Outdoor Christmas Door Decorations: DIY Wood Lights Christmas Garland

DIY Outdoor Christmas Door Decorations — We put a jumbo, DIY twist on a Christmas garland to make this unique front door decor!

It’s quite the statement piece made of wood, a little paint, and a very festive Christmas door cover idea…

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Let’s be real, we all know I’m extra. So with that running reputation, I obviously have to go big when it comes to Christmas decorations for the holidays. In this case, we’re talking really big, outdoor Christmas door decorations!

As it turns out, there aren’t a lot of classy lawn decorations that come in my preferred color schemes (#shameless).

I decided to make my own with a little online craft supply shopping, elbow grease, and Krylon spray paint.

When it comes to anything jumbo or intricate, spray paint is my weapon of choice. Especially for making Christmas crafts come together much more quickly (see here and here for proof).

You’ll definitely agree when you’re recreating this DIY Christmas front door decor this Christmas season…

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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…

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Materials 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 them onto a garland for a festive Christmas garland entrance.

The supplies you’ll need are…

Total time for project: 6 hours

1 can of KrylonPaint + Primer Gloss Banner Red

1 can of Krylon Paint + Primer Matte Aqua

1 can of KrylonPaint + Primer Matte Modern White

1 can of Krylon Shimmer Metallic in Gold Shimmer

Wooden squares

Wooden rings

Large wooden ovals (you could also cut these yourself for custom sizes and much more budget-friendly that way!)

Wood glue

Gold twist ties

Dropcloth for spray painting

Drill

Gold, 1inch 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 on your spray paint can, and use the products in a well-ventilated area.

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To make the tops of the “bulbs” you’re going to glue a wooden ring in between two wooden squares and let dry completely.

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Using the Krylon Shimmer Metallic in Gold Shimmer, spray two coats of spray paint on all sides. Then spray the tops of the bulbs and let dry completely in between. 

Next, alternate Gloss Banner Red, Matte Agua, and Matte Modern White to spray paint two coats on all sides of the wooden ovals on all sides, then let dry.

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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 two wood 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!

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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 I did for this entrance, use a twist tie to securely tie the bulb to the garland.

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Now all you have to do is hope for snow! Or in our case, fake snow because this is Texas after all.

Be sure to share your finished creations with us on Instagram with #sugarandclothloves so we can see what else you whip up from our collection of Christmas ideas!

How to Make DIY Outdoor Christmas Door Decorations

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DIY Outdoor Christmas Door Decorations - Christmas Garland

This outdoor Christmas garland is the perfect statement Christmas door decorations for this holiday season!
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Keyword: ashley rose, christmas, costume ideas, decorated, decorations, diy, front door, garland, holiday, jumbo, outdoor, sugar and cloth
Servings: 1 jumbo garland
Cost: $125

Equipment

  • Drill

Ingredients

Instructions

  • To make the tops of the "bulbs" you're going to glue a wooden ring in between two wooden squares and let dry completely.
  • Using the Krylon Shimmer Metallic in Gold Shimmer, spray two coats of spray paint on all sides and angles of the tops of the bulbs and let dry completely in between. 
  • Next, alternate Gloss Banner Red, Matte Agua, and Matte Modern White to spray paint two coats on all sides of the wooden ovals on all sides, then let dry.
  • Once the spray paint is fully dry, glue one end of the wooden ovals in between the two wooden squares from the golden bulb tops, and let dry completely.
  • Using a drill and two wood 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!
  • If you're making 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.
  • If you're hanging them on a garland as I did for this entrance, use a twist tie to securely tie the bulb to the garland.

41 thoughts on “Outdoor Christmas Door Decorations: DIY Wood Lights Christmas Garland”

  1. I’m obsessed with this! Your tutorial makes it look pretty easy too. Can’t wait to get my stuff and make some of my own!5 stars

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  2. First off, the color of your front door is amazing! Secondly, the garland is beautiful and we will definitely be doing it for this Christmas! Thanks for a great idea!5 stars

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  3. Those are such fun Christmas decorations. I know my daughter would really love that. I love the created christmas lights. Very fun.

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  4. OMG I freaking love your doorframe and this is a fantastic idea for sprucing it up for Christmas! One day I’ll have an awesome place to do something like this!

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  5. OMG! WHEN YOU HEAR “JUMBO LIGHTS” YOU IMMEDIATELY THINK THAT IT’S NOT GOING TO BE CLASSY AT ALL – BUT BOY I AM WRONG BECAUSE THIS DECORATING LOOKS AMAZING!

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