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Making a do-it-yourself Christmas yard decoration is an inexpensive way for you to decorate your yard, porch, and front door just the way you want. These projects only take a few materials, and you might already have the materials you need in your home.

Many of these projects are easy enough to make with children for a fun, family-friendly holiday activity. No experience is necessary to create and construct these holiday decorations. Read on for great DIY ideas for decorating your yard, porch, patio, and other holiday outdoor spaces.

  • Star LightA woman holding a sparkly star A Beautiful MessThis outdoor Christmas decoration from A Beautiful Mess starts with a star base and uses garland and lights to sparkle for the holidays. The great thing about this tutorial is that you can change the paint and garland to make it your own. Leave it simple, or go all out to match your other decorations.
  • Outdoor Christmas GiftsWooden gifts on a porch The Navage Patch If you’re looking for a rustic or traditional outdoor Christmas decoration project, this one from The Navage Patch is perfect. Repurposed wood and metal strapping are used to make these gifts, which last you for years. These outdoor Christmas “gifts” are inspired by some pricey decorations but are surprisingly easy on the wallet.
  • Wood Lights Christmas GarlandA front door decorated with wooden lights and garland Sugar & Cloth If you’re looking to blow away your neighbors with your Christmas decorations, you’ll want to check out these giant wooden lights from Sugar & Cloth. They look great around a front door and mixed with some garland, they pop. It’s an easier project than you might think.
  • Fresh Evergreen WreathA woman holding an evergreen wreath Delia Creates Learn how to make a pine and eucalyptus wreath with this DIY project from Delia Creates that’s perfect for the holidays or even just the wintertime. You’ll want to put these evergreen wreaths everywhere—your front door, windows, above the garage, and anywhere else you’d like to spread some holiday cheer.
  • Joy to the World Christmas WreathA grapevine wreath that says "Joy" A Night Owl Add this rustic grapevine wreath idea from A Night Owl to your front door to celebrate and spread joy during the holidays. Complete with wooden letters, burlap ribbon, and even a globe, this wreath looks great and is easier to make.
  • Holiday Concrete Gift BoxA concrete block painted with a bow Chica Circle This DIY Christmas yard decoration idea from Chica Circle uses a cinder block to create a colorful holiday gift. It’s an easy project that takes some spray paint and a bow. The tutorial has lots of good tips on how to get your paint lines nice and even.
  • Giant Paper Plate LollipopsGiant lollipops in a yard Smart School House These giant lollipops from Smart School House are delightful. They are so festive that no one will believe they’re made out of paper plates. With just a little painting and assembling, you’ll have a whole grouping of them. This DIY is so easy that the kids can even help. Besides written instructions, there’s also a video to help you with the process.
  • Botanical Ice LuminariesAn ice luminaire  A Piece of Rainbow If you’re planning any outdoor gathering this holiday season, consider making these botanical ice luminaries from A Piece of Rainbow your centerpieces. Surrounded by ice, a hot flame lights up beautiful leaves, flowers, and berries. These won’t last forever, but they’ll be impressive when lit.
  • Vintage Kitsch DeerA pink and blue vintage deer on a porch Aww Sam Starting with a papier-mache deer, in just a few steps, you can have a vintage kitsch reindeer that you can use season after season. Paint them as realistic or as fanciful as you like. Ensure you keep these deer from Aww Sam out of the elements, as water can damage them. The 10 Best Blow Mold Christmas Decorations of 2022