30 Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Decorating the outside of your home is the ultimate way to show off your Yuletide spirit. Light up the outside of your home this holiday season with outdoor decorating ideas for Christmas that are as simple as they are magical.

Add fun and festive flair to the front of your home with these unexpected decorating ideas. Outdoor Christmas decorating ideas offer everyone who would go by the properties over the streets with an incredible result.

And if you are wondering about Christmas table decorations, we have made a full list of everything you need for a complete Christmas decoration!

Christmas Outdoor Decorating Ideas

So, you are done with the interior part of your house. Should you not think about the yard as well? After all this is the very first thing neighbours and guests will notice once they pay a visit. And after that will they notice the indoor Christmas decorations.

To make a great impressions and get this Christmas vibe everywhere, here are some outdoor decorating ideas for Christmas, just ready to inspire you!

Hanging baskets with Christmas lights

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Make hanging baskets sparkle all winter long by lighting them from within. Christmas lights can come in handy even outdoors. And they make your yard look extremely festive and chic.

Use coiled vine baskets without liners, and push a 100-bulb string of small pearl lights from inside to out around each basket. Place clear plastic ornaments in the basket as filler. On top, pile a 50-bulb string of small white lights and a string of prelit metal stars to shine above.

Add a festive garland on the door

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This is a front door Christmas decoration. Dress up a boring doorway with a red and green color scheme. A door outlined with garland, glowing lights, and red bows complements the hanging wreath. A grouping of poinsettia plants adds the perfect punch of holiday cheer.

Create your own walking lighting

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Easy and cheap outdoor decorating ideas for Christmas. Turn paper bags into dramatic luminarias by cutting out your own designs with a craft’s knife, hole punches, and scissors. The result will make the area look warm and welcoming!

Frosted baskets

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Dress your porch in holiday style with hanging baskets frosted for the season and filled with sparkling accents. Frost a hanging wire basket with spray paint. Hot-glue felt snowflakes to a white or frosted indoor lamp globe. Then nestle fresh-cut greens in the wire basket and top with the embellished globe. Next, place a string of battery-operated lights inside the globe to illuminate from within. And hang the arrangement from your porch ceiling, arbor, or other garden structure.

All things forsted are a nice element many homeowners have been using for years for outdoor decorating. It makes the place look more natural and completely changes the porch. Plus, it’s easy to DIY them!


Use lush greenery

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To create visual interest outside of your home, consider breaking the front yard up into different zones — each with its own holiday-centric feature. Design Star season 7 contestant Britany Simon and designer Brian Patrick Flynn broke this front yard up into three zones: left, center of yard and entrance.

The left side of the house features a 10-foot tall Christmas tree structure made from reclaimed barn siding, the center of the yard is outfitted with an arbor created with vintage ladders and greenery. And the entrance is decorated with various repurposed items including wine bottle candelabras and rope garland.

Key takeaway from here is to think about adding some lush greenery form the very first start. Eucalyptus works well, especially if combined with some branches and maybe pinecones.

Festive ice skates

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Sometimes the best holiday decorations weren’t necessarily meant as decor. Create a personal vignette near your entrance with a collection of objects with winter flair. Upon arrival to this home, guests are greeted with a weathered sled, a pair of ice skates and a bucket filled with faux snowballs.

You can place some greenery and holly berries inside the ice skates to make it even more harmonious with the rest of the decor. And if you don’t have any pair available, you can check and buy one from the nearest vintage shop.


Make a bright snowman

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Isn’t making a snowman one of the most common things people do during Christmas? It’s an easy DIY outdoor decorating idea that is really festive and incredibly in season! But, to make things better don’t opt for the usual snowman out of snow. You can actually use different materials for the bottom, its body and head so that you can place lights all around. Faux snow is an ideal option in this case.

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If you want something simpler than this, you can choose to make a snowman like door wreath. Place three wreaths of different sizes one above the other and then add some details. Such as a hat, a scarf and some Christmas balls to make it look more real!

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Christmas wreaths and trees

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Who said that Christmas trees are only for the indoor decorations? Choose a couple of similar Christmas trees and place them in your porch. Combine them with matching wreaths and maybe some pinecone garlands and you are ready! Also, make sure to use many Christmas lights to bright up the place. The golden ones are better if you want to add some warmth to your exterior decoration.

