December 3, 2021

99 Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

Looking to decorate the exterior of your home with originality and flair for Christmas? We’ve handpicked 99 outdoor Christmas decorations ideas to inspire you. Some require a bit of DIY while others simply require installation. 


1.      Elves or Santa Claus? Dress up your cone hedges for a striking effect!
https://pin.it/5LpAEmN

 Elves or Santa Claus?

2.      Bears celebrate Christmas too! Wood, a saw and paint are all you need.
https://pin.it/1CAuMBo

 Polar bears

3.      Wooden candles are just as warm and safer!
https://pin.it/1D1Wn6T

 Wooden candles

4.      A rocking chair as the centrepiece of a rustic assembly.
https://pin.it/1HddmoO

 Rocking chair

5.      Round ornaments and pine branches on the window ledges.
https://pin.it/1kLE0ok

 Round ornaments on the window ledges

6.      Transform one or several Christmas wreaths into a festive installation.
https://pin.it/1kMxUiI

 Festive installation

7.      Use a piece of old fence to make this DIY outdoor Christmas decoration!
https://pin.it/1KyMEl8

 Old fence village

8.      Old snowshoes and a few pinecones and you’re done.
https://pin.it/1MbBBdE

 Snowshoes

9.      Decorate your columns in snowmen or other seasonal characters.
https://pin.it/1ol33vS

 Snowmen

10.   Santa or Gandalf? Turn a plank into an iconic holiday figure.
https://pin.it/1pxpICm

 Wooden Santa Claus

11.   Play Santa’s florist with a simple pot, ornaments and branches.

https://pin.it/1z2cQEP

 Santa’s florist

12.   Use a box to create a winter scene.
https://pin.it/4v6qVRl

 Winter scene

13.   It’s crazy how you can use planks to make wooden outdoor Christmas decorations!
https://pin.it/2f3RTju

 Wooden Christmas tree

14.   Invest in garlands and other outdoor Christmas decorations to welcome visitors with cheer!
https://pin.it/6BqvNG4

 Decorations to welcome visitors

15.   Use your outdoor lights to hang easy DIY Christmas decorations.
https://pin.it/4XX7UYe

 Outdoor lights decorations

16.   Lights in the trees and garlands around the door create a welcoming effect.
https://pin.it/3gDKMvv

 Lights in trees

17.   Instead of throwing away rakes that inevitably break every fall, use them to create an original Christmas tree.
https://pin.it/3GvdnST

 Rakes

18.   Candles, colours and garlands: your neighbours won’t be able to say you’re not in the holiday spirit!
https://pin.it/3HE9vu1

 Colorful welcome

19.   Use the snow to decorate your yard!
https://pin.it/75Oj6rK 

 Snow and lights

20.   Assemble logs in the shape of a tree.
https://pin.it/3mL71Gl

 Logs in the shape of a tree

21.   Have your summer tires (or old tires) get in on the winter fun!
https://pin.it/3MxYdDU

 Old tires

22.   Use bouquets of branches in pots to create front yard DIY outdoor Christmas decorations.
https://pin.it/3WNNk91

 Bouquets of branches

23.   Create a colourful signpost for your guests!
https://pin.it/3XzflXN

 Grinch signpost

24.   Snowmen also need to exercise and have fun!
https://pin.it/4GPVPGH

 Snowmen also need to exercise

25.   A nice big door for a nice big smile.
https://pin.it/4hxosM9

 Big smile on door

26.   We’re grasping at straws here, but these reindeer don’t seem to mind!
https://pin.it/4lj1k5l

 Reindeer

27.   The most direct messages are often the most effective!
https://pin.it/4MxoLrd

 Message on door

28.   Who says your outdoor Christmas decorations can’t be your little oasis of peace?
https://pin.it/4RUkVEt

 Oasis of peace

29.   A wooden pallet returns to its roots to decorate your exterior.
https://pin.it/4VB0I9X

 Green wooden pallet

30.   An icy ladder—even if it doesn’t snow at Christmas!
https://pin.it/4wHv8R7

 Icy ladder

31.   The North Pole: use some LED Christmas lights to make your own.
https://pin.it/4Wt1sAJ

 North Pole

32.   In the mood to shovel?
https://pin.it/5fHjYbb

 Decorated shovel

33.   Wooden snowflakes are a great, cheap outdoor Christmas decoration.
https://pin.it/5FlYpyI

 Wooden snowflakes

34.   Sometimes it’s easier to use ornaments like this rather than hang them in a tree…
https://pin.it/5LV9Zj4

 Ornaments in lanterns

35.   These wooden characters seem to be thinking that the snow is always whiter on the other side of the fence...
https://pin.it/5MtCl89

