Christmas Yard Decorations from Better Homes and Gardens Readers
Outdoor Christmas decorations include more than just a string of lights on your front porch. Get ideas on how to make your yard stand out for the holidays with this collection of our favorite outdoor Christmas decorations submitted by BHG.com users.
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Old-Fashioned Christmas from debir3386747
We're delighted to find this charming, traditional display in sunny Florida -- what a wonderful way to make some Christmas memories!
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Ice Candle from rosemary_baker
This luminaria's textured glow lights up cold holiday nights. For the icy shell, partially freeze a 5-gallon pail of water. Dump the excess water, remove the ice form from the pail and place a votive candle inside.
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Welcoming Front Door from blessedncmom
We're crazy about the elegant combination of dark green and gold in this entryway -- it's definitely ready for the holidays.
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Bell Wind Chime from heatherfields57
Made from metallic jingle bells, ribbon, and a small ornament, this clever wind chime glistens even more with a little snow on top.
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Christmas Frogs Display from rapunzelblonde
Fun and festive statues stand to greet visitors. Potted plants dressed in white lights make an inviting walkway.
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Skates-and-Sleigh Display from anniestipsandtoes
Hanging skates and an old toboggan propped on a porch evoke childhood memories of Christmases past. A snow-covered wreath and big red bows greet visitors at the door.
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Jingle Bells from bklyndodgers13
We love the placement of these gigantic Christmas ornaments next to this outdoor tree. In the evening, this scene turns into an amazing display of light and color.
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Sparkling Entry from njcolahead
White lights and stars create a sparkling, elegant mood that presents an enchanting glow to passersby of this New Jersey home.
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Christmas Porch from frenchfever
This well-designed doorway serves as a dramatic focal point for a Christmas porch -- we love the stunning symmetry, the lighted wreaths, and the giant bows on flanking windows.
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Santa's Store from millardh99
Gear up for the holidays by hanging multiple large wreaths outside your home. Use lots of white lights and red ribbon to unify the various elements.
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North Pole from njcolahead
This fun display turns a gazebo into the North Pole with a white Christmas tree, a large-scale Santa, hanging white stars, and lots of lights.
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Sled and Skates from cktrubisky
We love the idea of using something old as the basis for something new: Simply add greenery and holiday ribbon to your cherished items for a quick outdoor decoration.
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Pretty in Pink from susan.walmsley
Although we love the traditional displays of red, green, and white lights, we're knocked out by how lovely a pink display can be, especially with the stunning high peaks.
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Reindeer Kiss from athena1973
Lighted reindeer make a simple and elegant holiday yard decoration -- not to mention a perfect photo-op!
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Oversize Wreath from petunias3524968
This oversize wreath is a classic holiday decoration that will add tradition to any outdoor Christmas display, large or small. Personalize it with bows and small ornaments.
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Frosty Picket Pals from AnTK
This creative homeowner decorated a white fence with instant winter snowmen by adding drawn faces and ribbon scarves -- no snow required!
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Ornament Wreath from petunias3524968
We love the color and shine on this wreath that makes good use of ornaments that didn't make it on the tree.
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Magical Outdoor Christmas Lights
We love decorating the outdoors for Christmas. Here we share even more ways to get in the holiday spirit.
Next Slideshow Creative Christmas Wreaths
Creative Christmas WreathsChristmas wreaths don't have to be made from traditional evergreens -- in fact, we encourage you to mix it up with eucalyptus leaves, boxwood, lotus pods, and even items that don't come from nature, such as peppermint candies and pom-poms. These fun-to-make creative designs show you how to make Christmas wreaths with unexpected shapes, dazzling colors, and out-of-the-ordinary materials.Begin Slideshow »