Some of us really look forward to our outdoor Christmas lights each year… to some of us it’s just an obligatory pain. That’s kind of sad, because 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 because they haven’t been inspired! Lighting up our neighborhoods with Christmas cheer is a great annual tradition, that should not be missed. Have you ever driven through a community that showed its Christmas cheer in lights? We want to make a bet you left feeling full of the holiday spirit, right? So here are some great DIY outdoor Christmas light ideas to really make you want to celebrate the season!
Outdoor Christmas Light Ideas
Check out these Christmas light up gift boxes you can make with the tutorial from ‘Christmas Lights, Etc.‘! They have a separate tutorial for different lighted boxes depends on where you are going to use them. We like these lighted gifts made of wood frames so they can stand the weather outdoors. But they also have boxes made of plastic sheeting and PVC pipe.
So this Christmas light idea from ‘Lowe’s‘ looks like something you would buy, right? Nope! It’s a DIY outdoor project! These lighted spire trees are perfect to make a magical holiday forest right there in your yard. Made from corrugated plastic and LED lights, this looks amazing! The more, the better!
When I saw these large outdoor Christmas light balls for the first time, all I could think was “wow”. Simple Christmas light ideas using ordinary chicken wire and lights, and such an impact! Find out how to create these Christmas light balls from ‘Christmas Lights Etc‘.
Love this easy outdoor Christmas light idea from BHG. Mini lights wrapped around grapevine balls. Gorgeous!
Outdoor Christmas Star Lights
‘Remodelaholic‘ teaches us how to build a 16 foot tall large Christmas star light for our front yard! This kind of Christmas cheer could even be seen by passing planes! :0
Wanna know how to make these outdoor shooting star lights? From ‘Martha Stewart‘. Love this type of creative outdoor Christmas lighting.
Love this Christmas lighting idea 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!
More Outdoor Christmas Light Ideas
Another unique Christmas light idea from Martha Stewart. 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.
This is a great outdoor Christmas light 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! From ‘BHG‘.
Lighted lanterns…just insert led fairy lights into anything clear!
This last one is just plain old good inspiration…old fashioned multi-colored outdoor Christmas lights wrapped around an older bicycle… Charming! From ‘Living the Country Life’.
If you were inspired by these creative outdoor Christmas light ideas, then pop on over to our post on DIY front yard Christmas decorating projects! For an indoor idea, check out our very own DIY Mason Jar Christmas Luminaria at TBD, or Creative Indoor Christmas Light Ideas over at OhMeOhMy!
Don’t forget to pin this Christmas DIY project post for later!