 Wooden characters

36.   Do you have exercise balls? Or big, inflatable balloons? Use them to make your own outdoor inflatable Christmas decorations!
https://pin.it/5PCQmda

 Exercice balls

37.   The gnomes say let us in!
https://pin.it/5V7NoGf

 Gnomes

38.   Simple decorations are often the most striking.
https://pin.it/63Prgsm

 Simple decorations

39.   This outdoor snowman Christmas decoration blends right in!
https://pin.it/68gzAoO

 Hiding snowman

40.   You can spare a few logs this holiday season. It doesn’t get simpler than these wooden outdoor Christmas decorations—or prettier!
https://pin.it/6aVXGng

 Usefull logs

41.   More proof that DIY outdoor Christmas decorations don’t need to be complicated or expensive.
https://pin.it/6bQPu0y

 Simple decorations

42.   Did Santa leave the gifts by the door?
https://pin.it/6CByKOi

 Gifts by the door

43.   Pine cones and some wire or a hanger make for an easy outdoor Christmas decorating idea!
https://pin.it/6DnTVO6

 Wreath with hanger

44.   Who has the most fun, Snoopy or Woodstock? Neither: you’ll be the one having a blast creating this outdoor lighted Christmas decoration.
https://pin.it/6hREXfZ

 Snoopy and Woodstock

45.   Lights, candles and ribbons are all you need to make these homemade outdoor Christmas light decorations or something similar...
https://pin.it/6JdP7pV

 Lights, candles and ribbons

46.   Make a classic Christmas wreath with a few branches and pine cones.
https://pin.it/6KuqiBk

 Classic Christmas wreath

47.   Good thing these sweets are made of wood, otherwise the elf wouldn’t be able to resist these outdoor Christmas lawn decorations!
https://pin.it/6mxVM90

 Wooden lollipops

48.   Use materials from around the yard to create a natural look.
https://pin.it/6PKdYMZ

 Birch

49.   These decorations are easy to make: just find and cut some planks, decorate them, then wrap them with a ribbon.
https://pin.it/6RXUmZW

 Planks with a ribbon

50.   Go ahead, let your creativity fly!
https://pin.it/6vGXEhE

 Pinecone owl

51.   Old doors that open up to the holiday spirit!
https://pin.it/6zmqD72

 Old door for a Christmas tree

52.   Another example of how easy it is to give your porch a rustic, festive look.
https://pin.it/738q7ag

 Rustic look

53.   This flameless fire is full of warmth.
https://pin.it/7d52xl8

 Flameless fire

54.   It’s crazy what you can do with some paint and a few minutes of work.
https://pin.it/7E4QXjq

 Painted fence

55.   Christmas bells can be easily made from metal or non-metal buckets and Christmas ornaments.
https://pin.it/7H0mOq3

 Christmas bells

56.   Stars like these are harder to make yourself, but they have a magical effect around the house.
https://pin.it/7HGP5GT

 Illuminated stars

57.   These outdoor Christmas tree decorations are made from bark!
https://pin.it/5rmzFh9

 Tree made from bark

58.   These snowflakes seem to be floating mid-air.
https://pin.it/7rlbtaP

 Snowflakes

59.   A garland makes a beautifully decorated tree on the side of a building.
https://pin.it/7we11XO

 Garland for a tree

60.   It’s hard to resist that smile!
https://pin.it/7xrXVhb

 Snowman with big smile

61.   This outdoor reindeer Christmas decoration may be made of solid wood, but it’ll melt your heart.
https://pin.it/7zRfK34

