Adding some holiday cheer to your yard is the perfect way to make your home look festive and inviting, no matter where you live or what kind of climate you have. From simple decorations to elaborate light shows, there are a variety of Christmas yard decoration ideas that you can use to brighten up your lawn and transform it into a winter wonderland.
Outdoor Christmas Wreaths:
A traditional wreath is a must-have for any holiday front porch. A classic pine-themed wreath can be a lovely addition to your decor, but it’s also easy to dress up your outdoor wreath with a bit of extra color and shine. Try a colorful version that adds red and green ornaments, or opt for one made with an assortment of fruit. This peppermint-themed version is particularly eye-catching, with a pretty burlap bow and candy cane-inspired ornaments.
A few strands of brightly colored, oversized ornaments hung from the top of your door frame will bring cheer to the front porch all season long. You can vary the length of the ribbons and change up your colors to really set it apart from all the rest, or you can stick to one color for a more uniform look that’s perfect for a front door.
A fully-decorated outdoor tree is a great way to brighten up the exterior of your house and give it a warm and cozy look at night. If your yard doesn’t have room for a full-size Christmas tree, consider small or potted trees, which can be grouped symmetrically to flank the steps or lined up around your doorway for a strikingly classic look.
For a unique and fun tree, try making your own outdoor Christmas trees from refuse pallets and other recycled materials. A DIY project from Beyond the Picket Fence shows how to get started, and it’s a great way to upcycle your yard!
If you’ve got little ones at your home, a cute inflatable Santa or reindeer will be a hit with them. These are super-simple to set up, and they can be used year after year without taking up a lot of space.
Christmas Yard Signs:
A beautiful, simple outdoor sign is a great way to add some cheer to your front yard. This wood sign from Fynes Designs features a wreath on the letter “J” and the words “Joy” on the letter “O.” It would look lovely in any size.
If you’re looking for a fast and inexpensive Christmas decoration, this project from Our Southern Home uses cheap yardsticks to form a star that can be painted with a touch of spray paint and lights. The star can be placed on your front door or in your yard, and it’s a quick and inexpensive way to add some festive flair.
Rustic Christmas Planters:
Whether you prefer to use a wooden planter or a galvanized bucket, this rustic style will look gorgeous on your porch. Fill it with greens, berries, or any other colorful holiday accents and place it on the porch.