Alternative Christmas Decorations: Unique Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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.


buy1._V192240163_This cute and natural looking gingerbread man wreath is fun and quirky and is sure to welcome Christmas visitors when they come to your door.


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.original_nothswreath

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.81hP+9x+9+L._SL1500_

buy1._V192240163_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 scentoriginal_silver-fern-wreathThis 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!original_led-tinsel-and-holly-christmas-wreath

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.original_star-brussel-sprout-wreathBrussel 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.


buy1._V192240163_If you’re after a bit of extra bling to add to your Christmas decorations, this sparkly glitter winter leaf wreath is just the thing.

Unique Christmas Lawn Decorations


buy1._V192240163_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.


buy1._V192240163_Motorbikes not really your style? What about this santa in a rocket? Well, you really think a flying sleigh is going to be fast enough to deliver all the world’s presents in one night? 🙂


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.


  1. Hello,
    I am organising a Christmas disco on the 20th December 4-7pm Shelly farm community centre, Solihull to raise money for a four year little old girl called Chloe.

    Chloe has neuroblastoma (an aggressive childhood cancer) for the second time as she has already beaten it once and it has sadly come back!

    Here is a link to a YouTube video that tells you more about Chloe and her journey.

    Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance ( No. 1135601).

    We were wondering if you would be willing to donate anything to make the hall look magical for the children please?

    All money raised will be going to Chloes just giving page-

    Thank you
    Gemma Savage
    24 ilford road
    B23 5hh

    • Hi Gemma,
      I don’t actually sell or produce these items but I will leave your comment here in case anyone wants to donate 🙂 Good luck with your disco!

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