Making a DIY Christmas yard decoration is an inexpensive way for you to decorate your yard, porch, and front door just the way you want. These projects only take a few materials, some that you might already have in your home.
Many of these are also easy projects that make for the perfect kid-friendly and family-friendly holiday activity. Just about anyone can handle creating and constructing these holiday decorations, no experience necessary.
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This DIY Christmas yard decoration uses a cinder block to create a colorful holiday gift. It's an easy project that just takes some spray paint and a bow to make it complete. The tutorial has lots of good tips on how to get your paint lines nice and even.
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How festive are these giant lollipops? So festive that no one is going to believe that they're made out of paper plates. With just a little bit of painting and assembling, you'll have a whole grouping of them. This DIY is so easy that the kids can even help. Besides written instructions, there's also a video to help you out with the process.
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These DIY outdoor wooden lighted stars look so great that you'll want to hang them all over your trees and sit them everywhere in your yard. Pine boards and wood screws are used to build the star and then string lights are used to light them up. This is a great project that the whole family could take part in making.
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This adorable DIY Christmas yard decoration features everyone's favorite reindeer—Rudolph! Logs, sticks, and branches are used to make the body of the reindeer. Then details are added like a bright red nose and a pinecone tail to really make it fun.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This wooden Christmas tree would be so much fun sitting on your front porch or out in your yard. Believe it or not, this is an easy building project that uses a pallet for the base of the tree. This DIY project has lots of great tips for working with old pallets as well as how you could finish the tree.
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Talk about a cheap and easy Christmas yard decoration! This tutorial uses an inexpensive tomato cage and literally turns it on its head. Then you can decorate it with ornaments of your choosing. Choose a color scheme or go crazy and add all the colors.
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Here's a great upcycling project that uses those plastic hangers that we all seem to have extra of in our closet. Put them together with some zip ties and you have a snowflake that makes a great yard decoration. You could even attach some Christmas lights to really make them shine.
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Think beyond your yard and porch and learn how to decorate your shutters with this project. Inexpensive wreaths and ribbon are used on the shutters to give them a beautiful makeover. This look is carried onto the porch for a stunning result that you've got to see.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Make a wreath that you can hang on your door each and every year with this free tutorial. This is a simple project that just takes a few materials. Put them all together and you have a beautiful and unique wreath that will go with all your other outside decor.
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These wooden ornament trees look like they could have come out of the pages of the latest Pottery Barn catalog. Wood makes up the simplistic Christmas tree shape and then ornaments are hung from them. These would look great on the porch or out in the yard. Make them in a few different sizes and they look great as a set.