31 Cheap And Easy DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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Holiday season means decorating your home inside out and buying gifts for the family and friends (of course!). But most of the time you become a spendthrift when it comes to shopping for presents and by the time you decide to buy decorative items, your wallet screams a big NO! 

You get to know it’s Christmas when you encounter all sorts of decorations outside the houses and shops and restaurants and what not! Well, what do you do to beautify the outdoors of your home? 

If you’re still figuring out the answer to that question, stick along. We’ve curated a list of these frugal and effortless DIY outdoor Christmas decorations ideas to brighten up the holistic view of your home! 

31 Cheap And Easy DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

1. Gift Wrapped Front Door

Via Lizoncall

There’s nothing better than a door gift-wrapped to greet your near and dear ones. This simple and neat DIY trick will make your house look party-ready throughout the holiday season! 

2. DIY Holiday Doormat    

Via Kaylamakes

Say no to those cliché doormats with the same old patterns and make one for yourself this holiday season. All you gotta do is gather some basic supplies and have a tad bit of patience. 

3. Fairy Lights On Trees     

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Fairy lights are versatile and they never go out of style. Want to do something modest to the trees in your yard? Just decorate them with the fairy lights, they will shine like a bunch of stars in the dark. 

4. Santa Logs    

Via Smartgirlsdiy

A unique and as easy as a pie idea to amplify your beautification game is to install these Santa logs outside your front door. Your children are going to love it and the guests will be inspired for sure. 

5. Winter Twig Wreath    

Via Tarynwhiteaker

A bunch of dried twigs and these ornaments can be your new favorite decorative item. Hang it outside your house to let the bypassers know that winter is here. Who knew that a wasteful material like twigs would turn out to be a flashy item! 

6. Frosty Mason Jar Lanterns    

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Have you ever thought of using Epsom salt in your Christmas decoration? Weird, right? Although Epsom salt might not have any aesthetic value as such, if you pair it up with a little bit of creativity and mason jars, you’ll know the real deal. 

7. Metallic Leaves    

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Switch to these offbeat metallic leaves that will embellish your backyard, front yard, garden, and patio. They might seem to be a bit fancy to you but nothing seems ‘ too much ‘ during Christmas after all. 

8. Marquee Star     

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Stars are a pivotal ornamental piece which is a must-have when it comes to prettifying your home. You can make stars out of wood and hang them near your front door to stun your guests. 

9. Pallet Christmas Tree    

Via Redheadcandecorate

Didn’t you get fed up with the same design of those Christmas trees? I mean no offense but change is the only constant, right? If you’re up to try something new with the Christmas trees this time. Make your way to articulate these pallet Christmas trees. 

10. Driftwood Christmas Tree    

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Presenting you another idea of an offbeat Christmas tree which is a rustic driftwood Christmas tree. A full-sized tree will cover up the whole of your front porch. Once it’s done, you’ll be proud of yourself. 

11. Concrete Block Craft    

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This is probably the most adoring idea I’ve come across. Who thought that those concrete blocks lying in your yard could change the whole facade of your house? It’s unsophisticated, neat, and mesmerizing at the same time. 

12. Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree    

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This is going to be possibly the cheapest Christmas tree out there! However, you’d have to get your hands-on work a little bit. If you’ve got your family over this holiday season, just call them together and this could be a fun activity to do. 

13. Snowman Porch Decorations    

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Use that free space in your porch to make an adorable snowman standing upright. This can be a beautiful add-on to your Christmas decoration and a statement amongst your kins. 

14. Christmas Ball Wreath    

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You can make this interesting Christmas ball wreath using the things you might have hand-on at your place. It’s mainly made up of balls and ribbons (a hell lot of them!). So switch on the music and get yourself ready for some crafting. 

15. Chalk Pen Galvanized Buckets   

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You must have seen galvanized buckets around the garden area a lot of times. But did you realize you can use it to decorate your house for Christmas? Put these chalk pen galvanized buckets on your staircases to make them Christmas ready! 

