Because Christmas decorating always extends beyond the interior of a home, I thought I would share some creative DIY outdoor Christmas decorations. There are so many different things that you can make to decorate your porch or yard. Since Christmas is an expensive time of the year, it’s helpful to save money with DIY projects.
Creative Things To Make For Outdoor Christmas Decor
Although many of these DIY projects are specifically for Christmas decor, some are suitable to keep out all winter. From wreaths to Christmas tree planters to fun yard decorations, these projects will be sure to get your exterior ready for the holiday.
Outdoor Christmas Wreaths
Christmas wreaths may be the most popular of all the DIY outdoor Christmas decorations. Whether you are simply dressing up an artificial wreath or creating one from scratch, there are so many creative ideas.
DIY Wooden Snowflake Christmas Wreath
I am loving the look of this rustic wooden snowflake wreath. The greenery behind the snowflake really sets it off. This is perfect for the rustic or farmhouse style home.
Rustic Chic Burlap Christmas Wreath
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There is nothing like burlap to add some rustic chic flair to your Christmas decor. Just tie strips of burlap to a wreath form and you are good to go! An easy way to get burlap strips is to us burlap ribbon cut into small lengths.
A Snowman Christmas Wreath
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This cute snowman wreath is one example of Christmas decor that can be left out all winter long. To make the snowman more of a Christmas theme, just tie on a red scarf. Three faux evergreen wreaths are all that is needed to form the snowman.
Paper Star Christmas Wreath
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As long as you have a covered front porch, this paper star wreath is a festive greeting for your front door. Not only is the wreath cute and festive, but it’s also inexpensive to make. If you would prefer to use fabric, you can make these fabric stars to attach to the wreath form.
Mini Porch Christmas Trees
A Simple Rustic Display
A simple tree in a galvanized or rusty bucket makes a festive Christmas planter.
Decorated Porch Christmas Tree
For a more elaborate Christmas look, decorate a small tree for the porch. Burlap garland and branch snowflake ornaments add a festive rustic touch.
DIY Topiary Christmas Trees
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Make your own topiary trees with a tomato cage and garland. Flank each side of your door with a topiary in a decorative urn. Leave the tree plain or decorate with ornaments and ribbon.
Yard DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations
DIY Santa Logs
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Along with being budget friendly, this rustic Christmas DIY is actually pretty easy to make. Even if you’re not an artist, you will be able to paint the faces on this simple design.
Giant Christmas Ornaments
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Using kids play balls and dollar store pie plates, these giant ornaments are easy to put together. Hang them from the ceiling of a covered porch or from large trees in your yard.