Easy to Make Outdoor Christmas Decorations on a Budget

Create some awesome outdoor Christmas decor by upcycling an old tire. All you need is some really cheap spray paint and then you could glue on some evergreen branches and faux berries. Add a really holiday style finishing touch with a large plastic red ribbon. Then place the tire in your driveway or somewhere in your yard!

Tutorial Festive Painted Tire | Buy on Amazon Green Spray Paint $3.99
Creative holiday use of old tires


Recycle old wood sheets and then paint them with green and red to transform them into these adorable Gingerbread Men. Why not bake a fresh batch of gingerbread cookies to go with the theme. They are so fun for Christmas decorations but also could be used for other occasions such as a Candy Land Birthday Party for example.

Tutorial Giant Gingerbread Men | Buy on Amazon Plywood $13.99
Giant gingerbread men


Sleigh your festive decor with this awesome idea. Not only will it enchant young minds but it will add that touch of magic to the neighborhood for all to enjoy. You could go the whole hog and dress as Santa, but don’t be surprised if kids want to see you in your magical vehicle in action.

Buy on Amazon Decorative Sleigh $84.99
A sleigh full of gifts love it


Go all out with a candyland theme for your outdoors. Transform your house into a gingerbread house complete with decorations. You could always team up with your neighbor so the two of you will create a magical looking village between you.

Tutorial Gingerbread House | Buy on Amazon Candy Cane Pathway Markers $54.95
Candyland my neighbor and i are doing this


Create this cozy Christmas porch decor by filling a metal bucket with a bundle of birch logs, Christmas tree clippings and some pine cones. Add a fairy lights for extra sparkle warmth. It works really well for farmhouse themed decor and takes just moments to put together.

Tutorial Christmas Bucket | Buy on Amazon Birch Logs $35.99
Christmas outside decor This would be great for a front porch


Turn a simple bucket into a wonderful accent for your porch. Line the bucket with burlap and add all the items you want as part of your theme such as branches and pine. Finish with a lovely burlap bow around the center. It’s also super cheap to make since burlap does not cost a lot.

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Front porch bucket


Create a colorful Christmas garland for your front door using brightly colored ornaments. Make a wreath to match for added impact. The garland really packs a punch and you can pick colors from it and carry the theme all the way indoors.

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Gorgeous colors in this holiday entry


A topiary is always handy to have outdoors to decorate for any event. You can either make them with topiary balls or buy them and then you simply embellish it according to the season. You can adorn them with beautiful red ribbon for Christmas, or yellow ribbon for Easter.

Tutorial DIY Topiary Trees | Buy on Amazon Topiary Balls $15.99
Holiday topiary and gate decor A Perfect Event


Make a Pumpkin Snowman to look like Jack Frost in his truck. This is great if you have an old truck in your yard and wish to give a festive makeover. It’s a fantastic way to use leftover Thanksgiving pumpkins too.

Tutorial Pumpkin Snowman | Buy on Amazon White Artificial Pumpkins $24.99
Jack Frost in his truck


If you want to go for a snowman that is more permanent than a weather dependant one – then why not purchase one that can be taken out every year and put proudly on display.

Buy on Amazon Inflatable Snowman $29.99
New Hampshire Christmas Snowman


Create an Old World Santa entryway by layering up different evergreens on your front porch steps. Add fairy lights and an outdoor tree with Santa to complete the look.

Buy on Amazon Spruce Tree $47.99
Old World Santa entryway


Learn how to make a holiday planter with just a few materials and a super easy method. You can use fresh Christmas greens or artificial if you prefer and just get creative with your idea. The sparkle in this planter really is quite eye catching.

Tutorial Holiday Planter | Buy on Amazon Red Berry Stems $11.99
outdoor Christmas decorations in a planter


If you want your outdoors to look like the North-pole for Christmas, then begin by creating a mini world. You could use your shed as the starting point and build around this with all sorts of items like elves and don’t forget Santa!

