50 Cheap & Easy Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Creating creative DIY outdoor Christmas decorations is definitely as essential as all of the Christmas decorations you look forward to putting up indoors. Whether you’re decorating the front porch with DIY Christmas wreaths or your yard with cute reindeer, these ideas are guaranteed to look top-notch this holiday season. Ahead, you'll find ideas that'll allow you to perfect your woodworking skills, repurpose old, unused items, score materials at the flea market, and make a trip to the dollar store for some budget-friendly finds. The options are endless for fun holiday outdoor decorating ideas!

Christmas Reindeer Logs from Designer Trapped

Wood Log Snowmen from Crafty Morning

Plastic Pumpkin Snowman Decoration from Crafty Morning

DIY Log Snowmen from Felt Magnet

Light Globe DIY from From The Blue Shed

Pallet Christmas Tree from Jolene’s Crafting

Giant Ornaments Using $1 Bouncy Balls from The Lily Pad Cottage

DIY Plate Lollipops from Smart School House

Wood Block Snowman (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)

Christmas Santa Logs from Smart Girl DIY

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 Christmas Tree from Beyond the Picket Fence

Pallet Christmas Tree from Making It in the Mitten

DIY 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.

Christmas Light Balls from Christmas Lights, Etc.

Lighted Christmas Presents from DIY Vintage Chic

Shop Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Framed Ornament Wreath from Artsy Chicks Rule

Front Door Wrapped for the Holidays from Nap Time Decorator

Pinecone Cluster from Brown Sugar Toast

Porch DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Evergreen Christmas Gnome from The Shabby Creek Cottage

Christmas Ornament Topiary from Celebrate and Decorate

Wood Crate Faux Planter from To Work With My Hands

Scrap Wood Lanterns from Diva of DIY

Rustic Christmas Buckets from Liz Marie
All you need is spray paint, stencils, and old buckets

DIY Giant Silver Bells from Kenneth Wingard
You can get plastic flower pots at Dollar Tree for $1

Frugal Christmas Porch from On Sutton Place
Here’s how to make $3 Buffalo Check Plaid Pillows

DIY Oversized Ornaments from Home Stories A to Z

10 Minute Christmas Buckets from Finding Home Farms
You can get similar buckets at Dollar Tree

Christmas Luminaries from Let’s Get Crafty

DIY Glitter Snow for Mason Jar Candles from The Inspired Room

Ice Luminaries from Better Homes and Gardens

Mason Jar Lights from  All Things Heart and Home

Hanging Christmas Planter from Pinterest

 Terra Cotta Snowman from Home Depot

Christmas Front Door Decor from One Good Thing

Large Plastic Candy Canes (Dollar Tree) + Red Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
If you don’t have a flower pot or urn, you can get plastic ones for $5-$7 at Walmart or Big Lots and paint it white with a $1 can of spray paint.

Terra Cotta Christmas Decoration from Plough Your Own Furrow

Faux Christmas Gifts from The Seasonal Home
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)

Christmas Porch from Centsational Style

Knock Off Crate & Barrel Ornament Trees from Domestically Speaking

Miscellaneous DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Ornaments and Garland in Window Box Planter from Just Grand

Bow Wrapped Garage from Pinterest

DIY Starburst Ornaments from Listotic

$5 Giant Star from Little Bit Funky

Outdoor Christmas Tree from Creating Really Awesome Fun Things
Light Up Christmas Tree  (source unknown)
Clear Christmas Lights ($2.28 for 100) + Command Light Clips

Paint Dipped Pinecones from Someday I’ll Learn