If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your Christmas yard decorations this year, you won’t want to miss these adorable Christmas yard decoration ideas that you can quickly and easily make yourself.
I love Christmas decorations, especially the outdoor kind!
They bring back so many memories of riding in the car with my family while looking at the neighborhood lights as well as going to the big holiday displays around town.
Now you can help create that magical feeling in your own yard!
Christmas yard decorations are a fantastic way to both enjoy and spread Christmas cheer to all who pass by your house!
Because we love the power of Christmas cheer so much, we want to make sure everyone can easily experience it. We’ve compiled a list of 18 of our favorite outdoor Christmas decorations, all of which you can easily DIY.
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Maybe you’ve never done outdoor Christmas decorations before, or maybe you’ve done them for years but you’ve always don’t the same thing and want to change things up a bit.
Whatever the case may be, it can feel like a very overwhelming task. That all changes with these ideas! They’re creative, fun, and most importantly, easy to make!
In fact, we’ve found so many easy ideas that you don’t even need to choose just one – if you like two or three of the Christmas yard decoration ideas, you can make them all. 😉
DIY Wooden Snowman Family
Have some wood scraps lying around? Use them to make these adorable wooden snowmen for the porch. They’re easy and super cute![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://lovelylittlesnippets.blogspot.com/2011/11/snowman-family-guest-post-by-tasha.html” name=”Snowman Family” summary=”I used up some old wood to make this snowman family and love how they turned out. Plus, it’s an easy DIY project!” image=”-1″ image_url=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rt6a8bpjiMg/TtVhhc_EKPI/AAAAAAAABGM/22bnUEU4r-A/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/2011-11-27+16.49.54.jpg”]
DIY Log Reindeer
This log reindeer is one of my absolute favorite ideas for DIY yard decoration. It’s rustic, charming, classic, and just plain cute.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://designertrapped.com/make-christmas-reindeer-logs/%22 ” name=”How to Make Reindeer Logs” summary=”These are easy and adorable!”]
Adorable DIY Santa Logs
And speaking of logs, these Santa logs are incredibly easy, too. Plus I love wooden outdoor Christmas decorations!
Just pull a few logs from the wood pile, cut one end at a diagonal, and paint the Santa faces on.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://smartgirlsdiy.com/2013/12/danish-nisse-christmas-craft-santa-logs/” name=”Danish Nisse Christmas Craft (Santa Logs)” summary=”The santa logs Christmas craft is super easy to make out of cedar logs. This Nisse decoration is the perfect way to celebrate our Danish heritage.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://i1.wp.com/smartgirlsdiy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Smart-Girls-DIY-Cedar-Log-Christmas-Nisse-cute-and-easy-craft.jpg?fit=1000%2C1510″]
DIY Christmas Arrow Sign
Here’s another wooden outdoor Christmas decoration idea. These fun arrow signs remind me of the North Pole. Imagine how cute they’ll look in your snow-covered yard.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.thehappyscraps.com/2012/11/my-christmas-front-porch.html” name=”My Christmas Front Porch ” summary=”Have you seen the fun arrows that The Wood Connection has?! They are so fun! I’ve enjoyed decorating my front porch with them and so will you.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.thehappyscraps.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/christmas-arrows1.jpg”]
Reindeer Parking Sign DIY Christmas Yard Decoration Idea
If you have a silhouette (or a simple deer stencil), you can make this reindeer parking sign in a snap![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://thediydreamer.com/christmas/reindeer-parking-sign/” name=”Reindeer Parking Sign ” summary=”Christmas is a very busy time of the year for Santa. Help him save time by making a Reindeer Parking Sign. No more searching for a reindeer parking spot.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://thediydreamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Reindeer-Parking-Feature.jpg”]
DIY Outdoor Christmas Ornaments
Who knew you could create such a magical effect with chicken wire and strings of lights? These outdoor lighted ornaments are simply amazing![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.missinformationblog.com/diy-outdoor-christmas-ornaments/” name=”DIY Outdoor Christmas Ornaments” summary=”Make these easy and inexpensive DIY Outdoor Christmas Ornaments to hang in tree’s or around your yard to brighten up your outdoor Christmas display” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.missinformationblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/fb-diy-outdoor-christmas-ornaments-chicken-wire-lights-tree-balls-12.jpg”]
Pool Noodle Candy Canes
Do you love outdoor candy cane decorations? Pool noodle candy canes are super easy. You’ll need a piece of wire to insert in the middle and help you shape the candy cane.
