DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations: 100+ Best Cheap and Easy Ideas For People Who Love Christmas

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Here are 100+ best DIY outdoor Christmas decorations and ideas to transform your home into a bright winter wonderland this Christmas!

Christmas is just around the corner and we've got you covered with over 100 of the most creative, budget-friendly DIY outdoor decorations. This blog post has everything from wreaths to signs that will spruce up your home for the holidays. So go ahead and get creative!
We hope these ideas inspire you to make something beautiful this holiday season. Happy crafting!


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The lights are up, tinsel is hanging from every surface, and carols are playing on repeat. It’s that magical time where you can’t help but smile as you walk through your neighborhood and admire outdoor Christmas displays, even if it’s cold outside.

Decorating for Christmas is the best way to get into the holiday spirit. From a beautifully decorated Christmas tree to hand made stockings and even welcoming your Elf on the shelf, Christmas is all about merrymaking!

There are tons of great DIY ideas out there to help make your home feel Christmassy without too much effort or money spent! There’s a Christmas décor style to match all tastes and aesthetics. From vintage Christmas décor ideas to rustic farmhouse holiday décor, you are sure to find inspiration for your own home.

Related: 18 Best Iconic Vintage Christmas Decor Ideas

So, if you’re searching for some low-cost DIY outdoor Christmas decorations that you’ll like, have a look at this fantastic selection of suggestions we’ve compiled. With well over 100 ideas for DIY outdoor Christmas decorations you are guaranteed to be inspired this holiday season and transform your house into a festive winter wonderland.

All these easy to follow tutorials will help you create beautiful DIY outdoor Christmas decorations with simple materials that are easy to find, and most of all inexpensive!

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100+ DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

DIY outdoor giant Christmas ornaments

Homemade DIY giant Christmas ornaments that you can display outside are a fun and easy way to make your home stand out this holiday season. Whether you’re displaying homemade giant ornaments from a tree on your front lawn or from your porch or balcony, this idea is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Here are 15 of our favorite DIY outdoor giant Christmas ornament ideas and tutorials.

diy outdoor Christmas decorations: overzied DIY giant Christmas ornaments

#1 DIY Giant Outdoor Christmas Ornaments (Tutorial available from Smart School House)
#2 Colorful Oversized Christmas Lawn Ornaments (Tutorial available from DIY n Crafts)
#3 Giant Bouncy Ball Ornaments (Tutorial from Home Talk)
#4 Oversized Solar Powered Christmas Ornaments (Tutorial available from Real Simple)
#5 Cheap and Easy Giant Christmas Ornaments (Tutorial available from One Good Thing)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#6 DIY Giant Christmas Bell Ornaments (Tutorial from Craft Bits)
#7 Quick and Easy Jumbo Christmas Lawn Ornaments (Tutorial available from How To Build It)
#8 Upcycled Tire Ornaments (Tutorial available from Addicted 2 DIY)
#9 Giant Jingle Bells (Tutorial available from Smart School House)
#10 Giant Tire Candy Ornament (Tutorial available from Lily Ardor)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#11 DIY Oversized Christmas Ornament Topiary (Tutorial available from Celebrate and Decorate)
#12 DIY Lighted Jumbo Christmas Ornaments (Tutorial available from Christmas Lights Etc)
#13 Giant Silver Bells (Tutorial available from Kenneth Wingard)
#14 DIY Oversized Porch Ornaments (Tutorial available from Home Stories A to Z)
#15 DIY Jumbo Wood Light Bulb Christmas Ornaments (Tutorial available from Sugar and Cloth)

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DIY wooden Christmas yard decorations

Yard decorations made from wood are another fantastic idea for DIY outdoor Christmas decorations. DIY wooden Christmas yard decorations are a low cost option for decorating your home that produce beautiful outdoor Christmas displays. Here are some of the very best ideas to help inspire you and get you started.