16. Hanging Star Luminaries    

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Light up your front porch using these giant hanging star luminaries. This will look beautiful in the nighttime and they’re made up of waxed paper and a pinch of patience. 

17. Terra Cotta Bells    

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Make something to doll up your green friends and give them a little makeover this Christmas. Hang up these terracotta bells in the branches and you’ll love this quick and easy idea for life. 

18. Rustic Glam Christmas

Via Ribbonsandglue

Add up some rustic look to your porch decor and flaunt it amongst your colleagues and friends. Since rustic always stay in vogue, stay ready to be the talk of the town.

19. DIY Joy Christmas Wreath    

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Another easy and cheap idea to prepare a wreath for yourself is this Joy Christmas wreath. You’ll need some basic supplies and some vinyl letter stickers that you can buy from a nearby store or craft at home (just to save some extra!). 

20. Rustic Wood Slice Banner    

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Time for some woodwork! Grab your tools and drills to construct this rustic wood slice banner. This will add a touch of rawness to your otherwise glam decorations. You’ll need some basic tools and materials to perform this project.

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21. DIY Jumbo Lights    

Via Sugarandcloth

Recreate this lovely DIY project of jumbo lights. They’re not literally the lights though but they definitely going to give you the feels. These jumbo items will embellish the outdoor of your home. 

22. Holiday Ice-melt Bucket    

Via Lifeshouldcostless

Turn a simple ice-melt bucket into a holiday decorative item. Use it to wipe away the snow build-up outside your home. This is going to be a chic and useful material that you can have during the holiday season. 

23. Mason Jar Lights For Christmas 

Via allthingsheartandhome

Mason jar is evidently the most versatile supply we use in DIY projects. So let’s make something out of it for Christmas too. Hang these mason jars with fairy lights outside your house to give it a holiday-like glow.

24. Pottery Barn Inspired Garland      

Via Betweennapsontheporch

Presenting you this neat DIY project to make an ornament-covered garland for your home. Garlands look undoubtedly gorgeous when you use them inside your homes, but doing so outdoors can have another level impact on the beauty of your home. 

25. Holiday Pinecone Wreath    

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This is perhaps the simplest wreath-making project I’ve come across. All you need to do is gather supplies, paint, attach, cover, apply, and hang! The job is done. Easier done than said (metaphorically!).

26. Pallet Turkey     

Via Divaofdiy

Greet your guests with this cute pallet turkey. I’ve been in awe of this project since the moment I saw it and I’m definitely going to try it this holiday season. It is easily customizable and gonna cost you peanuts above all. 

27. Christmas Light Balls

Well, you can’t say no to these amazing Christmas light balls. Just imagine them lying in your yard during the night time and it’s gonna give you chills. Surprisingly, you can easily make them at home without being a spendthrift. 

28. Christmas Tree Wreath 

Via Funkyjunkinteriors

You must have thought that mason jar and the lid go well hand in hand but guess what? There’s this astonishing wreath made up of mason jar lids (without the jars :-P) and some garnishment of your choice. 

29. DIY Oversized Ornaments    

Via Homestoriesatoz

Accumulate all the tuna cans lying around your home and even the trash bin ( I know that’s gross but it’s going to be worth it! ). Jumbo and oversized ornaments look great outside the houses and so we got you this idea! 

30. Wine Cork Reindeer    

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We’re assuming you drink wine and have a lot of wine cork stored in some remote rack of your kitchen shelf. Ever thought of using them productively? Well, this is gotta be their best utilization and it’s going to be functional. 

31. Rustic Christmas Porch

Time and again rustic feels hit me hard in the gut and each time it’s harder than before. If you’re someone like me, you’d love to take this small break from the contemporary ideas and switch to something rustic. This DIY idea is going to quench your longing for a homespun stoop decor. 

Saving money and having a great holiday decoration can go simultaneously you see. You just have to put your efforts in the right direction and there you go!!!

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