30 Easy and Cheap Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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It’s hard to come up with new ideas for outdoor Christmas decorations.

Every year it seems like the same old decorations show up on your block. It’s time to switch things up this year and add some new flair to your home’s exterior for the holidays.

Check out our list of outdoor Christmas decoration ideas that will have your neighbors talking all season long. With a little creativity and planning, you can have a beautiful and festive home without spending hours in the kitchen or fighting crowds at the mall.

30 Easy and Cheap Outdoor Christmas Decorations

1. Giant Silver Bells

Ring the Giant Silver Bells because Christmas is coming! How do you get the giant bells, you ask? The answer lies within flower pots and paint. And red ribbons too to complete them!

2. Tall Ornament Topiary

Sparkling Christmas Ball ornaments stacked together on a pot to form a topiary is just the Christmas-y thing you need right outside your front door to welcome your guests!

3. Wood Shutter Nutcracker 

You can make these funny Christmas gatekeepers for your front door from wooden window shutters. They are welcoming enough to greet your guests and tall enough to scare off the unwanted ones!

4. Christmas Arrows

The visitors are gonna need some ” in the Santa world you’re planning to build at your place, you know, to make sure they don’t stumble over a reindeer or something. 

5. Tire Ornaments

You got any useless tires lying around in your garage? Don’t throw them away just yet! With some paint, snowflakes, and poms, you can turn them into giant ornaments for the yard. 

6. Porch Decor

If you have a porch to dress up, you can put up an MDF Merry Christmas sign on it. It’s a nice way to wish all the passersby a Merry Christmas!

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7. Evergreen Gnome

Everyone seems to love having gnomes around for Christmas. You love them too?! Well, why don’t you go for a different kind? Simply add red hats and mits to your mini Christmas trees to create your very own version! 

8. Wooden Skid Tree

Let the real Christmas tree be inside and a Wooden Skid Tree crafted by your creative hands be on display on your front porch. If you chop the skid correctly, the rest is very easy. 

9. Lighted PVC Candy Cane

While Candy Canes ain’t my favorite in terms of taste, they look so festive and fun that I won’t mind having a giant PVC Candy Cane (that even lights up) out on my yard. 

10. Bell Garden

If you’re looking for a last-minute outdoor decor idea, you should not go for anything crafty. Get those giant bell ornaments and place them neatly in the daylight with some greens. 

11. Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread Man is not only for your stomach but also for your front yard! They are as welcoming as tasty so craft a life-sized Gingerbread Man with thick foam and decorate your front yard!

12. Snow(Cups) Man

Not everyone is lucky enough to get a lot of snow at their place to make a Snowman. But, no more unluck you guys! This creator has come up with a crafty solution – cups. With a bunch of white cups and a stapler, you can have a big snow (or cups) man of your own. 

13. Giant Lollipops

Kids are gonna love you for putting up Giant Lollipops in your yard! The process of converting pool noodles into lollipops with duct tape is called striping. It only costs $10!

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14. Reindeer Logs

With a few branches of a tree and a little scarf, you can craft a little reindeer for your home. And if you are a fan of Rudolph, add a little red nose as well! 

15. Christmas Luminaries

You can decorate the entire outside of your home with Christmas Luminaries. All you need are paper bags, a printer, and candles to have this glowing outdoor Christmas setup. 

16.  Bow Wrapped Garage

Keep your garage decor simple and festive by wrapping it with a giant red ribbon bow. It looks nice, feels Christmas-y, and is fairly simple to whip up at the last minute. 

17. Melted Snowman

It’s a fun little addition to your yard and unique even because everyone has got a snowman for Christmas but who’s got a melted snowman? This eye-catching piece is crafted from plywood, paint, and foam. 

18. Lighted Pyramid

Via Lowes

A tall, lighted, white Christmas pyramid to brighten up the day and sparkle up the eve. The 100 LED lights shine like the stars at night. 

19. Galvanized Christmas Basket

The galvanized basket, pinecones, logs, and greens give off the perfect rustic vibe. The LED lights add to its shine. 

20. Let It Snow

A Let It Snow signboard outside your door is a nice way to welcome the visitors because who doesn’t love snow during Christmas? 

21. Sparkling Bowl Topiary

Found this super easy, crafty, Dollar Store DIY decor idea that’s perfect for Christmas and the entire winter season! Make a topiary with a bunch of Dollar Store crystal bowls and LED lights, and voila!

22. Ice Lanterns

If it’s freezing cold at your place, then you shall have no problem making these ice lanterns. Otherwise, it may not stay for long outside. It’s a nice, simple, and inexpensive Christmas luminary decor. 

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23. Grinch Wood Pallet Sign

The Grinch is probably the most popular Christmas character so have a merry Grinchmas with this pallet wood sign for your front door. With the grinch palette and a burlap ribbon, it’s quite easy to whip up. 

24. Christmas Light Balls Plant

How to grow a Christmas light ball plant you ask? All you need to do is plant some Christmas baubles in a pot, give the plant support, and finish with a festive red ribbon and string lights. 

25. Sparkling Light Decor

Lights alone can enrich your home for Christmas. So with two small trees, some greens, a wreath, and a lot of lights, you can give a simple, elegant Christmas look to your exteriors. 

26. Outdoor Lighted Tree

You can even whip up an entire tree with string lights! Add some ornaments and top it with a ribbon, and it’s as good as a tree! 

27. Wire Light Balls

Speaking of lights, if you want monotonous yard decor, then I’ll suggest you craft a bunch of these lighted wire balls and place them all across your yard. 

28. Porch Poinsettias

Red Poinsettias give all the Christmas vibe. A pot full of poinsettias and some other greens is a cute enough festive outdoor decor for your home. 

29. Wooden Lighted Stars

If you have quite some trees surrounding your house, you can hang up some lighted wooden stars for a festive outdoor decor. It’s an easy and fun family project with pine boards. 

30. North Pole Sign

While you can’t bring the magnificent north pole Christmas to your place, you can certainly make your mini north pole for Christmas with this sign. You can make it with a long cardboard mailing tube, paint, and a foam ball for the top.