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#16 DIY Wood Joy Sign (Tutorial available from Fynes Designs)
#17 Easy Wood Slice Snowmen (Tutorial available from Grandparents Plus)
#18 DIY Wood Christmas Plant Stand (Tutorial available from Shanty To Chic)
#19 Knock-off Crate & Barrel Ornament Trees (Tutorial available from Domestically Speaking)
#20 DIY Lighted Wood Christmas Tree (Source Unknown)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#21 DIY Wooden Snowman (Source Unknown)
#22 Simple DIY Lighted Wooden Snowflakes (Tutorial available from The DIY Network)
#23 Christmas Crate Train (Tutorial available from Me and My Crafties)
#24 DIY Wood Shutter Nutcrackers (Tutorial available from Crafty Morning)
#25 DIY Wood Santa Sleigh and Reindeer (Tutorial available from DIY Decor Mom)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#26 DIY Vintage Sled Decor (Tutorial available from Fynes Designs)
#27 Farmhouse Wooden Skis (Tutorial available from The Sits Girls)
#28 DIY Gingerbread Lawn Decor (Tutorial available from Instructables)
#29 DIY Wooden Snowman Family (Tutorial available from Kids Activities Blog)
#30 White Picket Christmas Fence (Source Unknown)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#31 DIY Candy Cane Porch Decor (Tutorial Available from Sadie’s Seasoned Goods)
#32 Simple Wood Soda Crate Display (Tutorial available from The Cozy Old Farmhouse)
#33 DIY Wooden North Pole Arrow Marker (Tutorial available from The Happy Scraps)
#34 DIY Pallet Christmas Trees (Tutorial available from Pretty DIY Home)
#35 DIY Red Crate Pick Up Truck (Tutorial available from Home Talk)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#36 DIY Winter Woodland Sign (Tutorial available from Blooming Homestead)
#37 DIY Log Reindeer (Tutorial available from Designer Trapped)
#38 DIY Stocking Post (Tutorial available from Saw Dust To Stitches)
#39 Buffalo Check Wood Block Christmas Signs (Source Unknown)
#40 Easy DIY Wood Reindeer (Tutorial available from Eclectic Recipes)

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DIY Christmas lawn Decor Ideas

Christmas lawn decor is another great way to get into the holiday spirit! Front lawns offer space and a whole lot of visibility, so why not take advantage of this and create a beautiful Christmas lawn display? Here are some of the very best DIY outdoor Christmas decorations and ideas to get you started. You’ll be amazed by how far a little effort can go!

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#41 DIY Wooden Angel Lawn Decor (Tutorial available from Eclectic Recipes)
#42 DIY Tree Gnomes (Tutorial available from Kids Activities Blog)
#43 Pine Cone Fence Decor (Source Unknown)
#44 DIY Christmas Playhouse Lawn Decor (Tutorial available from Dreaming Of Homemaking)
#45 Lighted Lawn Stars (Source Unknown)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#46 DIY Candy Cane Solar Lights (Tutorial available from DIYs)
#47 DIY Concrete Holiday Gift Boxes (Tutorial available from Chica Circle)
#48 DIY Lighted Gift Boxes (Tutorial available from Christmas Lights Etc)
#49 Frozen Colored Ice Ornaments (Source Unknown)
#50 Giant Paper Plate Lollipops (Tutorial available from Smart School House)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#51 DIY Lighted PVC Candy Canes (Tutorial available from Amber Oliver)
#52 Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Lights (Tutorial available from 17 Apart)
#53 Rustic Nail-Head Christmas Trees (Tutorial available from HGTV)
#54 Simple Lawn Snow Lanterns (Tutorial available from Little Green Fingers)
#55 Hale Bay Christmas Tree (Tutorial available from Country Living)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#56 Plastic Pumpkin Snowman Decoration (Tutorial available from Crafty Morning)
#57 DIY Glowing Gift Boxes (Tutorial available from Martha Stewart)
#58 DIY Melted Lawn Snowman (Tutorial available from The Hallmark Channel)
#59 Merry Christmas Lawn Sign (Tutorial available from All Things Thrifty)
#60 DIY Red Truck Lawn Decor (Tutorial available from Red Cottage Chronicles

