Sometimes when decking out the halls, we forget that the garden needs some Christmas love too! After all, he was born in a manger, with the animals and the cold… not in a warm cozy inn! So isn’t it fitting we treat our front yard with some Christmas yard projects? These DIY outdoor Christmas yard decorations will make the season special in your garden, and for all those who pass by it!

DIY Front Yard Christmas Decorating

Outdoor Christmas Yard Decorations DIY

DIY Christmas Tree Yard Decorations

These modern DIY Christmas yard decorations will brighten up any holiday home! This tutorial is from ‘Purely Katie‘, and she shows us how to make these fun outdoor modern trees from wood and colored stain. Fa-la-la-la-la-la forest!

Make an advent calendar that you can share with the whole neighborhood! Designed by ‘Brian Patrick Flynn‘, this cool Christmas tree yard decor is perfect for the spirit of the season.

Make rustic nail head Christmas trees with this tutorial from ‘HGTV‘… I’d love a forest of these in my front yard!


This one is one of our favorite DIY Christmas yard decorations. Last year we tried to create a magical forest scene with lights in our front yard… These DIY tomato cage Christmas trees would have been the thing to make it perfect! From ‘17 Apart‘.


Want a simple look? Make these scrap wood Christmas trees by ‘Restyled Junk‘. Quick tutorial on how to make these DIY outdoor Christmas yard decorations happen.


Also from ‘HGTV‘, make a simple wooden Christmas tree with reclaimed wood! Easy tutorial for this front yard Christmas decoration idea…


Easy Christmas Yard Decorations & Projects

Loving on these giant outdoor Christmas ornaments for your yard! These are simple to make from thrift store finds, so go check out the step by step instructions! From ‘HGTV‘.

Our next DIY Christmas yard project comes from… you guessed it… ‘HGTV‘. They show you how to dress up trees with moravian stars.BPF_holiday-house_exterior_moravian_stars_beauty_wide_view_h.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.616.462

Here is a creative outdoor Christmas decorating idea. Make these glowing gift boxes by ‘Martha‘, and give the gift that keeps on giving! Holiday spirit!

DIY Front Yard Christmas Decorating Projects

If you live in an area that freezes hard at Christmas, these frozen ice luminaries are an amazing way to light the garden path. Do it for a party, or just for your family! SOOOOO pretty! These first ones are from ‘Henhurst Interiors’, but unfortunately the blog is no longer live. Here’s what they previously said on how they make them… “Beautiful way to welcome guests to your party–illuminate your entry with luminaries made from frozen ice. Use half gallon milk cartons and empty wine bottles for these Christmas yard projects. After initial freeze, remove wine bottle and add more water to raise bottom level to accommodate a votive candle.”…


Don’t worry… to help create the same look, we found more similar tutorials here. If that isn’t clear enough, ‘BHG‘ offers you a full video on how to make ice luminarias. This is one of the best outdoor Christmas yard decorations we’ve seen!


This outside Christmas yard project I’ve never seen, but I love it! Make these snow lanterns with the help of ‘Little Green Fingers‘… Easy, just requires lot’s of snowballs! Great way to burn off some energy with the whole family, making a snowball pile for your creations.


DIY Outdoor Animal Christmas Yard Projects

Finding Home‘ “found” the perfect Christmas yard project… a reindeer! I love that this reclaimed wood reindeer isn’t too cutesy, but they don’t leave out the red nose. Gotta have some magic, people!


Last, we have this rustic log slice snowman by ‘Grandparents Plus‘. I couldn’t find a tutorial for it, but it looks pretty simple in design. Flatten the log slice edges where you attach for a tight fit,( and so they won’t tip over!)  then screw from the back or use wood glue and clamps. I can see quite a few different ways to decorate using this project in the yard.


Where to Buy Christmas Yard Decorations

Need yard decor for Christmas? We like this 5 foot inflatable lighted Santa and chimney from ‘Amazon‘.

Christmas yard decorations

Want something more unique? How about Santa and a vintage camper? From ‘Amazon’, this comes with a built in air blower to fill this inflatable decoration. It’s 7 feet tall, so it will make quite an impression!

Peanuts Christmas is one of the most beloved Christmas specials of all time. So bring it to your yard this year! This pre lighted Snoopy mailbox decoration from ‘Amazon’ is lit from within with clear LED lights. It’s 32 inches tall, and they also have 3 other designs. No one else on the block will have this!

Christmas yard decorations

That’s it! Do you have any DIY outdoor Christmas yard decorations that you use or make every year? Share in comments! Want more Christmas projects & ideas? Check out our post on Dazzling DIY Outdoor Christmas Decor,  Genius Outdoor Christmas Light Ideas!  And DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations…. And then check out our post on our sister site ‘OhMeOhMy’ –  DIY Christmas Tree Using Only Firefly Lights for a super cool alternative Christmas tree idea!


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  1. Dela Ampofo November 27, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Another excellent post Kathy. You really are a creative one.

  2. Karen Marie Kedzuch December 31, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I love all the projects in your round up. You are a very creative lady. Thanks for curating a beautiful post and sharing it. I found this post on Pinterest.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads


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