Creative Outdoor Christmas Lights


Some of us really look forward to our outdoor Christmas lighting each year… to some of us it’s just an obligatory pain… That’s kind of sad, becasue it gives us a reason to celebrate the outdoors at a time of year when we don’t get out into the garden much. I think those who dread it only feel that way becasue they haven’t been inspired! So here are some great ideas for DIY Christmas outdoor lighting to really make you want to celebrate the season!

When I saw these Christmas light balls for the first time, all I could think was “wow”. Simple, using ordinary chicken wire and lights, and such an impact! Find out how to create these Christmas light balls from Christmas Lights Etc…

Christmas light balls


Rose Knows Coupons has  a tutorial on creating these outdoor lighted holiday gift boxes. Much less expensive than the ones in the store!

outdoor holiday lighted gift boxes


Wanna know how to make these shooting star lights? Go see the tutorial here!

Shooting star lighting


Write a message in lights to share with all who pass by. Here they used LED rope lighting. The rope lighting is secured to a grid of wire wreath forms with heavy-duty cable ties.

message lighting


This is one of the most creative DIY lighting projects I’ve seen… net lights draped over an outdoor table, and lighted globes hung as a “chandelier”… Like party time for the Christmas creatures!

Outdoor lighting ideas


Love this message lighting sign by Little Bit Funky. Find out how they made this giant lighted star for less than $5. I would either use dark paint, or lights with white wires to make it a little neater looking during the day, but whatever you like!

Giant lighted star


This is a great idea for the patio…fill your hanging baskets with led lights, then push some through to the outside… Fill the basket with some garden goodies!



Lighted lanterns…just insert led lights into anything clear!



This last one is just plain old good inspiration…old fashioned bulb multi lights wrapped around an older bicycle… Charming!


Image Credits: Christmas Lights Etc, BHG, rose knows coupons, Martha, Martha, Cottage Living, Little Bit Funky, Shop Terrain, Living the Country Life


  1. oh! I really want to make those big lighted balls! They will look so cute in my yard… now I just need some extra time ….
    Jessica stopping by from !

  2. I love what they did with the winter hanging basket! The hanging basket is sold here:

  3. I want to make the Giant Christmas ball for my yard. I have the chicken wire but I am having major problems molding into a ball shape. There are a lot of videos on how to make these however they are making the smaller balls that hang from trees. Is there a video for the Giant Yard Balls as shown in your pictures above?

  4. Those are really cool. I love the shooting stars light. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Heike Struck-Drewello says:

    Wonderful ideas. Inspired .Thank you……And a magical pre-Christmas season

  6. My fav was the shooting stars! Hubby’s going to do this on each end of the house. I was wondering what to do with those spaces and this is perfect. Thank you!

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