for Christmas
38. Gnome Boards
If you have wooden boards laying around, then you can paint them to look like festive gnomes. These will look great in the porch to welcome guests.
39. Outdoor Train
To make this easy outdoor train, you’ll need four crates which are then spray painted in the colors of your choice. The lids from Dollar Store Tins are spray painted to create the ‘wheels’. The lids are then screwed on to the crates. The Engine is made by cutting a crate in half and stacked on top of another crate with hot glue