 Reindeer decoration

62.   Old skates make a wonderful window hanging.
https://pin.it/HtB0ivA

 Old skates

63.   When Santa’s sleigh isn’t enough, a convoy made of wooden boxes will get the job done.
https://pin.it/HZ91hpw

 Convoy

64.   This wooden outdoor Christmas decoration is made out of expertly lit logs.
https://pin.it/mCuoKAp

 Expertly lit logs

65.   These elves are ready for some mischief!
https://pin.it/mWml8Sh

 Elves ready for some mischief

66.   A mitten, two balls and a few branches make an easy outdoor Christmas decorating idea.
https://pin.it/NMgVXWi

 Mitten decoration

67.   It takes little effort to decorate outdoor lamps.
https://pin.it/o4gB5y5

 Outdoor lamps with greenery

68.   Old skis are the centrepiece of this winter installation.
https://pin.it/OGAkXPL

 Old skis

69.   A simple ribbon turns a door into a gift.
https://pin.it/oZ5FKoA

 Turning a door into a gift

70.   This wooden outdoor Christmas decoration adds some winter cheer.
https://pin.it/PapZV4j

 Branch

71.   Painted wooden planks can be repurposed into a Christmas tree.
https://pin.it/Pi7T6vj

 Rustic tree

72.   With a little camouflage, a tire becomes an ornament!
https://pin.it/WU4z3jD

 Tire as ornament

73.   Painted boards and logs steal the show.
https://pin.it/xZ4enwU

 Creative tree

74.   Make your own nutcrackers.
https://pin.it/1JsBCCQ

 Nutcrackers

75.   A little royal flair for your front entrance.
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 Royal flair

76.   An old sleigh can slay your porch.
https://pin.it/1tTdwNp

 Old sleigh

77.   Add lighting under your decorations.
https://pin.it/7qc1FBw

 Lighting under the decorations

78.   Got some antlers lying around? Here’s a good way to finally put them to use!
https://pin.it/66q0ObM

 Antlers

79.   Welcome from Santa
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 Welcome from Santa

80.   Sometimes, a homemade outdoor Christmas light decoration on your tree is all you need.
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 Outdoor lights

81.   Light up wooden structures for a magical effect.
https://pin.it/4jWXNhr

 Light deer

82.   A tunnel to guide your guests to the party.
https://pin.it/2ZU9BCr

 Tunnel

83.   Have you considered using monochrome lighting?
https://pin.it/7LS3KII


Blue Christmas tree

84.   Outdoor Christmas lawn decorations, decorated to your taste.
https://pin.it/5QRJ6oD

 Wooden ornaments

85.   A giant gingerbread man makes for a unique outdoor Christmas lawn decoration.
https://pin.it/4VhvMAg

 Gingerbread man

86.   Decorating your shrubbery in different colours is so magical!
https://pin.it/5b6p4w3

 Shrubbery in different colours

87.   A simple frame can do the trick.
https://pin.it/4qCJqCw


Simple frame

88.   Have you considered using chicken wire to create structures that you can then decorate?
https://pin.it/57dONT3

Chicken wire decorations

89.   Plastic bottles in different colours may not be the most stylish outdoor Christmas tree decoration, but they win the award for originality.
https://pin.it/6qhz8BM

Plastic bottles tres

90.   A ladder can also be dressed in ornaments!
https://pin.it/SCLvxfG

Ladder

91.   A variation on the theme of melted snowmen.
https://pin.it/17wkt1e

Melted snowman

92.   Pine cones transform into a beautiful tree.
https://pin.it/7nM9zGn

Pine cones into a tree

93.   Jute of any colour can be used to make beautiful DIY outdoor Christmas decorations.
https://pin.it/4kwVHuU

Jute tree

94.   Don’t forget to decorate your mailbox, if you have one by the road.
https://pin.it/4OmsIBw

Mailbox

95.   Why settle for one wreath when you can hang several?
https://pin.it/6eKdifz

Several wreaths

96.   Wreaths made of old ornaments are a fun outdoor Christmas decoration idea!
https://pin.it/751PR3D

Wreaths made of ornaments

97.   If the front door isn’t a large enough gift, why not use the garage door? Perfect if you’re giving a car!
https://pin.it/1XrbEQd

Gift with garage door

98.   Why stop there? Go ahead and wrap your entire home in a huge ribbon!
https://pin.it/3jkUWHL

Wrapping house in a huge ribbon

99.   And if these outdoor Christmas decoration ideas are a little too extravagant for you, remember that all it takes is a few well-chosen items to create a joyful holiday atmosphere!
https://pin.it/4Y32Ml6

A few well-chosen items




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