Give your outdoor space a festive makeover on a budget with these Cheap and Easy DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations.
There are outdoor decor ideas for the yard, front porch, and front door that will spread Christmas cheer to your neighbors and guests! These outdoor DIY Christmas decorations will improve your curb appeal on a budget this holiday season. You will find DIY Christmas wreaths, outdoor wood crafts, and much more that make great holiday craft projects for adults. Whether you are looking for outdoor Christmas lights or holiday yard and lawn art for outside, there are plenty of easy DIY projects for inspiration that won’t break the bank.
Front Yard and Lawn DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Reindeer Logs from Designer Trapped
Outdoor Wood Log Snowmen from Crafty Morning
Plastic Pumpkin Snowman Decoration from Crafty Morning
Cheap DIY Log Snowmen Tutorial from Felt Magnet
Light Globe DIY from From The Blue Shed
Giant Christmas Ornaments Using $1 Bouncy Balls from The Lily Pad Cottage
Giant Paper Plate Lollipops from Smart School House
Wood Block Snowman Decorations (source unknown)
Old Fence Posts + White Spray Paint ($1 – Walmart) + Assorted Christmas Fabrics ($1 each)
+ Black and Orange Acrylic Paint (for eyes and nose – $0.50 – Walmart)
Santa Logs from Smart Girl DIY
Giant Lollipops Made from Pool Noodles from Hallmark Channel
DIY Snowman Shutter Decoration (source unknown)
Slatted Closet Doors + Black and White Spray Paint ($1 each at Walmart) + Burlap Fabric ($1.50 at Walmart) + Christmas Pick ($0.98 – Walmart) + Wood Chip (for nose) + Orange Acrylic Paint ($0.50 – Walmart)
At Habitat for Humanity, you can get the doors for less than $10.
I don’t know where to find buttons that big or how much it would cost, but you could just use some black felt circles in place of the buttons.
DIY Pallet Tree from Beyond the Picket Fence
DIY $10 Vintage Sled from Fynes Designs
Wood Pallet Tree Decoration from Making It in the Mitten
DIY Outdoor Giant Christmas Candles (source unknown)
White Paint Sampler + Spindles + Battery Operated LED candles
+ Red Ribbon + Christmas Picks + Berry Bushes + Evergreen Clippings + Pinecones + Square Wood Base
The spindles/baluster posts you can find at places like Habitat for Humanity or on Craigslist for cheap.
I’ve seen people sell them on Craigslist for $2 each.
How to Make Light Ball Decorations from Christmas Lights, Etc.
Lighted Presents from DIY Vintage Chic
Tomato Cage Tree Lights from 17 Apart
Grinch Stealing Christmas Lights from Etsy
Shop Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Christmas Front Door Decor Ideas
Mason Jar Lid Ornaments Door Hanger from Funky Junky Interiors
DIY Berry Wreath from That’s What Che Said
Let it Snow Holiday Wreath from The Happy Housie
Yarn Snowman Door Hanger from Made in a Day
Dollar Tree Snowflake Ornament Door Hanger from Staying Home Sawyer
Winter Loop Yarn Wreath from The Navage Patch
Door Swag from First Day of Home
Easy One Hour Pinecone Wreath from Remodelaholic
Dollar Tree Woodland Wreath from Prudent Penny Pincher
Easy Candy Canes Wreath (source unknown)
Festive Porch Light from Thrifty Decor Chick
You can get the bow at Dollar Tree
Burlap and Pinecone Hanging Decorations (source unknown)
Monogram for the Front Door from Pinterest
Picture Frame Holiday Ornament Wreath from Artsy Chicks Rule
Front Door Gift Wrap for the Holidays from Nap Time Decorator
Outdoor Pinecone Cluster from Brown Sugar Toast
Christmas Front Porch Decorations
DIY Evergreen Gnome from The Shabby Creek Cottage
Holiday Porch with Repurposed Finds from Home Stories A to Z
Christmas Ornament Topiary from Celebrate and Decorate
Wood Crate Faux Planter Outdoor Christmas Decoration (source unknown)
Tomato Cage Tree Topiary from Two Twenty One
Scrap Wood Lantern Decorations from Diva of DIY
Dollar Tree Crystal Bowl Topiary from Celebrate and Decorate
Rustic Holiday Buckets for the Porch from Liz Marie
All you need is spray paint, stencils, and old buckets
