It’s the most wonderful time of the year, they say – and I happen to agree! The holiday season can be such a celebratory, uplifting, wonderful time for reliving and making new memories, whatever holidays you celebrate in your household. In ours, we happen to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, and so finding the right outdoor décor to welcome the season and invite guests in has been a wonderful thing each year.
We have limited space in our yard, but we still want to do things right. So, I’ve carefully selected a collection of items for our home. This list, however, contains the other items I also wish I could decorate with if we just had the room! So, if you’re looking for the right DIY and pre-made Hanukkah décor, I think you’ll find some great options here.
DIY Burlap Ribbon Hannukah Wreath
Festive door decorations are one of the simplest and loveliest ways to declare your holiday welcome to guests and family as they enter your home. One of the easiest and least expensive wreaths is making one yourself from colored burlap ribbons. This DIY Hanukkah wreath is super easy to make and incorporates some simple, fun touches that really make the wreath stand out and declare your holiday welcome.
Eight Nights, Eight Lights Door Sign
Another great way to invite the season of Hanukkah is an attractive door hanger like this Eight Nights, Eight Lights door sign from Etsy. The beautiful art, the simple message, and the reasonable price not only celebrates the day but helps support small business artists, making it a winning option all around.
DIY Pool Noodle Menorah
For a great project to do with the kids, this DIY pool noodle menorah is a fun option. It’s cheap, it’s a great way to recycle some old noodles you’re not using anymore – or broken ones! – and it can add some fun and color to that front lawn as you celebrate the season.
Blue and White Star of David String Lights
I’m all about the lights – and especially my Hanukkah lights. These blue and white Star of David lights are a great choice for adding some clear-cut hints at your season of celebration without being too overwhelming. Or, if you’re more like me and love tons of décor, you can combine them with a variety of other pieces for the perfect full-yard display.
DIY Drinking Straw Hanukkah Garland
Need a fun project to do with the kids? Using colorful drinking straws and some string, you’ve got a dreidel garland you can hang outside. Easy, fun, and as colorful as you want!
Happy Hanukkah Welcome Mat
Welcome mats are such a great way to invite the season in. This particular welcome mat is a great blend for folks who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah or just enjoy the country feel to this one. In recent years, the imagery of trucks bringing home Christmas trees has become a big thing. Well, now a truck with some dreidels can become your thing – even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, too.
Happy Hanukkah Garden Stake
Another one of my favorite pieces for any outdoor décor scheme is the garden stake. They’re a simple, fast, inexpensive, and easy way to add some splash to that garden or front lawn. This Hanukkah garden stake from Amazon provides you with a nice little message of remembrance with the imagery of the menorah and “Let the Light Shine.”
If you want a simple, easy-to-place lawn decoration, I highly recommend this lit-up dreidel in blue and white. It’s perfect for placing, plugging in, and not having to think about it again. I’d recommend connecting it to some other lights or placing it on a timer for the most hassle-free lit-up yard piece.
Hanukkah Directional Sign
This adorable Hanukkah-themed directional sign is a great piece for the yard. It’s simple and easy to set up, but it’s got a unique flair to it that other Hanukkah pieces don’t with its fun travel-themed touches.
DIY Blue and White Garland Star of David
I’m a sucker for garland. Not sure why! And this simple, easy DIY garland Star of David door sign/wreath or porch display piece is easy and fun to construct, using blue and white garland and stir sticks. You can create one for a stand-alone piece or multiple for hanging up or posting around the yard, porch, or fence line.
Unique Battery-Operated Blue Star of David String Lights
If you’re looking for something a bit more unique in your string lights, consider these wood-framed Star of David Hanukkah lights. They’re beautiful, simple, and work both indoors and outdoors for whatever decorating you have in mind. Plus, they’re battery-operated so they’re great for setting in places where plugging in wouldn’t work.
Inflatable Lighted Lawn Menorah
Now, if you really want to make a statement about your holiday celebrations, you can go with this large, blue inflatable menorah. It’s perfect for wishing the whole neighborhood a happy holiday with its simple message. It’s easy to inflate and lights up making it super visible, too.
