Outdoor Decorating Ideas. 10 DIY Ideas for the Holidays and More
The yard looks pretty dull this season, but you can bring it to life and give it a fairy tale look with some pretty decorations. Here are 10 outdoor decorating ideas, for the holidays but all around the year also, using old planks, boards or logs, with paint and small objects you don’t use anymore.
1. Outdoor decorating ideas. Planks and paint
Be creative with these old planks you didn’t throw into the fire yet.
2. Outdoor decorating ideas. Christmas trees
You can easily cut the planks into different sizes to make decorative Christmas trees. You can paint them or not, or decorate them like you do with the Christmas tree inside, with globes and lights.
Here is a pair of trees decorated in a very stylish way you can enjoy in your garden.
3. Outdoor decorating ideas. Rustic Star
With reclaimed wood slats, grape vine wreath and a raffia bow you can create this unique star. You can put a metallic star or something else in the middle. You’ll have a beautiful rustic ornament for your front door or fence.
From a wooden pylon you can create two-three snowmen. Cut it into appropriate size pieces, paint and decorate them with gift wrapping paper leftovers.
5. Santa Clauses
Here are some lovely Santa Clauses, made from diagonally cut logs painted above.
6. Outdoor decorating ideas. Candles
For porch or yard decorating, you can create tall candles from thinner logs. All you have to do is cut a small hole on top of each log and place an electric candle there. The wooden logs will shine bright the entire night.
7. Rudolph the Reindeer
You can create the famous Rudolph the Reindeer from a wood board you can cut following your own drawing, some planks, nails and spindles.
8. Outdoor decorating ideas. Dragonflies
From table legs, ceiling fan blades (carved or painted) and scrap iron you can create these huge dragonflies to decorate the fence.
You can paint these unique ornaments for more effect.
9. Outdoor decorating ideas. Horses
Here is a nice design for children that you can apply in your own yard with wood and some rope.
10. Outdoor decorating ideas. Jardiniere
Finally, a lovely jardiniere carved into a log.
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