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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

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2. Holiday lanterns

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

hdecor-lanterns

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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

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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

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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.

cranberry-luminaras

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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

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7. Festive planters

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

festive planter

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8. Lovely lyrics

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

lovely lyrics

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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

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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

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11. Glowing gift boxes

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

glowing-gift-box

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12. Hanging tree outdoor lighting

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

hanging trees

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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

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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

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15. Winter wonderland

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

winter wonderland

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16. Oversized ornaments

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

oversized ornaments

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17. Decorative icicles

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

decorative icicles

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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

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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

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20. Seasonal greetings

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

seasons greetings

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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

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22. Starry string lights

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

string lights

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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

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24. Column wraps

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

Column Wraps

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25. Window displays

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

matching wreaths

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25 outdoor christmas decorating ideas for the holidays
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