It’s never a bad idea to add a little DIY Christmas outdoor decor & cheer to your yard! Let’s face it, we all love to wander our neighborhoods checking out our communities holiday decorations and lights, don’t we? So put a little effort into decorating outdoors for the holidays this year, and share that Christmas cheer with passerby and friends alike! Here are TGG’s top picks for creative DIY outdoor Christmas decorations & ideas that will stop traffic and wow your neighbors!

DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations & Ideas

Christmas Porch Decor

So let’s start out with these DIY outdoor Christmas decorations from Jen at  ‘Tater Tots & Jello‘! The best secret about this low cost Christmas porch is those North “Poles” on either side of the door. She simply wrapped her planters in gift wrap and ribbon!

That Village House created this topiary out of old boxes and wrapping paper… Great outdoor Christmas decorating idea, and so festive! You could also use Christmas vinyl tablecloths from the dollar store to wrap the boxes for more protections…Find out how she made these Christmas topiaries!

Outdoor Christmas decorating ideas

DIY Outdoor Christmas Ornaments

Want an awesome, easy outdoor Christmas decorating idea? Check out this jumbo Christmas light garland from ‘Sugar & Cloth‘. This is one of those car stopping holiday homes, and you could make yours just as amazing with this tutorial!  Such a simple project and idea, but you will use this type of holiday decor every year. (Because your neighbors will demand it!) You could also hang this garland around a garage door, from a fence or wall… You get it. :)

Learn how to make cheap and easy DIY giant ornaments with this tutorial from ‘One Good Thing by Jillee‘. You will be shocked at what she uses to make this DIY outdoor Christmas decoration, and you can get the supplies at the dollar store or Walmart!

DIY Wood Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Want an easy and cheap DIY outdoor Christmas decoration that will really wow the neighbors? (And have cars slowing down as they pass by!) Make this wood reindeer project with these step by step instructions from ‘Her Tool Belt‘. BTW, you could use this DIY Christmas decor indoors too! (Check out her tutorial for the sleigh, too!)

This next one is an easy outdoor Christmas decor idea that makes you think of families piling in the truck to go cut down the Christmas tree. Remember when we all used to do that? One of the most charming Christmas decorations we’ve seen! From ‘Red Cottage Chronicles‘. Go check out how you can make one too!

Got kids? Of any age? Everyone will love this homemade outdoor Christmas decoration! Make this Christmas crate train with this easy tutorial from ‘Keeper of the Cheerios‘.

DIY Lighted Christmas Yard Decorations

From ‘Christmas Lights Etc.‘ is a video tutorial for how to make those DIY Christmas light balls! You’ve seen them everywhere on Pinterest, now make your own! And they are easy.

Try this simple DIY outdoor Christmas decoration. Wrap trees with alternating red & white Christmas lights so they look like a candy cane! Remember to only use outdoor rated lights for this, as well as for any extension cords.  From ‘Yard Envy‘.

Find out how ‘The DIY Dreamer‘ created this outdoor Christmas countdown sign, complete with lights! How much fun is this!

DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorating

DIY Outdoor Christmas Tree Ideas

We are in love with this DIY Christmas tree with lights from ‘Houseful of Handmade‘! They made this with inexpensive 2×4’s, and they share a complete tutorial with step by step photos. You could wrap this outdoor Christmas decor in white lights as well for a completely different look. This will last for years. Forest of trees, anyone? We would love to make a bunch of these!

Make this wood DIY outdoor Christmas tree with these instructions from ‘Buzzmills’… Easy and cheap Christmas yard decoration, not to mention, it’s up-cycling!

Outdoor Christmas decorating ideas

From HGTV,  this pallet wood outdoor Christmas tree was created from reclaimed barn siding cut in different lengths and attached to a 10-foot 4 x 4 with wood screws. Then they added the little globe style mini lights. Love the burlap wrapped “presents”!

DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorating

Kristy’s Corner‘ created these DIY outdoor Christmas trees… This is just what I need to go with my deer and pond!

DIY lighted Christmas trees

There is no tutorial for this pallet tree, but we though with the other instructions it could inspire you! Wood Christmas trees are perfect DIY outdoor Christmas decorations! From ‘Wheatland Avenue Designs‘. (Check them out, they have lots of cool wood Christmas ornaments too!)

Finally, if you still have  lights to hang, our friends at DIY Network have a great tutorial that covers it all! Looking for more DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations? Check out this post on Creative Outdoor Christmas Lights or Outdoor Christmas Yard Decorations.

Note: This post has been updated with fresh projects.


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1 Comment

  1. Adree November 12, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Great low cost ways to decorate for the Holidays. I love the snowmen made from pumpkins! I never know what to do with pumpkins after Halloween is over! I also love the stack of presents it’s so fun and different. All of the ideas look like they would be easy to DIY.


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