Yiddish Text Hanukkah Garden Flag
If you prefer a more traditional message and menorah image, this garden flag with Yiddish text is the perfect way to go. Plant it in the ground and enjoy for weeks or months even as you celebrate, then store away easily year after year.
Wooden Hannukah Welcome Sign
What could be more welcoming than a literal welcome sign posted by your front door? This beautiful Hanukkah welcome sign option from an Etsy seller is a great way to add that warmth without any effort on your part (beside that “buy now” click!). Or, if you’re really into DIY, you can make your own based on the images provided by the seller.
DIY Happy Hannukah Wreath
The DIY-ers in the crowd, this gorgeous blue and white Hanukkah wreath is pretty easy to put together. You’ll need a few basic supplies like a wreath form and a variety of ribbons and a Hannukah sign. Then, it’s just tying (and gluing if you’re so inclined). It’s a great evening project for working on while hanging out with the family and chatting or working on during movie night.
DIY Tin Can Luminaries
I’m all about light and candles and glowing things – so I love the idea of recycling some tin cans into luminaries. This particular tutorial is for other designs, but you can easily adapt it with some Hanukkah designs. Personally, I like doing dots (fine-gauge screwdriver and rubber mallet work perfectly for that!) to create the designs.
DIY Copper Star of David Wreath
For a unique take on the Star of David wreath concept, check out this DIY tutorial from Brit+Co. The copper pipe and floral embellishments are a beautiful touch for the holiday season for either indoor or outdoor use. Personally, I’m thinking this would be perfect for hanging from the overhang on a porch or patio, letting its beauty twist in the wind.
Dual Door Banners
If you’re thinking a big welcome to the holiday season at your home is the way to go, consider these dual door banners. “Happy Hanukkah” spread across the two makes your intentions clear while the attractive designs draw the eye. They’re durable and easy to hang and really affordable – an all around win.
Star of David Light String
Another attractive light string to consider is these simple plastic-covered Star of David lights. They’re attractive and easy to install and offer eight different light modes to match your decorating mood.
DIY Wooden, Floral Star of David Wreath
For those who appreciate rustic, natural beauty, this DIY wooden and floral Star of David wreath is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday and welcome guests into your calming, peaceful environment. You only need a few natural and rustic, easy-to-find supplies (sticks, dried or artificial florals, string) and an hour.
DIY Light Up Star of David Metal and Bead Wreath
This tutorial leads you through the steps of creating a DIY light up Star of David metal and beaded wreath for your front door, porch overhang, or wherever else you might want to keep it. Follow along, pause between steps, and enjoy the gorgeous results!
Elegant Dreidel Garden Flag
In case you hadn’t guessed it, I have a thing for garden flags. This particular elegant dreidel garden flag is a favorite I’ve found for dressing up that outdoor space without a lot of effort. It’s an affordable, attractive, and easy way to give a simple welcoming message without saying a word.
DIY Hanukkah Tree
This holiday post doesn’t really share a DIY tutorial exactly, but it offers a beautiful visual for a gorgeous yet simple DIY Hanukkah tree piece you can use anywhere, indoors or outdoors. You’ll just need to find some branches, make or purchase some simple dreidel, Star of David, or similar ornaments, and some kind of stand that will hold your “tree” upright.
Menorah String Lights
Strings lights are always a go-to for me, especially when they’ve got a distinct shape to them that helps declare your decorating intent without added touches. That’s why I love the idea of these menorah string lights. They’re simple to string up for your Hanukkah festival on the porch, deck, or patio and run on battery power.
Happy Hanukkah Garden Flag for Cat Lovers
For a super-cute, kitty-friendly Hanukkah piece, this adorable garden flag with two cats watching a flickering menorah is the perfect touch. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday with a little cat lover’s flare.
Trio of Door Banners
Another way to welcome the season and your guests is through this trio of Hanukkah door banners. I’m seriously considering these for the hallway in my building. They’re made of high quality cardstock that’s been laminated to keep them lightweight and waterproof so you can use them year after year, if you just store them properly!