Tip: When considering Xmas designing goods for outdoor usage, it is recommended buying at the start of season. This will ensure that all of outdoor Christmas designing products are available.

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Outdoor Holiday decorations assist to make a holiday ambiance and also accept your friends and relatives. Every one of these wonderful accessories allow you to believe that it’s christmas all over the place, at the rear of all door, and also increase your spirits. There’s a lot of suggestions for you: porch décor, wreaths, lamps and lights.

Pick the most unique and also strange: an ice wreath with berries and pine cones, bowls with Christmas ornaments, ice candle holders, many different gorgeous lights the same shape as a snowman, a snow ball otherwise. Icicle lights hanging in the roof look amazing. Then add skates to exhibit your preferred winter pastime out on another forget from the traditional Christmas color plan: red-colored and eco-friendly, that generally gets you great results.

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Pinecone wreaths with red berries

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The most usual item used as outdoor decorating ideas for Christmas are wreaths. They are perfect for door decoration. There are many styles you can choose for your door, but the most classic one is the one made of pinecones and berries. These two elements are a must-have for Christmas!

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Christmas trees in different sizes

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Christmas Decorations for the Entrance. Stunning decor ideas like this has inspired spectacular Christmas decorations for the entrance of a house. It can really be said as a real shade of Christmas.

Notice that the details here are the ones that play the most important role. Christmas trees in different sizes! There are some big ones on both sides of the entrance. And then there are some medium-sized ones next to each of them (visible on the right side). And in the center you can see that there is also another small one. It’s not monotonous at all! You can try it out!

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Decorated Outdoor Christmas Tree

Decorated Outdoor Christmas Tree. This one is bigger and will probably require more time on your side to bring to life this idea. However you can see that the result is amazing!

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Minimal wreaths

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Different varieties of wreaths come into mind when you think about the Christmas decorations for your front door. Hang unique wreaths like candy-cane wreath, Christmas ball wreath, recycle wreath, cloth wreath and the like on your front door and welcome Christmas. Complement these garlands by pasting bows and holiday stickers. Also, try hanging Christmas stocking adorned with sprigs and cinnamon sticks to the front door.

Add some snowflakes

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Make a bunch of these snowflakes and hang them from your front porch, from the eaves of your home or from tree branches. This is a perfect project for a beginner woodworker. The effect they will create will make your outdoor space look absolutely fantastic and festive!

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Use metallic hues

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For a European-style home in Rogers, Keeley and Todd created a bolder look with oversized ornaments attached to layers of garland to stand up to the home’s scale. The shimmer of metallic hues is eye-catching, and the tone-on-tone effect is an elegant embellishment for the brick home.


Colorful hues

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Add some colour in your outdoor decoration with items and objects of different hues. Red is a must. But you can also use other tones as well like green, gold, yellow and many more.

This will apply perfectly especially if you have a dark painted door, like this one in this photo. It will make the ornaments be more visible and will highlight them. Definitely one of the most creative outdoor decorating ideas for Christmas!

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Other elements you can choose


Christmas wreaths are lovely way to dress your home for the holidays and are used as decoration inside and out. From those made of live evergreen boughs to fabric or life-like artificial wreaths, they are a traditional element of Christmas decor.

Craft stores offer artificial wreaths and wreath forms in a variety of materials including wire, straw and foam. With some floral wire, wire clippers, ribbon, and decorations, you’ll be all set to create your own beautiful and unique wreath.

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Joy Inspirational Holiday Garden Stakes Nativity, $14.99. Find it here.

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39 thoughts on “30 Outdoor Christmas Decorations”

  1. It is that time of year again to pull out the old outdoor Christmas decorations and i love every one of your sample

  2. Nice looking decoration ideas for 2016. With this years season behind us, I will save these for end of 2016.

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  4. These Christmas designs are a great way to do something special and separate your home from the pack. The peacock wreath is unbelievably beautiful. How simple yet stunning and creative. The square wreath blends with the home’s front door very well. A very impressive list of Unique Christmas Decorations.

    Thanks for posting.

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  6. Beautiful decorations. You have inspired me to do A Christmas Carol theme this year for the door. A ghost face on a big door knocker, that should give the kids some excitement. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love the different decorations around the door. I’d like to do that for my own home someday, and maybe even at the office.

  8. The paper bag decoration is so awesome! There are so many cool decorations that I’ll be set for the next few years once Christmas rolls around. Great post!

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