How do you decorate for Christmas on a budget? What is the easiest way to decorate for Christmas? I’m getting ready for the holiday season and I have 6 amazing and easy DIY outdoor Christmas decorations to share. These outdoor decorations are a great way to get in the holiday spirit and bring Christmas cheer to your front porch, front yard, or any outdoor space.
Let’s get started on our DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations
How To Make Holiday Balls, Spheres or Ornaments?
This is a DIY project to make oversized ornaments.
I hot-glued 2 plastic bowls from the dollar store together to create large plastic balls. I created a total of 4 spheres for my yard. You could also find the forms at craft stores.
I wrapped each form with a different color light strand.
I laid these giant Christmas ornaments in the yard and ran extension cords to them. I put the plugs inside plastic containers to protect them.
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How do you make fake snow decorations?
- Small plastic bowls
- Rustoleum frosted glass spray paint.
- Hot glue gun
- waterproof battery operated LED light
I grabbed plastic bowls from the dollar store. You could also look at flea markets for inexpensive bowls. I sprayed the inside with Rustoleum frosted glass spray paint.
I hot glued 2 bowls together.
I placed a waterproof battery operated LED light on the ground and placed the “snowballs” in this shape over the light. I love how they light up and glow. This is a great idea to enhance your outdoor décor.
Are you a big fan of snowmen? Me too! I have a huge collection of cheap DIY snowman projects for you to check out.
What Christmas decorations are made of silver? How to make Giant Silver Bells
Here is another one of my fun outdoor Christmas decoration ideas.
I bought 4 silver plastic ice buckets from the dollar store. I hot glued a red ribbon in the bottom of the bowl, and then hot glued a red bulb to the other end of the bulb.
I hot glued some red ribbon on the top so that I could hang the silver bells outside on a hook.
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How do you wrap a door for a present?
I cut a vinyl table cloth so that I would be using the decorative pattern.
I used painters tape and taped one strip vertical and one strip horizontal on my door.
I added a bow to finish it off.
You can also see my Santa & Snowman decorations, or my Nutcracker soldiers.
How do you make a lampshade Christmas tree?
This will make the perfect addition to your beautiful outdoor Christmas decorations.
I recently renovated my ceiling fan. I had replaced the lampshades and these were the original ones. I stacked them and added a solar light to the top to create a Christmas Tree.
You could E6000 them together if you like.
If you like to repurpose and upcycle, check out this Santa made out of a mop!
You won’t believe the beautiful holiday decor I made from these!
If you are looking for a wonderful DIY project to make your own ornaments that will be sure to get you in the spirit of Christmas, then check out these DIY Ornaments
How do you make luminaries?
I bought waterproof color changing LED lights with plastic ice crystals at the dollar store. I placed them inside a recycled jar and set them on my railing.
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Other amazing ideas include some of which I have my own step-by-step tutorial for
- making oversized Christmas ornaments out of bouncy balls
- Making snowmen out of a old fence posts
- Huge ornaments (coming soon)
- Make a tree shape out of wood crates (coming soon) or you could create a DIY pallet Christmas tree too.
- Take tree branches and use them on your porch or in your home to hang ornaments.
- Make giant paper plate lollipops (coming soon)
- Use tomato cages and wrap them in fairy lights and add some fresh greenery or a faux garland to create easy trees.
It’s so easy to create festive decor for Christmas time. I think I need a North Pole sign too, what do you think?
I hope you have enjoyed this inside look at my outdoor Christmas decorating projects. I had so much fun making these DIY Christmas decorations. Merry Christmas!
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Thank you for hosting the party. Your easy Christmas yard decorations are wonderful. I love how pretty the Silver Bells are! Enjoy your week.
Thank you so much Amy, always a fan of your recipes 🙂
Lauren Renee Sparks says
Love the silver bells. Visiting from the traffic jam linky. laurensparks.net
Thank you so much Lauren, I’m so pleased you like them.
I love these ideas! Such an inexpensive and easy way to create very showy decorations. Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions!
Thank you so very much Michelle, I appreciate it and I’ll see you at the next party.
Antionette Blake says
Once again you knocked it out of the park with these DIYs.
You are so very sweet and supportive Antoinette – thank you so very much!
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!
Thank you for all you do hosting Marilyn. Happy Holidays to you my friend.
Such clever ideas! The parcel front door is such fun!
Thank you so much Julie
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
Always love low budget decor that looks great, Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much Sarah
You are the most creative lady. I love the bells too. And what would we do without dollar stores.
Thank you for the kind words Sharron, and I’m thrilled you like the bells. You are so right, thrift stores and dollar stores are so great!