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25 outdoor christmas decorating ideas for the holidays

The holiday season is almost upon us once again. To help you make your home feel more festive for the holidays, we’ve compiled a list of 25 outdoor Christmas decorating ideas:

1. Mason jar lights

Fill mason jars with mini lights and hang them for a trendy holiday lighting look.

mason jar light


2. Holiday lanterns

On the porch or lining your walkway, customize multi-sized lanterns with candles, pinecones, berries and greenery.



3. Shooting stars

A combination of wire star wreaths and rope lights hung to look like shooting stars create a striking outdoor lighting effect.

shooting stars


4. Repurposed finds

If you’re looking for retro style this season, place a mini decorated tree on a stack of vintage soda crates or a little red wagon.

vintage soda boxes


5. Cranberry luminarias

A layering of faux snow, cranberries and a pillar candle in a glass vase is a simple and beautiful way to light your walkway.



6. Hot cocoa bar

Heading out caroling or welcoming guests for a holiday party? This outdoor hot cocoa bar on the porch is a great way to warm up.

cocoa bar


7. Festive planters

Give your outdoor planters a wintery feel with seasonal greenery, berries and pinecones.

festive planter


8. Lovely lyrics

Fa la la la la…Create a sign using your favourite holiday lyrics for a unique display.

lovely lyrics


9. Handmade holiday wreaths

Wreaths made of bay leaves, fir, or holly are easy to make and provide a welcoming yet rustic feel to your door.

handmade wreath


10. Door garland

Pretty up your entryway with pre-made pinecone garland. Customize it with ornaments that coordinate with your house paint colours.

door garland


11. Glowing gift boxes

Created from plastic boxes, waterproof ribbon and outdoor light fixtures, they’ll look like magical snow sculptures in the garden.



12. Hanging tree outdoor lighting

Illuminate your trees with trees made of tomato cages and mini lights.

hanging trees


13. Christmas light ‘burning bush’

Lay coiled lights in a container and insert branches for a gorgeous glow that will light up your winter nights.

burning bush


14. Outdoor stars

You can create a starry night on the facade of your home, fashioned from ordinary garden stakes, zip ties and white wire lights.

outdoor lighting


15. Winter wonderland

Use skis, ice skates and sleds to dress up the front of your house.

winter wonderland


16. Oversized ornaments

Hung from branches and porch overhangs, oversized ornaments create visual interest beyond holiday lighting.

oversized ornaments


17. Decorative icicles

Give your home extra holiday sparkle by adorning plastic icicle lights with crystals.

decorative icicles


18. Potted Christmas trees

Potted trees aren’t just reserved for the indoors. Using a few to dress up your doorway is a lovely way to welcome guests.

potted trees


19. Festive door mats

Give your guests something fun and festive to wipe their snowy boots on with a themed outdoor mat.

festive door mats


20. Seasonal greetings

Spread holiday cheer with a chalkboard sign to display a festive message from your porch.

seasons greetings


21. Door candy

Hang large pinecones or oversized ornaments in place of a wreath – great on the back door and garage too.

giant pine cones


22. Starry string lights

Wrapping tree trunks and branches with mini white lights beautify barren winter trees.

string lights


23. Dress ip outdoor furniture

Using greenery and seasonal throws, decorate outdoor chairs and benches to stay in keeping with the season.

dress up outdoor furniture


24. Column wraps

Wrap columns with greenery or red waterproof ribbon to imitate candy canes.

Column Wraps


25. Window displays

Hang matching wreaths on every window in your house to create an elegant but uniform look.

matching wreaths


25 outdoor christmas decorating ideas for the holidays

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