Buy on Amazon Inflatable Santa Claus $56.99
Outside Christmas Decorations


Make this stunning outdoor Christmas planter with Birch branches and giant pine cones. The cardinal bird is added in all his red glory to enhance the festive element of the planter while the pine cones add a natural and rustic accent.

Tutorial Outdoor Christmas Planters | Buy on Amazon Giant Pine Cones $19.99
porch decor with birch trees and giant pine cones


Make use of the cold weather and have some great outdoor fun with the kids by making snowmen. You can accessorize them as you like, they could be pink , blue or even dressed as Santa Claus. You could even make a whole family and give prizes for the best one.

Buy on Amazon Snowman Decorating Kit $9.99
Sweet snow lady


If you have porch pillars, then it’s easy to turn them into snowmen with just a few dollars worth of felt. You can also copy this idea on other items around the house such as the fridge or front door.

Buy on Amazon Black Adhesive Felt $8.99
Turn your front porch pillars in to Snow Men


Make your neighbors jealous with a bountiful front door Christmas garland. You’ll need poly mesh ribbon which is really easy to work with and other supplies like ornaments to embellish it. You can assemble it indoors with a nice hot mug of cocoa to keep you warm.

Tutorial Front Door Christmas Garland | Buy on Amazon Poly Mesh Ribbon $10.95
Shristmas Outdoor Decorations Front door garland


Decorate your outdoor space for Christmas by filling an old metal bucket with evergreen branches a weatherproof snowman doll and some candy canes. You could also add some multicolored Christmas ball ornaments and some led lights for some extra Christmas cheer.

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snowman Christmas Outdoor Decorations


Enhance your outdoors for the festive season by adding beautiful pine garlands and lights. It works great as a nice last minute Christmas decoration for your entrance door. If you don’t want to have to worry about turning lights on and off then get a pre-lit garland with a timer.

Buy on Amazon Christmas Garland $39.86
Christmas cottage decorated with greens and led lights


Wooden lanterns filled with Christmas ornaments add a magical look to your entry way.

Tutorial Christmas lanterns | Buy on Amazon Wood Lantern $34.33
Christmas ornaments in lanterns on front porch


Create a magical winter wonder land by adorning your outdoor space with garland lit with led lights and red ribbons.

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footpath lit with led lights and red ribbons


Kit your porch out with everything pine to really make an impression of cozy warmth.

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front porch Christmas decor


Spruce up urns by filling them with Christmas greens and faux berries. You can of course add your own creative flair and that’s what’s so fun about making this project.

Tutorial Christmas Urns | Buy on Amazon $8.76
Holiday Urns filled with Christmas greens and faux berries


This nutcracker will complement any Christmas decor theme and is sure to bring the Christmas spirit into your home. You could place this on your mantel or in your front porch. Create Christmas cheer in your home with beautifully designed decor you’ll want to put up year after year.

Buy on Amazon Traditional Nutcracker Drummer Soldier $15.99
Nutcracker type soldiers


Make a winter scene for people to admire by layering an outdoor chair with items including tartan blankets and ice skates. You could add a little table with flasks to really set the tone.

Buy on Amazon Tartan Blanket $35.90
outdoor Christmas decor


Upcycle an old sled with red ribbon and greens to transform it into a magical decoration for your yard. There are so many ways to customize this idea, for example you could spray paint it and add glitter – get as creative as you like as it’s definitely the season to shine.

Tutorial Christmas Sled Decor | Buy on Amazon Pine Leaves $15.99
Outdoor Christmas sled with red ribbon and greens


This Santa boots planter is sure to make any space in your home jolly this season. Fill with pine or candy canes for a super festive look and add some LED lights to really brighten the corner that you set them in.

Buy on Amazon Santa Boots Planter $33.00
Outdoor santa boots and candy canes


Make a welcome sign to greet festive visitors.

