20 Fantastic Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Outdoor Christmas decorations help to make the outside of your home as ready for the holiday season as the inside, creating a festive atmosphere to welcome holiday guests into your home.

Make your property stand out and be the best decorated on the block with our holiday-inspired ideas for the outdoors.

Get inspired by gorgeous greenery, twinkling light displays, and other outdoor Christmas decorations that bring seasonal cheer to your doorstep.

1. Repurpose Old Tires into Multifunctional Christmas Decorations

Christmas Tire Ornaments

Don’t throw away your tires! Instead, transform them into Christmas Tire decorations ” AKA ” giant ornaments!

DIY Tutorial: Lily Ardor

2. Zero-Cost Pallet Wood Trees with LED Light Feature

Wood Pallet Christmas Trees

Here is a bunch of trees containing small, large and extra-large wooden trees. They are made of pallet wood and are zero in cost!

LEDs have been installed for a rocking light spread and to highlight the trees at night!

3. Add Festive Christmas Topiaries to Your Front Door

Outdoor Christmas Topiaries

If you want to make your front door or front porch even more festive, why not add some giant Christmas topiaries.

4. Luminous Planter with Magnolia Leaves and Bistro Lights

Hanging Outdoor Christmas Decor

Anchor evergreen boughs inside your planter to create a lush collar, and secure a centerpiece of magnolia leaves in the middle.

Secure a tuteur around the centerpiece, and tie strands of bistro and mini lights to tuteur rails with zip ties.

Tuck an extra strand of globe lights into the greenery for subtle radiance.

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5. Brighten Your Home’s Entrance with Festive Outdoor Planters

Festive Railing Planter

Add seasonal greenery to your outdoor planters for a festive and bright entrance.

Here, we used a mix of berries, evergreen sprigs, and pinecones in various sizes.

Then we tucked clementines into the arrangement for an extra dose of vibrant color.

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6. Create a Magical Outdoor Scene with DIY Red Christmas Balls

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Finally, for the fans of homemade outdoor Christmas decorations, I’ve got an interesting DIY project to share.

These eye-catching shimmering red Christmas balls wrapped with grapevines cast an ethereal vividness on your outdoor space. Add some evergreens and ribbons for a final touch.

7. Embellish Your Porch for the Holidays With Santa

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Every porch needs a good friend for Christmas. Santa Claus, a stuffed reindeer, or just a smiling snowman (such as this one in the picture), can add some whimsy to your Christmas outdoor decorations.

Hint: You can personalize this idea by including a written welcoming message on a chalkboard.

8.  Get this Look with Battery-Operated Lights and Faux Snow

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The battery-operated outdoor Christmas decorations, such as the one on the picture above, are a good option if you have little kids or a dog running around the yard.

All you need to re-create this simple, yet sophisticated, project is some faux snow (a large pack of cotton is also an alternative) and some fairy lights.

9. Light Up Your Home with a Personalized Outdoor Display

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In the process of planning your outdoor Christmas decorations, make sure to illuminate the exterior of your home to keep it as spectacular as the inside is.

Here is a thought – to make something personalized and showy, instead of buying a Christmas tree, you can display the lights on the cherry tree in your front yard.

10. Sparkling Pyramidal Trees for Christmas Porch Decorations

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Dressing your porch up with a wide variety of lights is one of the timeless outdoor Christmas yard decorations.

These pyramidal festive trees will surely turn into the focal point of your outdoor space. To make it more sparkling and stunning, display more of them situated next to each other.

11. Illuminate Your Landscape with Fairy-Lit Grapevine Spheres

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Looking for some lofty ideas for simple outdoor Christmas decorations?

These spheres of grapevines wrapped in fairy lights displayed in birdbaths or on stairsteps bring a delicate glow on your outdoor landscape.

12. Add a Touch of Rustic Charm with a Nordic-Themed Lantern

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Nowadays, the Nordic-themed outdoor Christmas decorations are very appealing and beloved.

