Homemade Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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November 21, 2013

Cement birdbath and planter decorated for the season.Rather than pack up our birdbath and planter this year, I decided to add some evergreens, holly branches, pinecones, and berries that I had on my property and around in my woods! I added a small amount of water to the bottom to freeze the branches in place in the bottom.


I may add a dish of seeds in the middle as winter goes on. It provides just a nice, natural view to enjoy looking out my window during the cold winter.

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October 3, 2008

Our do-it-yourself outdoor Christmas decoration began as a way to recycle things that our college age children had left at home. With three teenagers away at college, you can imagine all of the items that I had been stuck with.

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October 29, 2004

The lighted Christmas decorations for your yard can be pretty expensive, but here is a way to decorate with little money. Take your tomato cages from your garden, clean with the hose and then tie the tops together with electrical tape.

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December 2, 2016

The roses at each end of my rose arbor are very young and have not climbed over the rose arbor so therefore at holiday times I decorate the arbor to reflect the holiday. At Christmas time I made a plywood ornament and the word Joy and then put other items to commemorate the holiday.

decorations for Christmas on garden arbor

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December 10, 2008

When I originally made these about 20 years ago, I used clear plastic food containers which I can no longer can find. It also works over small clear plastic bowls stapling 2 together.

colored cellophane wrapped water bottle Christmas lights

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November 24, 2008

I always set up a fall display, which also included an old rocker. I thought what a waste of pumpkins and hay after Thanksgiving.


So after that holiday, I removed the leaves and fall flowers. My pumpkins were of different sizes...

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January 24, 2005

You might consider it a decoration idea. My husband and I make and sell yard art. We also give yard art to our friends as Christmas gifts. This picture is one of my friend's snowman after a rare snowfall here in central Arkansas. By Harlean from AR

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Christine Weber
December 4, 2005

Sounds crazy, but it looks great! Use your uncarved pumpkins from Halloween and spray paint them silver or gold. Add a plaid Christmas ribbon and voila, a masterpiece! People always stop and ask about mine.

Pumpkin painted silver.

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December 23, 2004

Have the kids or grandkids make you a chain of silver for the tree. Mine made me enough to decorate my dwarf peach tree when they were in grade school.


Now they are grown and it is still used. They made a "paper chain" using foil.

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Christine Weber
December 5, 2005

In a terracotta pot ringed in ribbon, "plant" an attractive array of evergreens and berries found on a walk through the woods (or at your local florist) for a festive, frugal outdoor decoration to greet Christmas visitors at the door!

Flower pot filled with gathered greens as a decoration.

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November 28, 2005

I am looking for some "natural" decorating ideas for the Christmas Holiday. I plan on using Magnolia leaves, pine bows and pine cones as interior decorations. What I would really like is some outside ideas that I can use. Particularly for my front door and back door as well as my mailbox.

I want to use elements that I can pick up from outside that don't cost anything. I have lots of ribbons and gold and silver spray paints so I can add color to my decorations.

Cookiepom from Owensboro, KY


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If you have access to a forested area you are sure to find some ground pine (easily looked up if you're not sure what it looks like). It's a vine that grows on the bottom floor of the woods that, as the name suggests, looks like pine. It is an evergreen and the vine is easy to pull up. Wrap it around poles, mailboxes, etc. It's a beautiful, natural garland. Make sure to take plenty of trashbags on your outing, as you'll probably need to pick up plenty.

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December 27, 2006

Here are a couple pictures of the yard art that my husband and I make. They are hand cut from birch plywood and handpainted. The figures in the Charlie Brown Christmas display are about 24 inches tall, and the Grinch who stole Christmas is 48 inches tall.

Grinch yard art

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December 21, 2011

This may look like a star with white lights, it's actually, 2 open old crab cages. I saw these at a resale shop, not thinking of using them for crabbing, but immediately saw that these old cages when open formed a perfect star.

Homemade crab trap lighted Christmas star.

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November 28, 2016

This small cedar tree sprouted in our side yard a few years ago, I decided to put a small red Christmas ornament on it and call it my Roscoe Beagle Christmas tree. We had a Beagle named Roscoe. It is a "take-off" of the famous Beagle cartoon series with his friend Charlie!

play on Charlie Brown's poor little Christmas tree

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