Tutorial DIY Christmas Sign | Buy on Amazon Christmas Sign $17.00
outdoor seasons greetings signs


Make yourself an adorable outdoor street lamp decorated with greens and ribbons to light your entry way. You can make the lantern with four picture frames which are glued together.

Tutorial DIY Christmas Lamp Post | Buy on Amazon Picture Frames $20.99
Outdoor street lamp decorated with greens and ribbons


This planter pot filled with Christmas greens and faux berries will really brighten your porch for the holiday season. Check out the tutorial for the best way to recreate this idea.

Tutorial Christmas Planter | Buy on Amazon $14.34
Planter pot filled with Christmas greens and faux berries


For a perfectly simple and pretty idea for adding Christmas fun to a small area, experiment with adding pine in different arrangements to embellish your door. For example this image shows a cone shaped arrangement garnished with pine cones.

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a perfectly simple and pretty idea for adding Christmas fun to a small area


Make a festive arrangement for your porch in no time by placing Christmas greens and pine cones in a bucket.

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Christmas greens and pine cones in a bucket


Let the bells of Christmas ring by adding this adorable decoration to your door.

Tutorial DIY Christmas Door Hanging | Buy on Amazon Jingle Bell Door Hanger $21.15
Galvanized Christmas Bell with star


It’s actually really easy to make a bell for your door using supplies you already have in the house. For example you can spray paint a plant pot silver and turn it upside down for the bell shape.

Tutorial Easy Holiday Porch Decorations | Buy on Amazon Silver Spray Paint $4.18
Galvanized Christmas Bells


Upcycle an old door with galvanized Christmas bells to really create an authentic look.
Galvanized Christmas Bells


Make some Christmas swag by upcycling an old pallet board and add a garland of spruce cuttings with some vintage bells.
Galvanized Christmas Bells with greens on pallet board


Turn an old shovel into a lovely rustic decoration for your porch or yard. You can add some artificial pine so it doesn’t wither and finish off with a lovely burlap bow.

Buy on Amazon Artificial Pine Picks $13.99
Old shovel for your Winter porch Christmas decor


Milk canisters are a fantastic way to add an accent to your front porch and can either be bought or found. Make a beautiful festive bouquet finished with a candy cane to really show off your creative flair.

Buy on Amazon Rustic Milk Jug $29.99
outdoor candy cane with milk canister


Inspired by Scandinavian tradition – these evergreen gnomes are a super cute way to get your front porch Christmas ready! With just some simple supplies such as tomato cage and pine you can make these little guys in no time. They are also great to give as gifts and ideal as a replacement tree for someone living in an apartment who has no space for a Christmas tree.

Tutorial DIY Evergreen Gnomes | Buy on Amazon Tomato Cage $30.30
outdoor Christmas elves


Check out these DIY outdoor Christmas decorations that make it cheap and easy to get your porch and yard looking festive for the Holidays! Make your home the most festive on the block with these creative DIY Christmas decorations!
outdoor Christmas wreath


Learn how to make a Christmas wreath using all dollar store items. The red ornaments really bring the project together and it’s a decoration you’ll be proud to display year after year.

Tutorial Dollar Tree Christmas Wreath | Buy on Amazon Christmas Balls $7.16
outdoor Christmas wreath with red ornaments


When it comes to re-purposing items to be used for festive decor – anything goes when you let your creative mind run free. This is a re-purposed childhood toboggan with a garland of spruce cuttings and Christmas lights added to really transform it into something magical.

Buy on Amazon Wood Toboggan $128.99
re purposed my childhood toboggan with a garland of spruce cuttings and Christmas lights


This is such a simple and cheap Christmas decor idea for your home! All you need is an old wooden cart or trailer and just fill it with evergreen branches and some multicolored ball ornaments – you could even add some led lights for some extra holiday cheer!

Buy on Amazon Multicolored Ball Ornaments $8.99
Simple decorating for the holidays