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Outdoor Christmas Lighting Display

Outdoor Christmas Lighting Projects and Ideas

Amazing Outdoor Christmas Lighting Projects

There is just something so welcoming about arriving to a festively illuminated home. And nothing gets you more in the Christmas mood after a frustrating evening of holiday errands than passing homes with beautiful Christmas lights. Whether you opt for a cheery and traditional display or a magical wintry wonderland, your neighbors and those passing by will appreciate you for bringing a little joy to the season. We’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite outdoor Christmas lighting display ideas and projects from small, simple light decor to big, bold DIYs.

Giant Light Balls

Scatter an assortment of these bright and cheery oversized light balls from to make a bold statement. They are made with chicken wire and string lights, and can be made in any size and color, so let your imagination run wild.

Porch Decorations

This adorable project from Finding Home Farms will add cheer to your front porch or entryway. Using galvanized buckets, greens (use the trimmings from your tree!), battery operated string lights, ribbon, and a chalk pen. They are simple to make and you can add more buckets to make longer words like, “Noel”, “Merry”, etc.

Giant DIY Light Starts

Cover the side of your home, shed, fence, or barn with these giant stars from Martha Stewart. Simply use white wire string lights and bamboo garden stakes, this easy DIY makes a big impact.

North Pole Illuminated Sign

Using mini string lights, plywood, and a few tools you can create a whimsical entrance to your home with this adorable sign from This would make a great addition to a North Pole themed decorative display.

DIY Pallet Trees

We love to up cycle materials and pallets are one of our favorite free resources. Pallet trees from Love This Pic and Making It In the Mitten would look great on a porch or against the side of your home. They are an easy DIY Christmas Project… all you need is an old pallet, string lights, ornaments, a little imagination and a bit of time!

Traditional Christmas Lights

Garlands over doorways and on columns, wreaths, retro C7/C9 string lights around windows, trim and on trees, chasing lights on the fence in the garden, and whimsical lawn decorations always remind me of being a child at Christmas and put me in the holiday spirit.

Opaque Ceramic C7 Christmas Lights/C9 Lights

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