Blow Mold Outdoor Holiday Decorations

Vintage Lawn Decorations are Still Being Made

Before there were inflatable holiday decorations, lawns and porches were decorated with plastic lighted figurines: Santas, snowmen, reindeer, elves, candles and just about any other Christmas character you can imagine. These wonders of plastic are known as blow molds, for the blow-mold-injection manufacturing technique that became popular in the 1930s. Familiar with the pink flamingo? It was invented by Don Featherstone for Union Products in 1958 and is probably the queen of all blow mold...MORE figures.

Many blow molds have become quite collectible, while others continue to be manufactured or are being reproduced. Santa has reached into his magic bag to find you new or reproduction blow mold Christmas decorations. Turn it on!

And check out some fabulous blow moldsboth old and newfrom coast-to-coast!

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    Brand: General Foam Plastics

    This frisky blow mold reindeer with antlers was molded in mid-leap— perfect for perching atop your roof, porch or wherever you want to go. Leaping reindeer is 34 inches tall and made or polyethylene, which is basically a fancy word for blow-mold plastic.​​

    Add one or more to the Santa with sleigh and reindeer to create a team that can glide across your lawn or roof.

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    Brand: General Foam Plastics

    While intended to be part of a blow mold Nativity scene for your lawn, this gold-toned resting camel could easily be at home next to your other blow mold figurines. While the one-humped Arabian ungulate is described on other sites as "life-sized," it measures just under 30 inches across—not sure what scale we're talking about here, but, who cares?

    Resting blow mold camel comes equipped with its own light cord and socket. The manufacturer recommends an...MORE "A"-size bulb for maximum light with minimal electric usage.

  • 03 of 10

     Brand: General Foam Plastics

    • Made of durable, weather-resistant  polyresin .​
    • The Reindeer lights up with a C7 bulb and is connected with a 3-foot power cord (bulb included). Santa lights up with a standard A bulb and is connected with a 4-foot power cord (bulb not included)
    • Can be displayed outdoors or brought inside
    • Santa in sleigh is 37 inches tall and 37 inches long, Reindeer with stand is 34 inches tall by 34 inches long
  • 04 of 10

    Brand: General Foam Plastics

    A grouping of plastic Christmas carolers attired in old-fashioned garments will be a nice addition to your ​blow mold decorations, especially if you play some holiday-caroling tunes. The blow molds include a boy and girl and stand 30 inches high. Another suggestion: get the blow-mold lamp post for a complete retro holiday display.

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    Brand: General Foam Plastics

    If this isn't a replica of a vintage blow mold ​Santa decoration, it sure looks like one. Santa Claus is posed while waving, and goes pretty much anywhere—just not behind a giant inflatable Christmas decoration.

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    Brand: Union Products

    Union Products is one of the pioneers of blow-mold plastic lawn figurines. They may have never thrown out the mold for this charming penguin, which stands nearly 2 feet tall. Get several, and create a colony of penguins on your holiday lawn. Some folks allow ​Plastic Penguin to roam their yard year 'round, even near the swimming pool in August.

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    Brand: Union Plastics

    Like Santa, this plastic Blow Mold Snowman is painted and stands a stately 40 inches tall. Jolly snowman takes a C7 bulb to get that inner glow, and light up your porch or yard for the holidays. Place him (or her) across from Santa for a symmetrical entryway or to light up your holiday porch or snow scene.

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     Brand: General Foam Plastics

    • 32" Toy Soldier With Black Hat
    • For Outdoor & Indoor Use
    • Brightly Illuminated
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  • 09 of 10

    Brand: Union/United Solutions

    A newer design, this gingerbread cookie lights up your outdoor display and adds whimsy to the cast of characters that inhabit your yard for the holidays.

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     Brand: General Foam Plastics

    • Made of weather-resistant polyresin 
    • Illuminates with battery-operated LED light (included)
    • Each sold separately; colors include red, blue, and yellow 
    • Oversized retro-style bulb is 28 inches tall and includes 2 cut-holes to hang a hook