Easy DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations for Your Yard

Get Your Yard Ready for Christmas!

When winter approaches, it’s time to turn your thoughts to decorating for the season. Prepare for the holidays by making your yard the most festive one in the whole neighborhood with these awesome outdoor Christmas decorations! It’s possible to create DIY decorations that are both creative and cheap to make. From upcycling old sleds to turning pallets into Christmas trees, you will love these ideas.

Log and Twig Reindeer

How cute is this little reindeer made from scrap wood? For this project, you’ll need some glue, a saw, lots of wood pieces, two branches for the antlers, googly eyes, and a red bauble for the nose. If you’re making a whole bunch of reindeer, you could do 11 with black noses and one with a red nose (for Rudolph, of course). Line up the whole herd in your front yard!

Herd of Log and Twig Reindeer (So many Rudolphs!)

“Joy” Sign

Make this sign by purchasing wooden letters from a craft store and painting them red. Buy some cute ribbon, like the black-and-white check pictured in the photo, and use it to hang the letters on your wall. If you don’t have a handy wall, you could also glue the letters onto wooden stakes and place them in your flower bed or into individual flower pots.

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

This is a great idea for a gingerbread house theme! Simply screw or glue old candy cane stakes together, and then cover the ends with fake plastic lightbulbs. If you don’t have any candy cane stakes, you can simply use old walking canes instead; you’ll just need to paint them white and add red stripes before you glue them together.

DIY Welcome Signs

Welcome guests to your home with these adorable signs that can be placed on your porch. You can use old wooden boards or pallets and transform them into friendly, festive signs with some paint and a little imagination. Here are some holiday messages to consider:

  • Merry Christmas!
  • Believe
  • Jingle Bells
  • Let It Snow
  • Peace and Joy
  • Season’s Greetings From the [Your Last Name]s
  • Ho Ho Ho!
  • Peace on Earth
  • Happy Holidays!
  • Happy New Year!
  • Waiting for Santa

Plaid “Joy” Door Hanger

Christmas wreaths are the perfect way to decorate your home for the holidays, but you don’t have to stick to the traditional evergreen wreath. Try this fun and colorful set of message wreaths!

You can make this unique-looking door hanger by filling three embroidery hoops with plaid fabric, then adding the letters and other decorations. You could also use circular wooden plaques to get the same look; consider painting them red or gold first so you get a pretty border. Why not carry the whole theme inside and purchase matching plaid cushions for your couch?

Evergreen Christmas Gnomes

What a fun way to decorate the front porch! You can transform a mini tree into this little gnome with a floppy hat and mittens. Try adding boots and a cute scarf, too! You could give these little gnomes to your neighbors as gifts as well as making some for yourself.

Scrap Wood Snowmen

Use up scrap wood by making these cute snowmen. You’ll need various sizes of wood slices for the body and a small log for the top of the hat. Use markers or paint to add the faces and buttons. If you want to add arms, use twigs! Finish the look by tying on little scarves made from ribbon or felt.

Sled With Wreath and Plaid Bow

Basket With Evergreen Branches and Lantern

Weathered Planter With Evergreens, Birch Branches, and Berries

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