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#61 Burlap Candy Cane Lawn Decor (Source Unknown)
#62 Upcycled Wooden Wheel Barrow Idea (Source Unknown)
#63 Giant Lawn Santa (Source Unknown)
#64 DIY North Pole Lawn Markers (Tutorial available from Follow Your Heart Woodworking)
#65 Candy Cane Christmas Tree (Source Unknown)

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DIY outdoor Christmas Wreath Decorations

DIY outdoor Christmas wreath decorations and ideas are also a great option if you’re looking for affordable DIY outdoor Christmas decorations. Wreaths can be displayed on front doors, balconies, on the wall outside your home, and even over your garage door. Check out our top 20 ideas for inspiration and tutorials to help you create a beautiful festive wreath to display this year. Bonus: Most of these DIY Christmas wreath ideas can be completed in about an hour!

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#66 Christmas Grapevine Evergreen Wreath (Tutorial available from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs)
#67 Easy DIY Ornament Wreath (Tutorial available from Amy G Blog)
#68 Simple DIY Fabric Scrap Wreath (Tutorial available from Fabric Editions Inc. Blog)
#69 Cute Village Miniatures DIY Wreath (Tutorial available from Martha Stewart)
#70 DIY Fresh Christmas Wreath (Tutorial available from Shades Of Blue Interiors)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#71 Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath (Tutorial available from The Best Ideas For Kids)
#72 DIY Hoop Embroidery Christmas Wreath (Tutorial available from Hometalk)
#73 DIY Plaid Poinsettia Wreath (Tutorial available from Let’s DIY It All)
#74 Dollar Tree Ornament Wreath (Tutorial available from My Sanity Project)
#75 DIY Christmas Buffalo Check Hoop Wreath (Tutorial available from Domestically Creative)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#76 Simple Poinsettia Wreath ( Tutorial available from Vanessa Christenson)
#77 DIY Gingerbread Christmas Wreath (Tutorial available from Nourish and Nestle)
#78 Holly and Berry DIY Christmas Wreath (Tutorial available from Polka Dot Chair)
#79 Let It Snow Christmas Wreath (Tutorial available from The Happy Housie)
#80 Christmas Ribbon Wreath (Tutorial available from Shelterness)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#86 DIY Red And White Christmas Mesh Wreath (Tutorial available from Sonya’s Happenings)
#87 DIY Christmas Burlap Wreath (Tutorial available from Feeling Nifty)
#88 Dried Orange Citrus Christmas Wreath (Tutorial from Hallstrom Home)
#89 10-Minute Embroidery Hoop Gnome Wreath (Tutorial from Ruffles and Rainboots)
#90 DIY Vintage Tinsel Holiday Wreath (Tutorial from Girls Build Club)

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Unique outdoor Christmas decorations

If you’re tried of always seeing the same old thing when it comes to DIY outdoor Christmas decorations, one option to consider are these unique Christmas decorations that we curated.

Unique DIY outdoor Christmas decorations are a fun way to bring some personality to your home this year with some non traditional ideas. If you’re looking for something different to decorate your house with, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, these 15 clever ideas are sure to inspire!

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#91 Easy Evergreen Gnome (Tutorial available from The Shabby Creek Cottage)
#92 DIY Christmas Play House (Tutorial available from A Darling Daydream)
#93 Retro Red and Aqua Christmas Porch (Tutorial available from Cottage At The Crossroads)
#94 Painted Wood Panel Christmas Door Decor (Tutorial available from 320 Sycamore Blog)
#95 Cheap and Easy Clothes Hanger Snowflakes (Tutorial available from Crazy DIY Mom)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#96 DIY Dollar Store Snowflake Door Hanger (Tutorial available from Rae of Sparkles)
#97 Pool Noodle Candy Canes (Tutorial available from Buzzfeed)
#98 DIY Frame Christmas Door Hanger (Tutorial available from Artsy Chicks Rules)
#99 Giant Garage Bows (Source Unknown)
#100 Yard Stick Christmas Star (Tutorial available from Little Bit Funky)

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations

#101 DIY Clothespin Stars (Tutorial available from By Stephanie Lynn)
#102 Sturdy Snowflake Banners (Tutorial available from Martha Stewart)
#103 DIY Christmas Light Arch (Tutorial available from Instructables)
#104 DIY Easy Tire Snowman (Tutorial available from My Frugal Christmas)
#105 DIY Lawn Igloo (Source Unknown)

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FAQ About DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

What are some cheap DIY outdoor Christmas decorations?

