Do you love decorating your front yard for Christmas? I think we should abandon any thoughts of being tacky or over-the-top and get our outdoor Christmas decoration game on!
There is nothing like the sense of excitement and joy around the Holiday season and coming home to a well decorated front yard this Christmas will just help make it all the better.
You don’t need to spend a fortune making your outdoors stand out among your neighbors, you can DIY virtually anything! We’ve brought together this amazing list of DIY outdoor Christmas decorations to make your life easier and your wallet sigh in relief!
You’ll definitely find inspiration here to create some awesome outdoor decorations of your own.
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Without further ado, let’s look at these outdoor Christmas decorations in more detail!
Front Door Oversized Gift Tag Decorations
These amazing giant gift tag decorations by Kenneth Wingard are a great way to greet your guests to your home (or yourselves when you come home!).
It’s a nice easy project that has big bang for your buck!
Giant DIY Christmas Baubles
We love these giant baubles from DIY Cuteness that hang from a garland. If there is one thing you want from an outdoor decoration, it is to stand out and these baubles do that brilliantly.
If you can’t find the large colored plastic balls you could get some beach balls and spray paint them various colors.
Giant Wooden Star Outdoor Decoration
This stunning large wooden star by Duke Manor Farm is one of our favorite outdoor decorations and can be dressed up with string lights to shine brightly.
They are really simple to make and are a great way to decorate any large trees you have outside. You could also hang them over your windows.
You can make large wooden snowflakes in a similar way if you wanted to get more creative!
DIY Paper Plate Lollipop Outdoor Decorations
If you are on a tight budget, this is a wonderful way to make your front yard that little bit more fun at Christmas!
Pool Noodle Lollipop Outdoor Christmas Decoration
So, here is the lightly improved version of the lollipop decoration from The SITS Girls. This one uses a pool noodle wrapped in tape to produce a stripe and then rolled up.
Both of these lollipop projects are great to carry out with kids.
Recycled Plastic Cup Snowman
This is a wonderful way to recycle plastic cups rather than just throwing them away. There are several ways you can go about it, but we love this Olaf snowman.
This would be an awesome project to do with the kids and a great introduction to recycling.
DIY Giant Cupcake Outdoor Christmas Decoration
Cupcakes make great ornaments, they are cute and elicit a positive feeling. These giant cupcakes are a fantastic way to create a larger than life outdoor version for your Christmas decorations.
Be careful with the expanding foam, it gets bigger!!
Life Size Nutcracker Soldier Outdoor Decoration
This life size nutcracker by Kenneth Wingard is impressive, and that is exactly what your guests will be thinking when they see it in your front yard!
It may look impossible, but when you break down each part it’s all just a collection of painted plastic parts put together.
It will certainly be a talking point in your neighborhood!
DIY Cinder Block Gift Outdoor Decoration
Such a simple DIY outdoor Christmas decoration from Club Chica Circle. Just a cinder block painted silver and red with a plastic bow on top!
Just remember it’s heavier than it looks!
Kenneth Wingard has come up with some sensational DIY outdoor Christmas decorations and this is one of his best.
DIY North Pole Mailbox Christmas Decoration
You can’t have Christmas without letters to Santa and this gorgeous North Pole mailbox from Hallmark does the perfect job of receiving them!
If you don’t have an old mailbox you can re-purpose, then you can make one with a 1/4″ plywood box and 1/8″ plywood for the curved top.
DIY Christmas Light Balls
To make a big front yard Christmas statement at night, these Christmas light balls from Christmas Lights Etc are a really inexpensive solution that packs a punch.
These can just sit on the ground or be hung from trees or verandas to really upscale your front yard decorations.
DIY Rustic Pallet Outdoor Christmas Tree
This is a really stylish, yet simple outdoor Christmas tree decoration from The Whimsical Wife. It can be pegged in the ground, leaned against your front wall, hung over a window. The options are many!
With just a saw and a hammer you can easily create this Christmas tree shape and then paint it in anyway you desire. You could also add some outdoor fairy lights to really take it to the next level.
DIY Birdseed Christmas Ornaments
Let’s think about our feathered friends at Christmas with these cute birdseed ornaments from Knuckle Salad that are really easy to make.
You will need some birdseed (obviously!) and some Christmas cookie cutter shapes. Great project to do with the kids, along with some bird watching (for which you might need some kids binoculars and a bird watching book!)
DIY Pool Noodle Candy Cane Outdoor Decoration
You can’t have a front yard Christmas display without some candy canes! Seriously, those are the rules!
These really cheap pool noodle candy canes from Trendy Tree are the perfect solution for a tight budget and something the kids can get involved with.
DIY PVC Pipe Candy Canes
Another way of creating candy canes is with PVC pipe and fittings. This great example from DIY Show Off is really professional and includes lights!
This would look great at your front door, or line your garden path with them!
DIY Santa’s Sleigh Outdoor Decoration
Kenneth Wingard is at it again with this awesome Santa’s sleigh front yard display. This project is a bit more involved than some of the others but what an impact it will have on your outdoor Christmas decorations!
You could make this so that it is flat packed for storage outside of the Holiday season.
Why not add some reindeer to pull your sleigh!? Read on to the next project for a great reindeer display!
Log Reindeer Outdoor Decoration
You could make this to add to your Santa’s sleigh in the previous example, or just make it to be a stand alone decoration. Either way, this rustic log reindeer from Designer Trapped would be a great addition to your outdoor Christmas decorations.
If you don’t have the wood available yourselves, you could try your local sawmill or tree surgeons.
This one is a real favorite with the kids!
Giant Gingerbread Man Outdoor Christmas Decoration
We love this giant gingerbread man from Hallmark. It’s so fun and original.
You can make this so cheaply with polystyrene sheet and brown paint. The white icing could either be done with white rope, as in the tutorial, or with white silicone caulk.
You don’t have to stop at gingerbread men though, you can use the same method to create almost anything, such as reindeer, snowflakes, bells, stars and even Santa!
It can be a bit daunting trying to come up with an awesome front yard Christmas display without spending a ton of money. We hope we have shown you that there is a way to create your own DIY outdoor Christmas decorations easily and cheaply.
We’re off to plan out this year’s outdoor Christmas display to make it the best ever!
Enjoy your own Christmas crafting!