24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations


If you haven’t yet decorated the outside entrance to your home, it’s time to get started—Christmas is just around the corner.

Even before your friends step inside your house, they’ll be greeted by a warm, friendly, and thoughtful gift—the gift of your effort to make them feel cozy and comfortable in your home. Cherish and share the spirit of Christmas with your friends!

1. DIY Winter Planter 
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: threadsandblooms.com

Let’s start with something simple, yet effective. A winter planter is something you can make in a matter of minutes. And of course, reindeer make an appearance. One note: make your planter as rich and as full of decorations as possible.

2. Vintage Schoolhouse-Inspired Christmas Porch
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: attagirlsays.com

Some people take it to the next level. If you want to be one of those people, then decorating the whole porch is definitely an idea worth taking a look at. This one looks like it was taken out a Christmas movie.

3. Home Depot Holiday Decor
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: placeofmytaste.com

Your guests will feel welcome from the moment they park outside your house. A tree avenue is something that will make them happy even before they enter your home. No matter how down or stressful you are, Christmas can always bring a smile to your face. And this entrance definitely brings a smile to my face.

4. DIY Snowman Family
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: lovelylittlesnippets.blogspot.com

For a simple and cool decoration, this snowman family is wonderful. In addition, you don’t need a ton of things to make it. But you do need some painting skills!

5. Exciting Outdoor Christmas Decor Idea
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: inspiringhomeideas.net

The first thought I had just from looking at this house is “Home Alone.” Yes, it’s far from that glamorous scene, but it’s still a very elegant, sophisticated, and thoughtfully done decoration for the front door.

 6. DIY Merry Christmas Porch Sign
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: allthingsthrifty.com

Making a sign is very easy. Truth be told, it’s probably the easiest thing you can do for Christmas (other than buying something, of course).

7. Gift Wrapped Garage Door
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: Pinterest.com

Speaking of simple and easy decorations, this has to be at the top of the list. No, your garage is not a gift. But it certainly looks awesome. You can try this on the front door as well if you like.

8. Front Porch Burlap Decorated Mini Christmas Tree
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: shorewest.com

I know it can be risky to leave a Christmas tree with gifts outside. But the decoration certainly brings a warm and welcoming feeling! I’d say leave one or two more empty boxes as gifts below the tree.

9. Snowmen Paper Lanterns
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: partycity.com

There are so many things you can do with snowmen. Actually, you can’t even start thinking about Christmas decorations without some snowmen thrown in there. In this case, we have hanging lanterns. But there are other snowmen as well.

10. Minimalist Classic Christmas Front Door Design 
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: buy-purses.com

For those of you who want to stay classic and simple, this is a great idea. I would even go more minimalist—you can definitely get away with just the wreath and the tree. That’s more than enough.

11. DIY Glowing Wooden Snowflakes
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: diynetwork.com

At first glance, you look at just the snowflakes. But don’t forget Santa and his reindeer. As for the snowflakes, they are one of the simplest and easiest DIY crafts you can make for Christmas. Bonus points: you can make the snowflakes with your children, and let them have some fun decorating the house.

 12. Joy Outdoor Christmas Display
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: frugalmomeh.com

Christmas brings joy and happiness to each and every home. So why don’t you show that joy on your front porch? As always, don’t be stingy with the decorations in the pots.

13. DIY Giant Door Ornament
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: hallmarkchannel.com

Go Big or Go Home. I’m sure you’ve heard that one before, and that’s exactly what applies here. Some people go for a simple and small wreath at the front door, but others—they just want bigger things.

14. Red and Green Mesh Door Decor
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: thexerxes.com

Red and green are the colors for Christmas. They just mix together and mesh perfectly. Look for decorations that are fluffy but not thick for this decoration to work. And you absolutely must have a few gifts there also.

 15. DIY Outdoor Christmas Light Balls
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: christmaslightsetc.com

If you are competing for the “house with the most beautiful Christmas decorations” prize, you must have Christmas lights. For everyone out there who has a big front yard, I must suggest you try these Christmas light balls. You can stick to the classic white, green, and red colors, or you can include some other colors as well.

16. Evergreen Tree Entryway Design
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: smallslandscaping.com

This one is as classy as the little black dress in the fashion world. And sometimes, you just want to wear your little black dress. Nothing wrong there.

17. DIY Pallet Christmas Tree for the Front Porch
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: jolenescrafting.org

If you’ve been following my blog and DIY projects, you know that wooden pallets are one of the most versatile items. In this case, I have a simple and elegant Christmas tree you can design with them.

18. Vintage Modern Christmas Porch Decor
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: brightgreendoor.com

At first glance, this looks like the porch of a house where senior citizens live. It has that “olden times” flair—but that doesn’t mean it’s not good. Some people are more into modern things, some love vintage stuff. I have nothing against either one of those.

19. Christmas Ornaments on Outdoor Railings
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: rumourney.donweb-homeip.net

The trick here is to make the decoration as rich as possible. The more ornaments you can include, the better. And the more colors you use, the better.

20. Festive Front Porch
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com

Another front porch that looks like it was taken from a postcard. So elegant, classy, and just plain simple. Sometimes, a minimalistic, simplistic approach is the best approach.

21. DIY Rustic Driftwood Evergreen Tree
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: sustainmycrafthabit.com

Yes, this will take you a lot of time to carve and make it happen. But think about it for a second. If you have time to spare, how awesome it will look in your front yard. I’m sure every guest will want to know how you made it.

22. DIY Lighted PVC Candy Canes
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: diyshowoff.com

The wreath is as simple as they come. But the candies steal the show. During the day, they’re not very appealing, but come the night, they light up the neighborhood.

23. DIY Moss Joy Letters
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: uncommondesignsonline.com

I always want to include simple and easy designs in my lists. After all, not all of us are creative, and some of us can’t create more than the simple Joy sign. And truth be told, the joy sign is all you need at times.

24. Christmas Porch Decor Idea
24 Festive Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Photo: teknolojihaberleritv.com

We finish the list with another front porch decoration that looks like it came from a postcard.

I hope you enjoyed the decorations, and I hope you found something you can use for your home. And as always, if you have some other ideas, feel free to share with us.

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