Everyone loves pretty outdoor Christmas front door decorations, and this tutorial for DIY wood lights christmas garland is quite the statement!
We put a jumbo DIY twist on a Christmas garland to make this unique outdoor Christmas door for your front door decor!
It’s quite the statement piece made of wood, a little paint, and a very festive Christmas door cover idea.
Let’s be real; we all know that we’re extra.
So with that running reputation, we obviously have to go big when it comes to Christmas decorations for the holidays.
In this case, we’re talking about really big outdoor Christmas door decorations!
As it turns out, there aren’t a lot of classy lawn decorations that come in our preferred color schemes.
So we decided to make our own with a little online craft supply shopping, elbow grease, and spray paint.
When it comes to anything jumbo or intricate, spray paint is our weapon of choice, especially for making Christmas crafts that come together much more quickly.
You’ll definitely agree when you’re recreating this DIY Christmas front door decor this Christmas season…
Materials and Tools for DIY Wood Lights Christmas Garland
You can make two versions of these outdoor Christmas door decorations.
One that can be used as wooden stakes in the ground to use as yard decor OR string onto a garland for a festive Christmas garland entrance.
The supplies you’ll need are:
Wooden rings — For the lightbulb tops
Wooden squares — For the lightbulb tops
Large wooden ovals — You could also cut these yourself for custom sizes. This method is also much more budget-friendly!
Krylon Paint + Primer Gloss Banner Red — For the lightbulb
Krylon Paint + Primer Matte Aqua — For the lightbulb
Krylon Paint + Primer Matte Modern White — For the lightbulb
Krylon Shimmer Metallic in Gold Shimmer — For the lightbulb top
Gold 1″ wood screws — You’ll need two screws for every jumbo ornament.
Wooden stakes — Optional if you’re making the yard ornament version
Ribbon — Optional
*Be sure to always follow the safety instructions on the back of your spray paint can, and use the products in a well-ventilated area.
How to Make DIY Outdoor Christmas Door Decorations
Step 1 — To make the tops of the “light bulbs,” glue a wooden ring in between two wooden squares and let dry completely.
Step 2 — Spray two coats of spray paint on all sides.
We sprayed the bulb tops in Shimmer Metallic in Gold Shimmer,
Then, let them dry completely in between.
Step 3 — Next, spray two coats on all sides of your wooden ovals.
We alternated between Gloss Banner Red, Matte Aqua, and Matte Modern White.
Step 4 — Once fully dry, glue one end of the wooden ovals in between the two wooden squares from the golden bulb tops.
Let dry again.
Step 5 — Using a drill and two wooden screws, be sure to reinforce the bottom two corners of the wooden square by drilling it into the plaque.
This will make sure they’re nice and sturdy for hanging in addition to the glue.
Do not skip this step!
Step 6 — If you’re making the yard ornament version of these outdoor Christmas door decorations, glue a wooden stake to the back of each finished bulb a few inches from the bottom so that they’ll stay securely in the ground.
If you’re hanging them on a garland, as we did for this entrance, use a twist tie to securely tie the bulb to the garland.
Now all you have to do is hope for snow!
Or, in our case, fake snow because this is Texas, after all.
More Outdoor Christmas Door Decorations Ideas
Lucky you, we have QUITE the running roster of Christmas crafts and cheap Christmas decorations.
After all, that’s the beauty of a good DIY when it saves you money, right?!
While there are countless ways to decorate for the holiday season, there are plenty of ideas that are a little more unique than your typical red and green Christmas wreaths,
Pine cones and door hangings.
Here are a few ideas that you could also repurpose for your Christmas tree or indoor Christmas decorations too…
— Use pom-poms to add color to your front door decor, as we did with this pom pom tree.
— Set varying sizes of bottle brush trees on either side of your front door frame.
— Get really wild with a DIY balloon tree for your party!
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- DIY Fringed Mirror Wall Hanging
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- How To Make A DIY Pom Pom Wall Hanging – Pom Pom Wall Art
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DIY Outdoor Christmas Door Decorations - Christmas Garland
- Drop cloth for spray painting
- Wooden rings for each light bulb
- Wooden square 2 for each light bulb
- 1 can Krylon Shimmer Metallic in Gold Shimmer
- Large wooden ovals
- 1 can Krylon Paint + Primer Gloss Banner Red
- 1 can Krylon Paint + Primer Matte Aqua
- 1 can Krylon Paint + Primer Matte Modern White
- Gold twist ties
- Gold 1" wood screws 2 screws needed for every jumbo ornament
- Wooden stakes optional if you're making the yard ornament version
- 1 outdoor christmas garland optional if doing the garland version
- To make the tops of the “light bulbs”, glue a wooden ring in between 2 wooden squares and let dry completely.
- Spray two coats of spray paint on all sides. We sprayed the bulb tops in Shimmer Metallic in Gold Shimmer. Then, let them dry completely in between.
- Spray 2 coats on all sides of your wooden ovals in the colors of your choice and allow to dry. We alternated between Gloss Banner Red, Matte Aqua, and Matte Modern White.
- Once fully dry, glue one end of the wooden ovals in between the two wooden squares from the golden bulb tops. Let dry again.
- Using a drill and 2 wood screws, reinforce the bottom two corners of the wooden square by drilling it into the plaque. This will make sure they’re nice and sturdy for hanging in addition to the glue.
- For the yard ornament version: Glue a wooden stake to the back of each finished bulb a few inches from the bottom so that they'll stay securely in the ground.
- For the hanging garland version: Use a twist tie to securely tie the bulb to the garland.
Don’t forget to share your outdoor decoration ideas with us on Instagram using the #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more Christmas design inspiration? You can find them all of our home decor tutorials and ideas right here!