This is the third and final post in my alternative Christmas Decorations series, covering unique and unusual outdoor decorations. The previous two posts covered unique Christmas tree toppers and tree ornaments and Alternative Christmas lighting.
So lets turn our attention to the outside of your house. Remember, it doesn’t matter how festive your house looks inside, it will only be seen be visitors, so if you want your home to be the best decorated house in the neighbourhood at Christmas time, it’s worth putting some thought into your outside decorations.
Lighting is one of the most important parts of decorating the outside of your house and garden for Christmas, so check out my previous lighting post for alternative outdoor fairy lights and other fun and festive outdoor lighting ideas.
Unique Christmas Wreaths
One of the easiest and most common outdoor Christmas decorations is a wreath on your front door. These can be bought or made and there are loads of traditional versions out there with holly and red ribbons and glitter-dipped pinecones. These can look lovely and festive but why not stand out from the crowd and decorate your door in a more unique and unusual way.
If you’re a crafty person who likes sewing, this cute and unique cotton reel Christmas wreath will look lovely hung from a door handle. It also makes a great gift for your crafty friends and the message can be customised.
This bespoke driftwood Christmas wreath is a real work of art, made from kiln-dried driftwood to order. It adds a rustic touch of beach chic to your front door and can be dressed with appropriate foliage and accessories so it looks great at any time of the year.
With this dried fruit wreath, your front door will smell as well as look amazing. It’s made with real whole limes, orange slices, chilis, apple slices and cinnamon sticks and finished with a tempted added Christmas scentThis gorgeous frosty looking silver fern wreath is perfect for minimalist modern Christmas decor and is made from weather-resistant acrylic so it will last against the elements year after year.
I’m totally in love with this colourful felt ball wreath, which is produced ethically in Nepal. If you’re wanting to brighten up your front door this Christmas, this is the wreath for you!
This gingham tinsel wreath is unusual but still looks traditionally festive in red and white and comes with attractive battery-operated LED lights so it will look great on your door even on the darkest of nights.Brussel sprouts! Love them or hate them, they’re as much a part of a British Christmas as turkey and mince pies. This humorous star-shaped brussel sprout wreath is really unusual and is sure to elicit comments from visitors to your home. It also comes in heart and circle shapes.
Unique Christmas Lawn Decorations
Want to really make an impact? This light-up Santa on a motorbike is a fun alternative outdoor christmas decoration to the usual inflatable santas and snowmen. The lights blink on and off in a way that makes it looks like the wheels are really turning and the overall look is really dazzling.
This unusual outdoor decoration adds a touch of Christmas sparkle to any garden and is really easy to achieve just by adding some festive foliage and baubles to a white planter. Use some giant baubles like these ones for best results.