DIY outdoor Christmas decorations don’t need to be expensive. There are tons of great ideas out there that can decorate your home without breaking the bank. Whether you want to create giant DIY outdoor Christmas ornaments, make yard decorations with wood or create DIY lawn ornaments and wreaths, there are tons of budget-friendly ideas that you can use.

We suggest that you poke around the ideas we listed above to find the best DIY outdoor Christmas decorations for your home. With over 100 great DIY decor ideas for Christmas we’re sure you’ll find something that you like.

Can I use plastic outdoor Christmas decorations to decorate outside?

Yes! Plastic outdoor Christmas decorations are a great way to decorate your home for the holidays. You can find some really cute cheap options on Amazon as well as at your local dollar store.  We suggest searching around and scoping out what’s available in your area.

Do I need to take down outdoor Christmas decorations after the holiday is over?

Ultimately it’s a personal decision. We tend to leave our DIY outdoor Christmas decorations up until early spring because the weather gets so cold here.

If you do decide to take down your DIY outdoor Christmas decorations after the holiday, be sure to store them properly so they don’t end up damaged. This means taking them apart and storing them in a dry, cool place. If you have some large items that were stored outdoors we suggest storing them inside and bringing them back outside again the following year.

What are some easy outdoor Christmas decorations?

Easy DIY outdoor Christmas decorations and projects are what we specialize in here at This Tiny Blue House! We have curated a ton of great tutorials and step by step guides to help you create beautiful outdoor holiday displays with confidence. With over 100 different ideas to pick from there is bound to be something for you!

What are some cheap outdoor Christmas decorations?

As mentioned above, cheap DIY outdoor Christmas decorations can vary depending on your budget. We find that most of the DIY outdoor Christmas decorations we’ve listed are quite affordable and low cost. Some of these items can even be purchased at the dollar store.

Do you have any outdoor Christmas decoration ideas for kids?

We sure do! Check out some fun kids Christmas crafts and decoration ideas by clicking here. We also have a ton of Christmas craft ideas and activities for kids that you can do with your family.

How do you decorate outdoors for Christmas on a budget?

One of the best things you can do when decorating outside for Christmas is to reuse and repurpose existing items in your home.  

Purchasing some cheap wreaths, garlands, and outdoor lights from a dollar store or party supply store is a great way to add personality to the front of your home without spending hundreds of dollars . If you have an old mailbox or piece of furniture that needs a makeover, consider painting and decorating it to match your DIY outdoor Christmas decorations.

Do you know where I can find cheap yard Christmas decorations?

Of course we do! Great places to find cheap yard Christmas decorations include thrift shops, garage sales, dollar stores, party supply stores, craft stores and on Amazon. There are a variety of items that you can craft yourself including wreaths, swags, garlands, and more .

How can I decorate my yard for Christmas?

The options are endless. We suggest picking a few DIY outdoor decorations to use as a focal point and then fill it in with simple items like garlands, outdoor lights, wreaths , etc. to make your yard pop. If you are short on time or money consider adding an inexpensive prelit Christmas tree to your landscape for a festive look!

How do I decorate my driveway for Christmas?

We recommend starting out by getting some cheap Christmas lights to string along the edge of your driveway. If you have an old mailbox or piece of wood that you would like to paint, this is a great time to do it! You can also use outdoor stencils and spray paint to add festive words (or designs) along the length of your driveway.

Final Thoughts

Christmas is our favorite holiday. We love everything about it including decorating the inside and outside of our home. As a result, we wanted to curate the best collection of DIY outdoor Christmas decorations so you can decorate your home for the holidays as well.

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