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Budget- Friendly Outdoor Decor Ideas for Christmas

Christmas indeed comes only once a year, so get into the holiday spirit early and start planning your outdoor decorations. A lot of families enjoy decorating their homes with festive elements during the holidays, from the Christmas tree to red and gold sequin Christmas stocking hanging by the fireplace. 

Others enjoy DIY Christmas wreath decorating, and some others use Christmas-themed fabrics to add color to their homes. If you want to save time decorating your home for the holidays, you may want to hire Christmas home decorators for the holidays. While these elements are sure to liven up the indoors, outdoor decorations can be a little bit more tricky.

With so much space to decorate, it gets confusing which part to decorate first. Some might worry that their outdoors do not have enough embellishments, or they have to spend way too much for elaborate outdoor Christmas decorations.

Whether you are a hired decorator or you simply want to create some DIY projects for your own home, worry not because here are some budget-friendly outdoor decoration ideas for Christmas. 

How can I decorate the outdoors for Christmas?

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You can never go wrong with outdoor christmas lights, plants such as poinsettias, holly or pine, plaid fabrics and faux florals and greens. Mix and match Christmas elements with other household staples to create a more natural and cohesive look for the perimeter of your lot during the holiday season.

There are so many elements that can be used to decorate the patio and the porch for the holidays, and most decor items are already at home, or are easily available at your go-to party supplies store. Here are just some ideas for outdoor decors:

Brighten it Up with LED Lighting

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LED lighting is one of the most versatile forms of outdoor lighting. It is safe, practical, and easy to install. There are so many ways that you can use LED lighting to decorate your home, yard and garden for Christmas.

Use LED lights to hang on trees and bushes in your yard. They’re bright and efficient, so they won’t cause any damage to these plants or their branches. You can also use them on the house or around the outside of it as well as along walkways or driveways if you want them to be visible from a distance for safety purposes at night when visibility is low due to darkness especially during winter months.

If you have an outdoor Christmas tree, consider placing some LED lights around its base too. Complement your Christmas tree lighting with these large gold glitter hollow leaves to add just the right amount of shine.

Add your Go-To Christmas Elements

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You should definitely add your go-to Christmas elements. Bring out your giant wreaths, nativity scenes, or Santa Claus and Rudolph and other holiday characters. Planning to put out a giant snowman? Go for it! The fun thing about oversized Christmas decors is that you can reuse them every year, no matter what your theme or color scheme is. Just make sure to store them properly to avoid damages.

Also, add some sparkle to your home with a Christmas stocking holder or a festive banner in the entryway and match them with a festive welcome rug. You may also cover your patio with garland and LED lights.

Decorate with Plants

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Decorating with plants is a simple way to add color and texture to your outdoor decor. If you have plants outdoors, you can rearrange them to make them a part of your outdoor Christmas decorations.

Whether you choose live plants or fake ones, they can be used in pots, in the ground or both. You can use a variety of different types of plants including trees, shrubs and flowers.

Use a variety of sizes, shapes and colors so that your garden doesn’t look like one big mass of greenery. If you are into it, paint your flower pots with red, green, or gold paint. Or, if you want something temporary for the holiday season, consider adding a red and gold ribbon around your potted plants.

No-frills Outdoor Christmas Decor with Fabrics

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Use fabric to make homemade decorations like wreaths, bows, garlands and more. You can also use it as an inexpensive way to add color or texture to planters.

Add a pop of color to your garden tables with a red accordion crinkle taffeta table runner. Match this with a white or gold centerpiece. You may also use potted plants for a little color contrast.

You may also use fabric rolls to add ceiling draping if you have a roofed patio, or use the same fabric rolls or ribbons to decorate your staircase banister.

Faux Florals and Greens for Color

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Faux flowers and greenery can be a great option for adding color to your outdoor space. They come in many different sizes, shapes and colors which will allow you to create a unique look that’s perfect for your home during the holiday season.

Use faux silk flowers like this oversized rose flower decor to add to your Christmas decorations. These are an inexpensive way to add color to any area of the yard. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors so you can choose from a variety of options when choosing which ones would work best for your home.

Artificial plants can also be used for adding color around the house during Christmas time or any other time of year! They are often made with plastic material which means they won’t die if left outside during winter months like real plants would.

You don't need to spend a lot of money to decorate your home for Christmas. Catch the best deals and get your linens and other party decorations at even lower prices.  The best part about making DIY decor is that you can make all these ideas look great, even if they’re not perfect! 

Whether you are planning to decorate your own home, or you want to offer your services to liven up others’ outdoors for the holidays, get inspired by these decor ideas and spread the holiday cheer!

For more outdoor Christmas decor inspirations, check out this Pinterest board and start decorating!

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