When winter comes around, you will no doubt want to add bright and cheerful decorations to chase away the cold dark nights. While decorating your home for the holidays, the first place you should consider is your porch and outdoors since this is what people see first. You can craft Christmas Decorations that will make your home sparkle while not costing a fortune. Stock up on items from your local dollar store such as pool noodles which can be turned into giant lollipops. Scrap wood and pallets can be made into trees for the outdoors while plenty of fairy lights and brightly colored ornaments can transform your yard and porch into a winter wonderland. Low cost patio paver stones can be painted to look like snowmen and other Christmas figures. So take inspiration from these Awesome Outdoor Christmas Decorations to turn your home into a magical land.
Pallet Christmas Tree
For an alternative tree - why not make one from scrap wood. DIY Pallet Christmas Tree Ideas are easy on your budget and great fun to make. Transforming a pallet into a tree is so simple with a saw. You can paint it green and add a string of lights to make it glow.
North Pole sign
Make a North Pole sign using an old fence post which is painted white and red in candy cane stripes. You can illuminate it with solar powered lights also. If you put hooks on it , you could also use it as a stocking holder indoors - especially useful if you don't have a fireplace.
Purchase Garland and outdoor fairy lights to give your garage door a nice festive and warming makeover for the holiday season.
Candy canes are easily made from PVC pipes - $6 for 10 feet cut in half have two canes, Elbows $1.75 each and ribbon 35 feet roll for $3.98 . You will have two 5 feet candy canes for under $16 dollars & can add lights if you choose to.
A DIY Giant Lollipop is great for a candy land theme. Purchase some pool noodles and wrap as well as a plunger from the dollar store. The plungers are then given two coats of paint and once dry you can hot glue them to your pool noodles. Use layer of duct tape to secure. Complete the look by adding the clear wrap and add a nice ribbon. This costs approximately $5 to make and is much cheaper than a store bought version.
Christmas Candy Peppermints
Make fake Christmas Candy Peppermints for decorating Christmas garland around the house and on the front porch. They are very easy to make! It costs $1.00 to make 8 of the large and $1.00 to make 16 of the small. Purchase green floral foam at the dollar tree along with the peppermint striped wrapping paper. You also need wire and ribbon or pipe cleaners.
Giant cupcake decoration
Make a giant cupcake decoration with a plastic flower pot, two pool noodles, Easter eggs, and spray foam insulation.
Giant Nutcrackers are made with cement foundation tubes 12” and 4” pvc pipe scrap wood for the base the hands are large dollar tree Christmas balls.
This is a fun way to decorate the front porch! Turn outdoor trees into gnomes with a potato nose and red hat and mittens.