This rustic metallic lantern, for instance, looks very provincial, unpretentious and homey in the meantime. Also, take a look at the other details that complete this stylish Christmas-y setting.

13. Create a Dreamy Snowy Landscape with Glowing Frosted Orbs

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These glowing frosted globes in various sizes look insanely chic. Something else you need to include to your list of outdoor Christmas decorations ideas.  😉

Spread the orbs around your front yard to create a divine snowy landscape, or group them in a rustic style metallic container for maximum impact.

14. Show Off Your Festive Spirit with Outdoor Present Décor

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Christmas presents? Keeping them under the tree? Overrated.

If you want to brag with unique outdoor Christmas decorations, these decorative presents made of faux evergreens and traditional red ribbon, are an ideal addition to your porch.  😉

15. Adorn Your Outdoors with Metal Christmas Ornaments

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When you’re planning outdoor Christmas decorations, bear in mind that festive ornaments are not just for the tree!  😉

Display a bunch of these oversized metal round ornaments for a rustic unpretentious feel. You will avoid breakage by using metal (or plastic) Christmas balls.

16. Build a Custom Outdoor Christmas Pot to Create Festive Cheer

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For those of you who prefer the large outdoor Christmas decorations, building a custom pot might me what you actually need. It looks very cheery and festive.

Here are some of the things you can use: evergreens, pheasant feathers, gourds, red berries, and holiday lights.

17. Make Your Outdoor Decorations Sparkle with Candy Canes

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There are lots of candy cane outdoor Christmas decorations on the Internet, however, keep in mind you should use the store-bought plastic candy canes when you’ll display them outdoor.  😉

All you need to do to re-create this cute DIY project is to fill a snowy-white planter with decorative candy canes and display it in some place where all the neighbors can see it.   🙄

18. Simple and Cost-Effective DIY Decoration for Your Doorway

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If you are on a tight budget, you might feel forced to find some cheap DIY outdoor Christmas decorations.

You can just layer chunky glass vases with faux snow and fresh cranberries (as shown in the picture above). Then embed white pillar candles. Align on your front door area. And voila!  🙂

19. Create a Vintage-Inspired Garden Potting Table Display

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Use some leftover décor to dress up your garden potting table.

Just unleash your creativity! Look at this simple, easy-to-make, and budget-friendly cloche display!

Definitely a fascinating arrangement, which adds color, freshness, interest, personality, and touches of vintage charm! Irresistibly captivating, don’t you think?

20. Festive Birdbath Decoration to Brighten Your Winter Garden

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Have a birdbath? Adorn it to add to the Christmas look of your outdoors.

This one embellished in the traditional Christmas colors stands out against the snowy beauty of the winter garden!

A shiny red ornament and a ribbon complemented by berries, spay-pained pinecones, and evergreens create an eye-grabbing display that can dress up any outdoor space for the holiday season!

21. Create Unique Outdoor Décor with a DIY Hanging Basket

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Actually, this hanging basket is made of reshaped and secured with wire grapevine wreaths.

Wrapped with battery-operated LED lights and filled with some shining Christmas red ornaments, it is simple and easy to make yet truly captivating!

Definitely a statement piece of outdoor décor, which can add visual interest and personality to any outdoor space!

This year, oversized rustic ornaments lighted displays and the good old Santa (sitting on your porch) should be the crown jewels of your outdoor Christmas decorations that will bring the holiday spirit to the entire neighborhood. Hope you like my ideas!  😉 

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Ivo Iv

Ivo is the owner of Decorhomeideas.com – he started the site back in 2013, when he was still working in a Home Decor company, but the passion for interior design and decorations lead to creating the site and following his own dream of creating a great Home Decor, DIY and Gardening online-magazine. EXPERTISE: Landscaping, Interior Design, Gardening, DIYer, Home Decor, Engineering, LOCATION: New York, USA TITLE: Chief Editor FOLLOW IVO IV on LinkedIn