To get the stripes, use white masking tape. Simple and GENIUS![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.lovethispic.com/image/54004/pool-noodle-candy-canes” name=”Pool noodle candy canes” summary=”Pool noodle candy canes that are a snap to make and look amazing in the yard.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/54004-Pool-Noodle-Candy-Canes.jpg”]
Lighted PVC Candy Canes as Christmas Yard Decorations
PVC pipe projects are right up our alley – and so are outdoor candy cane decorations. We quickly fell in love with these lighted PVC candy canes. Take a look and you’ll see why![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://diyshowoff.com/2013/12/03/lighted-pvc-candy-canes-diy-christmas-home-decor/” name=”Lighted PVC Candy Canes DIY Christmas Home Decor ” summary=”Lighted PVC Candy Canes DIY Christmas Home Decor tutorial – they’re cute and easy to make!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://diyshowoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/DIY-Candy-Canes-Christmas.jpg”]
DIY Giant Ornaments
With a few large plastic balls and silver pails, you can make yourself some of these gorgeous giant outdoor ornaments. These are on my to-do list for sure![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/home-and-family/how-to/giant-ornament-with-tanya-memme” name=”Giant Ornament with Tanya Memme” summary=”This fun DIY project creates a great Christmas yard decoration!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://hallmark.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/34d1f75/2147483647/strip/true/crop/500×263+0+0/resize/1200×630!/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhallmark-channel-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2F19%2F07%2F4327862558a60e2d9bb3b7f16582%2Fhome-family-giant-ornament-with-tanya-memme.jpg”]
DIY Adorable Snowman Decor
These tire snowmen were really common in the small town I grew up in, so I had no idea they were such a big hit online! Make the scarves with plastic tablecloths from the Dollar Store.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.icreativeideas.com/creative-ideas-diy-adorable-snowman-decor-from-old-tires/” name=”DIY Adorable Snowman Decor from Old Tires” summary=”There are many creative and interesting ways to repurpose old tires into some useful items, including these adorable snowman yard decorations.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.icreativeideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Creative-Ideas-DIY-Adorable-Snowman-Decor-from-Old-Tires.jpg”]
DIY Pallet Christmas Tree
You’ll fall in love with the rustic look and simplicity of this pallet Christmas tree. Want more pallet Christmas decorations? We’ve got ’em![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://buzzmills.typepad.com/blog/2012/12/a-.html” name=”A Pallet Christmas Tree DIY Project” summary=”A pallet makes a pretty darn cute little outdoor “Christmas Tree”. ” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://buzzmills.typepad.com/.a/6a01156fdc946b970b019b01985518970c-600wi”]
DIY JOY Outdoor Wreath Design
This JOY wreath is simply breathtaking. With a plank, some large wooden letters, and a wreath, you can recreate this look on the cheap.
[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.fynesdesigns.com/the-great-canadian-wreath-hop-joy-outdoor-wreath-sign-2/” name=”Outdoor Wreath Joy Sign ” summary=”Fynes Designs features their outdoor wreath Joy Sign and a step by step tutorial on how to make it. Click now for all the details!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://i1.wp.com/www.fynesdesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/spruce-wreath-red-bow.jpg?fit=600%2C828&ssl=1″]
Glowing Gift Boxes Christmas Yard Decorations
Build some glowing gift boxes out of plastic boxes, battery-powered lights, and some ribbon to make pretty bows.
[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://www.marthastewart.com/962085/glowing-gift-boxes” name=”Glowing Gift Boxes” summary=”When it comes to decorative outdoor lighting, let the architecture and landscape of your house — along with your imagination and our ideas — guide you.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://assets.marthastewart.com/styles/wmax-1500/d19/la100051_1203_boxes/la100051_1203_boxes_xl.jpg?itok=VMF7TGqY”]
Giant Paper Plate Lollipops
Staple these paper plate peppermint candies to some simple stakes put them in the ground, and voila, you have yourself a candy land in your own backyard.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.smartschoolhouse.com/diy-crafts/giant-paper-plate-lollipops” name=”Paper Plate Lollipops” summary=”Giant Paper Plate Lollipops make an easy and fun craft to put in the yard.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.smartschoolhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Test.jpg”]
Giant Lollipops Christmas Yard Decoration Idea
Speaking of a candy land, you’ll need these giant lollipops as well. They’ll add that perfect touch of whimsy that your Christmas yard decorations need.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.glorioustreats.com/how-to-make-giant-lollipop-decorations/” name=”Make Giant Lollipop Decorations” summary=”A fun decoration idea you can make quickly and enjoy seeing in your yard.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.glorioustreats.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/giant-lollipop-decorations.jpg”]
Holiday Gift Box Concrete Block Craft
Turn concrete blocks into gift boxes that you can reuse from year to year. This is the perfect idea for our yard since we get a lot of wind in the winter time, and lightweight decorations just blow away.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://club.chicacircle.com/holiday-gift-box-concrete-block-craft-with-frogtape/” name=”Holiday Gift Box Concrete Block Craft ” summary=”Transform dull gray concrete blocks into fabulous gift-wrapped packages for the perfect outside holiday home decor craft idea. ” image=”15895″]
DIY Batman Wreath
This Batman wreath will make any superhero fan holly jolly! This is a fun way to add a special superhero vibe to your holiday decor.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://ournerdhome.com/diy-batman-wreath-geeky-holiday-decor/” name=”DIY Batman Wreath ” summary=”Make your own DIY Batman Wreath! Plus other geeky holiday decorations.” image=”-1″ image_url=”http://ournerdhome.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Batman-Wreath-Our-Nerd-Home.jpg”]
Colorful Ornament Window Boxes
Fill your window box with ornaments to liven up the outside of your windows. Add ornaments to all of your garden boxes and baskets. They’ll look lovely and full of color![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://justgrandeko.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-outdoor-decor-2012.html” name=”Outdoor Window Box Ornaments” summary=”A fun way to add some Christmas festivity to your yard decorations.” image=”-1″ image_url=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BW3psLvRu9M/UL-5kzq1VmI/AAAAAAAADFM/HNMcVpUXRlw/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/Front+door+72+2012.jpg”]
Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas!
Help your neighborhood remember the magic of the season by putting up Christmas yard decorations that will light up your yard and warm the hearts of everyone who see them!