One of the best parts of the holiday season is driving around town and seeing all of the beautiful decorations. But what happens if you want to switch from being an admirer of Christmas decorations to instead become a participant?
Decorating for Christmas can be surprisingly intimidating, especially if it’s something you have never done before. It can also be expensive if you don’t go about it carefully. In this article, we will give you a collection of Christmas decoration ideas so you can make your house look super festive this holiday season.
Beautiful and Easy DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Pinecones are one of those plants that are just synonymous with the Christmas season. For this reason, it’s a good idea to incorporate pinecones into your Christmas decorations. Another great thing about pine cones is that, depending on where you live, they can be found abundantly in nature which means that they make for a pretty inexpensive decoration. Here is an idea of how you can make a beautiful pinecone bow for your front porch.
Snowman Garage Door
If you have a garage door, it presents the perfect opportunity for Christmas decorating. If your garage door is painted white, you have the perfect opportunity to turn your garage door into a snowman. It couldn’t be easier—all you’ll need is a cut-out of an orange carrot nose and a top hat. You can find inspiration for this here.
Polka Dot Porch Planter
Not every single Christmas decoration has to be elaborate. Sometimes, it’s best to keep it simple. You can add a touch of Christmas cheer to your porch with these beautiful red and white polka dot planters. The perfect idea for the avid designer who wants to create an arrangement for the Christmas season.
Trees in Hats
This idea is so creative and adorable. It uses red fabric hats to make small bushes look like Christmas gnomes. You can make your own bushes out of evergreen sprigs, but if you already have small shrubs or bushes on your property it’s even easier to use these decorations.
What is one of the best parts of Christmas? If you answered “eating sweets”, we’re on the same page. You can show your appreciation for Christmas sweets by featuring these giant lollipops on your property. Warning: they might make you salivate because they look good enough to eat.
Christmas is all about spending quality time with our loved ones, and one of the best ways to do this is through skiing. If you love skiing, you’re going to want to take a look at this classic decoration that uses red skis and a plaid bow to make the perfect festive porch decoration.
Winter isn’t exactly known for its abundant greenery, but there is still beauty to behold. This flower arrangement is made more of twigs than anything else, but the addition of string lights makes it look cozy and warm, a much-needed feeling during the frigid month of December.
Driftwood Christmas Tree
Here is a decoration that keeps on the same theme as something that looks barren but beautiful. It’ll take a bit of effort to pull this one off on your own, but the end result is definitely worth it. We bet your neighbors will be asking you where you bought it—imagine how great it’ll feel when you tell them that you made it!
Giant Ornament Balls
Ornaments aren’t just for the Christmas tree! You can also use them to make a noteworthy outdoor Christmas decoration. This is a very creative idea that uses giant inflatable balls that you can find at the dollar store to make huge Christmas ornaments that you can hang from your porch.
Paper Star Lights
December usually brings with it long, dark nights, so it makes sense to have a Christmas decoration that brings a bit of light to your world. That’s exactly what these beautiful paper star lights do. This is the perfect decoration idea for somebody who wants to spread Christmas cheer but doesn’t want anything too flashy or colorful.
Burlap Peppermint Sticks
Is there a candy that is more associated with Christmas than peppermint swirls? These burlap peppermint sticks may not be edible, but they resemble candy canes enough that everyone in your neighborhood will get the message. The perfect way to make your house look like the North Pole.
Fake Snow Tree
Snow is the best way to make your decorations look like a winter wonderland, but what are you to do if you live in an area that doesn’t receive snow on the regular? Fortunately, there are ways to get creative and to create artificial snow. You may not be able to cover your entire lawn with it, but you can at least cover this tree.
Red Christmas Truck
For one reason or another, red pickup trucks are associated with Christmas. If you are looking for a Christmas decoration that isn’t likely to be common around your area, then you might want to consider using a red Christmas truck as a decoration. And no, we don’t mean actually going out and buying a red truck—you can make your own (almost) true to size red Christmas truck out of wood by following the directions here.
Light-Up Santa’s Sleigh
Do you admire those large light-up Christmas decorations, but feel like they are probably a bit out of your budget? The good news is that you can make your own Santa’s Sleigh set-up for much cheaper than what the storebought version would cost you by following the tutorial here. It’s so beautiful at night when the bulbs all are illuminated.
We all know that there are many different things that you can do with palettes—we’ve talked about it on this site many times before. You can now add “make an awesome Christmas decoration” to the list. You can make a beautiful Christmas tree decoration out of palettes by following this example. It’s inexpensive and minimalist, two things that we don’t think you can ever go wrong with.
Christmas Light Balls
Here is another decoration that will light up your neighborhood! These large and in charge Christmas balls are a lot easier to make than it looks. For the best festive effect, you should make some in different Christmasy colors like red, white, green, and deep blue.
Snowman Font Porch Stand
This adorable snowman is designed to sit on your front porch and spread cheer to passersby. You’ll just need to have a few woodworking skills in order to make it yourself. Check out the instructions here.
Gift of a Door
Here is another Christmas decoration that incorporates the use of your front door. Some may call a decoration like this “lazy”, but we say that it’s clever! What could be better than a Christmas decoration that takes minimal time and money but still offers a festive effect?
Sometimes simple is best! You can make your very own Christmas garlands by following this tutorial. These garlands are very versatile and can be draped just about anywhere—under the mailbox, around the door, around the railing—the choice is yours!
When you are looking to make some new Christmas decorations, the first thing that you should do is look around your property and see if there are any materials that you can recycle! If you have an old tire hanging around, you can use it to make a pretty awesome Christmas wreath as seen here.
Pipe Candy Canes
Here is another way that you can make a candy cane decoration for your front lawn. This time, it’s by using PVC pipe. An excellent way to make your property resemble the North Pole.
Building a gingerbread house is a favorite Christmas pastime. Now you can make a giant outdoor gingerbread house that can sit on your front lawn and serve as a holiday decoration. You may not be able to eat it, but it sure is nice to look at. Find the tutorial here.
Decorating for Christmas can feel like a race between you and your neighbors, but it’s best to remember that Christmas time is all about doing what brings you joy. Which of the above decorations is your favorite?