Call us crazy but when it comes to the holidays, we firmly believe that the outside of our house is basically just another opportunity to decorate our spaces just as festively, if not more so, as the inside is! That’s why we’ve become a little bit obsessed with the idea of making awesome pieces and displays that will help our lawn (and also the porch, as well as perhaps the trees) look totally awesome for the holidays. We can’t help wanting to provide the entire street with a little extra cheer when they days are short and the temperatures are low!
Just in case you love the idea of making your very own Christmas lawn decor just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best designs, ideas, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far.
1. Milk jug Christmas porch lanterns
Do you have a yard that’s very far from the street and sidewalk and you find that the Christmas lights you put up each year simply don’t glow as far as you’d like them to so passersby can really see them? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this fantastic water and milk just trick!
2. Giant Christmas ornaments from plastic balls
Perhaps we’ve caught your attention with the idea of making things bigger and brighter so they can be seen from the street, but it’s not your lights you’re concerned with? Well, if what you’d really like to make is something in impressive jumbo size, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how
3. Jumbo lawn lollipops
We’ve always been huge candy lovers who adore lollipops all year round. There’s just something about having them at Christmas, however, that seems a little extra festive. We’re sure you can imagine, then, just how pleased we were when we came across this tutorial from
4. Spiralled pathway lollipops
Did we actually really catch your attention with the lollipops idea but you can’t help wishing they were the more classic homemade kind that spiral out from the centre because you’ve always enjoyed eating or making old fashioned peppermint ones around the holidays? Then you’ll find precisely what you’re looking for in this jumbo pathway lollipop tutorial from
5. Bent PVC and tinsel ornaments
We’ll admit it: sometimes we just really like hanging decorative stuff from the trees in our yard and we’ll use just about any holiday as an excuse, particularly if it’s something we can make ourselves. That’s why we loved this bent PVC and tinsel covered tree ornament design from
6. Danish Santa logs
Have you actually been hoping to find something a little more rustic and traditional looking than some of the novelty things we’ve shown you so far? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how
7. DIY jumbo Nutcracker soldiers
Just in case you thought we were done with the jumbo lawn decor ideas, here’s one more to keep you going! We’re completely in awe of how simple
8. Colourful Christmas balloon marbles
This awesome holiday yard decor is particularly exciting to make because it actually feels a little bit like a science experiment while you’re doing it! Check out how
9. Branch and log lawn reindeer
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about ways to make hands on wooden lawn decor out of wood and branches, even though you already have some Santa pieces and you don’t really need another one? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how
10. Large wire and light Christmas orbs
Perhaps you were interested in the large colourful orbs but you can’t help thinking you’d like them a little bit more if they lit up, rather than looking cool during the day? In that case, we think you might get along a little bit better with something like these bent wire balls covered in delicate Christmas lights in all different colours! See how they’re made in more detail on
11. DIY candy cane solar light
Perhaps you quite enjoyed the idea of lining your yard’s walkway with a holiday inspired candy but you’re just not sure lollipops are quite Christmassy enough for how you want your yard to look? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how
12. Painted cement brick holiday gift
Just in case the large sized things you mostly have access to in your yard are a little more industrial inspired rather than rustic and wooden, here’s a tutorial that takes full advantage of things that are a little more heavy duty! Check out how
13. Outdoor wooden lighted stars
Here’s another project that lets you get creative using wood, but in a simpler way than some of what you’ve already seen!
14. Lighted PVC candy cane
Were you rather intrigued indeed by the candy cane idea but you’re just not sure they look quite right without the signature hooked shape on the top? Well, thanks to
15. Old tire Christmas ornaments
This project from
Do you know someone who adores decorating their lawn for their neighbourhood’s delight every season but who could use some inspiration this Christmas? Share this post with them to give them all kinds of awesome things to try!