Hanging Star Lantern Decorations from Polka Dot Chair
DIY Giant Silver Bells from Kenneth Wingard
You can get plastic flower pots at Dollar Tree for $1
Festive and Frugal Porch Decorations from On Sutton Place
Here’s how to make $3 Buffalo Check Plaid Pillows
DIY Outdoor Oversized Ornaments from Home Stories A to Z
Simple and Festive Winter Porch Decor from Steph Read Blog
10 Minute Holiday Buckets from Finding Home Farms
You can get similar buckets at Dollar Tree
Christmas Luminaries with Free Printables from Let’s Get Crafty
DIY Glitter Snow Filled Mason Jar Candles from The Inspired Room
Outdoor Mason Jar Lights from All Things Heart and Home
Hanging Christmas Planter from Pinterest
Holiday Front Door Decorations from One Good Thing
Simple Garland Bunting (source unknown)
Terra Cotta Planter Decorations from Plough Your Own Furrow
Faux Gift Boxes Topiary from The Seasonal Home
Painted Snowman Shovels (source unknown)
Old Shovel + White Spray Paint ($1- Walmart) + Garland (Dollar Tree) or Pine Clippings with a Bow +
Black and Orange Acrylic Paint ($0.50 each at Walmart)
Simple Christmas Porch with Poinsettias from Centsational Style
Knock Off Crate & Barrel Ornament Tree Decorations from Domestically Speaking
Other DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Ornaments and Garland in Outdoor Window Box Planter from Just Grand
Gift Wrap Wrapped Garage from Pinterest
DIY Starburst Ornament Decorations from Listotic
$5 Giant Star from Little Bit Funky
Outdoor Christmas Tree from Creating Really Awesome Fun Things
Christmas Balcony Decorations with a Mini Tree & Presents from Goodness Grace
Outdoor Light-Up Tree Decoration on Exterior Wall (source unknown)
Clear Christmas Lights ($2.28 for 100) + Command Light Clips
100 DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Decorations
simple, but beutiful
Edna Howard says
Simple, beautiful. Easy to do. Great for family fun and projects!
Judy Walker says
a lot of these are right up my ally. well played.
Loved them all.
Love all of the ideas and they are simple as can be!!
Love the stair spindle with the candle and greens. Can you tell me where you got your candle lights at. They look sooo real
Love these ideas. Where can you find $1-2 bouncy balls though? I’d really like to do this project but any I’ve found are much more expensive.
I thought about those punching balls. You know the ones you blow up and close the end. Not sure how well they will work or if paint will adhere to their surface though.
Dollar Tree in toys section only $1 each plus tax. Happy Holidays
Try dollar store for regular size bouncy ball and walmar t for big ones . Now you have to get them in the summertime .
I also would love to do the bouncy ball project but can’t find inexpensive balls. Where did you get yours? All great ideas!!
Dennis Klimavich says
Very interested in finding the bouncy balls cheap also
I’ve seen them $2.88 a piece at Walmart when they were on sale. The best time to find them on sale is during their clearance summer sale. Also, I occasionally see them at thrift stores for even cheaper (try your local children’s thrift stores). You may even be able to get them cheap if you buy in bulk online too.
Hope this helps,
Truddy Lewis says
These are all so fun and creative. I can’t wait to get the kids creative minds crafting with these great ideas.
Great options …for even my craft skill set ❤
How do u put the ball and the dial rod togeather ?
Marty Swenskie says
A suggestion to try for the buttons…paint those little plastic 3-legged inserts used to keep pizzas from sticking to the box lid,,,,cut off the. Legs and glue in place after painting them. The same 3 legged inserts painted black also make perfect eyes/mouth embellments for real snowmen
That’s a great idea! And its very frugal too!
Right now if you have a Dirt cheap around they are $0.90 cents walmart had theirs for $1.00 you can also look at walmarts site and see if they have them in an area close to you or have them mailed to your store for pickup. Happy Holidays.